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...
Best ever! Gilmour all the way
[Newest]As great as Green Day are, this song pisses all over it. This is possibly one of the greatest songs ever written.

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.


4Free 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.

5Hotel California - The Eagles
This definitely should be first. It revolutionized acoustic music. It shows that acoustic can be as powerful as hard rock.

6Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison

7Wanted 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")...

8Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
This should be in the top 3---incredible song

9Heart of Gold - Neil Young

10Patience - 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

The Contenders

11Nutshell - 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

12Layla - 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
You gotta be kidding me.
Definitely needs to be up the list. Top 10. At least

13Knockin 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!

14The Joker - Steve Miller Band

15Mother - Pink Floyd

16You Really Got Me - The Kinks

17Yesterday - The Beatles
why she had to go? OMG it's perfect
Why? Just why she had to go?

18Nothing 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!

19Behind Blue Eyes - The Who

20The 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

21Save Me - Queen

22Different Strings - Rush

23Carnival of Rust - Poets of the Fall

24Hero of War - Rise Against

25Karma Killer - Robbie Williams

26Wonderwall - Oasis
Easy to play along and best one to scream and shout or sing in the car!

27Iris - 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

28Pinball Wizard - The Who
Just an amazing song it has to be higher than 23rd

29Watch Over You - Alter Bridge

30Boxing 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

31The Gift - Seether

32Stranger Things Have Happened - Foo Fighters

33Coming Back Down - Hollywood Undead

34Swing Life Away - Rise Against
An incredible song <3 just lovely to hear ^^

35The Day I Left the Womb - Escape the Fate

36The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

37My 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

38Alone - Alice In Chains
this song will make you cry.. so great


39A Pillow of Winds - Pink Floyd

40Late Goodbye - Poets of the fall
This is for sure a heart touching track...
Awesome guitar, awesome lyrics and awesome singing..

41Honestly (Acoustic) - Harem Scarem

42Souvenirs - Switchfoot

43Rockstar - Nickelback

44Old Man - Neil Young

45Times Like These - Foo Fighters

46If 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.

47Far Away - Nickelback

48Take It All Away - RED

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

50Sympathy - 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.

51The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy

52Wicked Game - Three Days Grace

53Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan

54My My, Hey Hey - Neil Young

55Here Without You - 3 Doors Down

56Yours to Hold - Skillet

57Thrive - Switchfoot

58Sunshine - The All-American Rejects

59From the Beginning - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

60Serenity - Godsmack

61Carolyn - Black Veil Brides

62Better Together - Jack Johnson

63Take It Easy - Jackson Browne

64Thank You - Chris Cornell

65Change - Blind Melon
Most underrated acoustic song ever made. Really beautiful song. Give it a chance

66The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin

67Song 3 - Robbie Williams

68Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
Simply one of the most unique acoustic opening

69Ring of Gold - Bathory

70Guaranteed - Eddie Vedder

71Can't Take It - The All-American Rejects

72Through the Ghost - Shinedown

73One Thing - Finger Eleven

74On Fire - Switchfoot

75Through the Glass - Stone Sour

7645 - Shinedown

77Canoe - 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

78My Hero (Acoustic Version) - Foo Fighters

79Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival

80Lake of Fire - Nirvana

81Good People - Jack Johnson

82Heartbreak Warfare - John Mayer

83Stop This Train - John Mayer

84Eight Days a Week - The Beatles

85Imagine - Chris Cornell

86Dare You to Move - Switchfoot

87Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
This is as acoustic it can get!

88Spread Your Wings - Queen

89Berliner Star - Robbie Williams

90I Miss You - Blink-182

91The Kill - Thirty Seconds to Mars

92A Beautiful Lie - Thirty Seconds to Mars

93Hurricane - Thirty Seconds to Mars

94Harvest - Opeth

95Angie - The Rolling Stones

96About a Girl (Acoustic) - Nirvana

97Kiss - Korn

98Something to Remind You - Staind

99Spanish Fly - Van Halen
Incredible acoustic piece by Eddie Van Halen!

100Your Decision - Alice In Chains
Beautiful acoustic song, also with really deep and meaningful lyrics most likely referencing Layne's death, probably one of the best rock songs of the decade.


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