I personally love acoustic music. There is something special about hearing a song stripped bare and let’s you focus on the words and emotion of the singer. An acoustic version can make a song sound entirely new and refreshing. It also exposes the singers who use a lot of studio cleanup to make them sound better than they are.
I’ve included 16 tracks of acoustic songs, whether by the original artist or a cover by someone else. The common thread between all these songs is that they include the singer and the instrument, nothing more. A few artists included is Kim Carnes, Pete Du Pon, and Dido. Full track listing below.
If you are interested in some other great acoustic songs, check out my Cover Me Crazy mixtape.
Here With Me – Dido
Days Go By – Dirty Vegas
Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters
Drive – Incubus
Ashes – KT Tunstall
Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz
Disease – Matchbox 20
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
So Sick – Passion (original by Ne-Yo)
Basket Case - Pete Du Pon (original by Green Day)
Possession – Sarah McLachlan
No Woman, No Cry – Xavier Rudd (original by Bob Marley)
Hanging By A Moment – Lifehouse
If you like any of the songs listed above, support the artist by purchasing them.