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103 Piano Pop Songs Kids, Teens & Adults Will Love

Piano Pop Songs

Are you looking for an easy way to get the party started? Music is an important element of any gathering, and good music brings people together. And playing the piano for family and friends is the perfect way to make the evening truly special.

However, trying to select songs that everyone knows and likes can be a bit of a challenge. The trick is to choose piano songs that most people know well and can sing along to. So, let’s take a look at some piano pop songs that everyone will love…


103 Piano Pop Songs Kids, Teens & Adults Will Love

1 Elton John: Your Song

This was the first hit that Elton John wrote on the piano in his childhood home. The melody of this piano song is light yet stirring and is sure to bring up plenty of memories. Most people know the words to Your Song and are sure to have fun singing along.

2 John Lennon: Imagine

This timeless classic was written by John Lennon on his Steinway piano in 1971. More than half a century later, the message of Imagine remains important. People of all generations are sure to want to sing along to this touching song.

3 Billy Joel: Piano Man

This song was written in 1972 and is a fictionalized version of Billy’s own experience as a piano-lounge singer. Anyone who has ever worked as a piano man or dreamed of being one is sure to relate. For others, it is a moving song that is easy to sing along to.

4 Alicia Keys: Fallin’

This is one of Alicia Keys’ first hits, and it remains a powerful piano pop song to this day. Alicia Keys is a classically trained pianist. But fortunately, you do not need to be a virtuoso to master this melody.

5 Vanessa Carlton: A Thousand Miles

This love song was Vanessa Carlton’s debut single and remains her most popular hit. The song is about lost love and the things that people do to try and find it. While the theme may seem a little sad, this stirring tune really brings people together.

6 The Beatles: Let It Be

This emotional song was originally written for the piano by Paul McCartney. The song was inspired by McCartney’s mother, who died of cancer when he was fourteen. This hit is popular among people of all ages and is the perfect way to inspire a sing-along.

7 John Legend: All of Me

This piano pop song was written by John Legend and is one of the key songs that shot him to stardom. It was written about Legend’s wife, model Chrissy Teigen. Anyone who has ever been in love is sure to relate to this song and want to sing along to it.

8 Gary Jules and Michael Andrews: Mad World

While this song was recorded by Tears for Fears in 1982, it gained a new lease of life in 2001. Michael Andrews stripped down the song for the piano for the movie Donnie Darko and added vocals from Gary Jules. This is the perfect piece for people who do not want to sing while they play, as it works well even without the lyrics.

9 Robert Miles: Children

This is another great piece for people who simply want to play and let the piano do the talking. The tune was originally written to be played on the way home from raves to keep drivers calm. The stirring melody is a great way to change the mood at a party and bring people together.

10 Joshua Kadison: Jessie

This love song from the 1990s boasts one of the best pop piano melodies ever. The song is believed to be about the actress Sarah Jessica Parker, Kadison’s former partner.

11 Bruno Mars: When I Was Your Man

This pop song was written especially for the piano and is packed with emotion. Players who master the melody are sure to feel like a rock star as they entertain friends and family members.

12 Kate Bush: The Man with the Child in His Eyes

Kate Bush wrote this popular piano pop song when she was just thirteen years old. Mentor David Gilmour heard the song when she was sixteen and paid to have it recorded. The song is about a young girl who is in a relationship with a much older man.

13 Adele: Someone Like You

Next in my list of Piano Pop Songs Everyone Will Love, we have one of the most popular pop songs of the last two decades. It has been re-mastered for the piano and has inspired plenty of sing-alongs. The simple melody is easy enough for even beginners to get it right.

14 Coldplay: Clocks

Like most of Coldplay’s songs, Clocks started life as a piano riff. While other instruments were later thrown into the mix, the piano bones of the song remain prominent. This is the perfect piano pop song for players to master and show off their skills.

15 Aretha Franklin: Natural Woman

This song was released all the way back in 1967 and remains fresh and inspiring to this day. This is the perfect piano pop song for the end of the evening when people are feeling nostalgic. While fairly easy to play, there are spaces in the melody for players to make it their own.

16 Apologize – OneRepublic

17 Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

18 The Scientist – Coldplay

19 River Flows in You – Yiruma

20 Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars

21 Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

22 Easy – Commodores

23 You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

24 I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

25 Just Give Me a Reason – Pink

26 The One That Got Away – Katy Perry

27 Gravity – John Mayer

28 Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

29 Stay – Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko

30 Fix You – Coldplay

31 Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer

32 Fields of Gold – Sting

33 Stay With Me – Sam Smith

34 It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

35 Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.

36 I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

37 I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles

38 Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor

39 Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

40 Ain’t It Fun – Paramore

41 I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

42 I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

43 Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees

44 Iris – Goo Goo Dolls

45 California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas

46 Misty – Erroll Garner

47 Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack

48 The Way We Were – Barbra Streisand

49 Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

50 My Immortal – Evanescence

51 How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees

52 Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

53 New York State of Mind – Billy Joel

54 The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael

55 Moondance – Van Morrison

56 Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland

57 Rocket Man – Elton John

58 Hey Jude – The Beatles

59 Fallin’ – Alicia Keys

More Piano Pop Songs Everyone will Love

  1. Smooth – Santana feat. Rob Thomas
  2. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  3. Candle in the Wind – Elton John
  4. The Power of Love – Celine Dion
  5. Come Sail Away – Styx
  6. Moon River – Henry Mancini
  7. Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
  8. The Way It Is – Bruce Hornsby and the Range
  9. I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt
  10. Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
  11. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
  12. Piano in the Dark – Brenda Russell
  13. All of Me – John Legend
  14. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  15. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  16. A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
  17. Stay with Me – Sam Smith
  18. The Scientist – Coldplay
  19. Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
  20. All I Want – Kodaline
  21. Say You Love Me – Jessie Ware
  22. Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra
  23. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  24. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
  25. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
  26. Clocks – Coldplay
  27. I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly
  28. Say Something – A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera
  29. Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
  30. You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
  31. Ordinary People – John Legend
  32. The One That Got Away – Katy Perry
  33. The Heart of Life – John Mayer
  34. Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
  35. Apologize – OneRepublic
  36. The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
  37. With or Without You – U2
  38. My Immortal – Evanescence
  39. The Show Must Go On – Queen
  40. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
  41. Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton
  42. One Last Time – Ariana Grande
  43. Love Song – Sara Bareilles
  44. Forever and Always – Taylor Swift

Best Piano Pop Songs for Kids

Listening to the little ones play the piano can be a real treat. If your child is reluctant to play, keeping it light is sure to inspire them.

Songs that feature in your child’s favorite cartoons and movies are likely to make them want to play. Great options include Go the Distance: Hercules, Let it Go: Frozen, You’ll be in My Heart: Tarzan, and Accidentally in Love: Shrek. Other options are A Whole New World: Aladdin, I See the Light: Tangled, and Circle of Life: The Lion King.

Best Piano Songs for Teenagers

There are plenty of cool and modern songs that teenagers are sure to enjoy playing. A whole host of pop hits have been created, especially to be played on the piano.

Teenagers are sure to feel cool playing, Get Lucky: Daft Punk, Trouble: Taylor Swift, and Sexy and I Know It: LMFAO. Other great options include Born This Way: Lady Gaga, Hey Ya: Outkast, Waterfalls: TLC, and Thinking Out Loud: Ed Sheeran.

Best Piano Pop Songs for Adults

Best Piano Pop Songs for Adults

Adults who have a love for entertaining can shine by playing pop tunes on the piano. There are plenty of pop hits that were originally written, especially for the piano. Playing golden oldies is a great way to bring everyone together.

Guests are sure to love singing along to hits like Hey Jude: The Beatles, Dancing Queen: Abba, and Roxanne: Sting. Lively songs like Superstitious: Stevie Wonder and Livin on a Prayer: Bon Jovi will get your guests dancing. Other great options include I Can’t Get No Satisfaction: The Rolling Stones, Last Dance: Donna Summers, and Hotel California: The Eagles.

Great Piano Pop Song Books

If you are stuck for inspiration, there are several piano pop songbooks to choose from. These books present some of the most popular pop songs that have been arranged for the piano. Even people who are just learning to play the piano are sure to find inspiration in these fun books.

First 50 Popular Songs You Should Play On Piano

The piano songs in this book are ideal for beginners to learn and master. The songs start off simple with tunes like Happy Birthday and move on to tunes like Hallelujah and Moon River. With fifty different piano pop songs to learn, this book is sure to keep piano players busy for a while.

The Giant Book of Pop & Rock Sheet Music by Dan Coates

Piano players of all levels are sure to find something to rock out to in this diverse piano songbook. The book is ideal for beginners, while there are plenty of pieces that will challenge more advanced players. The pop songs span more than five decades, and there are plenty of lively anthems thrown into the mix.

Pop Songs for Kids by Hal Leonard Corp.

Popular pop songs have been arranged into an easy to master piano format. If the kids need a break from their regular practice, this book is sure to inspire them. The book is available in several formats and boasts a vibrant and engaging color scheme.

Looking for more Great Piano Songs?

Then check out our informative articles on the 10 First Easiest Songs You Should Learn on Piano and the Best Easy Christmas Songs for the Piano.

And if you’re looking for a great way to learn to play then I highly recommend taking a look at my Piano For All Review, or if it’s for kids, my Melissa & Doug Learn-to-Play Classic Grand Piano Review.

Or if you think it’s time to upgrade your instrument, check out our in-depth reviews of the Best Portable Keyboard Pianos, the Best Kawai Digital Piano, the Best 88-Key Keyboards, the Best Roll Up Piano, the Best Piano Bench, the Best Cheap Keyboard Piano, or the Best Digital Pianos For Beginners you can buy in 2023.

Piano Pop Songs Everyone Will Love – Final Thoughts

Hopefully, these piano pop songs have inspired you to start tinkling the ivories. Even if you have not played piano for a while, there is always time to brush up on your skills. Being able to entertain people by playing the piano is a real gift that brings a lot of joy.

Many people find that learning to play the piano takes a lot of time, practice, and patience. However, the day when you master your first song is sure to be a real landmark. Learning and playing pop songs on the piano is the perfect way to break up more serious practice.

Happy playing and listening!

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About Corey Hoffman

Corey is a multi-instrumentalist who has played in numerous bands over the years, some good, some not so good. He has also written countless songs and recorded five albums in professional studios across America. Today he is a hobby musician but still loves the guitar after over 15 years of playing.

He considers his writing as a way to share what he has learned over the decades with younger generations ad always can't wait to get his hands on the latest gear.

He lives just outside New York with his wife Barbara and their two German Shepherds, Ziggy and Iggy.

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