Wednesday Question: Best Acoustic Songs?

Not acoustic renditions, but songs originally composed for acoustic guitar.

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Implementing acoustic guitars into the electrically-driven rock genre always brought in a tasty dose of fresh charm and diversity.

You could easily say that over the past several years, acoustic renditions saw a rise in popularity and it really became a common thing for bands to deliver unplugged versions of their tunes.

But that's not exactly what we're delving into here. What we'd like to focus on this week are the songs originally made for acoustic guitars, rather than unplugged versions of electrically-driven tunes. To sum it up, this week's Wednesday Question is:

What is the best acoustic song?

Once again, we need to stress this - DON'T focus on acoustic renditions of songs originally made for electric guitar, we're looking for tunes composed for acoustic guitar from the very start.

Same rules as always apply - only one suggestion per comment, vote up the ideas you support and vote down the ones you dislike. We'll sum up your votes by Friday and bring you another traditional UG Top 10. Show us what you got, UG!

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    Wish You Were Here by the Floyd.
    not trying to top this fantastic song, but... Mother by Pink Floyd at least needs a mention.
    You could make this list with only Pink Floyd songs and it would still be valid.
    I'm surprised it took so long for someone to say this :
    If you check the times you'll see it was one of the first comments, but the few before this were reply hijacked so posters could appear at the top of a long page. Sux because some good nominations get lost at the bottom of 400 posts.
    David Bowie - Space Oddity I love Mr. Bowie's almost entire discography, but this particular song is simply one of his best.
    Harvest with Opeth a given sing-along at festivalcampings.(Solo has clean tone though)
    I had a tough time picking between this and "Benighted" as the best acoustic Opeth song, but it looks like "Harvest" is gonna win out anyway. And I can be happy with that
    Slayer - Raining blood
    Finale sum1 who lisens 2 real musice!
    I find it funny how everyone just hated this guy in the start, and he always had tons of downvotes, and now everybody loves him, haha best troll ever
    agreed, used to hate him but now he is a welcome sight with his intelligent additions to every post. well, amusing at least. i expect he will fade away to obscurity though like mr bellend
    Tenacious D - Tribute (The greatest song in the world)
    If this isn't number one, people aren't paying attention. Though we could say every song by Tenacious D ever.
    Fake Plastic Trees? - Radiohead
    High and dry, How to disappear completely, Nice dream, Jigsaw falling into place, Exit Music... Thom really had a knack for writing great acoustic songs - Guess he still does, but for each album they make I'm slowly losing hope for ever seing a proper studio-album version of "True love waits"...
    ocean - john butler