Best Way How To Play Counting Stars On Ukulele In 6 Chords!

How To Play Counting Stars On Ukulele By OneRepublic + Beginners Ukulele Tutorial

Introduction

One Republic – Counting Stars song meaning and facts

The meaning behind “Counting Stars” is mainly that money can’t buy you happiness. Ryan Tedder told Official Charts Company that when he was writing the song, “I had the idea for ‘Counting Stars’ originally in the summer of 2012 when I was in the Hamptons.

I was working in the largest house I’ve ever stepped foot in, which was being rented by Jay Z and Beyonce…I started combing through the internet, searching for stuff that would inspire me for Beyonce. I ended up coming across this weird song…I didn’t like the verses or the lyrics, but I loved the feel and the movement of it.

That ended up inspiring ‘Counting Stars’.” Ryan told Billboardthat: “I felt a responsibility to actually write and sing about things that have a level of human gravity to them.

If everybody else sings about sex and love and lust and money, then somebody’s gotta be singing about life and faith and hope and things of that nature.” Ryan told Radio.com that: “A lot of time I just lay in bed awake, stressing out. Everybody does it. And I just thought, I can’t wait until I’m counting stars and not counting dollars anymore. Things will be so much better.”

OneRepublic

“Counting Stars” has grown to be one of the most profitable songs for One Republic, selling over 8 million copies worldwide, putting it at the status of one of the bestselling singles of all time. The Counting Stars track was the first number-one single in the UK for Ryan Tedder as a performer. In the US, “Counting Stars” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, staying in that spot for two weeks, and it’s One Republic’s third US top ten songs.

How to play Counting Stars on Ukulele

Playing The Chords

This song has 6 chords that we are going to use in order to learn properly how to play this track.

chords

how to play counting stars on ukulele

Strumming Pattern

“Counting Stars” is a pop song. As such, this song has a great groove and easy chords that are simple to play.

However, pinning down how to strum the song on your ukulele may look kinda hard.

The instrumentation leans heavily on the bass, drums, and keyboard sounds so there isn’t any form of “official” strumming pattern.

Here is an example of easy strumming for this song.

strumming pattern

“Counting Stars” Ukulele Chords Structure and Lyrics


Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been playing hard,

Said, no more counting dollars

We’ll be counting stars, yeah we’ll be counting stars

I see this life like a swinging vine

Swing my heart across the line

And my face is flashing signs

Seek it out and you shall find

Oh, but I’m not that old

Young, but I’m not that bold

I don’t think the world is sold

I’m just doing what we’re told

I feel something so right

Doing the wrong thing

I feel something so wrong

Doing the right thing

I could lie, could lie, could lie

Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been playing hard,

Said no more counting dollars

We’ll be counting stars

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been playing hard,

Said no more counting dollars

We’ll be, we’ll be counting stars

I feel the love and I feel it burn

Down this river, every turn

Hope is a four-letter word

Make that money, watch it burn

Old, but I’m not that old

Young, but I’m not that bold

I don’t think the world is sold

I’m just doing what we’re told

I feel something so wrong

Doing the right thing

I could lie, could lie, could lie

Everything that downs me makes me wanna fly

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been playing hard,

Said no more counting dollars

We’ll be counting stars

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been playing hard,

Said no more counting dollars

We’ll be, we’ll be counting stars

Take that money

Watch it burn

Sing in the river

The lessons are learnt..

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

Everything that kills me makes feel alive

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been playing hard,

Said no more counting dollars

We’ll be counting stars

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been playing hard,

Said, no more counting dollars

We’ll be, we’ll be, counting stars

Take that money

Watch it burn

Sing in the river

The lessons are learnt

Take that money

Watch it burn

Sing in the river

The lessons are learnt

Take that money

Watch it burn

Sing in the river

The lessons are learnt

Take that money

Watch it burn

Sing in the river

The lessons are learnt

watch: How to play Counting Stars on Ukulele (beginners easy version)

Conclusion

With practice and determination, you will find yourself playing Counting Stars perfectly on Uke.

Once you master this song you can enjoy it with your family and friends.

If you are looking for some additional and interesting songs that you can play on your ukulele feel free to check our lesson for the song “8” by Billie Eilish and let us know in the comments below what is your favorite song.

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