Top Ten Simple Songs that are Really Good

There are many simple songs to choose from, this is just a starting point. Simple guitar, simple lyrics, simple arrangement, it doesn't matter. What's your favorite Simple song(s)?:

The Top Ten

1 Good - Better Than Ezra
2 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

A lot of simple AC/DC guitar riffs, but they are really good. - Ned964

3 Nights Are Forever Without You - England Dan and John Ford Coley

Loved this as a child - Ned964

4 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan

Great song, simple guitar - Ned964

5 Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan

Another artist with many simple cords, but there all his and they are great - Ned964

6 I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan and John Ford Coley

These guys put out a string of top 40 pop hits in the 70's, pretty basic stuff. My personal favorites by them are included in this list, at least originally. - Ned964

7 Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

Everyone knows it, most like it. - Ned964

8 Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival

I don't think I've ever heard a bad song by this amazing band. Love them. - Britgirl

Again, CCR has a lot of simple guitar riffs to choose from. I went with this - Ned964

9 Zombie - The Cranberries

Great vocals. Simple arrangement - Ned964

10 With or Without You - U2

Still my favorite U2 song. - Ned964

The Newcomers

? Tush - ZZ Top
? Love Kills - Joe Strummer

The Contenders

11 Sing a Simple Song - Sly & The Family Stone

Sing a simple song that is really this one! - Britgirl

12 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
13 Whatever - Godsmack
14 Prove It All Night - Bruce Springsteen

Many simple cords from the Boss. - Ned964

15 Bang a Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex
16 We Will Rock You - Queen

Simple beat, but good vocals and guitar solo. - Userguy44

17 Imagine - John Lennon

Yep - Ananya

18 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

Good one, whoever put this in. It's exactly the type of song I was trying to think of when creating this list. Very simple, very good. - Ned964

19 That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly
20 The Letter - The Box Tops
21 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) - The Hollies
22 Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder

I also like the RHCP cover - Ned964

23 Sing a Song - Earth, Wind & Fire
24 Cruel to Be Kind - Nick Lowe
25 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
26 Baby, I Need Your Lovin' - Johnny Rivers
27 Hey There Delilah - Plain White T'S
28 My Way - Limp Bizkit
29 Child of Burning Time - Slipknot
30 Daddy - Korn
31 Pretty - Korn
32 Expose Yourself to Kids - GG Allin


33 Qwerty - Mushroomhead
34 Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee
35 Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
36 California - Joni Mitchell
37 Hey Jude - The Beatles
38 Lower Brinstar - Kenji Yamamoto
39 Clocks - Coldplay
40 Is She Really Going Out with Him - Joe Jackson
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