Take a minute to think about your favorite songs.
Whether you can play an instrument or not, is there a song that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? There’s definitely one or two that immediately come to mind because it’s either a classic or perhaps overplayed.
To answer that very question, Ukulele World conducted a new survey to discover which song is the most searched for in the United States overall. The team analyzed over 1,000 songs based on searches including how to play them on guitar, piano, ukulele, violin, and cello.
With a total of 48,960.8 average monthly searches, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” written by Harold Arlen comes out on top of the list. Second on the list is Vance Joy’s “Riptide” with both songs having the highest searches on how to play them with an ukulele.
It’s no surprise though that the traditional holiday song “Jingle Bells” is also among the top 5 coming in at third with the classical ballad (popular on all instruments) “Hallelujah” coming in fourth.
“It’s always inspiring to see people keen to learn how to play a song on an instrument and it’s fascinating to discover which songs they want to start with or are just curious to check out. Songs like ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Fur Elise’ are considered classics that it’s very common to start from, mostly for their popularity rather than their level of difficulty,” a spokesperson for Ukulele World commented on the findings.
We can’t promise you won’t have one of the songs highlighted here stuck in your head for the rest of the day. It’s now time to scroll below and check out the top 20 songs Americans want to learn how to play the most.