We all have that hard songs that we hope to master one day. But what are some easy songs to sing that you can start practicing now and sound great? In today’s post I’m going to give you 5 easy songs to sing for female singers that will have you enjoying your voice from the get go!
Learn about the 5 easy songs to sing either by watching this video or by reading about them in this post.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxotz-e9LMQ&w=560&h=315]
What Makes a Song Easy to Sing?
There are four things to focus on when finding an easy song to sing:
- Vocal Range of the Song: The first thing to look for is weather or not the song is within your range. If you have not already done it, I have a quick sing along video, which will help you find your vocal range: Find Your Vocal Range. Once you know your range, all you have to do is to look up the range of the song you want to sing, and compare it to your range. The website myvocalrange.com has the information on a lot of songs.
- The distance between the pitches in the melody: The larger the leaps are between the notes, the harder it is to sing the song. This is because it requires more adjustment of your singing muscles.
- Rhythm in the melody: This one is not so much about your vocal ability as it is about your musical ability. Complicated rhythms, with quick phrasing, makes it hard to learn a song. However, if you have been playing another instrument for a long time the rhythm in the melody might not be that hard for you to sing.
- How much you like the song: This might sound odd but weather or not you like the song you are singing has a big impact on how easy it is to sing for you. When you like a song you sing it over and over in your head, and that is great practice! So make sure to choose something that you actually like 🙂
5 Easy Songs to Sing for Females
Following the criteria from the list above, I have gathered 5 songs that several of my beginner students have had success with singing. I’ve tried to find both older and newer songs, so there is something for everyone. I’ve embedded lyric videos of the songs so that you can start practicing right away.
#5 Love song, Selena Gomez
- Vocal range: F#3-B4 which makes it span over 18semi tones or an octave and a major third.
- Release Year: 2011.
This song is catchy and fun to sing. And although many of the song sections start on the upbeat the rhythms are pretty easy to follow. The distances between the pitches in the melody are also fairly small. I definitely recommend you give this one a try.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IdG-t22VmY&w=560&h=315]
Printable Lyrics: Love you Like a love song Lyrics
#4 Da Doo Ron Ron, the Crystals (with lead singer Dolores Brooks)
- Vocal range: G3-Bb4 which makes it span over 16 semi tones or one octave and a minor third.
- Release Year: 1963
I also really like singing this one. The rhythm in this is quite simple which makes it an easy song to sing. If you listen to the drums in the chorus they help you on when to start singing.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0dikX80Ed8&w=560&h=315]
Lyrics: Da Doo Ron Ron Lyrics
#3 To Make You Feel My Love, Adele.
- Vocal range: Ab3-Bb4 which males it span over 15 semitones or an octave and a major second.
- Release Year: 2009
I chose this song because Adele has such a great voice but most her songs are not easy to tackle for beginners. This one is. Bb4 is right at the place where many female singers can chose to sing with head voice. Sing along with Adele and try to imitate how soft she sings the top notes on e.g. the word “you” in the phrase “to make you feel my love”.
I’ve had success with several beginner students singing this song because it’s heartfelt and you get to showcase different aspects of your voice. Personally, it fulfils the “easy songs to sing criteria” of singing something that I like. Hopefully you like this song just as much as me.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0put0_a–Ng&w=560&h=315]
Lyrics: Make You Feel My Love
#2 Malibu, Miley Cyrus
- Vocal range: Eb3-F4 which spans 15 semi tones or an octave and a major second.
- Release Year: 2017
This song has quite a low vocal range so it is good for you if you are looking for an easy song that stays comfortably in your chest voice from beginning to end. It is quite sweet and not as “poppy” as some of Miley Cyrus other stuff from the past years. Some of the phrasing can be a bit tricky at first so be sure to practice with the main track before you sing with the karaoke track. Good simply melody which also makes this sone easier to sing.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j9zMok6two&w=560&h=315]
#1 Mamma Mia, ABBA (with female lead singers Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad)
- Vocal range: A3-A4 which makes it span over 13 semi tones or just an octave
- Release Year: 1975
This song has a very comfortable vocal range for most female singers. It is an older one, but a good one, so if you’re looking for something different than what’s on the radio, but easy, this is a great choice. Most of the melodic phrases are on the down beat which typically makes it easier to start singing at the right time which makes this one of the best beginner songs.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unfzfe8f9NI&w=560&h=315]
Lyrics: Mamma Mia!
I hope that you found some inspiration in one of these songs, and if you know of any easy songs to sing for female singers please share with us in the comments below, so we can grow the list together.
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