Top 75 GREATEST Acoustic Guitar Songs That Ever Existed

acoustic guitar songs

Written by: Cody


Updated: Jul 20, 2022

The acoustic guitar is one of the most popular instruments around. It’s versatile, low maintenance and sounds great. You don’t need to lug around an amp if you’re just playing for a few friends and it provides enough volume to accompany vocals but not so much that it overshadows them.

I personally love the sound of playing a great acoustic guitar. Everything from the sound to the feel of playing a nice acoustic is satisfying. What’s even more satisfying is learning how to play some great acoustic guitar songs. There are so many amazing acoustic guitar songs out there that it’s hard to narrow down some of the best and I’m sure that I’ve left a few out.

Although, in this post, I wanted to put together a list of what I think are some of the best acoustic guitar songs ever created and share them with you. These songs are also great if you want to practice your singing. Furthermore, If you want to take your singing to the next level, check out this list of best online singing lessons.

As you may have already noticed, the table below includes 4 columns:

  • The song title (linked to the song on Spotify) and artist
  • Tabs from Ultimate-Guitar and Guitar Pro tabs
  • A link to a video lesson of how to play each song
  • Official guitar tabs

If you prefer to learn a new song by tab, I’d highly recommend using the Guitar Pro tabs whenever available as it can definitely help you get a better feel for the timing of each tab and provide you with more tools to learn songs much faster.

I tried to accommodate various learning styles in this post so whether you prefer to learn from a video lesson, Ultimate-Guitar/Guitar-Pro tabs, or a paperback tab book, the table below has got you covered.

Additionally, if you feel that any of these songs are difficult to play, consider checking out our post of amazing online guitar lessons to help level up your skills.

This list is in no particular order so feel free to jump in wherever. Pick a song you like, and start learning how to play it with one of the options provided.

Happy playing!

Song / ArtistUG & Guitar Pro TabsVideo LessonOfficial Chords/Tabs
1. Blackbird – The BeatlesTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
2. Dust in The Wind – KansasTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
3. Have You Ever Seen the Rain – CCRTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
4. Fire and Rain – James TaylorTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
5. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Bob DylanTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – QueenTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
7. Pink Moon – Nick DrakeTabs|GP TabsLessonN/A
8. Better Together – Jack JohnsonTabs|N/ALessonOfficial
9. Wonderwall – OasisTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
10. Who Says – John MayerTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
11. Photograph – Ed SheeranTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
12. Tears in Heaven – Eric ClaptonTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
13. No Rain – Blind MelonTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
14. Take It Easy – The EaglesTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
15. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – Led ZeppelinTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
16. Behind Blue Eyes – The WhoTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
17. A Horse With No Name – AmericaTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
18. More Than Words – ExtremeTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
19. Helplessly Hoping – Crosby, Stills & NashTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
20. Harvest Moon – Neil YoungTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
21. Mrs Robinson – Simon & GarfunkelTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
22. Georgia – Vance JoyTabs|GP TabsLessonN/A
23. Going to California – Led ZeppelinTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
24. Time in a Bottle – Jim CroceTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
25. Good Riddance – Green DayTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
26. Angie – The Rolling StonesTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
27. American Pie – Don McLeanTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
28. Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers WheelTabs|GP TabsLessonN/A
29. Redemption Song – Bob MarleyTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
30. Little Black Submarines – The Black KeysTabs|GP TabsLessonN/A
31. Patience – Guns N’ RosesTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
32. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill WithersTabs|N/ALessonN/A
33. Freeker By the Speaker – Keller WilliamsTabs|N/AN/AN/A
34. Fast Car – Tracy ChapmanTabs|GP TabsLessonN/A
35. Here Comes the Sun – The BeatlesTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
36. Big Yellow Taxi – Joni MitchellTabs|GP TabsLessonN/A
37. Naked As We Came – Iron & WineTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
38. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The PapasTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
39. Nutshell – Alice in ChainsTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
40. Can’t You See – The Marshall Tucker BandTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
41. Roundabout (Intro) – YesTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
42. Take Me Home, Country Roads – John DenverTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
43. Listen to the Music – The Doobie BrothersTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
44. Make It With You – BreadTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
45. Wild World – Cat StevensTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
46. High and Dry – RadioheadTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
47. Wish You Were Here – Pink FloydTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
48. If You Could Read My Mind – Gordon LightfootTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
49. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard – Paul SimonTabs|N/ALessonOfficial
50. The Joker – Steve Miller BandTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
51. Night Moves – Bob SegarN/A|GP TabsLessonOfficial
52. Never Going Back Again – Fleetwood MacTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
53. Over the Hills and Far Away – Led ZeppelinTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
54. Brown Eyed Girl – Van MorrisonTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
55. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue SomethingTabs|N/ALessonN/A
56. Pinch Me – Barenaked LadiesTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
57. Jumper – Third Eye BlindTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
58. Death with Dignity – Sufjan StevensTabs|N/ALessonN/A
59. We’re Going To Be Friends – The White StripesTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
60. Jolene – Dolly PartonTabs|N/ALessonN/A
61. Midnight Rider – The Allman Brothers BandTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
62. Stairway to Heaven – Led ZeppelinTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
63. Life By The Drop – Stevie Ray VaughnTabs|GP TabsLessonN/A
64. She Talks to Angels – The Black CrowesTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
65. Drive – IncubusTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
66. Heart of Gold – Neil YoungTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
67. Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon JoviTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
68. You’re So Vain – Carly SimonTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
69. The Weight – The BandTabs|GP TabsLessonN/A
70. Give a Little Bit – SupertrampTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
71. Lola – The KinksTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
72. Ocean – John ButlerTabs|GP TabsLessonN/A
73. Pinball Wizard – The WhoTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
74. Hotel California – The EaglesTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial
75. Everlong (Acoustic Version) – Foo FightersTabs|GP TabsLessonOfficial


Hopefully, this list of acoustic songs has inspired you to pick up your acoustic and start learning how to play a few. Finding new songs to play can sometimes be challenging so whether you’re just an acoustic guitarist or like to play and sing, this list should have you covered.

If you’re just starting out and want to teach yourself to become a more confident guitarist we’d recommend getting stuck into one of the books mentioned in this article.

Lastly, if you think I may have missed any great acoustic songs in the list above, don’t forget to leave a comment below. Let us know what your favorite acoustic guitar song is!

About Cody
Cody is the founder of Musician Tuts, a free tutorial hub for musicians. He has over 15 years of experience playing a variety of instruments and dabbling in audio engineering. He spends his days blogging, listening to Spotify, and playing music.

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    Roslyn – Bon Iver & St. Vincent and Damien Rice / Lord Huron are very much recommended by me šŸ™‚

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    Good list. Iā€™m always looking for songs to learn.

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    Crystal Ball by Styx or any Tommy Shaw acoustic stuff.

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    Forgot those Jim Croce songs. I believe the best aco songs are ones that people recognize quickly without the vocals.
    PEace out

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    Hello! Thank you very much for this! I could able to find many songs to practice on and this is really a helpful resource. Thanks!

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    You are missing 2 great John Lennon-Beatles tunes called “JULIA” and “Across the Universe”….perfect tunes for an acoustic guitar cover! Capische?


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