Best Acoustic Rock Songs

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The Top Ten

Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
Just awesome! One of the best by green day.. Love the guitar, love the drums!
Yes! Wake me up is the best song
Deserves the first spot...
[Newest]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!

2Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
1 of the best songs by pink Floyd.. which makes it 1 of the best songs in the world :}


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

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
[Newest]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.


4Hotel California - The Eagles
This definitely should be first. It revolutionized acoustic music. It shows that acoustic can be as powerful as hard rock.

5Wanted 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")...

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.

7The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
One of of the best songs I've ever heard - unique melody, awesome vocals, great lyrics.


8Nothing 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!

9Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison

10Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple

The Contenders

11Patience - 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.

12Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
This should be in the top 3---incredible song

13Heart of Gold - Neil Young

14Nutshell - 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

15Fiddler On the Green - Demons and Wizards
Excellent melody, vocals, story and guitars. Great and epic guitar outro.


16A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian
Unique melody. Sad and beautiful song. Great vox.


17Layla - 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.

18Knockin 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!

19Billie Jean - Chris Cornell

20Yesterday - The Beatles
why she had to go? OMG it's perfect
Why? Just why she had to go?

21Mother - Pink Floyd

22The Joker - Steve Miller Band

23Angie - The Rolling Stones

24Behind Blue Eyes - The Who

25The Last Fight - Bullet for My Valentine
Awesome song!
Its to underrated it should be way up there maybe 10 or so
This bad needs more popularity
Just listen to it one time and youll like the band

26Carnival of Rust - Poets of the Fall

27Hero of War - Rise Against
This is an amazing song! So melodic!

28Karma Killer - Robbie Williams

29Wonderwall - Oasis
Easy to play along and best one to scream and shout or sing in the car!

30Save Me - Queen

31Different Strings - Rush

32Iris - Goo Goo Dolls (Sleeping With Sirens Cover)
These songs is really good! The guitar is having very good chord progressions! Need to be in top ten

33Til the End of Time - Whitesnake

34Pinball Wizard - The Who
Just an amazing song it has to be higher than 23rd

35Watch Over You - Alter Bridge

36Boxing Day - Blink 182
I think this is one of their best song ever, it's not like their usual songs, and iam sure you'll like it at the first time you listen to it. Great guitars, and colaboration between tom and mark is just amazing! And travis with his percussion make this song perfect!
I love all their songs and this one is great

37Coming Back Down - Hollywood Undead

38The Gift - Seether

39Stranger Things Have Happened - Foo Fighters

40My December - Linkin Park
When you r at the end of the time of your days, somethings will be comes, wt was the happiest or sorrowful moment 4 you

41Swing Life Away - Rise Against
An incredible song <3 just lovely to hear ^^

42The Day I Left the Womb - Escape the Fate

43The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

44Alone - Alice In Chains
this song will make you cry.. so great


45A Pillow of Winds - Pink Floyd

46Late Goodbye - Poets of the fall
This is for sure a heart touching track...
Awesome guitar, awesome lyrics and awesome singing..

47Honestly (Acoustic) - Harem Scarem

48Rockstar - Nickelback

49Far Away - Nickelback

50Souvenirs - Switchfoot

51Old Man - Neil Young

52Times Like These - Foo Fighters

53If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn - Sleeping With Sirens
This is the best acoustic remake I've ever heard. It sounds like the original but it sounds more romantic and beautiful.

54Take It All Away - RED

55Yours to Hold - Skillet
Not one of the best by Skillet but certainly Awesome :D Skillet is amazing!

56My Immortal - Evanescence
Why 49.. It is one of the best songs by evanescence an amazing band

57Sympathy - Goo Goo Dolls
What? How is this song not in the top 20? This song really is a beautiful song by the goo goo dolls. Johnny plays the guitar like an angel from heaven! In my opinion the goo goo dolls are one of the best acoustic rock bands. They have so much skill and have been around for at least 25 years! Sympathy is honestly one of my favorite sons.

58The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy

59Wicked Game - Three Days Grace

60Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan

61My My, Hey Hey - Neil Young

62Here Without You - 3 Doors Down

63Thrive - Switchfoot

64Sunshine - The All-American Rejects

65From the Beginning - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

66Serenity - Godsmack

67Carolyn - Black Veil Brides

68Better Together - Jack Johnson

69Take It Easy - Jackson Browne

70Thank You - Chris Cornell

71Change - Blind Melon
Most underrated acoustic song ever made. Really beautiful song. Give it a chance

72Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
This is as acoustic it can get!

73The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin

74Song 3 - Robbie Williams

75Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
Simply one of the most unique acoustic opening

76Something to Remind You - Staind

77Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow

78Ring of Gold - Bathory

79Guaranteed - Eddie Vedder

80Can't Take It - The All-American Rejects

81Through the Ghost - Shinedown

82One Thing - Finger Eleven

83On Fire - Switchfoot

84Through the Glass - Stone Sour

8545 - Shinedown

86Canoe - Joey Cape
Lagwagon's singer gets rid of his usual fun lyrics and bring some incredible emotions with this one, my favorite since my wife's gone, makes me so f*ckin' regretful

87My Hero (Acoustic Version) - Foo Fighters

88Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival

89Lake of Fire - Nirvana

90Good People - Jack Johnson

91Heartbreak Warfare - John Mayer

92Stop This Train - John Mayer

93Eight Days a Week - The Beatles

94Imagine - Chris Cornell

95Dare You to Move - Switchfoot

96Spread Your Wings - Queen

97Berliner Star - Robbie Williams

98I Miss You - Blink-182

99The Kill - Thirty Seconds to Mars

100A Beautiful Lie - Thirty Seconds to Mars

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