One of the most popular songs to play on the ukulele these days is rock band Train‘s “Hey Soul Sister.” Heck, even if you don’t play the uke, its popularity is such that a college in Spain created an amazing lipdub video to the song using just about all the school’s students.
Want to play it? There are many tutorials on YouTube. It can be played in several different keys, of course. Whatever your preference. In D it’s D/A/BM/G, with an A thrown in for the chorus. In F it’s F/C/Dm/Bb, with a C in the chorus. (Thanks to the good folks at Uke Hunt.)
To play the song as its intended by Train’s Jimmy Stafford (a variation of E/B/C#m/A), one of the easiest ways to grasp the song is available through Ukulele Chord Finder. Make sure you select the right tuning, find “Hey Soul Sister” and play along. A bar shows you when to change chords, illustrations show how to play the chords, and Train’s original song is actually playing.
Pretty cool stuff.