21 Rocksmith Songs to try on Acoustic


You might remember a previous article where we talked about what songs in the Rocksmith library would be best to make you into a Campfire Guitarist. Now, that we have a Microphone Mode specifically for acoustic guitars we’d like to revisit some of the available content in the past three years.

1. Bob Dylan “Like A Rolling Stone”

Can you believe this came out shortly after the first article? In any event this is the epitome of a folk rock anthem, and it’s not too hard to play. If you don’t have the Bob Dylan Song Pack, you could always check out Knockin on Heaven’s Door on the on disc setlist of Rocksmith Remastered/2014.

2. Duran Duran “Ordinary World”

Still very surprised this made it into the three pack.

3. Sublime “Santeria”

Sublime is a band that translates to acoustic very well . This would be my second choice (despite it’s familiarity) the real winner is Badfish from Hit Singles IV

4. Sixpence None the Richer “Kiss Me”

If you don’t mind the capo, give it a go!

5. Outkast “Hey Ya!”

Lose yourself in that catchy chord progression emulating 11/4.

6. Heart “Crazy on You”

If you can make it past the intro and still keep that strumming up, well… Good on ya!

7. Don McLean “American Pie”

This is a no-brainer. There are few more iconic acoustic songs than American Pie.

8. Kansas “Dust In The Wind”

If fingerpicking isn’t your thing the rhythm arrangement is far more approachable

9. Green Day “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”

You must have seen this one coming…

10. 3 Doors Down “Kryptonite”

This 3 Doors Down hit will translate to an acoustic guitar perfectly

11. Of Monsters and Men “Little Talks”


12. The Neighborhood “Sweater Weather”

Tune down to D Standard for this one

13. Collective Soul “December”

It’s a toss up between this or The World I Know but either way you should definitely check out Collective Soul!

14. Shinedown “Simple Man”

Or play the original

15. David Bowie “Space Oddity”

Couldn’t have the article without this gem

16. Stone Temple Pilots “Plush”


Good practice for those thumb chords.

17. Oasis “Wonderwall”

Anyway here’s Wonderwall

18. Fleetwood Mac “Go Your Own Way”

Go your own way, but you need a Capo for this one as well

19. Staind “So Far Away”

Eb Standard isn’t too far away of a tuning we hope

20. Creedence Clearwater Revival “Proud Mary”

Got some good songs in the library

21. Avril Lavigne “Complicated”

This song isn’t that… Difficult

What songs have you tried since the microphone mode patch? Let us know!

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Steve Godlewski
Steve Godlewski
April 17, 2017 6:32 pm

Love this t0o Thanks for pointing it out. Thought you wrote it over night.

March 11, 2017 3:18 pm


March 10, 2017 9:39 pm

Can you play a 12 string guitar on Rocksimth?

Riff Repeater
Riff Repeater
March 11, 2017 1:13 pm

Sure, but there isn’t 12 strings notated in Rocksmith

March 10, 2017 9:32 pm

WOW! Love this post. I’m still upset that I didn’t get 3 new Avril Lavigne this week but I just got this Ovation Celebrity A/E Guitar today. It works GREAT! on Rocksmith. I so glad I got this NEW Guitar to get me threw this week with no new songs. So much for “My Happy Ending”

March 10, 2017 9:32 am

A Day to Remember -- If It Means A Lot To You

Riff Repeater
Riff Repeater
March 10, 2017 12:58 pm
Reply to  DavidB
March 10, 2017 8:17 am

Extreme -- More Than Words
Poison -- Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Mozart -- Rondo Alla Turca
Beethovan -- Moonlight Sonata
La Sera -- Love That’s Gone
… off the top of my head, I suggest these also.

Jedi Mike
Jedi Mike
March 10, 2017 7:16 am

Can anyone recommend a working microphone to use with PS4? I have a USB microphone for the WII U that works well with PS3 & PS4 but is only recognised in Rocksmith on PS3 and not on PS4. I assumed it must be a problem with the PS4 version of the game. Response from UBISOFT support ticket suggests asking fellow players for advice.

Riff Repeater
Riff Repeater
March 10, 2017 8:02 am
Reply to  Jedi Mike

Yup, I think it is an issue they are investigating

March 10, 2017 6:26 am

Aint No Sunshine is probably the easiest acoustic piece to get under your fingers.