David Bowie’s Life On Mars? Is Top Song To Learn On Guitar

Fender has revealed the most popular songs that the UK is playing on guitar right now via its online learning platform, Fender Play.

The data shows that artists including David Bowie, Dolly Parton and Oasis are the ones inspiring players to pick up a guitar and play today, alongside newer acts like Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran.

The top 20 played songs on Fender Play are:

1. Life On Mars? - David Bowie

2. Wonderwall - Oasis

3. Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry

4. Come As You Are - Nirvana

5. Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

6. American Idiot - Green Day

7. Creep - Radiohead

8. Jolene - Dolly Parton

9. 7 Years - Lukas Graham

10. Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis

11. A Horse With No Name - America

12. Ace of Spades - Motörhead

13. Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

14. All of Me - John Legend

15. Happy Birthday

16. ocean eyes - Billie Eilish

17. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

18. Basket Case - Green Day

19. Perfect - Ed Sheeran

20. She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

Fender Play is the complete online all-in-one learning platform for guitar, bass and ukulele. 

With around a quarter of a million active users around the world, Fender Play offers a vast library of songs to play along to, with users able to choose a favourite genre and instrument of choice before Fender creates a personalised learning path for each user.

Research by Fender recently found that just 15% of adults in the UK are content with their current skill set, with learning an instrument being one of the top desired new skills, while 39% think that learning a new skill is good for the brain.

Fender’s research also found that having a skill or hobby to concentrate on would better help people switch off from day-to-day life – something that Fender reports 70% of people struggle with, with many taking longer than an hour to relax once home from work.

David Bowie photo byKeith MacMillan.