Best Acoustic Rock Songs

The Top Ten

1 Wish 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

Best ever! Gilmour all the way

Greatest acoustic rock song ever written. I didn't like acoustic rock until this song changed my views. Now I love it!

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2 Wake 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

its baller

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3 Good 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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4 Nothing 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!

Great song. Period.

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5 Hotel California - The Eagles

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

Just LOVE it..

6 Free 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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7 The 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

8 Layla - 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

Nothing compares to Layla!

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9 Patience - 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.

I just can say that clearly, this is the best song I've ever heard

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10 Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple

The Newcomers

? The Battle of Evermore - Led Zeppelin
? No Rain - Blind Melon

The Contenders

11 Nutshell - 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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12 Tangerine - Led Zeppelin

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

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13 Knockin' On Heaven's 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!

14 Every 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.

This should be on top 3! Grow up guys!

15 Wanted 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")...

16 Heart of Gold - Neil Young V 1 Comment
17 Pinball Wizard - The Who

Just an amazing song it has to be higher than 23rd

You should here Pete Towshend do Won't Get Fooled again Acoustic... here is crappy video caught on someone's cel phone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=kiDBO3_xD9s

18 Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam

Just Breathe should be in here somewhere.

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19 Fiddler on the Green - Demons and Wizards

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

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20 Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin

Great mix of both acoustic and electric

Great song, but really impossible to play just on acoustic.

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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. 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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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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