not sure if this is the right category but what were the first songs that you learned to play? Mine was knockin on heavens door. Simple I know but man did it feel great.
Mine was Metallica's One. Looking back, I was in way over my head, but I learned a lot about practice by taking on that song, so it all turned out well.
Pretty sure Sleep With One Eye Open by Bring me the Horizon


Dat riff at 0:25. Still gives me the same feeling it did 4 years ago.
Of course i butchered the shit out of it as every beginner guitarist does with their first song and i was playing in standard instead of the necessary drop G. I had fun though so it's all that matters :P
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When I first started playing I learned a ton of Nirvana songs and Led Zeppelin riffs. Shortly afterwards I started learning a ton of "cowboy chord" songs. My first experience with real lead guitar playing came after learning the basics of 12-bar blues and the pentatonic scale.
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Entombed - Wolverine Blues. So simple and yet so groovy and fun. Doesnt teach much about guitar however.


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The Godfather Theme and Breaking The Law were my first song segments I learned, but my first full song came about 6 months later, Hallowed Be Thy Name by Iron Maiden.
Started out learning a lot of Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Animals stuff for about half a year, then moved on to stuff like the offspring and metallica.
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Sweet Dreams by M. Manson ... yeah, I know ...
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First for me was Leper Messiah by Metallica
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Sweet Dreams by M. Manson ... yeah, I know ...

The guitar riff in that kicks ass.
Smoke on the water. Oh sweet baby Jesus, I still know it too.
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Seek and Destroy-Metallica
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)- Metallica
Jump in the Fire-Metallica
Black Dog- Led Zepplin
Iron Man- Black Sabbath
Paranoid-Black Sabbath
Wolverine Blues- Entombed
You are the Government- Bad Religion
Land of Competition- Bad Religion

I've been playing for a year and a half, so I'm still a very green beginner, but these are the songs I've got down the best. Oh yeah fade to black by metallica. And actually a few more. Wow now that I actually typed it out I've realized I've made some progess!
Probably a rammstein song or static x
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About 30 seconds of Dreamer Deceiver as played by KK Downing on a guitar feature video that was on the Judas Priest website from about 10 years ago....

Welcome home rhythm line with the chorus pedal....

Parts of El Diablo (ZZ top song)
The very first thing I learned was Smoke on the Water but the first full song I learned was Bad Reputation by Joan Jett. Yay power chords!
Nightrain by Guns N Roses, great first song, still play it everyday
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Rockin in the free world, a bunch of dylan songs, and time of your life
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well I started guitar when I was a little babbbbbbi so my first song was legit.

row row row your boat.

the first "real" song I learned was dust in the wind.
Azure Lake Zone from Sonic 3.
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Good Riddance by Green Day on acoustic.
On electric it was either Before I Forget or Stricken. I remember being amazed at how easy I thought it was to play metal rhythm guitar. Then I tried Holy Wars
Knight's of Cydonia

Was my first full song. Helped me alot as it was full of different techniques like tremelo picking, hammer-ons, pull-offs, power chords, arpeggios and using the whammy bar