Top 100 Best Acoustic Songs



Here is a list of the best acoustic songs ever written. Acoustic music has come a long way over the years, so many are “oldies” and many are “newies.” We are basing this list off of historical album sales, the ever so objective factor of acoustic-ness, but mostly how easily they make us cry. They are mostly arranged in alphabetical order, by song – so make sure you check out the whole list! Feel free to give your input on suggestions, changes, discards, or songs we may have forgot about.

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             Listen 1-9                  Listen 10-19                Listen 20-29                Listen 30-39                  Listen 40-49

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**ALPHABETICAL ORDER (Roughly)**

1. 3 AM – Matchbox 20
2. 10,000 Stones – Adrianne
3. A Million Years – Teddy Geiger
4. Against the Wind – Bob Seger
5. All We Are – Matt Nathanson
6. American Pie – Don McLean
7. And I Love Her – The Beatles
8. Angie – Rolling Stones
9. Annie’s Song – John Denver
10. Another Lonely Day – Ben Harper
11. Baby I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton
12. Best Deceptions – Dashboard Confessional
13. Blackbird – The Beatles
14. Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
15. Blowing In the Wind – Bob Dylan
16. Boy With A Coin – Iron and Wine
17. Brilliant Dance – Dashboard Confessional
18. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp – Led Zeppelin
19. Bubbly – Colby Collait
20. Bulletproof Weeks – Matt Nathanson
21. Cannonball – Damien Rice
22. I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
23. Creep – Radiohead
24. Deacon Blues – Steely Dan
25. Desolation Row – Bob Dylan
26. Devil In Me – Kate Voegele
27. Down By The River – Neil Young
28. Dust In the Wind – Kansas
29. Elephant – Damien Rice
30. Everlong – Foo Fighters
31. Fire and Rain – James Taylor
32. Flake – Jack Johnson
33. Forever – Ben Harper
34. Friends – Led Zeppelin
35. Gravity – Sara Bareilles
36. Guinevere – Crosby, Stills & Nash
37. Hallelujah – Damien Rice
38. Hard to Imagine – Pearl Jam
39. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? – Nirvana
40. Heaven Beside You – Alice in Chains
41. Heros of War – Rise Against
42. Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
43. Hiding My Heart – Brandi Carlile
44. Home – Holly Conlan
45. Horse With No Name – America
46. Hotel California – The Eagles
47. House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
48. I Miss You – Incubus
49. If You Could Read My Mind – Gordon Lightfoot
50. In A Graveyard – Rufus Wainwright
51. Astair – Matt Costa
52. In Your Eyes – Jeffery Gaines
53. Cathedrals – Jump Little Children
54. Just a Song Before I Go – Crosby, Stills & Nash
55. Layla – Eric Clapton
56. Living in Your Letters – Dashboard Confessional
57. Life By the Drop – Stevie Ray Vaughan
58. Sweet Melissa – Allman Brothers
59. Merry Happy – Kate Nash
60. Midnight Rider – Allman Brothers
61. More Than Words – Extreme
62. Naked As We Came – Iron and Wine
63. No One’s Aware – Jack Savoretti
64. Garotos II – Leoni
65. Nutshell – Alice in Chains
66. Off He Goes – Pearl Jam
67. Paperweight – Joshua Radin
68. Plush – Stone Temple Pilots
69. Push – Matchbox 20
70. Realign – Godsmack
71. Redemption Song – Bob Marley
72. Run – Collective Soul
73. Sandman – America
74. Say It Ain’t So – Mozella
75. Scratch – Kendall Payne
76. Shimmer – Fuel
77. Simple Man – Lynrd Skynyrd
78. Sittin’, Waitin’, Wishin’ – Jack Johnson
79. Slide – Goo Goo Dolls
80. Southern Man – Neil Young
81. Star Mile – Joshua Radin
82. Stay – U2
83. Swing Life Away – Rise Against
84. Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
85. The Magic Bus – The Who
86. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band
87. The Past Recedes – John Frusciante
88. The Special Two – Missy Higgins
89. The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
90. Time of Your Life – Greenday
91. Times Like These – Foo Fighters
92. Tuesday’s Gone – Metallica
93. Vegetable Car – Joshua Radin
94. What Can I Say – Brandi Carlile
95. When September Ends – Greenday
96. Where I Stood – Missy Higgins
97. Who Am I To Say – Hope
98. Wild Horses – Dave Matthews
99. Wonderwall – Oasis
100. You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor

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Luigi Paolo  on April 17, 2010

Have you guys ever considered putting
Rory Gallagher in your listing?
A.s.a.p. place this particular, by origin TJW song,
“AS THE CROW FLIES”, played by Rory Gallagher on his “Irish Tour” 1974. Acoustic guitar/harp live.
It will blow you away. Flawless perfection.
Mind you, Jimi Hendrix was asked by a journalist:
how is it to be seen as the best guitar player in the world?
His understated answer: I don’t know…ask Rory Gallagher.

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music connoisseur  on May 3, 2010

You seriously only have 1 Death Cab song? Not even their best at that. Naked as we came by Iron & Wine isn’t even that good! Where’s your City & Colour?

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hihicanvaskid  on May 11, 2010

What about Too Beautiful by He is We?

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Haannah  on May 12, 2010

Yes, with “hihicanvaskid”
He Is We, is amazing & one of the best acoustic duo’s. Also, where’s City & Colour? Or, “Dreaming of Heaven”?! But, some awesome songs on here.

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chaoticpandimonium  on June 14, 2010

have you ever thought about putting burn the night away by there for tomorrow or i swear this time i mean it by mayday parade?

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calvin lee  on June 22, 2010

this list is really bad.
matchbox 20 is number 1?
teddy gieger is 3?
i’m sorry, but that is just unacceptable.

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admin  on June 23, 2010

From the intro paragraph: “They are mostly arranged in alphabetical order…” Give me some credit! I’m sorry, but your comment is just unacceptable.

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Singerguy1980  on June 28, 2010

Good list! Gotta throw another killer song atcha tho… Screaming Infidelities – Dashboard Confessional

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ThrashRabbit  on June 28, 2010

I am really liking this website! Definitely one i plan to follow, I am always looking for good acoustic songs. Is this simply going to be an adminstrator set list(/website), or is there going to be a way to make suggestions to the admins?

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Whoknows  on June 29, 2010

I can see why you were hesitant to make a list. Some people are just… Ahhh forget it.

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Itsjason13  on June 30, 2010

City and Colour
Dallas Green
State Radio
Ray Lamontagne

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admin  on July 6, 2010

@ThrashRabbit – we’ve been thinking about having a user-submitted “aspect” of the site as well. This might include pages like this list as well as which songs get posted. Right now we are working on getting some of the details worked out. Thanks for the idea though! We always appreciate feedback.

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j  on July 6, 2010

not an altogether bad list. better than most lists you find. obviously a girl wrote this. id like to see a more ruthless version

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24  on July 11, 2010

You forgot wish you were here by pink Floyd. One of the great acoustic solos

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Kilroy  on July 15, 2010

Radiohead is on the list.

List invalidated.

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MissRose  on July 23, 2010

Loving this list. I was after some good acoustic songs to learn.. and this is perfect. Thank you very much :)
And can i just say to the people being critical.. not EVERY song is gonna be on this list that you like.. just think about it. ;)
Cheers’en x

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jbest  on July 24, 2010

@ calvin lee

Are you that stupid that you didn’t realize it’s in alphabetical order? It’s not best to worst. It’s a compilation of the top 100 acoustics songs as per someones judgement, no particular order other then alphabetical.

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Wonder Bread  on July 25, 2010

It is just absurd that you left out Hurt by Johnny Cash. His aging voice and beautiful melodies brings me to tears every time.

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shen  on July 31, 2010

Not a bad list I guess, but then not a good list. Where is John Martyn “Don’t wanna know” or “solid air”. Where is bright eyes “Lua” or “first day of my life”

Too many missing to mention.

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dave101  on August 4, 2010

The Spill Canvas – The Tide

???????????????

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Jeremy  on August 18, 2010

little by little – oasis
knockin on heavens door or times are a changin- bob dylan
what went wrong – blink 182
loser – beck
iris – goo goo dolls
father and son – cat stevens
yellow – coldplay
give a little bit – supertramp
stairway to heaven – led zeppelin
just breathe – pearl jam
hurt – johnny cash
free fallin – tom petty
highway of heroes – the trews

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dpgodlikerz  on September 30, 2010

you should put Your Guardian Angel by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in this list! :)

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alblack  on October 4, 2010

I’ve been looking for new ideas for my acoustic set and your list helped a lot, thanks! Gotta agree with Miss Rose, checking out your list cost nothing, if people can’t appreciate someone going to the effort of compiling it then they should keep their negative opinions to themselves. Music should evoke connection, not segregation.

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opehlia3  on October 7, 2010

Wonder Bread – Hurt is a fantastic song but it was originally Trent Reznor’s (NIN).

And Hallelujah is a fantastic song but it isn’t Damian Rice’s. Leonard Cohen wrote it and literally hundreds of other artists have covered it (my personal fave being K.D. Lang).

All in all great list ;)

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admin  on October 13, 2010

Yes, thanks for the comment, I’ve never heard K.D. Lang’s version of Hallelujah – Damien Rice’s version made the list though. We’ll look into that.

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deathcab  on October 17, 2010

GREAT LIST.
I got half of my ipod on here.
Thanks!

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kreacher  on October 21, 2010

hang by matchbox 20 is a good one.

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Miki  on October 29, 2010

You forgot Jackson Browne, “These Days.” That is a really great song. Both the words and music are touching.

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Bri  on November 9, 2010

Mother by Pink Floyd. lovin the list though =)

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me  on December 4, 2010

anyone notice the songs were in alphabetical order not from the best to the good(or whatever you want to call it)?

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rakishi  on December 23, 2010

have you guys also considered puting Harem Scarem. His entitled “Something to Say” and “Honestly”? its pretty good!

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MrJared  on January 2, 2011

Hey. Loving the list. I’ve got plenty of it on my iPod. I’m glad
You have Incubus on here. Oh, and I would like to ask you to listen to Have Faith In Me (acoustic obviously) by A Day To Remember. Love that song.

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Bandall  on January 23, 2011

Firstly, great site!
That said, A few acoustic songs worth leaning an ear to: “Sunday night buttermilk waltz” by the black crowes (album- Amorica), a short but sweet acoustic instrumental. Also a good portion of their last two records, ‘before the frost…until the freeze’ and ‘croweology’.
“One year six months” by yellowcard (Ocean Avenue). Not a big fan of them, but this one suprised the hell outta me.
Now for the good, but not so list worthy: K.T. Tunstall’s Acoustic Extravaganza album is okay. And Sunshine State is a rather unheard of band that is worth checking out. Kinda girly, I admit, but the guy is an oober-talented guitarist. Hope ya like.

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Emilem  on January 24, 2011

I’ve been following this website for a while now and I just never posted.
EVEN THOUGH I think you’re missing some really great songs…
I approve and love it.
Keep ‘em comin’.(:

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admin  on February 1, 2011

Thanks Emilem! Feel free to suggest some that you think we are missing! Comment here, or go to our contact page. Thanks!

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ThrashRabbit  on February 8, 2011

Third Eye Blind would be a cool band to see on this website. They’ve got some sweet songs that sound pretty good on acoustic. (Deep Inside of You, God of Wine, My Time In Exile, etc.)

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wezly  on February 13, 2011

Leader of the Band by Dan Fogelberg should be on the list

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ilb182  on March 3, 2011

Seasons – Chris Cornell

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Pedro Henrique  on March 5, 2011

64. Garotas – Leoni
The Correct name is Garotos II – Leoni, im from Brazil and i know the correct name.

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admin  on March 8, 2011

Voce esta certa. Foi mal. Na verdade, eu vivi no Brasil durante um bom tempo. A musica la e muito bom – we need more of it here in the U.S.!

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eddy  on March 17, 2011

anything by slightly stoopid is acoustic genius cant forget them and i could have lied and slow cheetah by rhcp definitely need to be on that list cant forget ganja babe by michael franti and spearhead and almost half of john mayers songs although he usually plays a strat he can handle an acoustic

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joemomma  on April 17, 2011

Beth by Kiss should be here

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gazza  on April 23, 2011

G’n’R ‘PATIENCE’. This i can not believe, well, each and their own aye?

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Phil  on May 2, 2011

Great list. You should include a Joni Mitchell song. Suggestions- Both Sides Now, or The Circle Game.

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Pezz  on May 6, 2011

Hmmm, no Marc Bolan, plenty to choose from the Tyrannosaurus Rex days a la “By The Light Of A Magical Moon”, also a few from his T. Rex catalogue like “Girl” “Cosmic Dancer” “Laser Love”

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Britali13  on May 8, 2011

The Spill Canvas – Lullaby

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vishal  on May 8, 2011

superstar by carpenters or any of solo by her deserved to be there !!!

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Hmmmm  on May 10, 2011

Hmmmm not a single song by Nick Drake, known for writing some of the most hauntingly beautiful acoustic guitar songs? Not a single song by one of the great blues masters like Son House, Lightnin’ Hopkins or Muddy Waters? No “King of Carrot Flowers” by Neutral Milk Hotel? And don’t get me started on the fact that there isn’t a single classical guitar song listed on there. Villa-Lobos deserves a mention if you’re going to talk about acoustic guitar. Stumbleupon…you’ve failed me again.

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GrayJay  on May 10, 2011

You need to put on Some Mayday Parade

Miserable at Best
and
Three Cheers for Five Years

Best songs ever.

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admin  on May 10, 2011

What are your favorites of his?

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WTF?  on May 10, 2011

Have you ever heard of Elliot Smith?
Angeles

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james  on May 10, 2011

not even one Sublime song? ever heard of The Beautiful Girls?

still, i enjoyed your list

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Benjamin  on May 11, 2011

This list made me so annoyed that I decided to go to bed. I’m not even saying this because I feel I can be anonymous. I just think it’s a bad list, and I would tell my own father the same thing if he made it.

Please diversify this list if you’re going to make such a bold statement, and at least ensure the songs you’ve selected are, in fact, acoustic. Just a quick glance over the list, and I’m seeing House of the Rising Sun, Layla, and When September Ends, songs that aren’t even performed with acoustic guitars.

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rhess13  on May 11, 2011

Not that bad but i think you need to broaden your horizon of artists. judging by some of what you have hear I would say that your taste isn’t too far off from my own so i would recommend checking out john butler trio i guarantee if you heard him you would put atleast half of his songs on your list specifically “Ocean”

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Austintatious  on May 11, 2011

I really enjoyed the list for the most part, but feel like Here Comes The Sun by the Beatles is superior to blackbird. Just my opinion, but all in all a solid list.

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lyndaseward  on May 11, 2011

There should be a “play all” Option!!! Great site though!

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Tilde  on May 11, 2011

A Horse with no Name? Really? :P
That song is horrible, in my opinion; it has how many different notes? Perhaps four, tops?
Please, somebody give me another perspective on this song.

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StumbleVictim  on May 11, 2011

Zwan – Number of the beast is a great track. Downloaded some of the artists that were new to me on this list, good website =)

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quepasta123  on May 11, 2011

Patience by Guns n Roses should definitely be on here today…beautiful song.

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Don Fallick  on May 12, 2011

Where is Jorma Kaukonen’s Embryonic Journey? (Maybe the mother of all acoustic songs.) Or Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills & Nash? Or a TON of Brazilian bossa nova tunes, especially like The Girl From Ipanema? Or, for newbies, how about Diablo Rojo by Rodrigo y Gabriela? Or, for real acoustic freaks, how about Sungha Jung’s amazing cover of Canon in D (Pachebel’s Canon) with Trace Bundy, in which a ten-year old kid blows away an acknowledged master?

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martimar425  on May 12, 2011

Elliott Smith – Say Yes

Penelope – Saosin

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arials92  on May 12, 2011

I agree with what some of the others said. City and Colour and or Dallas Green should be on here. He has some pretty great acoustic songs.

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bort  on May 14, 2011

Any list that puts matchbox 20 at number one is wrong

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Rex  on May 14, 2011

Hey joe – Jimi Hendrix isn’t acoustic. Tight list nonetheless

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alan  on May 14, 2011

how could led zeppelins song friends possibly be considered better than songs such as over the hills or ten years gone? and yes, epic fail missing wish you were here

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The Sanity Inspector  on May 14, 2011

Honorable mention for “Gallows Pole”, by Led Zeppelin. Jimmy Page’s electric Gibson comes in at the end, and it’s a surprise: the song was rockin’ so hard, you mean it was acoustic up til then?

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birdman07  on May 14, 2011

WTF, top 100 acoustic songs and yet john mayer, possibly the best acoustic musician didnt make the list? yea deff not the top 100 i dont know if u have heard a song by the name of daughters but that should deff be on the list, or maybe who says, or any of his songs cause they are all amazing

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lightningmonkey13  on May 14, 2011

Really like the list. Maybe “Sea of Love” by Cat Powers?

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Cobalt Skyden  on May 15, 2011

to those who have issues with the list: if you don’t like it, make your own. secondly, perhaps your ideas of the “best” acoustic songs aren’t universal.

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stella  on May 15, 2011

this list is horrible. there are literally no good songs on here. good bands, but not even their best songs. like seriously. this is disappointing.

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itisi  on May 15, 2011

Fleetwood Mac’s “Never Going Back Again”!

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Hmmmm  on May 15, 2011

Of who? Nick Drake? Anything on the album Pink Moon is pretty spectacular. But all of his albums are great. If I had to pick a favorite song by him…probably “Day is Done” on the album Five Leaves Left…I would say ‘way too blue’ but it features cello, not guitar.

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duh  on May 15, 2011

The man who sold the world – nirvana

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imaginarytruth  on May 16, 2011

…What aobut Rory Gallagher?

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stumblahhh  on May 16, 2011

Gardner-Tallest Man on Earth
8 Full Hours of Sleep- Against Me!
Old Man- Neil Young
New Slang- The Shins
Society- Eddie Vedder

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ulugeyik  on May 16, 2011

No Sublime? meh..

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MaryLu  on May 16, 2011

you seriously didn’t even consider ELLIOTT SMITH??
not even twilight?
I’d check out Sundowner too, but Elliot Smith is pretty much the best acoustic singer you’ll ever listen.
trust me on that.

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Dec  on May 16, 2011

No Bon Iver man, this disappoints me

:(

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some people are so dumb  on May 16, 2011

um i like the list their is some differences i would’ve made but well done new songs that i found here that i like so thanks. i didn’t read all the comments but i got to someone complaining about lack of city in colour(which i agree with but still like the list) and then dallas green as a separate band please don’t complain if you don’t know what your talking about

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edvedd  on May 16, 2011

Great list, and yes i noticed that they are in Alphabetical order..
Pearl Jam-Betterman.
Audioslave-Like a Stone.
Foo Fighters-Wheels.
U2-All i want is you.
RHCH-Breaking the Girl.
All these are serious good songs to play live also..

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edvedd  on May 16, 2011

Oh and yeah as it has been said, Hallelujah is a Leonard Cohen song, BUT the all time best version is from Jeff Buckley, no Doubt.. BUT also, Damien Rice did the next best version and he is a Seriously talented acoustic performer..

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edvedd  on May 16, 2011

hehe also.. Everyone will have a band they dont like or hate, as do i, but that doesnt mean that band doesnt have some good songs.. ie..
Radiohead-Let Down
Justin Timberlake-Lovestoned.(yes seriously)
Smashing Pumpkins-Soma/Mayonaise..

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jennyismyname1188  on May 16, 2011

bring on the city and colour! :) great site, learned some great new ones!

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zaureny  on May 17, 2011

Pink Moon – Nick Drake

And agreed, Matchbox 20 as numero uno…what happened there?

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The Ambiguity Shows  on May 17, 2011

@music connoisseur is right. no city and colour? dallas green’s music is probably the best. no brand new either? a shame..

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shameonanigga  on May 17, 2011

What about “there will never be a greater time” by pj harvey and chris goss. legendary

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jennycee32  on May 17, 2011

Great list! I love acoustic songs and I’m always looking for more to download! One of my favorites that’s not on the list is Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner by Fall Out Boy. All together good picks though! Thanks!

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admin  on May 17, 2011

@zaureny – Please read the opening paragraph. You’ll understand why they are “numero uno” ;)

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admin  on May 17, 2011

@bort – ALPHABETICAL ORDER!!!

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admin  on May 17, 2011

@Benjamin – Please don’t critique the list unless you have something to add. We all know you think the list sucks, make some recommendations!

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Pokey Cannon  on May 17, 2011

Of the hundred or so songs I rotate through my set, here are some that get the best response in a primarily 30′s – 50′s age group bar: Blue on black – Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Billie Jean – the Chris Cornell version, Me and Bobbie Mcgee – the Kris Kristofferson version (I’m a 52 yr old white dude, I ain’t singing Janice!), Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton, I love this bar – Toby Keith, Hotel California – Eagles (I play in Am instead of Bm) Ramblin man and midnight rider – Allman brothers, Come Monday – Jimmy Buffet, You are so beautiful – Joe Cocker, Knockin on heavens door – Dylan/Clapton, Family tradition – Hank Williams Jr. None of these are particularly challenging to play, but the crowd likes them, and I enjoy singing them. I can also drink a beer or three and still play them well. I’ll look into some of the other songs on the list for some of the youngsters that wander into the bar. The trick to handling the drunks who yell out requests is to know some hard rock, classic rock , country, and traditional songs, even if that is not your personal choice. Of course these are all just my opinion.

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hiscoxd  on May 18, 2011

The list has some really good sections, but some songs on their aren’t really acoustic, like House of the Rising Sun and Hotel California, but also, there is no Simon and Garfunkel. ‘The Boxer’ and ‘The Sound Of Silence’ should be in the top 50 if not the top 20. I agree with previous comments with Bon Iver, they should be in the list somewhere.
My personal Favourite acoustic song is ‘Thirteen’ by Big Star. For those who don’t know it i strongly recommend you have a listen.

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Benjamin  on May 18, 2011

@admin,
I don’t have to critique it, I should have just been able to look, concur, and go on my way. Funny thing about the internet, I can find different, and probably more accurate, iterations of this list on any number of websites.

Your job as a website owner is to ensure the quality of your work is so high that I’ll want to continue to come back and be a part of the community.

But, if you want an opinion, no “Best Acoustic Songs Ever Written” list should have Matchbox 20 on it, let alone twice.

Thanks!

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ziggie  on May 19, 2011

ed sheeran belongs on this list

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Samantha88  on May 19, 2011

“Crow Jane” by Two Gallants.

ALL OF AMOS LEE. For sure. Try “Soul Suckers”, “Keep it Loose, Keep it Tight” or “Black River”.

“Gravedigger” acoustic version- Dave Matthews.

ANYTHING RAY LAMONTAGNE. “Write You a Letter”, “Shelter”, “Hannah”, and ESPECIALLY his version of “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley.

“Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” -John Mayer (just listen, don’t judge) I recommend from The Village Sessions.

Lots of my personal faves were already listed. Any other die-hards like me? LISTEN TO THESE, if you haven’t already. I’m sure there are more, but these is what I could come up with on the spot.

This site has totally made my day. Thank you!!

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alex  on May 19, 2011

uh.. “where did you sleep last night” is actually called “in the pines” and its a nirvana cover of a meat puppets song.

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d_33_123  on May 20, 2011

No band of horses??

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nwnikkie  on May 20, 2011

So Cold – Breaking Benjamin, the best acoustic song in the hisory of EVER!!!!

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nick64  on May 20, 2011

Where is Elliott Smith?!
Needle In the Hay – Elliott Smith
One of the best acoustic songs ever. I would like your list a lot more if it had just one of his songs or even City and Colour, William Fitzsimmons, and Bon Ivor.

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dirtySNEAKERS  on May 20, 2011

@Benjamin get over yourself and try to accept the opinions of others. There are a load of great songs on here wether you think they are good or not.
@admin great list-brought back a bunch of memories!

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arni  on May 21, 2011

Not one of these songs would have made my top 100 list but had fun shuffling through here none the less.

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Maikeru Kuchiki  on May 21, 2011

Due to everyone’s stupidity people did not notice that is in alphabetical order. It’s order from good to bad

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madmikeandthemechanics  on May 22, 2011

Brilliant list man, real variety there, it’s a hard thing to do, so fair play, I appreciate it. Im not saying this song should be on the list, or dissing your list but ‘Jane Says’ by Jane’s addiction is an immense acoustic and one of my favourites after American Pie, Blowin in the wind and nearly all Jack Johnson songs. Savage list do.

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drl35  on May 22, 2011

What about Yesterday by the Beatles???

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JJAtwood  on May 22, 2011

where is antoine dufour? one of the greatest acoustic musicians ever!!!

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kaykay  on May 22, 2011

This is so awesome, I came across it on stumbleupon and I’m hooked, downloading tons of these asap :O

& I appreciate all of the comments below, everyone’s suggestions are great and I’m youtubing those as well :D

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redfred  on May 22, 2011

closer to the sun by slightly stoopid… nuff said

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Carrabbalover  on May 22, 2011

The fact that you have Dashboard Confessional listed multiple times on this list makes me believe that this whole playlist is extremely valid. Thank you for recognizing their extraordinary talent. (:

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joysie_07  on May 23, 2011

i read one comment above and agreed very much so, Your Guardian Angel by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus would easily be good enough to male this list. Also how about Tears dont fall or say goodnight Bullet For My Vallentine? .. Also is this just for acoustic guitar or piano also?? If piano too then Diary Of Jane by Breaking Benjamin needs to be on the list

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ernstroad  on May 23, 2011

Nice list. No Joni Mitchell?

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me is we  on May 23, 2011

accepting that in something so specific as best acoustic songs everybody WILL have different opinions, I agree with your list excpet for one song that probably won’t be in anyone else’s list:

“19. Bubbly – Colby Collait”

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anon  on May 23, 2011

def should have karma police by radiohead, ray lamontouge, eric clapton, bob dylan

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thermoforming machine  on May 23, 2011

Who Am I To Say – Hope I like it very much

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maudug91  on May 23, 2011

ummm, sorry but not a good list.
i admire some of your choices, but you didnt include oasis, coldplay and “wish you were here” by pink floyd. plus i dont think that songs that were originally electric and were played unplugged once should count

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blah blah blah  on May 24, 2011

I am a huge fan of Rise Against, they are the band that put me into Hardcore Music, but Heroes of War should not be on this list… the song is complete garbage… the song has no flow and the lyrics are so hard to handle with the song…

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bobbyT  on May 24, 2011

Clap or Mood for a Day both by Yes. both are incredibly technical and beautiful at the same time. Steve Howe is an acoustical genius!

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bobbyT  on May 24, 2011

Also, @stella NO good songs? really?? Blowin’ in the Wind, Blackbird, Desolation Row (probably the best Bob Dylan song), Life by the Drop, Magic Bus, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Fire and Rain, Just a Song Before I Go, Layla… do you enjoy any music at all??

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skrigya  on May 25, 2011

Not all together pleased with this list. Where are all the real acoustic artists. Like Jim Croce,Simon&Garfunkel,you have CSN in there once I mean come on. To bad CSN record sales would never reach the amount that, for instance Rob Thomas, would make in his hay day…which seems to be still in its mists. But there are alot of artist who just dont belong on this list. We know this

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ryandrew  on May 28, 2011

does any1 of u wondrd dat most of these r super old songs? any beginner wud nt lyk 2 feel embarassed when he plays 1 of these songs prfctly in frnt of sum1 n get questnd- err….do i knw dis song? obviously no. wat i wud recommend is making anothr list (or probably extending dis list) wid all new songs. artists shud include john mayer, dido, taylor swift, bruno mars and justin bieber. nw many may wonder y i recommended bieber. it is bcoz i dnt care u lyk him or nt bt u cnt deny dat his songs are d EASIEST 2 play on guitar. want proof? his song one time is only played with 2 chords (g and cadd9) throughout d song. hope dis wil help.

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SparkleTheElf  on May 28, 2011

I realize this list may be done its editing, but I can’t help but ask that the song Needles by Grand Salvo be considered. It’s not well known at all, but it’s the saddest song I’ve ever heard.

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jmac  on May 29, 2011

Tuesday’s Gone by Metallica – orginally Lynyrd Skynyrd
My own additions
Working Class Hero – john lennon
this heaven or pocketful of stones – dave gilmour
turn the page – bob seger
hallowed be thy name – emerson lake & palmer
Big Yellow Taxi/the circle game/come in from the cold – joni mitchell
these days/lives in the balance – jackson browne
willin’ – little feat
st. judys comet – paul simon
friend of the devil – grateful dead
seamus – pink floyd
listen listen/whispering grass – sandy denny
mood for a day – yes
this land is your land/wreck of the old 97 – woody guthrie
sorry – long list

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winnnnie  on May 29, 2011

decent list.. i loved some of your choices but hated others. i would have liked it a lot better if it had included some city and colour

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meeeeg  on May 30, 2011

@ryandrew….
no..just…no.

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Joshua  on May 30, 2011

the only one I want to maybe suggest, is 9 crimes by Damien rice, other than that, your list, your rules. So I like it. A lot of them I have in my ipod. some of them I’m adding now.

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MpBrianMay  on May 30, 2011

No Fleetwood Mac?! Lindsey Buckingham has got to be one of the most talented players in the world. Go Insane or especially Big Love acoustic are phenomenal. It’s silly to base the list on record sales because so much music is pirated and also a lot of people suck at knowing whats good or not. I mean, people actually like Kesha…

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whitehousecoat  on May 30, 2011

Tony Sly – Capo, 4th fret.

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ljcoolio  on May 31, 2011

ryandrew; Why do you insist on typing like that, is it really that hard to type out complete words? Aside from the fact that you come across as completely ignorant from your typing style, You also completely fail to understand the point of the list. The point isnt to put in the most current or easiest to play songs (not to mention some of the artists you put in arent accustic) but to list the BEST accustic songs.

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Jimmitang  on May 31, 2011

It ACTUALLY called In the Pines, and it is by Leadbelly, not the Meat Puppets. Go sit down Alex, let the admin and the big boys talk about music.

If I had one to add, I’d recommend Naïve Orleans (acoustic version) by Anberln

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annoyed  on May 31, 2011

actually, ryandrew, I think a decent grasp on the english language might help more that the gibber-jabber you just offered up.

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Kris  on June 1, 2011

Donovan – Get Thy Bearings

It’s totally missing, why ?!

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kevin  on June 2, 2011

this is a pathetic list to claim as the best acoustic tracks… they are good songs but the order of this list is terrible not to mention there are WAY better acoustic songs.

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kevin  on June 2, 2011

and to the comment before mine learn grammar and these songs aren’t half as old as the true best acoustic music which was the blues back when the slaves picked up an acoustic way the fuck back at the turn of the 20th century… take a look at Muddy Waters and old real blues if you wanna appreciate music. Quite literally started all of these tunes and inspired all of these artists

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galaxy  on June 3, 2011

Good list but…
where is the JOHN MAYER?!

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thisisivever  on June 3, 2011

oh my god….no Patience? like i scrolled down to the P’s FIRST THING and IT’S NOT THERE?!?!?!!?!

*disappointed face*

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premchand  on June 5, 2011

You missed out ‘Heart of Gold’ by Neil Young. A real classic.

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bozzoms  on June 6, 2011

Where is Breaking Benjamin- Diary of Jane (acoustic version). The definition of acoustic.

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buttercake  on June 7, 2011

great list you have here… eva cassidy would be a good addition i think :)

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weiannnnn  on June 8, 2011

how about fire by augustana?

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SuperDuper  on June 8, 2011

At first I saw this list and I thought “Wow! This is awesome!” Then I saw that a lot of songs were missing that I thought should be on there. I mean come one, Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls is missing!

Then it occurred to me that we can all argue until we are blue in the face about what should be on this list, when in reality the best acoustic songs are all a matter of preference.

What nobody can refute is that this page has gathered tons of music, some of which I have heard before, and a lot of which I haven’t! I can’t thank you enough for this. Between the list and the comments, I will be very busy looking up some of the best acoustic tunes out there!

Thanks!

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Jmat  on June 8, 2011

Where’s this song, where’s that song… just enjoy the list and shut the F up you bunch of douche bags.

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music ninja  on June 8, 2011

love the list! only advice is to put some john mayer up there!

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Milu  on June 9, 2011

Also one of my favourite: Anyone’s Daughter by Deep Purple

PS: A torrent would be nice…

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Fyou  on June 9, 2011

Um. Wish You Were Here? FAIL

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MyNewNameIsLarry  on June 12, 2011

One word…

Jumper

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fernandobot  on June 12, 2011

“In the Pines” is a Meat Puppets song? know what you’re talking about before you start correcting people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Pines

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chew  on June 12, 2011

some hits some misses good try though.
elliott smith
modest mouse
mark kosling

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jhott4  on June 15, 2011

The most covered song in the world is Yesterday by The Beatles. Pretty odd it’s not even on the list.

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maxwell  on June 27, 2011

you guys should seriously consider some alternative genres that do acoustic covers. You have rise against but nothing like you had me at hello by adtr. Check out some of the punk goes acoustic stuff

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Jttockstein  on July 1, 2011

Maybe not for the list, but some really great acoustic songs you should check out are by “the weepies”. They’re really great and I personally think that they’re better than some of the songs on this list. But just listen to them if nothing else

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cmarpin  on July 3, 2011

I love all the “this list sucks” comments. If you guys that you can take the time and effort to put together a list AND an entire website for everyone else to enjoy SO MUCH BETTER, then why don’t you?

Quit complaining.

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emily  on July 4, 2011

No City & Colour? or He Is We? Cady Groves? Mayday Parade?

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ilovemusicc  on July 5, 2011

i am very upset from the lack of mentioning the scene aesthetic, one of the best mostly acustic groups ever. “The Man I Am” “Its A Promise Like a Song” “Beauty in the Breakdown” really..

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Jonathan  on July 5, 2011

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

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Nutsocket  on July 5, 2011

Lots of good songs on that list. Hallelujah is an awesome song no matter who covers it (I prefer the Leonard Cohen “Shrek” version). I like these acoustic renditions:
Memory – Sugarcult
Burning Bright – Shinedown
Space Between – Dave Matthews Band
Ramona – Guster
Sand and Foam – Donovan
Sail Away – David Gray

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carolinem  on July 5, 2011

swing life away and I will follow you into the dark are definitely two of the best acoustics. The Acoustic Song by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is really good too, but I didn’t see it on that list. Angels Cry, Also by RJA, deserves to be on that list.

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Dusty J.  on July 5, 2011

Yeah, this definitely needs to include City & Colour. Still an awesome list though!

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LFA  on July 7, 2011

Where’s Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones? That is the best… There is also a brazilian song called “Sozinho” by Caetano Veloso!

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isacult  on July 12, 2011

no Bayside, Brand New, Kevin Devine?!? eehh

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Grobanite4lyfe  on July 15, 2011

I appreciate the variety in this list, but I’m not sure I understand the criteria you’ve used.

Historical album sales aren’t a very accurate measurement of the quality of one song off of an album, particularly when the quality of older songs is better reflected in the amount of times they’ve been covered by other artists, and not as much by the amount of money the original album made (really old songs weren’t even sold on “albums”). Better to measure performance on the historical singles charts, if you’re going to factor in sales at all. Besides, if you were really using album sales as the first of three criteria, you would have certainly included at least ONE Simon & Garfunkel song off of Bridge Over Troubled Water (one of the best selling albums of all time).

Also, I would definitely change the description to – a list of the best acoustic songs ever *recorded* – IF you are going to allow covers.

I won’t go on and on about what songs should be on there instead of Matchbox 20 (plenty), but consider judging songs on how often they’ve been covered as well. For example, Thirteen by Big Star is one of the best acoustic songs ever written (apparently Rolling Stone judged it to be in the top 500 songs of any genre, of all time). It has been covered by Elliot Smith, Wilco, Garbage, to name a few. Chances are that any musician you like, including Rob Thomas, could play an amazing version of it on the spot if you asked them to, because they liked it so much they wanted to learn it at some point. How is that not the measure of a good song?

On a side-note, Louise (Leo Kottke) and Suzanne (Leonard Cohen) are two of my favorites. In fact, Rob Thomas would probably laugh at you if you tried to convince him that any of his songs are better written than Suzanne.

But overall, a lot of good stuff on this list :)

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musiclovers07  on July 21, 2011

Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles are my favourite, but there are a lot of good songs in this list

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PartyLikeRay  on July 29, 2011

What about GreenDay?! Time of Your Life? Wake me up When September Ends? jeeez

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Beatriz7  on August 2, 2011

Have you heard of Home by Edward Sharp it’s an awesome acoustic song that I love

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ashleeygodinn  on August 5, 2011

Dear John by Taylor Swift is a good one for beginners :)
this is a good list, got some pretty good songs on it :)

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crazyparrot  on August 10, 2011

A Walk Through Hell – Say Anything

- Gotta be done :)

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Middlest0rm  on August 12, 2011

I’m extremely glad they included Nutshell and Heaven Beside You. Most people overlook them.

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I3obkat  on August 14, 2011

Death cab for cutie? Haha this list is such a joke

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dacapo3x  on August 18, 2011

No Joni Mitchell?

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Bryan  on August 18, 2011

Where is classical gas by Mason Williams?

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connor  on August 22, 2011

avett brothers?

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mythoughts  on August 25, 2011

Dave Matthews – Gravedigger (or ‘Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd, but I don’t know if you’ll find that acoustic anywhere to listen to)

John Mayer – Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

Jeff Buckley’s rendition of – Hallelujah is worth a listen

Jack’s Mannequin – Hammers and Strings

All Time Low – Remembering Sunday acoustic

Mayday Parade – Miserable at best

Dashboard Confessional – Even Now

Jamestown Story – Broken Summer

Say Anything – A Walk Through Hell

Death Can For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark

Sugarcult – Memory

Matt costa – Behind the Moon

The Spill Canvas – The Tide

Secondhand Serenade – Your Call

City and Colour

From First to Last – Emily

Slipknot – Vermillion pt 2 (listen before judging)

Relient K – Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been

Greenday – Good Riddance

Weezer – Butterfly

The Kooks – She Moves in Her Own Way

Arctic Monkeys – No Buses

Elliot Smith – Miss Misery

Bright Eyes – At the Bottom of Everything

Creed – Higher

These are just to name a few that came to mind. Granted, a lot of these are not acoustic originally, and may be more suitable for just my generation, but I thought I’d put in my 2 cents. Also, some may already be on the list, I sort of forgot when jotting these down. In any case, you have a fantastic list here. I love what you’re doing. Anyone saying the list sucks is just being ignorant. I think you were able to capture songs that every generation will enjoy, and I think that’s what having a ‘best of’ list comes down to.

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nick  on August 25, 2011

45 – Shinedown (Acoustic)

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ezio  on August 28, 2011

seriously, not even Tenacious D??

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Anon  on August 29, 2011

This song is NEEDED for this list.

Everchanging (acoustic) – Rise Against

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chez  on August 29, 2011

Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show needs to be on this list

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Blinkfat  on August 31, 2011

No Heart? Ah, that’s okay, you’ll get around to it :) Not bad so far.

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cyneo  on September 2, 2011

wow. no john mayer. Neon is a very creative and complicated way of playing. and not only was it a unique way of playing, it sounds godly as well…

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Rodolfo Grimaldi  on September 5, 2011

Excellent list. I found all I like, and I don’t remember now, anything to add, :)

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thecreecher  on September 5, 2011

Not a terrible list I mean it’s not whether I like the song or not but it is what I consider acoustic. There are a couple that I do not consider acoustic but they are good songs. I would have liked to see some dave matthews/Tim Reynolds songs on here (my personal favorite acoustic duo) but none the less I think you should have put at least one Jim Croce song on here????

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LionsAndTides  on September 6, 2011

To add to my last comment, this list also deserves some Fleet Foxes, Frightened Rabbit and The Decemberists. Blue Ridge Mountains by Fleet Foxes is fantastic!

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Caveman Morrison  on September 7, 2011

days of the new , should be in there for sure
“Self in the Room”
that song guitar riff of the year in guitar magazine
all there songs are acoustic

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SarloX23  on September 7, 2011

Better Man by Pearl Jam definitely should have made this list

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David Batterson  on September 8, 2011

Great site! Love the list! Sometimes listening to unplugged versions of songs just makes you feel good. I love raw music! Thanks, Dave

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Brandi  on September 8, 2011

Some good songs on the list, some I don’t really agree with. Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sublime, and Lightnin’ Hopkins, to name a few, should have been included, in my humble opinion.

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Tiki  on September 9, 2011

Anyone ever heard of a small band named Staind? Outside is a masterpiece. There also is Bother by Stonesour, but I didn’t expect to see them on this list anyways.

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Foxom.park  on September 10, 2011

they are missing a great deal of whitley too, great band and acoustic guitar player.

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Vermontster  on September 16, 2011

Lot’s of great suggestions here
maybe some Violent Femmes

Is Hey Joy actually an acoustic song?

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Georgie Girl  on October 3, 2011

I found your list Extremely useful when looking to broaden my set list. Thanks :)

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Anon  on October 10, 2011

Bump out Shimmer by Fuel and insert Everchanging by Rise Against

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rich  on October 19, 2011

some great songs on the list but by far the best acoustic song in my opinion is Ooh la la by The Faces

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Apollonia  on October 29, 2011

Foo Fighters: Everlong

Disturbed: Darkness

The Frames: Star star

Deer Tick: Ashamed

Korn: Throw me away- surprisingly beautiful

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Turk  on November 9, 2011

Seems like there’s a lot of pop on here. When I think of acoustic music, the rock songs done unplugged is not the first thing that comes to mind.

Having said that, I’ll add one more to your list that fits that above description and is a masterpiece of finger-style acoustic: Big Love by Fleetwood Mac.

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Easy7833  on November 30, 2011

There are so many great acoustical versions that did not make the list. Try Cold War Kids version of Hospital Beds, TeTe’s – L’envie et le dedain, Three Days Grace’s – Wake Up. Or… Gaslight Anthem’s – The ’59 Sound, Any of Chris Cornell’s Unplugged in Sweden, especially his version of Billie Jean. ANy of Serena Ryder’s Studio stops are fantastic (personal fav is Sweeping the Ashes). Try Berge’s (German Duo) Scheinbar recorded for Back Yard Acoustics. Staying international try any of Souad Massi’s Acoustic Best of alubum. My personal favs have to be Silversun Pickups studio stop and Social D’s in studio version of Story of My Life.

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wolfpaw007  on December 12, 2011

It is impossible to list the top 100 acoustic songs and please everybody let alone 2 people. It is an impossible task but, it sure sparks alot of debate and makes you think about all the good music out there and yet to come. I’m glad I found this site and remember MUSIC IS LIFE.

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Ashish  on December 16, 2011

good list n by d way thanks for the song called”BOy and a coin” just listened n am loving it!:)

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Latest Music Videos  on December 18, 2011

Really a nice collection of songs.

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donna9217  on December 19, 2011

“One day at a Time” by Daniel Johns from the “Think Positive Album” is the most beautiful solo acoustic song I have ever heard.

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bathtub  on December 19, 2011

ripple- grateful dead

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Steve  on December 21, 2011

Great list! – some interesting and enjoyable listening ahead

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Folk Music Guy  on December 22, 2011

Great list. I love the Who, Hendrix and a bunch of the others. I hope that one day my music will be on the top 100 list for folk and acoustic.

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J  on December 24, 2011

Pretty good list IMO. It would have made my day if it had Desert of Song or Shevanel Take 2, both by Between the Buried and Me

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Ash Hadi  on December 25, 2011

wel i love music, plz post some instrumental song

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Moog Taurus  on January 10, 2012

Sad that the Fleet Foxes weren’t on here.

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Zachjone  on January 10, 2012

Aaron you crazy bastard…. Its insane i was just stumbling along and happened to knowtice your name… Small world , nice work dude!!!

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blube  on January 19, 2012

Elton John – Love Song
Leonard Cohen – The Stranger Song
Lou Reed – The Kids
Gordon Lightfoot – Beautiful
Richie Havens – Here Comes the Sun
Bob Dylan – Mr. Tambourine Man
Joni Mitchell – Chelsea Morning
Wendy Waldman – Vaudeville Man
Loudon Wainwright III – Motel Blues
Bruce Springsteen – Johnny 99
Flo & Eddie – Just Another Town
The Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes
Big Star – The India Song
Michael Stanley – Let’s Get the Show on the Road
Dirk Hamilton – Billboard on the Moon

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jeeptuff  on January 20, 2012

Days of the New

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Nubnut  on January 31, 2012

Not a single mention of Porcupine Tree?

Most people I know who have seen them live consider the acoustic version of Trains to be one of the greatest things they’ve seen. Acoustic or otherwise.

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Wez  on February 8, 2012

Songs I Love, Songs I like, Songs I Don’t know and I cant say there’s allot a dislike or any I particularly hate. I know opinions and tastes differ, so a good list in my opinion.

Gave me a few ideas of song to learn and look out for and also reminded me of a shitload I have forgotten over the years which I will relook.

I appreciate people adding their favorite songs too the comments, that was also a lot of help. Reading through the criticisms just felt like a waste of my time and theirs. Seriously, don’t these people have anything better to do?

I don’t have anything that should be added to a 100 best list that I can think of, but Bad religion’s acoustic version of sorrow is beautiful. a few tracks to look at if your an acoustic punk fan are the bonus tracks on their album “New maps of hell”. On the DVD Graffin and Gurewitz record some of the acoustic songs and admit that they have always written songs on acoustic before recording them on electric but as young punks in the 80′s were too ashamed of admitting it.

I’ll be enjoying learning some of these song and playing them next to the braai (South African word for BBQ, pronunciation: [ˈbrɑe] – Yes I Wiki’d it) while jamming on my boks guitar. Cheers, and thanks for a sweet site. Will check in again.

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peeblesdub  on February 13, 2012

Dykeenies – clean up your eyes
Tom McRae – Boy with the bubblegum
Tracy Chapman – talking about a revolution

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jii  on February 16, 2012

Need some:
Joan Baez
Yes – “The Clap”

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Squire  on February 21, 2012

Just found this site….I like it a lot…and I really appreciate that most of the comments on this list are positive, with good ideas for songs on Top 100, Version 2.0…my two cents, Deer Tick for sure, Richard and/or Teddy Thompson, and The Low Anthem….keep it up!!!

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Blackspot  on February 22, 2012

Agree that k.d.lang’s hallejuah is fantastic – have a look the juno awards version on youtube. But also, Paul Brady – The Island.

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Seo Essen  on February 26, 2012

Lame commercial list….
No velvet Underground
No Leonard Cohen
No Nick Drake
Not even Joni Mitchell

But that talentless plonker Bono made the list

Tsk Tsk

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fasterthankenyan  on February 26, 2012

why in the hell is green day all the way at the bottom?? time of your life is a classic that should easily be to 15!

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soupchicken  on March 11, 2012

Um, Classical Gas by Mason Williams should replace one on this list, among others to be replaced…

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DSP29  on March 14, 2012

Pretty much any Mumford And Sons song will make you cry, so where are they?

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Rugh8888  on March 23, 2012

What about “Evaporate” by Chris Ayer??
and “Amie” ba Damien Rice…???

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smchri  on March 26, 2012

Great choice and scope. lot of good songs coming in from comments too tho to satisfy everyone the list would have to be top 10,000 songs!!!! lol
Agree that johnny cash’s version of hurt is awesome!!! Also a bit of tambourine man can’t ‘hurt’ the list. ;)

Have heard a version of pachelbel’s canon on guitar too but not sure who by and it was sublime.

One I would consider too is local hero by mark knofler. Superb talent and cutting tune which always reminds me of home!!!

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jules  on March 31, 2012

I see there is others who wrote the same, but it cannot be said enough: WHAT ABOUT CITY AND COLOUR? :O

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Necromancer  on April 13, 2012

All in all not a bad list ,I thought . Some songs aren’t strictly speaking acoustic just acoustic versions . Personally if I were to compile such a list I would select purely acoustic songs that were written as acoustic. It’s tricky I know as most pure acoustic material doesn’t get anywhere near the amount of exposure on radio etc especially in England unless played on certain stations by particular dj’s . Arguably the best acoustic songs in my humble opinion are just a voice and a guitar , no drums no keyboards etc but that’s just my opinion . Without doubt if the compiler had a wider knowledge the list would be somewhat different . I’d like to suggest that admin listens to Colin Hays gorgeous songs ” I don’t think I’ll ever get over you ” , ” Overkill ” or ” Beautiful world ” to get why I say what I do . When all is said and done this list has some wonderful songs on it and I thank the individuals that spent the time and effort to compile it .

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Bassman1805  on April 18, 2012

“Tuesday’s Gone – Metallica”
*facepalm*
Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song was written by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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sufian84  on April 24, 2012

its a very good

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Rain on the Sill  on May 11, 2012

Pretty good list.
you could include
Unintended- muse
i’m yours- the script

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Delko  on July 2, 2012

I want this as an album

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wblartist  on August 4, 2012

No “Babylon”? No David Gray?

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janine  on August 15, 2012

It’s a pretty good list and reading all the comments and song suggestions here made it better. (discovered some acoustic songs that i’ve never heard before and yet awesome) :)

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zack  on August 20, 2012

John Mayer- Stop this train. Not popular but it’s a great tune.

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Jim  on September 17, 2012

I like your opinion of the best 100 acoustic songs. I would maybe add a couple and remove some, but good job. Most of the song links aren’t playable anymore however.

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Dreamsbyday  on September 23, 2012

Not one Joni Mitchell song?
(..list instantly rendered worthless…)

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Dreamsbyday  on September 23, 2012

…and no Simon and Garfunkel either.
Really ? Pffft..

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Jill  on October 4, 2012

Although I agree that Joni Mitchell belongs on this list… you added my all-time favorite.

JOHN FRUSCIANTE!!!!!!!!!

Honestly, anyone reading this who is really into guitarists and creative musicians, give him a listen (like Past Recedes). I’m so happy I saw his name, no one gives him that much recognition he’s considered one of the best guitarists of all time…

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LT  on December 8, 2012

Great list, some of my favorites on here…but I would love to see:
City & Colour: “Casey’s Song” or “Coming Home”
Nirvana: “Man who sold the world” HANDS DOWN
and maybe a little Anberlin…
otherwise good stuff..but seriously Dallas Green is acoustic genius, and needs an official spot on the list :)

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pensgal87  on January 11, 2013

The bleeding (acoustic of course) five finger death punch. only the acoustic version brings the beauty of ians voice out. its such an amazing song :)

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Romeo'sJuliet  on March 7, 2013

Hi! This is a really nice list. of couce it is subjective. To anyone who is so pissed about it. Go make your own, and let the others be pissed about it too. pff!

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mahenks  on March 24, 2013

i would love to add this singer You make my world so colourful – Daniel Sahuleka (acoustic version) or still from him Dont Sleep Away – Daniel Sahuleka

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Electronic Music  on June 16, 2013

Thanks for this!!! I am an acoustic lover….!!

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Neo Crowolf  on July 13, 2013

Jason Mraz-Sleep all day

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Dave Visaya  on August 20, 2013

Great list, still helped find great songs that I loved before. If I’d recommend an artist it would be Elliot Smith. You should check him out if you haven’t yet. Between the bars and Miss misery are some of the best songs he had.

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