Disney songs are a staple in many people’s childhoods. Whether you’re an adult or a child, there is no denying that Disney has some of the catchiest music out there! For people just starting to learn how to play guitar, it can be hard to find which songs are the easiest and the most fun.
In this blog post, we will cover the easiest Disney songs to play on guitar and what makes them so simple for beginners.
1. How Far I’ll Go from Moana
Moana came out in November 2016, but the movie is still very popular.
This song is perfect as an intro to Disney because it only uses a handful of chords making it an easy guitar song for kids to learn too.
A great introduction to barre chords, this song has a catchy tune and fun lyrics while teaching beginning guitarists how to play their first chord progression.
At the beginning of the song all you need to do is strum each chord once and let it ring out as you sing the vocals.
This song is all about curiosity and finding oneself, so it makes sense that if you’re learning Disney songs, this is the one to start with.
2. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins
This classic from Mary Poppings is a great Disney song to learn because it has an incredible amount of fun lyrics and it speeds up as you’re playing!
It might be hard learning the lyrics though, so make sure to practice well in advance before you start playing it in front of others.
The fast tempo could also be a problem when learning but as long as you practice and keep your patience, you’ll learn it in no time.
The original was also sung as a duet so it would be fun to get a friend to learn the lyrics and sing along with you.
3. Let It Go from Frozen
This modern classic had people from all over the world falling in love with its story and you’ll see why with this Let It Go song.
The main instrument in the original is the piano, but when you translate it to your acoustic it will sound just as good.
There’s also no set strumming pattern so you can experiment with a ton of different styles till it matches your personal preference.
The great part about this cover is it’s so relevant that all kids will know the lyrics when you play it live.
4. Once Upon A Dream from Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty was released in 1959 but is still an incredible classic that you don’t want to miss out on.
This Once Upon A Dream song has a great intro and it’s full of different chords so once again, this will be another good way for players just getting into Disney to experiment with different styles.
The rhythm of this classic is more of a waltz so it requires a specified type of strum pattern.
Just strike the bass note of the chord once and then strum the same chord twice after.
Repeat this rhythm throughout the song and you’ll have beautiful sweeping sounds just like the original.
5. Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King
When Elton John wrote this song, he never thought it would be so popular that people all over the world would want to learn how to play guitar just for this one song.
It’s hard not to love Lion King songs because they’re catchy and easy, but Can You Feel The Love is a little harder than others with more chords being added in every verse.
But if you have some practice under your belt, this can be a great one to try and improve your chord playing abilities.
Like most other Disney songs, this one is mainly a duet so find yourself a singing partner who can knock out a few Disney classics with you.
6. A Spoonful Of Sugar from Mary Poppins
The Mary Poppings classic is a good song to learn because it can be played with simple chords and is super catchy.
The tempo is upbeat and the lyrics have a lovely melody that gets caught in people’s heads.
Although your audience might not remember the lyrics to the verses, they will definitely know the chorus.
There’s even a great classic vocal solo you can challenge yourself to see if you can sound just like Julie Andrews.
7. We Know the Way from Moana
In the movie Moana, this song comes when a new discovery is about to be made and that’s a perfect way to sum up learning this Disney song.
There are ancient tribal drums in the original recording but you can copy the sound by palm muting the chords while you strum them.
The chorus is in another language too so this is a great one to learn if you’d like to challenge yourself to do something different than what you’re used to.
Because Moana isn’t as popular as some of the other classics you might not have as many people singing along, so make sure you’re confident playing this song before playing it live.
8. I See The Light from Tangled
When Tangled was released in 2010, it was at the height of Disney’s popularity.
This I See The Light song is a good one if you’re looking for a slower tempo song you can experiment with fingerpicking techniques.
The melody here isn’t too complex either so learning this will be easier than some of the other Disney songs you’ve learned.
This is another ballad so the vocals will be on full display and allow you to impress your audience with your chops.
9. Beauty and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast
There are few songs from a Disney movie more well-known than Beauty and the Beast.
Even though this is a ballad, it’s full of different chords so you can experiment with different strumming patterns to match the sound you’re going for.
This is one that almost everyone knows so don’t be surprised if you start hearing some people singing along with you.
It’s another classic where the vocals are front and center so make sure you feel confident in your vocals before showing it to others.
10. A Whole New World from Aladdin
When Aladdin came out in 1993, it was a huge hit that people still love to this day.
This is another duet song so find yourself someone who can sing with you for extra fun and to practice your vocals.
You can choose to add more chords as you begin to learn the song better but you should stick with a handful when you’re just starting.
This classic has some of the most well-known Disney lyrics of all time so you’re guaranteed to get the crowd involved when you play this live.
11. Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book
You don’t have to be stuck with ballads if you want to play some Disney songs.
This classic from The Jungle Book has a wonderful jazz sound that’s super fun to play and sing along with.
The melody here is really simple too so it’s a great one to start with if you’re trying to get some Disney classics under your belt.
12. You’ve Got a Friend In Me from Toy Story
When Toy Story came out in 1995, it was a huge hit that helped bring Pixar to the big time.
Even if you don’t know all of the lyrics to this song, everyone knows at least one part which is why people love singing along with You’ve Got A Friend In Me.
This classic has an upbeat tempo and will be easy for your audience to sing.
It’s also got a positive message which almost anyone can relate to.
13. It’s a Small World from Disneyland Ride
It’s a small world isn’t actually in any Disney movies at all, but it’s part of a ride you can go on at Disney World.
It has such a catchy melody that people from all over the world couldn’t get it out of their heads.
That’s why when you play it, you’ll have people singing along no matter where you play this song.
14. Hakuna Matata from The Lion King
When the Lion King came out there were a ton of hits but Hakuna Matata is definitely one of the standouts.
It’s got a very upbeat tempo that everyone can enjoy dancing to and will be easy for you to pick up on guitar.
If your audience starts clapping along, feel free to play it with them too since this song is simple enough that you’ll have no problem keeping up.
Learning Disney Songs on Guitar
Disney has so many hits it can be overwhelming to understand which ones are best to start with on guitar.
Use this list to get a head start on learning Disney songs that anyone can relate to and you can learn easily.