What are some easy songs to sing for guys that you can start mastering now even if you are a beginner singer? Vocal exercises can be fun but the main reason for all the practice is to actually sing songs right?
Today I am going to give you 5 easy songs to sing for guys that you can start mastering now and sound great![youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUhwqkRtAOo&w=560&h=315]
We all have some hard songs that we are working on but it is also important to have some songs that you can sing now and sound great. Something to showcase your voice.
So that’s what you are going to get today in this post. You will also learn how to find songs for your specific vocal range. Finally, you will learn a bit about what to look for in a songs to determine if it is an easy song to sing.
What to Ask When Looking for Easy Songs to Sing?
If you want to look through your favourite songs, to see if they are easy to sing, try asking these questions:
1. What is the Song’s Vocal Range?
For a song to be easy for you to sing it has to be within your specific vocal range. Don’t worry if you do not know your vocal range yet. The songs in the list below fits most beginner ranges.
If you want to know your vocal range I made a short sing along video for you here: Find Your Vocal Range. When you have found your range you can compare it to other songs to see if they fit your voice.
The website myvocalrange.com has the information on a lot of songs.
2. How Difficult are the Intervals in the Melody of the Song?
Big distances between the pitches in a melody usually makes the song harder. Your singing muscles have to make larger adjustments when you sing notes that are far apart.
So to find out if a song is easy, listen to hear if the jumps in the melody are larger or smaller. You want the small jumps in an easy song.
3. Rhythm in the melody:
If the rhythm in the song is busy with a lot of quick notes it can make it difficult to sing. Instead, look for a rhythm that follows the beat in the song and has shorter phrases.
A quick note here is that if you have played another instrument before, rhythm might not be as difficult for you. This is because you have already trained your ear before and can pick up rhythms more easily.
4 Do you like the song?
When working on a new song you will be singing it over and over. You will naturally be singing it throughout the day if you like it. And guess what, that’s practice too! This means that the song will feel more easy because you naturally practice it a lot.
5 Easy Songs to Sing for Guys
Here is a list with 5 easy songs to sing that I have made using the criteria mentioned above. Several of my beginner students have had success with these songs and I am excited for you to start mastering them!
I included some new songs and some older songs so that everyone can relate. Listen to the songs in the videos. I’ve included a link to the lyrics below the videos. Enjoy!
#5 Lovely Day, Bill Withers.
- Vocal range: B2-E4 which spans over 18 Semi tones or an octave and a perfect 5th
- Release Year: 1977
Lovely Day is an oldie but a goodie, don’t worry there are newer songs later in this list. This is a feel-good song and the main melody is comfortable below where most men switch to head voice.
At the end of the song, Bill changes his top note in the chorus from B3 to E4 instead. The good thing here is that you can either challenge yourself and go for it or just sing the usual chorus note.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEeaS6fuUoA&w=560&h=315]
Lyrics: Lovely Day
#4 Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Deep Blue Something (singer Todd Pipes)
- Vocal range: B2-D4 spanning over 16 semi tones aka an octave and a minor third
- Release Year: 1995
Many of my students already know this 90s song, or at least know of it. This makes it easier to get started. It is within an easy range and the chorus is fun if you sing it with some energy.
The bridge of Breakfast at Tiffany’s also keeps nicely within the confines of the male chest voice. If you find yourself struggle with pitch, make sure to listen the start note of the bridge a few times before singing along so that you know where it is. It can be a bit tricky.
Lyrics: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
#3 Let Her Go, Passenger (singer Michael David Rosenberg)
- Vocal range: D3-E4 15 semitones or one octave and a major second.
- Release Year: 2009
Let Her Go is a catchy song from 2012, so it’s a bit newer then the first two mentioned so far. It is not as low as some of the other song suggestions so if you find yourself to have a brighter quality to your voice, but you still want something easier to sing, this is a great choice for you.
Several of my beginner students have enjoyed singing this one and I really like this song as well because it is so heartfelt. It just comes to show that great songs don’t have to have crazy runs and high notes.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBumgq5yVrA&w=560&h=315]
Lyrics: Let Her Go
#2 Love Yourself, Justin Bieber
- Vocal range: B2-B3 which makes it span over 13 semitones or one octave
- Release Year:2015
Love Yourself is a great song choice if you want to sing some pop but you are looking for a song that stays comfortably in chest voice from beginning to end.
This recording is one of those tracks where Justin also recorded himself singing in unison an octave above and added it to the background in the chorus. So, make sure you sing along with the lead and not the high background vocal.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyEuk8j8imI&w=560&h=315]
Lyrics: Love Yourself
It is a great smooth beginner song and I actually had some fun making a short harmony cover with one of my male students, Mario. If you want you can check it out, here is the video:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5j0fRi42oE&w=560&h=315]
#1 Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol (lead singer Gary Lightbody)
- Vocal range: E3-D4 which is 11 Semi tones and measures just a minor 7th in total!
- Release Year: 2006
Chasing Cars is from and this is the best beginner song because of the small vocal range as I said, and the fact that the highest sung note is a D4, which for many male singers is still below where they switch to head voice.
If you are a natural bass, I recommend you start with song #2, but several of my students have had good experiences with this one because the rhythms are quite simple and the melody in the chorus has several of the same pitches such as the phrases “if I lay here” “if I just lay here”.
So that was the easiest song on the list of the 5 Easy Songs for male Guys: Very short vocal range, top notes still in chest voice, and super simple melody.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GemKqzILV4w&w=560&h=315]
Lyrics: Chasing Cars
Thanks for geeking out with me in this post. If you want to keep improving your singing I recommend you check out this post: 5 Daily Habits for a Healthy Voice
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