#1
Simple, when we have people around sometimes the conversation gets to me playing guitar, so everyones asking to me play stuff, the problem is what i'm playing people aren't too familiar with.
I'm just looking for some really fun songs to play that everybody will know (leaning towards rock) they all like dire straits, queen, REM etc

ps. doesn't necessarily have to be 80s - it' can be 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's. aslong as its a fun song people are guaranteed to appreciate and maybe sing along to
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#2
Most people know Bon Jovi's songs from back then - when I used to be in an acoustic duo I'd occasionally do Wanted Dead Or Alive & everyone always liked it. It works well too because you can incorporate some of the lead part into an acoustic version.

A couple of others which always went down well:
I Don't Like Mondays by Boomtown Rats (really easy - C, G, F, G most of the way through )
Town Called Malice by The Jam (check out the acoustic version on Weller's Days Of Speed album - there's also a good version of That's Entertainment which will go down pretty well).

For 60s stuff, go to The Beatles.
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Beatles-Help
Led Zeppelin-Black Dog
Def Leppard-Rock of Ages/Photograph
Motley Crue-Kickstart My Heart
GNR-Paradise City
Iron Maiden-The Trooper
Nirvana-In Bloom/Lithium
Sound Garden-Black Hole Sun
Alice in Chains-Down in a Hole
Hole-Doll Parts
Pearl Jam-Yellow Ledbetter/Jeremy
STP-Creep/Plush/Interstate Love Song
The Cure-Just like Heaven
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Also, as you're talking electric try doing the guitar part at the end of We Will Rock You by Queen.
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#7
80's songs?

Close to me - the Cure.

The Smiths - There is a light that can never go out.

REM - End of the world.

The Clash - Should I stay or should I go?

RHCP - Higher Ground.
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Help is an 80s song?
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Help is an 80s song?

well he said 60's-00's later in his post
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probably bon jovi

maybe crazy train by ozzy?

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this. so much of this, actually anything from Ratt, Warrant, Extreme, Skid Row and so on.

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^ yay
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#15
Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung. Super simple to play along and sing to.


Lovers in a Dangerous Time - Bruce Cockburn. Also a sweet tune.


Ratt is cool. Dokken has some cool licks too if you're into the Hair Metal.
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