Top Ten Simple Songs that are Really Good

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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 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

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

2 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan

Great song, simple guitar - Ned964

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

Loved this as a child - Ned964

4 Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan

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

5 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

6 Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

Everyone knows it, most like it. - Ned964

7 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

8 Zombie - The Cranberries

Great vocals. Simple arrangement - Ned964

9 With or Without You - U2

Still my favorite U2 song. - Ned964

10 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

I know that there are much easier songs out there, but I suggested this song anyway, because it is an IRON MAIDEN song, that is EASY.
Most Iron maiden songs are quite difficult to play on guitar, so it's very surprising that there is an iron maiden song that is relatively easy to play.
The power chords during the verses are quite easy, and the guitar solo is not that hard, actually.
It's a very good song, by the way. It's one of my favorite Iron Maiden songs from the Paul Di'Anno era. - Kiyomi

The Contenders

11 Sing a Simple Song - Sly & The Family Stone

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

12 Prove It All Night - Bruce Springsteen

Many simple cords from the Boss. - Ned964

13 Good - Better Than Ezra
14 Whatever - Godsmack
15 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

16 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
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