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Lol. That Social D song is 200+ BPM and in F#.

He's looking for easy playing acoustic tunes, go easy on the guy. Big Grin

The problem with 40-somethings (and I are one) is that a lot of our music was in the grunge or punk range. Crazy tunings like drop B, funky time sigs like 5/4 etc. The reason everyone likes the 60s-70s stuff is because it's easier to play, and therefore more common or popular in impromptu acoustic sessions.

If you want easy to play and fun, try some stuff like Bryan Adams. Summer of 69, songs like that are easy to play and everyone knows the words.
 
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No Journey "Don't Stop Believin' " or Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody"?
 
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Bionic218 is right on. He's looking for easy, 3-chord songs to bang out on a beach guitar, not complicated chord progressions and tunings. That's why I made a list of simple but timeless classics that most people will know. Certainly 40-somethings. If it were millenials, yeah, different story.



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40 somethings grew up listening to late 80's-90's stuff.Van Halen, Metallica, etc.
American Pie? Eagles? Go to bed, gramps! Wink
 
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Foo Fighters: Everlong and Times Like These.

Smashing Pumpkins: Disarm, 1979 (1/2 step down), Tonight Tonight (also 1/2 down).

Oasis you bloody wankers!



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Oasis you bloody wankers!


Oh yeah.




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I'm 45 and know almost every song mentioned so far (I am far from a music enthusiast as well), so stick with the ones that stood the test of time with wide airplay from late '60s to now and you'll be good to go.




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I think an acoustic version of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" might be fun. Big Grin

And I just learned the TMBG version is actually a cover! Original is from the 1950s!!


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This is my own age group. It was more for reminders. It’s appreciated but some of the songs,while good, I wouldn’t know more than a few words.

They can be a little more complicated to play but alternate tunings, aside from just a capo, generally wouldn’t work.
 
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Live - Lightning Crashes

Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm

Bush - Glycerine

Hootie & the Blowfish - Only wanna be with you and I go Blind

Counting Crows - Mr. Jones

Jane's Addiction Alice in Chains: Jane Says

Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (you laugh, but everyone will sing along)

Marcy Playground - Sex & Candy

Stone Temple Pilots - Plush

Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Pixies - Where is My Mind?

Nirvana - anything from the Unplugged album

Oasis - Wonderwall

Pearl Jam - Daughter

Presidents of the United States - Peaches

Pink Floyd - Wish you were here

Weezer - Say it Ain't so

Better than Ezra - Good

The Verve Pipe - Colorful

Barenaked Ladies - If I had a Million Dollars

Indigo Girls - Closer to Fine

4 Non Blondes - What's Up?

The Lumineers - Ho Hey

John Mellencamp - Jack & Diane, Pink Houses, Small Town

Tom Petty - I won't back down, Mary Jane's Last Dance, Free Fallin, Into the Great Wide Open, Learning to Fly

Eagles - Take it Easy

Kris Kristofferson - Me and Bobby McGee

John Denver - Take me Home, Country Roads

The Animals - House of the Rising Sun

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

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Oh that age group. I see:

Farmer in the Dell
Muffin Man
Wheels on the Bus
Ring around the Rosie
Row Your Boat
BAA BAA Black Sheep
Old MacDonald

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Live - Lightning Crashes

Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm

Bush - Glycerine

Hootie & the Blowfish - Only wanna be with you and I go Blind

Counting Crows - Mr. Jones

Alice in Chains: Jane Says

Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (you laugh, but everyone will sing along)

Marcy Playground - Sex & Candy

Stone Temple Pilots - Plush

Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Pixies - Where is My Mind?

Nirvana - anything from the Unplugged album

Oasis - Wonderwall

Pearl Jam - Daughter

Presidents of the United States - Peaches

Pink Floyd - Wish you were here

Weezer - Say it Ain't so

Better than Ezra - Good

The Verve Pipe - Colorful

Barenaked Ladies - If I had a Million Dollars

Indigo Girls - Closer to Fine

4 Non Blondes - What's Up?

The Lumineers - Ho Hey

John Mellencamp - Jack & Diane, Pink Houses, Small Town

Tom Petty - I won't back down, Mary Jane's Last Dance, Free Fallin, Into the Great Wide Open, Learning to Fly

Eagles - Take it Easy

Kris Kristofferson - Me and Bobby McGee

John Denver - Take me Home, Country Roads

The Animals - House of the Rising Sun

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl


I have no idea if your list meets the criteria, but I love it. Add in “Closing Time” by Semisonic mentioned earlier and I am very pleased.
 
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Run to the hills by Iron Maiden!


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Bionic218 is right on. He's looking for easy, 3-chord songs to bang out on a beach guitar, not complicated chord progressions and tunings. That's why I made a list of simple but timeless classics that most people will know. Certainly 40-somethings. If it were millenials, yeah, different story.


Oh, then... Give a Little BIt - Supertramp and She Talks To Angels - Black Crowes (in Open E).


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Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling

The Church - Under The Milky Way

The Smiths - How Soon Is Now

Pixies - Where Is My Mind


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Alice in Chains: Jane Says


That was Jane's Addiction


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Alice in Chains: Jane Says


That was Jane's Addiction


That's what I get for going off my memory. I've had a few Alice in Chains songs in my current rotation and I guess the name seeped in there somehow.

Thanks for the correction.


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Three chords, easy lyrics, great melody, fun song all around by a really cool band that almost everyone knows.




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Triumph - Magic Power
Queen - we are the champions
Boston- all their songs
The Who - my generation
iron Maiden - The trooper and aces high
Sublime - date rape song
Billy Joel- scenes at an Italian restaurant



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