Best Rock Songs played acoustically

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  1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image72
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years ago

    Hey folks! I'm trying to find out what songs eveyone thinks sound better acoutically or "unplugged" than the original version. So far, I'm going with "Down in A Hole" by Alice and Chains and "Stillborn" by Black Label Society.

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image72
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Forgot, "Black" performed by Aaron Lewis

    2. maloney91 profile image60
      maloney91posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Down In A Hole from the MTV Unplugged sessions is amazing.

    3. Ben Evans profile image69
      Ben Evansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It has to be Eagles Hotel California.  Lots of good guitar players.

      BTW:  One of my favorite rock songs where the original is played accoustically is Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here".  (I know it wasn't asked but I added this one for free smile    )

  2. Arthur Fontes profile image86
    Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

    Hurt NIN covered by Johnny Cash

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image72
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes, GOOD ONE!

    2. profile image0
      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes gotta agree here big_smile

  3. Arthur Fontes profile image86
    Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

    I have another one.  Lake of Fire by The Meat Puppets covered by Nirvana

  4. elisabethkcmo profile image71
    elisabethkcmoposted 8 years ago

    When Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora did "Dead or Alive" accoustically on MTV awards many years ago....legendary!

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed!

      1. profile image0
        mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        also agree...there is an album with all acoustic versions of their songs...something like left turn

  5. Arthur Fontes profile image86
    Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

    Anything from the Tesla acoustic live album.


    Tesla "Love Song" Acoustic Version ♫ http://blip.fm/~lp3dr

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wil haev to chek tha tout!!!


      I like california, blind melon.

    2. GoTo Gal profile image86
      GoTo Galposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Tesla     What you give
      Tesla    We're no good together

      Unplugged sample here
      http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/mus … d+Live.htm

  6. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    Guns and Roses - anything, magic, love it smile

  7. Sufidreamer profile image82
    Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago

    'Down in a Hole,' 'Lake of Fire' and 'Hurt' are good shouts. Cash did a pretty good cover of 'Rusty Cage,' too. big_smile

    Page and Plant - 'No Quarter' was pretty good as an acoustic version.

    So was Soundgarden - 'Like Suicide.'

  8. Hokey profile image61
    Hokeyposted 8 years ago

    About A Girl!!  Nirvana unplugged.   smile

  9. profile image0
    StormRyderposted 8 years ago

    Interstate Love Song ~~ Stone Temple Pilots

    Plush ~~ Stone Temple Pilots

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image72
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So you're an STP kinda girl. HOT! LOL

  10. bat115 profile image79
    bat115posted 8 years ago

    all the songs I would have said had already been picked... so can I add?

    Eric Clapton's MTV Unplugged version of Layla

    1. mhuze profile image60
      mhuzeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree!!

  11. brimancandy profile image77
    brimancandyposted 8 years ago

    "Every Rose Has it's Thorn." by Poison

  12. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    'over now' alice in chains

    'nutshell' alice in chains

    all of their songs are amazing played acoustically.

    i'll think of more..

    a few more..

    Norwegian Wood~ Beatles

    Iris~ Goo Goo Dolls

    Something in the way~ nirvana

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image72
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, the whole AIC unplugged was pretty awesome!

      I forgot all about there being an acoustic version of Iris out there thanks!

    2. maloney91 profile image60
      maloney91posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Something In The Way is awesome, but the cover of Where Did You Sleep Last Night on MTV Unplugged is sooooooo good.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        nice, I was just thinking I was going to listen to youtube videos. thanks for the suggestion. the entire unplugged show is really great stuff if you like their music.


        under the bridge~ red hot chili peppers

  13. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    What was that great piece by Eric Clapton...you know...he make sthe guitar talk smile

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      tears of heaven is beautiful.

  14. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    hello rebekahelle how are you this fine day, hope you are well smile

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hi, I'm doing great! thanks for asking.  big_smile

      I would have to add stairway to heaven here, although the entire song isn't acoustic, but that which is is SO beautiful.

  15. KingDrew profile image82
    KingDrewposted 8 years ago

    'I miss you' by Incubus

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    Andrew49posted 8 years ago

    The Stones Wild Horses or Love In Vain from Stripped.

  17. brimancandy profile image77
    brimancandyposted 8 years ago

    I just wanted to add that KISS has a great version of "Beth" on their MTV unplugged CD. This version of Beth is totally different than the original, and I thinks it's better.

  18. The Best Man profile image61
    The Best Manposted 8 years ago

    U2's acoustic version of Angel Of Harlem from The Zoo TV tour.

  19. Glenn S. profile image59
    Glenn S.posted 8 years ago

    OMG, there are so many that rate the best.

    1. Glenn S. profile image59
      Glenn S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great question!

  20. maloney91 profile image60
    maloney91posted 8 years ago

    Cornell's Unplugged In Sweeden bootleg is pretty freakin' sweet.
    Like A Stone (Audioslave), All Night Thing, Call Me A Dog, (Temple of the Dog), Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden) are all amazing but his cover of Thank You (Led Zeppelin) is an absolute stand out.

  21. Wayne Orvisburg profile image72
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years ago

    Wrote a hub listing my top 10 picks. Sorry I didnt include everyone's, but you know how it is.

  22. Jonathan Janco profile image66
    Jonathan Jancoposted 8 years ago

    I went out to see Nick Lowe a few months back and he did a great solo acoustic version of "What's So Funny About Peace love & Understanding". Before that I had only heard Elvis Costello's version.

    1. justom profile image66
      justomposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Elvis does a nice acoustic version also. I saw him do it several years ago at a show in Ohio.

  23. profile image48
    rocker46posted 8 years ago

    Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones is a great song to do on acoustic

  24. zzron profile image58
    zzronposted 8 years ago

    I like Led Zeppelin, the first part of Stairway To Heaven.

  25. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I came here to post the beginning of Stairway to Heaven, too! Wow!

  26. scotsbob profile image59
    scotsbobposted 8 years ago

    "Wild Horses." The Rolling Stones.

  27. Smart Rookie profile image65
    Smart Rookieposted 8 years ago

    The first thing that came to mind for me was "Hey Hey My My (Into the Black)" by Neil Young

  28. Onusonus profile image78
    Onusonusposted 8 years ago

    I tried to think of one but then I realized that Acoustic guitars are an abomination.

  29. beth811 profile image82
    beth811posted 8 years ago

    all of Nirvana Unplugged smile

 
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