Top 75 GREATEST Acoustic Guitar Songs That Ever Existed

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Written by: Cody

Updated: Jan 15, 2023

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 so 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. A lot of these songs are also great if you want to practice singing and playing guitar together.

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

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.

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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!

What Are The Best Acoustic Guitar Songs?

1. “Blackbird” By The Beatles

2. “Dust in The Wind” By Kansas

3. “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” By CCR

4. “Fire and Rain” By James Taylor

5. “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” By Bob Dylan

6. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” By Queen

7. “Pink Moon” By Nick Drake

8. “Better Together” By Jack Johnson

https://youtu.be/RSsTx2TBrww

9. “Wonderwall” By Oasis

10. “Who Says” By John Mayer

11. “Photograph” By Ed Sheeran

12. “Tears in Heaven” By Eric Clapton

13. “No Rain” By Blind Melon

https://youtu.be/3qVPNONdF58

14. “Take It Easy” By The Eagles

15. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” By Led Zeppelin

16. “Behind Blue Eyes” By The Who

17. “A Horse With No Name” By America

18. “More Than Words” By Extreme

19. “Helplessly Hoping” By Crosby, Stills & Nash

20. “Harvest Moon” By Neil Young

21. “Mrs Robinson” By Simon & Garfunkel

22. “Georgia” By Vance Joy

23. “Going to California” By Led Zeppelin

24. “Time in a Bottle” By Jim Croce

25. “Good Riddance” By Green Day

26. “Angie” By The Rolling Stones

27. “American Pie” By Don McLean

28. “Stuck In The Middle With You” By Stealers Wheel

29. “Redemption Song” By Bob Marley

30. “Little Black Submarines” By The Black Keys

31. “Patience” By Guns N’ Roses

32. “Ain’t No Sunshine” By Bill Withers

33. “Freeker By the Speaker” By Keller Williams

https://youtu.be/3IfwrvkM_cQ

34. “Fast Car” By Tracy Chapman

35. “Here Comes the Sun” By The Beatles

36. “Big Yellow Taxi” By Joni Mitchell

37. “Naked As We Came” By Iron & Wine

38. “California Dreamin’” By The Mamas & The Papas

39. “Nutshell” By Alice in Chains

https://youtu.be/_siJRgDlddY

40. “Can’t You See” By The Marshall Tucker Band

41. “Roundabout (Intro)” By Yes

42. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” By John Denver

43. “Listen to the Music” By The Doobie Brothers

44. “Make It With You” By Bread

45. “Wild World” By Cat Stevens

46. “High and Dry” By Radiohead

47. “Wish You Were Here” By Pink Floyd

48. “If You Could Read My Mind” By Gordon Lightfoot

49. “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” By Paul Simon

50. “The Joker” By Steve Miller Band

51. “Night Moves” By Bob Segar

https://youtu.be/_mRFWQoXq4c

52. “Never Going Back Again” By Fleetwood Mac

53. “Over the Hills and Far Away” By Led Zeppelin

54. “Brown Eyed Girl” By Van Morrison

55. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” By Deep Blue Something

56. “Pinch Me” By Barenaked Ladies

57. “Jumper” By Third Eye Blind

58. “Death with Dignity” By Sufjan Stevens

59. “We’re Going To Be Friends” By The White Stripes

60. “Jolene” By Dolly Parton

61. “Midnight Rider” By The Allman Brothers Band

62. “Stairway to Heaven” By Led Zeppelin

63. “Life By The Drop” By Stevie Ray Vaughan

64. “She Talks to Angels” By The Black Crowes

65. “Drive” By Incubus

https://youtu.be/fgT9zGkiLig

66. “Heart of Gold” By Neil Young

67. “Wanted Dead or Alive” By Bon Jovi

68. “You’re So Vain” By Carly Simon

69. “The Weight” By The Band

70. “Give a Little Bit” By Supertramp

https://youtu.be/0dJ30dREjaE

71. “Lola” By The Kinks

72. “Ocean” By John Butler

73. “Pinball Wizard” By The Who

https://youtu.be/4AKbUm8GrbM

74. “Hotel California” By The Eagles

75. “Everlong (Acoustic Version)” By Foo Fighters

Final Thoughts

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 it’s important to have a few go-to songs in your repertoire, which this list certainly provides.

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 me 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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8 Comments

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

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    Good list. I’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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      I’m trying to make a playlist of acoustic songs & this sure helped.

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      • Cody

        Awesome! Happy to hear it!

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