10 Easy Glampfire songs
When it comes time to lead the sing-along, you need some easy acoustic guitar songs that are known and loved by all.
Here are a few that will get the crowd going and make you look like a genius…even if they only are three chords!
- Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
This has always been a favorite of mine. Probably because of my own brown eyes.
And why not. It’s got an easy, breezy sensibility and a walk-in-the-sunshine vibe.
- Down on the Corner – Creedance Clearwater Revival
Be sure to have a tambourine on hand for this one. The song chronicles the tale of the fictional band Willy and the Poor Boys, and how they play on street corners to cheer people up and ask for nickels.
You might want to pass the hat while you’re jamming out on this one. Or at least jangle a couple of nickels in a cup.
- Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
There are boatloads of diehard Buffett fans out there, and I’m betting you’ll find plenty of folks ready to raise a glass to this one.
“Margaritaville” was released in 1977 on the album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.
This song was written about a drink Buffett discovered at Lung’s Cocina del Sur restaurant on Anderson Lane in Austin, Texas, and the first huge surge of tourists who descended on Key West, Florida around that time. He wrote most of the song that night in Austin and finished it while spending time in Key West. It remains Buffett’s highest charting solo single.
Has Buffett contributed to the popularity of the Margarita? We may never know, but I say HELL YEAH!
- Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da – The Beatles
If there ever was a song written for singing along, this is it!
The iconic syllabic chorus is a crowd-pleaser for sure!
“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” is a song credited to Lennon–McCartney, but written by Paul McCartney, and released by the Beatles on their 1968 album The Beatles (commonly called The White Album).
It was released as a single that same year in many countries, but not in the United Kingdom, nor in the United States until 1976.
It’s reported that John Lennon was never particular enchanted with it, but you must admit, its carefree happy-go-lucky vibe is perfect for a by-the-fire sing-along!
- Stir It Up – Bob Marley
“Stir It Up” is a song by Bob Marley in 1967, written for his wife Rita, and first made popular by Johnny Nash.
“Stir It Up” was Bob Marley’s first successful song outside Jamaica.
I particularly like that it opens with the chorus. The sing-along begins right off the top!
- Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
This iconic song proves you don’t have to be from the south to love southern rock.
Released by Lynyrd Skynyrd, it first appeared in 1974 on their second album, Second Helping.
It reached Number 8 on the US charts in 1974 and was the band’s second hit single. So crank it up, or at least strum louder!
- Free Falling – Tom Petty
Capo 3 frets then play as written
This laid back tune has an iconic chordal strum that runs through the entire song.
Easy and cool!
- Come On Get Higher – Matt Nathanson
I admit it. I’m partial to the songs of Matt Nathanson.
He’s just hits the lyrics on the head and writes ultimately singable melodies.
“Come On Get Higher” was co-written by and Mark Weinberg and released as the second single from his album Some Mad Hope in 2008.
- Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
This minimalist song is simply brilliant.
It’s second single from Snow Patrol’s fourth album.
- Wonderwall – Oasis
I have personally played this around a campfire and I bet some of you have too!
It’s the song everyone loves to sing along too. What is a “wonderwall?” Who cares!