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Classic rock/pop songs that play well on a single acoustic guitar?

Calling all guitar players: Looking for popular songs that can easily be played and sung by a single person with an acoustic guitar without losing too much. Basically, the kind of songs you can put in a set list where people's reactions are to immediately say, "Hey, I really like that song," followed immediately by "and hey, that sounds pretty close to the original too!" Also, very important: Any song should be playable by a *mediocre* guitar player. [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Mar 11, 2011 - 41 answers

Difficulty factor: near-total ignorance of Sondheim

Help me avoid embarrassment. I have no training and couldn't tell you what my range is using, like, technical terms, but when singing I embarrass myself least with Amy Winehouse's song You Know I'm No Good. Taking that as my (only) data point, what song should I attempt at an evening of Sondheim?
posted by prefpara on Jun 16, 2010 - 10 answers

The awesomest song

I need a really awesome entrance song. Something that makes the audience be like, "Aw damn, I now know that this is going to be very enjoyable, all because this song is so badass." [more inside]
posted by ictow on Apr 4, 2008 - 93 answers

One man, one guitar, one microphone.

My 9th grade son has taught himself guitar and he's thinking about entering the school talent show. He's trying to pick a good song that he can play and sing, and I'd like to help him out. What's a good song for one young man and an acoustic guitar and a high school audience? [more inside]
posted by JParker on Feb 22, 2008 - 45 answers

What musical is this from?

Help me identify this (Off-?)Broadway number. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Feb 6, 2006 - 10 answers

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