Best Acoustic Rock Songs

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1Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

1 of the best songs by pink Floyd.. which makes it 1 of the best songs in the world :} - misho961

We have Togo deeper than Green Day on first place... maybe some Oasis? (How I wish.. How I wish you were here... We are just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl... Year after year... ahh... that voice...

There's a deeper meaning in this song than in good radiance and wake me up when september ends, a simple melody but a little more elaborate than Green Day and it's lyrics are pure poetry, should be on top

As great as Green Day are, this song pisses all over it. This is possibly one of the greatest songs ever written.

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2Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

Just awesome! One of the best by green day.. Love the guitar, love the drums!

Deserves the first spot...

Yes! Wake me up is the best song

First of all, this song sucks. Patience is way better. Second, half of the song isn't even acoustic, and the other half barely has it!

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3Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day

Short, but yet so meaningful. Describes life in a way that is both satirical yet hopeful. It really brings forth a lot of heartfelt emotion in the way he sings it. GO Green Day!

This band have changed my life so much, this song is one of my favourite songs by them and it was also the first song I learnt on guitar, I love you Green Day.

This is the best acoustic song I have ever heard. Its also the first I learnt on guitar. This is a classic it should be 1

Love all of Green Day's songs. It was between this and Wake me up when September ends for me, but I chose this as it was second place. - georgielikesgreenday

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4Hotel California - The Eagles

This definitely should be first. It revolutionized acoustic music. It shows that acoustic can be as powerful as hard rock.

5Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

What? This song suppose to be at least top 10. Kick ass solo by james... No way it's just 35

Its the best acoustic song I ever listened

This song is evergreen, please vote for it!

Great song. Period.

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6Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Great song but where is the bleeding (unplugged) :(

Come on this song is one of the greatest songs, It desrves to be first by a large margin.

7Patience - Guns N' Roses

Well this song got the best intro, the best solo, the best outro, the best voice, the best guitarist and the best lyric

This song deserves to at least be in the top ten

Electric version in Tokyo 1992 and the 1989 AMA versions are even better.

8Nutshell - Alice In Chains

Everything about this song is so haunting and chilling but at the same time peaceful, the harmonies, the guitar and the vocals provided by probably the greatest singer of all time, Layne Staley.

Alice in Chains Unplugged album is one of my favorites. I love how Layne and Jerry sing off each other. I'm thankful everyday for all of their music

Those 4 chords cannot create an emotional song as this has

The acoustic bass is amazing. Really, everything is in that song though.

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9Knockin On Heavens Door - Bob Dylan

Soft smooth and shuttle...
One of the best things about the song is that it is all chords.. no fancy
Strumming just simple music at its best!

10Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison

The Contenders

11Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi

Wanted Dead or Alive is a good song by Bon Jovi from their 1986 studio album, Slippery When Wet, beside Livin' On A Prayer and You Give Love A Bad Name. I Love Richie's solo guitar and also Jon's voice (especially when he was screaming "Alright")...

12The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian

One of of the best songs I've ever heard - unique melody, awesome vocals, great lyrics. - Metal_Treasure

13Tangerine - Led Zeppelin

This should be in the top 3---incredible song

14Heart of Gold - Neil Young
15Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple
16Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam
17Fiddler On the Green - Demons and Wizards

Excellent melody, vocals, story and guitars. Great and epic guitar outro. - Metal_Treasure

18Changes - Ozzy Osbourne
19Layla - Eric Clapton (Unplugged)

Layla deserves the number one spot! No doubt about it! The passionate flow of the acoustic music is seriously one of the best I have ever heard! Vote for #1

It should be this and Hotel California (Hell Freezes Over version) battling for the first spot forever.

You gotta be kidding me.

Definitely needs to be up the list. Top 10. At least

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20A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian

Unique melody. Sad and beautiful song. Great vox. - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
2. Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam
3. Changes - Ozzy Osbourne
1. The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
2. Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple
3. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
1. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
2. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
3. Hotel California - The Eagles

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