Bravodoggie
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I am looking for peoples opinions on what songs they think should be in the 50 best acoustic song list. I subscribe to Acoustic Guitar Mag. and they posted their list and some of the song I agree with but other not so much. So lets have it.. I wanna know what you think.
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what are the songs?
You like it
Bube
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Songs are they what?

Edit: Bah, didn't like what I tried to do. I'd like to add Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah to the list. Too cliche, and probably too mainstream for the likes of most people around here, but I think it deserves a spot.
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Allmen Brothers- Midnight Rider
America - Horse with No name
Billy Joel- Only the Good Die Young
Black Crows - She Talks To Angels
Bob Dylan - Along the Watchtower
Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue
Bob MArley - Redemption Song
Bob Segar - Night Moves
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
Buffalo Springfield - For What Its Worth
CCR - Have you Ever Seen the Rain
Crosby Stills Nash and Young - Teach you Children Well
Dave Matthews Band - Crash Into Me
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Don Mclean- Americian Pie
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
Grateful Dead - Uncle Johns Band
Greenday - Time of your Life
Jimmy Buffett - Margaritville
John Cougar Mellancamp - Jack and Diane
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Kansas - Dust in the Wind
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Lou Reed walk on the wildside
Neil Young - Heart of Gold & Hey Hey My My
Nirvana - All Apologies
Oasis- Wonderwall
Simon & Garfunkel - Me and Julio & Mrs. Robinson & The Boxer
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Sheryl Crow - Soak up the Sun
Steve MIller Band - The Joker
Supertramp - Give alittle bit
The Band - Weight
The Beatles - Across the Universe, Rocky Racoon, Working Calls Hero, Yesterday
The Eagles - Take it Easy
The Faces - Oh La La
The Kinks - Lola
The Who - Squeeze Box
Tom Petty - Free Fallin
Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun

This is the list from Acoustic Guitar Magazine... but what I wanted was, to know what other people thought what song should or could be on this list
Bravodoggie
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Quote by Bube
Songs are they what?

Edit: Bah, didn't like what I tried to do. I'd like to add Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah to the list. Too cliche, and probably too mainstream for the likes of most people around here, but I think it deserves a spot.



This is a song I would have put on the list
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Little Martha should have made it in addition to Midnight Rider.
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tom183
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Stairway to heaven and Give a little bit are acoustic songs??
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I'm surprised Andy Mckee, Don Ross and all the other great acoustic artists isn't on the list at all. Quite a few songs on the list are really acoustic covers of songs usually played with a full band (although I think very often acoustic covers sounds better then the original studio version).
I think it is quite a shame there isn't more actual acoustic songs on the list.
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Quote by avenger86
I'm surprised Andy Mckee, Don Ross and all the other great acoustic artists isn't on the list at all. Quite a few songs on the list are really acoustic covers of songs usually played with a full band (although I think very often acoustic covers sounds better then the original studio version).
I think it is quite a shame there isn't more actual acoustic songs on the list.


Drifting. by Andy Mckee
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Essentially, I think there can't be 50 best acoustics songs. Too many different people and opinions, there's always going to be major disagreement.
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Quote by Bravodoggie
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide

Bullshit. "Big Love" is a squillion times cooler.

Also, needz moar Heart.
Bravodoggie
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Its not my list its Acoustic Guitar Magazines list. Its their opinion not mine.
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Quote by Bravodoggie
Its not my list its Acoustic Guitar Magazines list. Its their opinion not mine.

I know. I wasn't calling you out.
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#18
ther should deffintly be iron and wine in that list and even some neutral milkhotel. maybe not the hardest of things but if your looking for best composed they should so be in there!!!
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Quote 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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"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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SubtleScream
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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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#26
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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seaside - - kooks
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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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#31
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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#32
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
Dreadnought
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#33
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.
Last edited by Dreadnought at Jan 14, 2013,
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#34
7 Bridges Row - The Eagles should totally be on the list
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#36
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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#37
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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