10 Best Acoustic Rock Songs
What are the 10 best acoustic rock songs of all times? Many acoustic rock songs have endured decades yet remain played as much today as when they were first broadcast.
- "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. Released in September 1975 off the album with the same name. This was Pink Floyd's ninth album. What else is there to say except "for Syd".
- "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls. Written and sung by John Rzeznik. John wrote "Iris" for "City of Angels" after a severe case of writers block. Find "Iris" on the "Dizzy Up The Girl" CD/record.
- "Patience" by Guns n Roses. Released as a single in 1989, "Patience" was written by Izzy Stradin. Four (though others have mentioned only three) acoustic guitars are played to create the unique sound that showed this hard rock band had a soft side.
- "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks). "Landslide" was written by Stevie Nicks who performed both with Fleetwood Mac as well as solo. Originally recorded in 1975, this song has been re-sung by the Dixie Chicks, Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, John Frusciante and Stacey Kent.
- "Come As You Are" by Nirvana. Written and sung by Kurt Cobain on the second album "Nevermind". Released in 1991 and as a single in March of 1992, the unplugged version was rehearsed 11/18/1983 and played after in New York.
- "Home" by Daughtry. Written and recorded by Chris Daughtry in 2006, released April 10, 2007. Played on "American Idol" as the exit song for contestants leaving the show.
- "Creep" by Stone Temple Pilots. In November of 1993, an incredible unplugged version of "Creep" was taped in New York City for MTV Unplugged. Rave reviews followed as well as the band winning new fans.
- "Dust In The Wind" by Kansas. "Dust In The Wind" was released in January 1978. Played on two six string guitars, this song has been re-recorded by numerous bands as well as the original track being used in many movies.
- "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. Recorded and released in 1971, "Maggie May" launched Rod Stewart's solo career. When the song was first released Stewart was still singing for Faces.
- "Night Moves" by Bob Seger. "Night Moves" is from the album of the same name. Recorded in Toronto in 1976, Seger is depicting his own life. In 1977, "Rolling Stone" named "Night Moves" the single of the year.
Posted on: Oct. 06, 2010