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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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
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Steve Godlewski
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Steve Godlewski

THANK YOU!!!

Jj
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Jj

Your mom sucks.

Jef
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Jef

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

Freddy
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Freddy

Hi guys, nevermind chics, I wanna get guys with my guitar playing, and I am a guy myself. Welcome to the new world! Rocksmith FTW!

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

hertston
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hertston

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
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PTrash13

Sittin’ on the dock of the bay

Floder
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Floder

*Campfire guitarist* is the worst kind of guitar player :

“Hey chicks, I know 5 chords, who wants to f*ck with me ?”

Mateo
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Mateo

Yes u r right but while he is the worst player he is the best fucker…

Funn Dave
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Funn Dave

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
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frank

Put heavier strings on your electric.

MistaSnowman
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MistaSnowman

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

Mateo
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Mateo

Boys Don’t Cry!

Honky thom
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Honky thom

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

Honky thom
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Honky thom

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

chris
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chris

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
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guest_of_honor

one of these things is not like the others 😆

Rodney
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Rodney

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

twocent
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twocent

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

Jed
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Jed

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
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Pete

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

dave
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dave

THE TROOPER! 😈

Jeam95
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Jeam95

Lol :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Jeam95
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Jeam95

And war ensambled :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

elemenohpenc
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elemenohpenc

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, nickelback sucks.
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
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elemenohpenc

Domination, War Ensemble and Hangar 18, obviously.

Gabivad
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Gabivad

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

jgjhg
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all these songs suck. the good songs must of cost to much to put in the game.gy

top kek
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cool story bro