Best Acoustic Rock Songs

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1Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

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.

Perfection. The vocals, lyrics, and obviously the guitar playing on the song cannot be improved upon.

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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!

My favorite song by Green Day, one of the most emotional song I have ever heard.

I love this song.
But this should NOT be on the list.
Not that it's not good enough, its just the fact that a lot of it has electric guitar in it.

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

Why do people pay attention to this and not Words I Might Have Ate?

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4Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

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

It's the best acoustic song I ever listened

This song is evergreen, please vote for it!

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5Hotel California - The Eagles

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

6Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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

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7Nutshell - 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

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

A great acoustic song

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8Patience - 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.

Slash...What else needs to be said.

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

This would get my vote. I'm still trying to figure out how Poison came up with this song. What is the second best Poison song, by the way, if there is one? This is a great song though, everyone loves it.

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11The 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

12Wanted 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")...

13Heart of Gold - Neil Young
14Tangerine - Led Zeppelin

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

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15Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple
16Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam

Just Breathe should be in here somewhere.

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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.

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

Lets see if you can spot this one

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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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1. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
2. Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam
3. Changes - Ozzy Osbourne
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1. The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
2. Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple
3. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
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1. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
2. Patience - Guns N' Roses
3. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
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