When my friend whips out his guitar and starts playing rock & roll classic songs, I can’t help think about the good ole days when we would all join in and sing along with him. Those were fun times! It’s possible these 12 Classic Songs to Play Around the Campfire will bring back some memories for many of you too.
12 Classic Songs to Play Around the Campfire
We just came back from a weekend of camping where we had the best time. Our favorite part of the weekend was around the campfire roasting marshmallows for s’ mores. I tried to break out a few songs this time, but they didn’t have it. I think they didn’t like my singing, or everyone was too busy stuffing their mouths with s’ mores.
Whether gathering around a campfire during a weekend of camping out or enjoying a peaceful night around the campfire in your backyard is your thing, there are some cool classic songs to sing that every person can join in on.
I finally got a fire pit for my backyard and hadn’t even roasted a marshmallow yet. So, I’m excited to have a few friends over for s’ mores and sing-a-longs. I’m sure these 12 classic songs will spark some interest in signing sing-a-longs – at least I hope so.
Campfire Song to Sing Around the Campfire
- “Brown-Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison: Van Morrison released this song in June 1967, and it proved to be one of the biggest hits of his career.
- “Down on the Corner” by Creedence Clearwater Revival is about a fictional band that plays on street corners to cheer people up and asks for nickels in return.
- “Let It Be” by The Beatles is the recreation of a dream that Paul McCartney had of his mother who died of cancer when he was 14.
- “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver: Released in 1971 on his album “Poems, Prayers & Promises.” It quickly became a hit and is one of Denver’s most popular songs.
- “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin: Known as one of the best rock songs of all time.
- “American Pie” – Don McLean first performed “American Pie” at Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn., in March 1971.
- “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s response to Neil Young’s “Southern Man” and “Alabama.”
- “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffet: Debuted in 1977, and written about a drink (the margarita!) that Jimmy Buffet tried at a restaurant in Austin.
- “Hotel California” is one of the Eagles’ most well-known songs; it was recorded in February 1977 and quickly hit the top of the charts.
- “Free Falling” – Tom Petty launched this song in 1989.
- “Wonderwall” by Oasis: That album became the second best-selling British album of all time just a year after its release.
- “Good Riddance” by Green Day – a favorite song among teenagers and young adults growing up in the late 90s.
Do you play any of these songs around the campfire or perhaps at parties or get-togethers?
What is your all-time favorite song to play around the campfire?
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