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Old 11-28-2008, 03:15 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by tom183
Stairway to heaven and Give a little bit are acoustic songs??

Stairway is required on any list of anything involving the words guitar or song, I believe Congress amended the constitution in order to put it into federal law.
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:03 PM   #22
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:30 PM   #23
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no "Blackbird" , no "Over the Hills", that list means nothing to me
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:19 AM   #24
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"Soak up the Sun" and "Wonderwall" are on the same list as "Yesterday?" Gimme a break.

There are a lot of great songs on there, but it seems like a pretty silly ranking. Where are the songs by players who play acoustic songs regularly? James Taylor or Johnny Cash? Do they only count it if the artist generally plays electric?

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Old 11-29-2008, 12:32 AM   #25
Couldn't think of one.
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Ocean - John Butler Trio
Waiting - City and Colour
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
Layla (Unplugged) - Eric Clapton

Those should be on the list.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:55 AM   #26
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One that should be added is "you turn me on" Emerson,Lake and Palmer, Brain Salad Surgery. It is a beautiful song.
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:03 AM   #27
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alot of those songs have quite a bit of electric in them, IMO any list containing acoustic songs should be about 90% acoustic guitar with the exception of some soft fingerpicked electric bass if no upright or acoustic bass is handy.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:02 PM   #28
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Other Good Song Is "hotel California"...
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #29
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casimir pulaski day & the dress lookes nice on you - sufjan stevens
seaside - - kooks
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:55 PM   #30
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Silent Lucidity - Queensryche

great choice, I agree

I could name too many to think of but at the moment and because I'm learning to play it, I'm saying " sailing ships by whitesnake" not sure if the studio version is acoustic but the live version on YouTube is
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idk about 50 songs, but I know that without the bitter the sweet isnt as sweet by mayday parade should be on there
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:21 AM   #32
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Any list is subjective, but it does seem like they missed a few.
Here's my 2 cents, I would add;

When the Children Cry - White Lion
Anji - Davey Graham
Annie's Song - John Denver
Any Robert Johnson song
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #33
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No way should Andy McKee be on that list. As good of a player as he is, his stuff is really pretty middle-of-the-line for that particular field. I much prefer Antoine Dufour, and respect him much more as a player and writer, but even I still don't think he should be on that list.

Like someone said above, I'm surprised Robert Johnson isn't on there.

In my opinion, those aren't good acoustic songs. The majority of them are good songs which happen to have acoustic guitar parts in them. Acoustic guitar gets sidelined again.

EDIT: Also, it just came on my random playlist and it should definitely be on the list:

From The Beginning by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgment forbid as it may.

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Old 01-23-2013, 03:25 AM   #34
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7 Bridges Row - The Eagles should totally be on the list
Acoustic Guitars are not just for old people
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:54 AM   #35
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No Skip James or Jim Croce?
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:32 PM   #36
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Some more song's i didn't see mentioned.

AliceInChains - Rooster
Ben Harper - Burn one down
Black Crowes - She talks to angels
Bush - Glycerine
Days of the new - Touch, peel, stand
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save tonight
Foo Fighters - Big me
Goo Goo dolls - Name and Iris
Grateful Dead - Friend of the devil
Incubus - Drive
Live - Lightning crashes
Nirvana - Polly
Pearl Jam - Elderly woman behind the counter in a small town
Pixies - Where is my mind
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the bridge
Sister Hazel - All for you
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm and Landslide
Stone Temple Pilots - Creep
Sublime - What i got
Third Eye Blind - Slow motion
Violent femmes - Add it up and Kiss off
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:33 AM   #37
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It's a pretty good list. A lot of the songs I play on my acoustic are on it.

@tom183 - the intro to Stairway is played on a 12-String and sounds fantastic on a 12-String Acoustic.

A lot of the songs on the list were originally recorded with a full band and electric guitars. That doesn't stop me from playing them on an acoustic, and some of them sound better that way, I think (e.g., Glycerine).
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:08 PM   #38
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Extreme, more than words.
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