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...
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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6Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison Listen to sample

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")...
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8Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
This should be in the top 3---incredible song
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9Heart of Gold - Neil Young Listen to sample

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
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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
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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.
It's my favorite, if not the best!
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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!
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14The Joker - Steve Miller Band Listen to sample

15Mother - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

16You Really Got Me - The Kinks Listen to sample

17Yesterday - The Beatles
why she had to go? OMG it's perfect
Why? Just why she had to go?
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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!
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19Behind Blue Eyes - The Who Listen to sample

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 Listen to sample

22Different Strings - Rush Listen to sample

23Carnival of Rust - Poets of the Fall Listen to sample

24Karma Killer - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

25Hero of War - Rise Against Listen to sample

26Wonderwall - Oasis
Easy to play along and best one to scream and shout or sing in the car!
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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
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29Watch Over You - Alter Bridge Listen to sample

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
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31The Gift - Seether Listen to sample

32Stranger Things Have Happened - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

33Swing Life Away - Rise Against
An incredible song <3 just lovely to hear ^^
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34The Day I Left the Womb - Escape the Fate Listen to sample

35Coming Back Down - Hollywood Undead Listen to sample

36The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin Listen to sample

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


39A Pillow of Winds - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

40Late Goodbye - Poets of the fall
This is for sure a heart touching track...
Awesome guitar, awesome lyrics and awesome singing..
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41Honestly (Acoustic) - Harem Scarem

42Souvenirs - Switchfoot Listen to sample

43Rockstar - Nickelback Listen to sample

44Old Man - Neil Young Listen to sample

45Times Like These - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

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.
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47Far Away - Nickelback Listen to sample

48Take It All Away - RED Listen to sample

49My Immortal - Evanescence
Why 49.. It is one of the best songs by evanescence an amazing band
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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.
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51The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy Listen to sample

52Wicked Game - Three Days Grace Listen to sample

53Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan Listen to sample

54My My, Hey Hey - Neil Young Listen to sample

55Here Without You - 3 Doors Down Listen to sample

56Yours to Hold - Skillet Listen to sample

57Thrive - Switchfoot Listen to sample

58Sunshine - The All-American Rejects Listen to sample

59From the Beginning - Emerson, Lake & Palmer Listen to sample

60Serenity - Godsmack Listen to sample

61Carolyn - Black Veil Brides Listen to sample

62Better Together - Jack Johnson Listen to sample

63Take It Easy - Jackson Browne Listen to sample

64Thank You - Chris Cornell Listen to sample

65Change - Blind Melon
Most underrated acoustic song ever made. Really beautiful song. Give it a chance
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66The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

67Song 3 - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

68Ring of Gold - Bathory Listen to sample

69Guaranteed - Eddie Vedder Listen to sample

70Can't Take It - The All-American Rejects Listen to sample

71Through the Ghost - Shinedown Listen to sample

72One Thing - Finger Eleven Listen to sample

73On Fire - Switchfoot Listen to sample

74Through the Glass - Stone Sour Listen to sample

7545 - Shinedown Listen to sample

76Canoe - 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
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77My Hero (Acoustic Version) - Foo Fighters

78Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival Listen to sample

79Lake of Fire - Nirvana Listen to sample

80Good People - Jack Johnson Listen to sample

81Heartbreak Warfare - John Mayer Listen to sample

82Stop This Train - John Mayer Listen to sample

83Eight Days a Week - The Beatles Listen to sample

84Imagine - Chris Cornell Listen to sample

85Dare You to Move - Switchfoot Listen to sample

86Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
This is as acoustic it can get!

87Spread Your Wings - Queen

88Berliner Star - Robbie Williams

89I Miss You - Blink-182 Listen to sample

90The Kill - Thirty Seconds to Mars Listen to sample

91A Beautiful Lie - Thirty Seconds to Mars Listen to sample

92Hurricane - Thirty Seconds to Mars Listen to sample

93Harvest - Opeth Listen to sample

94Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
Simply one of the most unique acoustic opening
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95Angie - The Rolling Stones Listen to sample

96About a Girl (Acoustic) - Nirvana

97Kiss - Korn Listen to sample

98Something to Remind You - Staind Listen to sample

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