It’s the Summer. You might be going camping, having a Barbecue, or even going to a music festival. You’ve got your tent, your deckchairs, perhaps some alcohol- all you need now is that Acoustic Guitar.
Yes it’s annoying to carry and yes whenever you move you’ll hear is twanging away on your back- but when the mood is right and everyone wants to sing- you become the maestro and you get to control the music!
So without further ado I present to you the greatest campfire songs ever. Some of them you may or may not know depending on your age and musical tastes. Some of them may be too difficult for you to play- but it’s worth having some of these bad boys in your arsenal when you whip out the six-string and start a sing-along.
1. Good Riddance (Time of your Life) – Green Day
2. There Is A Light and It Never Goes Out- The Smiths
3. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
4. Every Rose Has It’s Thorn- Poison
5. Desolation Row – Bob Dylan
6. Our House – Crosby, Still Nash & Young
7. Tribute- Tenacious D
8. One Way Or Another- Blondie
9. Love Song- The Cure
10. True Colours – Cyndi Lauper
11. Hotel California -The Eagles
12. Hallelujah- John Cale
13. Teenage Kicks- The Undertones
14. Daydream Believer- The Monkees
15. Come As You Are- Nirvana
16. Everybody Hurts- R.E.M
17. Wonderwall- Oasis
18. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head – Sacha Distel
19. Let It Be – The Beatles
20. Please Let Me Get What I Want- The Smiths
21. Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
22. Cryin’ – Aerosmith
23. Community Property- Steel Panther
24. Space Oddity- David Bowie
25. Androgynous- The Replacements
These songs span quite a few genres, and give a good mix of songs for you to try. You may of course have some of your own that haven’t made this list- that’s great! Play them too!
At the end of the day, it’s all about having fun and getting everyone singing along!