McFly – Love Is Easy (Chords)

McFly – Love is Easy (Chords)

It’s been quite a while since I did any proper pop songs and risked hospitalisation. So this week I’m doing two.

I never thought I’d write up a McFly song but:

a) They’ve released a ukulele.
b) It contains a diminished chord and is therefore beyond reproach.
c) It’s insanely catchy.

The trickiest part of the song is the quick changes between the E and F#m. I’ve shown the standard fretting in the chord chart but test out some of the variations to see which feels best to you. I went with number 4 and blocked the g-string with my thumb.

Suggested Strumming

You can use this as the main strumming pattern:

d – d u d – d u

Which sounds like this:

Strum (MP3)

And vary it up with this:

d – d u d u d u

Use one of those patters –

Doo sections: Twice for the A’s and F#m and once for the D and E.
Verse and bridge: Twice for each chord.
Chorus: Once per chord except the quick F#m – E change. Do two downstrums each for those (or just one if you want to make it a bit easier).

Twiddly Bits

Tom might have taken up the uke but Danny remains my favourite McFly. Even if he’s not a ukulelist he was still kind enough to make the solo ukeable. Here’s a quick tab of the solo/outro lick for uke:

Here’s how (half) the solo sounds this on uke:

Solo (MP3)

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  1. Rhidian November 7th, 2012 10:06 am

    thanks for tabbing this: the bit that was bugging me was the *diminished* chord (d’oh!)

  2. Isaac November 8th, 2012 4:10 am

    Oh thank you thank you thank you Woodshed, I was playing a B7 in its place all this time

  3. A.Maiden November 8th, 2012 7:00 am

    Not wanting you to risk life and limb again, but me and my mum have been commissioned to play this at a friend’s wedding, we still can’t seem to get the solo/outro right. Is there any pointers you can give or, Indie gods forbid it, a recording of it?

    Thank you for writing it out anywise, we now have another song to play other than some 60s cheese that makes me lose all faith in music (you thought One Direction was bad?)

  4. Woodshed November 8th, 2012 11:33 am

    Rhidian: Glad I could help.

    Isaac: You’re welcome. I think you could get away with B7.

    A.Maiden: I’ll see what I can do. But it should sound like the guitar part.

  5. Azree November 8th, 2012 1:49 pm

    Can I have the Primadonna girl chords by Marina and the Diamonds….? Urgently needed. Please email me ok. Thanks!!

  6. Woodshed November 8th, 2012 4:30 pm

    Azree: There are chords on Ultimate Guitar.

  7. Rachel November 13th, 2012 2:17 am

    I’m somewhat new to uke, but I’m fluent on the cello. Is there some trick to hitting an E chord? I can never seem to get to that one quickly snd painlessly.

  8. Woodshed November 13th, 2012 9:10 am

    Rachel: I don’t think there’s any substitute for finding the version of the chord that you like most and practicing.

  9. Zara E November 21st, 2012 6:45 pm

    Hi, thanks a lot for this, really love this song! Kinda new to the uke, and was wondering if you could post a recording of the strumming pattern somehow??? I’m really struggling…thanks!!

  10. Woodshed November 26th, 2012 11:31 am

    Zara and A.Maiden: I’ve added MP3s of the strumming and solo to the post.

  11. Emily December 9th, 2012 7:16 am

    At which points in the song should each of the strumming patterns be used?

  12. Woodshed December 9th, 2012 8:22 am

    Emily: It’s in the post.

  13. Callum Howard December 27th, 2012 10:43 pm

    Hey, I’m a beginner (to uke and this site) and was wondering what the actual chords ate for this song. It’s probobanly on her but I haven’t noticed.

    Many thanks,

  14. Woodshed December 27th, 2012 10:52 pm

    Callum: Click in the orange box under the video and they will be revealed.

  15. Conchur January 16th, 2013 7:06 pm

    Hey, thanks a lot !! Been using your site for a good while now and it’s the best when it comes to anything ukulele ! Thanks again

  16. Woodshed January 16th, 2013 10:23 pm

    Conchur: That’s so much! Glad you like it.

  17. hannah:) April 13th, 2013 2:52 am

    omg i love it!!!!!!!!!! :0

  18. Woodshed April 13th, 2013 6:57 am

    hannah: Glad you enjoyed it!

  19. Connor May 27th, 2013 8:10 pm

    In the song Tom plays this with a capo on the 2nd fret is that needed for this tab???

  20. Woodshed May 28th, 2013 10:06 am

    Connor: No.

  21. Jacob June 5th, 2013 1:06 am

    I was looking online and noticed that in the acoustic version of this song a capo is used on the second fret. My question to you is, is this transposed or is the acoustic version in a different key? Thank you

  22. Woodshed June 5th, 2013 6:01 am

    Jacob: It’s the version on the record. The acoustic version is in a different key.

  23. Andrew November 30th, 2013 3:02 am

    It sounds like the chords you have here are in the acoustic version’s key, just without the capo, cause I listened to the version on the record (and you can see in the music video), the first chord played is a G, not an A..

  24. Woodshed November 30th, 2013 11:42 am

    Andrew: The chords are in the same key as the version as the video.

  25. Amal January 8th, 2018 9:38 pm

    Hey. So I just started ukulele, because I joined the club that was at my school, and while we’ve done one or two songs, the strumming pattern remained the same. My music teacher just said something like “down down up up down up” if that makes any sense to you, as our strumming pattern. Do you mind telling me what the strumming pattern is in that way? Like they way my music teacher said cause I tried to figure out the way you did it but I just couldn’t get it.

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