Top 10 Most Basic Piano Songs Every Pianist Should Know

Before you can fully read you must learn the ABCs. Before you can do big calculations you must first understand basic equations. And such is the same with the piano too, before you’re a full-fledged pianist these songs must be played by you! We hope you enjoyed our little poem, now go learn these songs and you’ll show’em!


1. Happy Birthday – Preston Ware Orem

Happy Birthday - Preston Ware Orem

Aw yeah indeed!

2. Jingle Bells – James Lord Pierpont

Christmas Miranda Kerr

Who doesn’t love a good jingle?

3. Amazing Grace

Hercules Gospel

A chance to blast those pipes!

4. Imagine – John Lennon


Sometimes I imagine that John Lennon and I go flying together on a bicycle to go visit the planet Krypton.

5. Someone Like You – Adele

You open my eyes and I'm ready to go lead me into the light

Poetry in motion. Poetry in motion.

6. Piano Man – Billy Joel

Billy Joel

Even if you’ll look half as cool as this, it’ll be worth it.

7. The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel

Shhh Judge Lebron James

The Sound of Silence is a beautiful song though the song is not silent. 🙂

8. Let It Be – The Beatles

Let It Be - The Beatles

The more successful and overall far superior older brother to “Let It Go”

9. Mad World – Gary Jules

The Pope

Even the Vatican would secretly approve of this.

10. A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton

Lion Trainer

Oh, come on now. We can promise it’s safe to touch this piece.

So readers, do you agree with this list? Or do you think there is a song we left out? Sound off in the comments below!

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