100 Easy Acoustic Guitar Songs (with Chords, Tabs & Lessons)


100 best easy acoustic guitar songs chords tabs lessons

I’ve always said that the fastest and easiest way to learn the guitar is by learning songs that you love. With this list of the 100 best easy acoustic guitar songs, I’m sure you’ll find beloved songs that you recognize and will enjoy learning.

The list pulls from a variety of artists, genres, and musical styles so there’s truly something for everyone. I also included chords, tabs, and the best video lesson I could find for each song.

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Many of the songs use just a few chords, so they’re very beginner friendly.

I hope you get a lot of value out of this post (if so – share it with a fellow guitar player!).

One final note before we get started: don’t forget to tune your guitar! These songs won’t sound right if your guitar is out of tune… If you need a great tuner, here’s my favorite clip-on guitar tuner (on Amazon).

Also: you will need a capo to play some of these songs. If you don’t have a capo (or want to upgrade to a better one) here’s my favorite capo (on Amazon).

Now without further ado, let’s jump into these 100 easy acoustic guitar songs (with chords, tabs, and video lessons):

100 Easy Acoustic Guitar Songs

  1. I Got a Name – Jim Croce – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  2. Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  3. Bad Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  4. Time For Me to Fly – REO Speedwagon – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  5. Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  6. The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  7. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  8. Every Rose has It’s Thorn – Poison – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  9. Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly – Chords + Tabs Video Lesson
  10. Waiting In Vain – Bob Marley – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  11. Old Time Rock n’ Roll – Bob Seger – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  12. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  13. Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  14. You Are My Sunshine – Jimmie Davis – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  15. Wild Thing – The Troggs – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  16. Free Fallin – Tom Petty – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  17. More than Words – Extreme – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  18. Everlong – Foo Fighters – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  19. Big Me – Foo Fighters – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  20. Hey There Delilah – Plane White T’s – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  21. Hound Dog – Elvis Presley – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  22. Hot Legs – Rod Stewart – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  23. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  24. You’re In My Heart (Final Acclaim) – Rod Stewart – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  25. Twist and Shout – The Beatles – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  26. Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  27. Franklin’s Tower – The Grateful Dead – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  28. Old Man – Neil Young – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  29. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  30. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  31. Let It Be – The Beatles – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  32. Songbird – Oasis – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  33. Perfect – Ed Sheeran – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  34. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  35. Let Her Go – Passenger – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  36. Can’t You See – Marshall Tucker Band – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  37. Leaving on a Jet Plane – John Denver – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  38. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2 – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  39. For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  40. Dead Flowers – The Rolling Stones – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  41. All Of Me – John Legend – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  42. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  43. Mockingbird – James Taylor – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  44. Good Riddance / Time of Your Life – Green Day – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  45. Stuck in the Middle With You – Steelers Wheel – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  46. Give Peace a Chance – John Lennon – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  47. What I Got – Sublime – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  48. Two Tickets to Paradise – Eddie Money – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  49. High & Dry – Radiohead – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  50. Stir it Up – Bob Marley – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  51. Teach Your Children – Crosby Stills and Nash – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  52. Working Class Hero – John Lennon – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  53. Hotel California – The Eagles – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  54. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  55. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  56. Stand By Me – Ben E. King – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  57. Ho Hey – The Lumineers – Chords + Tabs Video Lesson
  58. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  59. Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  60. Feelin’ Alright – Joe Cocker – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  61. Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  62. Harvest Moon – Neil Young – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  63. She Talks to Angel – Black Crowes – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  64. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  65. Better Together – Jack Johnson – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  66. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  67. Love Me Do – The Beatles – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  68. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  69. Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  70. Love Story – Taylor Swift – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  71. Upside Down – Jack Johnson – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  72. Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  73. Wonderwall – Oasis – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  74. The Joker – Steve Miller Band – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  75. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  76. Horse with No Name – America – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  77. Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  78. Knocking on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  79. Wild World – Cat Stevens – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  80. Yellow – Cold Play – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  81. I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  82. You Might Think – The Cars – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  83. Light My Fire – The Doors – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  84. People Are Strange – The Doors – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  85. Lonely People – America – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  86. Ripple – The Grateful Dead – Chords+TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  87. Take It Easy – The Eagles – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  88. The Race is On – George Jones – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  89. Heart of Gold – Neil Young – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson Full Tabs on Amazon
  90. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright – Bob Dylan – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  91. Ventura Highway – America – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  92. Lola – The Kinks – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  93. Apeman – The Kinks – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  94. Over The Hills and Faraway – Led Zeppelin – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  95. Fire Flies – Owl City – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  96. Paperback Writer – The Beatles – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  97. Yellow Submarine – The Beatles – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  98. If You Want to Sing Out – Cat Stevens – Chords + TabsVideo LessonFull Tabs on Amazon
  99. No Rain – Blind Melon – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  100. That’s the Way the World Goes Round – John Prine – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson

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Corbin Buff

Corbin has played guitar for over a decade, and started writing about it on Acoustic World in an effort to help others. He lives and writes in western Montana.

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