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simple question. simple answer.
what were the first songs you learned?
When the power of Love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~Jimi Hendrix
Chop Suey, Lonely Day, and Sugar. Ha all System of a Down but they were the reason I started.
"Its okay if you only know three chords but God, put 'em in the right order" Hank Hill
Thats tricky, Ive never been one for learning full songs (too lazy).

Perhaps the first that I tried after learning some open chord shapes was TNT by acdc, but I failed miserably so perhaps that doesnt count. I also learned a version of the riff from Smoke on the Water and Seven Nation Army really early on.

When I started lessons in school (after I self taught myself a bunch of open and maybe even barre chords) I remember being taught Married With Children by Oasis (think we practiced soloing over this too), Jesus of Suburbia by Green Day and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Monty Python, but not necessarily in that order.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
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Paranoid, Seek and Destroy, N.I.B

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Bohemian Rhapsody, Highway to Hell, Welcome to Bucketheadland
Yeah, I took a long time just working on speed and technique in between my second and third songs.
I'm pretty sure it was Smoke On The Water, Zebra by John Butler Trio and perhaps Good Riddance, might have been Back In Black.
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Speakers Blown - Hit The Lights
Hysteria - Muse
1987 Ibanez RG550 w/ DiMarzio PAF Pro and Bare Knuckle Aftermath
Fender Jaguar Classic Player Special HH
Ibanez RGT42 w/ DiMarzios
Ibanez AEG10E Acoustic-Electric
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe w/ Celestion Vintage 30
breaking the law - judas priest
eye of the tiger - survivor
baba o'riley - the who
"The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted."
Pink Floyd - Is there anybody out there?
Tool - Lateralus
Opeth - Atonement

All before I picked up an electric- I learned all of these on an acoustic guitar.
Smoke on the water, 96 quite bitter beings, and brain stew.
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Take It On the Other Side- RHCP
Sharp Dressed Man- ZZ Top
Sunshine of Your Love- Cream
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Peavey 6505+ 112
+ a buncha teh pedlulz
Blood Red Summer, A Favor House Atlantic, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3. Coheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed.
All Nirvana songs

...modes and scales are still useless.

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Don't know, what I do know is that it is a kiss song, since kiss were my idols and they were the reason I picked up the guitar.
For the first 2 years I was all like kiss or gtfo lol, then AC/DC came along, and much more followed.
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Radiohead - Creep
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Pink Floyd - Is there anybody out there?
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Blood Red Summer, A Favor House Atlantic, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3. Coheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed.

wake up , light and the glass and welcome home (without the solo obviously)

i doubt i would even know how to paly guitar if i didnt listen to coheed
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Unholy Confessions By Avenged Sevenfold
Im Not A Vampire By Falling In Reverse
Drug In Me Is You By Falling in Reverse
Smoke on the Water, by Deep Purple
Promise, from the Silent Hill 2 soundtrack
Rotten Playground
Listen to me and Jameh muck about on a podcast
as if you have anything better to do.

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Beast and the Harlot by Avenged Sevenfold
Sea of Lies by Symphony X
Yokan by Dir en grey

I never got through with the solo to Yokan though... I got bored and wanted to move on to harder songs
Brain stew, was first. After that it's sort of a blur, things like seven nation army, the inevitable smoke on the water (or at least a version thereof), stairway to heaven, sunshine of your love, and simple acdc songs like highway to hell
Hey joe - Jimi
Little Wing - Jimi

Those are the only two songs i can play that are not written by myself. Since the beginning, i was never to keen on learning songs. I figured some things out by ear, but most of it was just to train my ear, not to learn the song. I much prefer a 4 hour practice session, followed by playing along with some chords i wrote myself. When i feel inspired i write my own stuff.
I didn't learn too many whole songs in the beggining, but the first riffs were the main riffs to Enter Sandman, Wake Me Up When September Ends, and Sweet Child O' Mine. The only one of those that I actually know all the way through is Wake Me Up When September Ends.
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SMOKE ON THE WATER I think every guitarist knows this one.

The real way or the easy way?
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What's the easy way?
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What's the easy way?

Just using the 6th string.

My first three whole songs were:

Saria's Song
Gerudo Valley
(both from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

The third song I learned is either the original Zelda theme from the NES game or the Cosmo Canyon tune from Final Fantasy 7.

Lots of video game tunes are great to start out on.
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on an absolutely awful classical guitar: Wipeout, Stairway To Heaven, Nothing Else Matters
Can't really remember but "runaway train" by soul asylum sticks out as one of the first songs I learnt to play, I still like to play it now
Stinkfist - TOOL
46 & 2 - TOOL
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground - White Stripes
I can't quite remember, but I think it was Smoke on the Water (of course), American Idiot and probably something by Good Charlotte or ACDC
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