Harmony Central Forums
No announcement yet.

What's your Top 10 acoustic singer/songwriter songs?


  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What's your Top 10 acoustic singer/songwriter songs?

    Kind of an extension of this post: http://www.harmonycentral.com/t5/Acoustic-Guitars/Top-Acoustic-Guitar-songs/m-p/36073577#U36073577

  • #2

    I'd have to think on it but I'd likely have half of them Jackson Browne tunes...



    • kolapsar
      kolapsar commented
      Editing a comment

  • #3

    My top one was this:

    This one's nipping at its heels if it hasn't already surpassed it:

    (takes a while for the song to get going in the video; definitely worth it)

    Other acoustic classics of mine:

    * Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

    * Volcano - Damien Rice

    * Ritual Dance - Michael Hedges (original and as remade by Kaki King)

    * She Talks to Angels - Black Crowes

    * Over the Hills - Led Zeppelin

    * Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

    Yamaha BB404Fender Mexi Jazz, customizedYamaha TRB-1005Fender Highway-1 Strat, customizedEpiphone Les Paul, Worn BrownTakamine Jasmine acousticTaylor 114ce acoustic/electricPeavey 210TX+ext 2x2x10 comboFender Bassman 150 1x12h comboWhen shopping for an axe, you will probably find yourself negotiating with your checkbook. This is normal, but do refrain from talking to it out loud.


    • Oldguy64
      Oldguy64 commented
      Editing a comment
      Monte Montgomery- Six String Wooden Friend & his version of "Sara Smile"
      Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
      Stevie Ray Vaughn and Lonnie Mack - Oreo Cookie Blues
      Eagles - Seven Bridges Road
      Harry Chapin - Cats in the Cradle
      Don Maclean - American Pie
      Jim Croce - pretty much the entire album with Operator, Time in a Bottle, etc
      Joni Mitchell - Big yellow Taxi.
      Tom Prasada-Rao - Sleeping Beauty.
      Noting like a great story set to music.

  • #4

    I imagine that you mean songs originally done as essentially solo performances, as opposed to songs by an ensemble. So James Taylor (for example) could belong on this list, but not Led Zeppelin. Even though one of us could do a great solo rendition of a Zep tune (like maybe "Tangerine"). I also assume it's fair game to list a song made famous by a band but also noteworthy as a song done solo by the song's composer (such as Townshend's later solo versions of songs he wrote for The Who)

    In that case, these are my 10 favorite ones to do in no particular order (which is different from the s/s songs I admire most, since there's many I can't do well enough for public consumption .png" alt=":smileyhappy:" title="Smiley Happy" />)

    The Wild One, Forever (Tom Petty)
    Wildflowers (Tom Petty)
    Tuesday's Dead (Cat Stevens)
    Folsom Pinball Blues (Cash/Townshend)
    Behind Blue Eyes (Townshend)
    If You See Her Say Hello (Dylan)
    Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Elton John)
    Dream (Everlys)
    River (Joni Mitchell)
    Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (as done by Willie Nelson)


    She's the lady of the light
    Yellow incandescent night
    Tiger eyes burning bright
    In the understory
    I can't see the forest
    For the branches and the leaves
    But I believe
    I do believe
    by me:


    "Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."
    Charlie Parker


    • guildfire
      guildfire commented
      Editing a comment

      Jesse Winchester is one of my favorite singer songwriters.

  • #5

    In no particular order:

    Harry Chapin

    Michael Nesmith

    Jim Croce

    David Wilcox

    Tom Prasada-Rao

    Tish Hinojosa

    Johnny Cash

    Cat Stevens

    Bruce Cockburn

    Elizabeth Cook

    and a couple hundred more...