15 Songs on Rocksmith that will make you a campfire guitarist

Admit it, you’ve seen an acoustic guitar (or brought one yourself) at a friendly gathering, and you want to be the one providing the entertainment for the duration of the event. Here are 15 songs that will help you achieve that dream of becoming the campfire guitarist.

1. Karma Police (2014 DLC)

A staple radiohead song which will have all your friends crooning along with you, “Phew for a minute there I lost myselllf.”

2. Disarm (2014 DLC)

Em C G D. Now you can play Disarm. “The killer in me is the killer in yooou.”

3. Have You Ever Seen The Rain (RS1 DLC)

We will not be held responsible if this CCR tune brings upon the aforementioned weather condition.

4. Here Comes Your Man (RS1 DLC)

Combine Frank Black’s chord progression with the lead riff for best results!

5. Say It Ain’t So (Rocksmith 2014)

Tune down for this song that everyone will know! Whether you falsetto the solo or not is up to you.

6. If It Means a Lot To You (2014 DLC)

Probably a relatively unknown song in comparison to other songs on this list, but if you don’t mind tuning to D Standard this song will definitely make everyone sing “La La La La”

7. High and Dry (RS1 Import)

Practice your falsetto and throw in Jonny’s solo if you are so inclined.

8. When I’m With You (RS1 Import)

Short and sweet!

9. Where Is My Mind (RS1 Import)

What is the first rule of acoustic guitar jams?
10. Caring is Creepy (RS1 DLC)

It’s not the song that will change your life, but it’s pretty good

11. Swing Life Away (2014 DLC)

A good song to play after you tuned down for Weezer.

12. Losing my Religion (Rocksmith 2014)

We’d recommend the rhythm arrangement unless you have a spare mandolin.

13. Don’t Look Back In Anger (Rocksmith 2014)

Imagine everyone’s surprise when you don’t play Wonderwall

14. Oh Love (2014 DLC)

While not my favourite Green Day song, it translates excellently to acoustic.

15. Ho Hey (2014 DLC)

HEY!

 

Can you think of some acoustic jams we missed? Let us know!

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Freddy
Freddy
May 17, 2015 4:34 pm

Welcome to the new world! Rocksmith FTW!

Steve Godlewski
Steve Godlewski
April 15, 2017 10:12 pm

Hey how about an updated list since Remastered likes acoustics much more now. Both the wife and kids want to start playing now since I have been at it for around a year and can actually play guitar because of Rocksmith. Lots of great DLC’s in the past 3 years.

Riff Repeater
Riff Repeater
April 16, 2017 3:49 pm
Steve Godlewski
Steve Godlewski
April 17, 2017 3:51 am
Reply to  Riff Repeater

THANK YOU!!!

Jj
Jj
April 4, 2016 9:46 am

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top kek
January 7, 2016 12:47 am

cool story bro

Jef
Jef
August 20, 2015 5:26 am

I’ve been working on No Rain with a friend, playing that with a pair of guitars would be awesome.

Jonatan Lacroix Gosselin
June 23, 2014 4:18 pm

Funny part is I already know 3 of these songs on guitar XD

hertston
hertston
April 3, 2014 10:09 pm

Message in a Bottle is awesome on acoustic if you slow it down some. Saw Sting do it that way once, which was obviously particularly awesome 😀

PTrash13
PTrash13
March 31, 2014 8:33 pm

Sittin’ on the dock of the bay

Funn Dave
Funn Dave
March 29, 2014 10:44 am

Does anyone else have a tough time switching from electric to acoustic? The frets are bigger, the strings are different, I’m not used to sitting down…as much as I’d like to play my acoustic, I feel like I’m starting back from square 1 whenever I pick it up.

frank
frank
April 15, 2014 9:32 pm
Reply to  Funn Dave

Put heavier strings on your electric.

MistaSnowman
MistaSnowman
March 28, 2014 4:22 pm

Optimistic, by Radiohead, is a song made for an acoustic guitar.

Mateo
Mateo
March 28, 2014 2:59 pm

Boys Don’t Cry!

Honky thom
Honky thom
March 28, 2014 12:22 pm

Space oddity (it’s an acoustic guitar dammit!!!), and the man who sold the world.

Honky thom
Honky thom
March 28, 2014 12:23 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

oh yeah. knocking on heavens door, I’m amazed that isn’t on the list!

chris
chris
March 28, 2014 11:17 am

Here are five I would play using acoustic guitar. I would smash afterwards in a violent fit of campfire glee

Violent Femmes -- Blister in the Sun
Disturbed -- Down with the Sickness
Foo Fighters -- Everlong
Rolling Stone -- Paint It Black
Nirvana -- Heart Shaped Box

guest_of_honor
guest_of_honor
March 29, 2014 7:48 pm
Reply to  chris

one of these things is not like the others 😆

Rodney
Rodney
March 28, 2014 11:14 am

Love the list.
I like it when you do non new DLC related posts.
It is nice to revisit older stuff

twocent
twocent
March 28, 2014 6:52 am

House of the Rising Sun (RS1?) and Wonderwall (DLC) are the two most popular “campfire songs” I’ve seen.

Jed
Jed
March 27, 2014 11:16 pm

When I play Say It Ain’t So for others, I HAVE to falsetto the solo with as much vibrato as possible. It just makes it 100x better

Pete
Pete
March 27, 2014 8:32 pm

I seriously need to figure this whole “chords” thing out…

dave
dave
March 27, 2014 5:04 pm

THE TROOPER! 😈

Jeam95
Jeam95
March 27, 2014 7:00 pm
Reply to  dave

Lol :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Jeam95
Jeam95
March 28, 2014 3:44 am
Reply to  dave

And war ensambled :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

elemenohpenc
elemenohpenc
March 27, 2014 5:02 pm

More Than A Feeling (Boston) -- whistle those leads!
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan) -- how did this not make the list?
Message In A Bottle (The Police) -- play it like John Mayer does (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmYys-ZjNrg)
Jessie’s Girl (Rick Springfield) -- once again, whistle the solo
Limelight (RUSH)- lots of string skipping that rings out (see: chorus)
Rockstar (Nickelback) -- or don’t
Should I Stay or Should I Go (The Clash) -- simple song that lots of people would know… at least the chorus.
Love Hurts (Incubus) -- because it’s a mostly-acoustic song already
Don’t Fear The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult) -- stick to the rhythm. hum/whistle the leads. hope someone brought a cowbell.

elemenohpenc
elemenohpenc
March 27, 2014 5:05 pm
Reply to  elemenohpenc

Domination, War Ensemble and Hangar 18, obviously.

Gabivad
Gabivad
March 27, 2014 4:41 pm

“Imagine everyone’s surprise when you don’t play Wonderwall”
HAHAHAHAHAHA