Ukulele Song Popularity Statistics

Ukulele songs have gained increasing popularity in the past few years with more artists incorporating the instrument into their music, leading to a growing audience and interest in the genre.

In this post, we present a collection of key statistics highlighting the popularity and trends of ukulele songs in the digital realm. From user preferences on popular websites to viewership figures on platforms like YouTube and Spotify, these statistics offer valuable insights into the ukulele music landscape.

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"The song "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole is the most popular ukulele song, according to users' interest on UkuTabs and ukulele-chords websites."

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"There has been an increase of 92% in Google searches for "Ukulele songs" from April 2020 to April 2021."

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"In a survey by TakeLessons, "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz ranked as the 2nd most popular ukulele song."

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""Riptide" by Vance Joy is the 3rd most searched-for ukulele song according to Ultimate Guitar data."

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""Can't Help Falling in Love" by Twenty One Pilots, a ukulele cover, received over 91 million YouTube views."

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""Hey, Soul Sister" by Train, a well-known ukulele song, has been played over 287 million times on Spotify."

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"21% of individuals learning the ukulele aim to play "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" based on a YouGov Poll."

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"Over 7,000 ukulele players globally participated in the largest ukulele ensemble, playing "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen."

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""Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World" medley by IZ has been played over 748 million times on Spotify."

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"On UltimateGuitar, "Let It Be" by The Beatles has been favorited by ukulele players over 1,865 times."

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"A Youtube tutorial on playing "I'm Yours" on the ukulele has received over 2.5 million views."

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"The ukulele tutorial for "Riptide" on Fender's play section has been used by over 12% of their user base."

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""House Of Gold" by Twenty One Pilots is the 7th most popular ukulele song according to tabs saved on UkuTabs."

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"A video tutorial on how to play "Hey, Soul Sister" on the ukulele has been viewed over 4.5 million times on YouTube."

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"Eddie Vedder's ukulele-based album, "Ukulele Songs," peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, making it one of the highest-charting albums primarily featuring the ukulele."

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"According to statistics on Ukutabs, "Hakuna Matata" from the Lion King ranks among the top 50 most popular ukulele songs."

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"On Spotify, "Ukulele Anthem" by Amanda Palmer has been streamed over 913,000 times."

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"According to UkuTabs data, "Imagine" by John Lennon ranks among the top 100 most popular ukulele songs."

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""You Are My Sunshine" is one of the highest-rated ukulele songs on Ukutabs, with an average user rating of 4.4/5."

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The statistics highlighted in this analysis reveal a significant rise in interest and engagement with ukulele music across various platforms. Songs like “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” “I’m Yours,” and “Riptide” continue to hold top spots in terms of popularity and searches, showcasing the enduring appeal of these ukulele classics. The soaring viewership numbers and streaming figures for ukulele covers and tutorials indicate a growing community of enthusiasts eager to learn and share their love for the instrument. From viral YouTube covers to global ensemble performances, the ukulele’s versatility and charm are evident in its widespread presence in contemporary music culture.

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