My Top Five…

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Air Guitar Podcast & My Top Five Unplugged Songs

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Thank you everyone for making the delightfully silly testosterone mania that was the Air Guitar Top Fives! So for a little bit of contrast and inspired by Earth Hour, this week we’re putting down the electric guitars and going for our Top Five Unplugged Acoustic Songs. So get your thinking caps on! It can be something soothing and relaxing or something you play at a guitar house parties or just any old acoustic song!
Here are My Top Five what are yours….
5. Hotel Yorba, White Stripes
4. Thirteen, Wilco (Big Star)
3. Weezer, No One Else
2. Sunday, Bloc Party
1. Layla, Eric Clapton


April 3, 2008 - Posted by | Acoustic, Music, My Five, My Top Five, Podcast


  1. Sorry the feed got messed up so I had to repost these.


    I’d go for “The Needle and the damage done” by Neil Young. Yum!

    Comment by Gaffo | April 3, 2008 | Edit

    I could dedicate this whole list to Elliott Smith so here it is:
    5-Blackbird(Beatles Cover)
    4-Dead End Street(Kinks Cover)
    3-Thirteen (Big Star Cover)
    2-Needle In The Hay

    Now, a significantly less Elliott Smith-based version:

    5-Jack The Ripper (Acoustic) – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    4-Blues Run The Game – Jackson C. Frank
    3-Visions Of Johanna – Bob Dylan
    2-Naked As We Came- Iron & Wine
    1-Woke Up New – The Mountain Goats

    Comment by Norman | April 3, 2008 | Edit

    Comment by Tom | April 3, 2008 | Reply

  2. My top5 goes all to Django but here are the top 2

    1)Minor swing – Django Reinhardt
    2)Les yeux noirs – Django Reinhardt

    Comment by BC | April 4, 2008 | Reply

  3. Sun Kil Moon – Pancho Villa

    I can send over the file if you don’t have it

    Comment by Norman | April 4, 2008 | Reply

  4. 1 – The General by Dispatch
    2 – Such Great Heights – Iron & Wine
    3 – Joyful Girl by Ani DiFranco
    4 – Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright
    5 – Thin Blue Flame – Josh Ritter

    Comment by Liz of the fractured rib | April 4, 2008 | Reply

  5. Bri and Freddie at Live Aid – Love of My Life
    Bob Dylan – Hurricane
    Peter Frampton – Bsby I Love Your Way
    Ricky Gervais – Free Love Freeway (!)
    Bad Company – Feel Like Makin’ Love

    Comment by Brian | April 5, 2008 | Reply

  6. Mama, You been on my mind – Jeff Buckley version
    Green is the Colour – Pink Floyd
    Nothing Ever Happens – Del Amitri
    Which Will – Nick Drake
    Life on Mars? – Seu Jorge version

    Comment by Will. | April 6, 2008 | Reply

  7. 1. Iron and Wine- Such great heights
    2. Counting Crows- Anna Begins
    3. Mic Christopher- Hey Day
    4. Eric Clapton- Old Love
    5. The Beatles- Blackbird

    Comment by Kate | April 7, 2008 | Reply

  8. 1. Misread – Kings of Convenience
    2. Needle in the Hay – Elliot Smith
    3. Don’t think twice it’s alright – Bob Dylan
    4. Hey that’s no way to say goodbye – Leonard Cohen
    5. Two headed Boy – Neutral Milk Hotel

    Comment by Steve | April 8, 2008 | Reply

  9. 5.Jarvis Cocker – Heavy Weather (stripped down with Richard Hawley guesting)
    4.Iron & Wine – Sodom, South Georgia
    3. Franco Battiato – Ruby Tuesday (cover)
    2.Django Reinhardt – Les yeux noirs (totally agree with BC up there, GOLF CLAPS kid!)
    The best ever:
    1.Lil McClintock – Furniture Man (not only this is a stripped down guitar blues song, its a social commentary, a race record, and one of the greatest tunes EVER written. Its a bit hard to come by, as its “before the blues” was even codified in the states, but I have it of course cause I’m a fanatic audiophile, particular in regards to these types of recordings. They make me weak of knee, and should make you, too.)

    Comment by Jenna! | April 8, 2008 | Reply

  10. Apologies on the tardiness, Tom. Busy week. Here are my personal favourite songs to play on the guitar.

    Save Me (Underdog)- Turin Brakes
    Talk Tonight- Oasis
    Desire- U2
    Taylor- Jack Johnson
    Original Fire- Chris Cornell

    Comment by Pedro Monscooch | April 10, 2008 | Reply

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