25 Best Sing Along Songs For Guitar

“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac

There has been no stone left unturned when it comes to talking about the hit album, Rumours. The melancholic song, Dreams, is one of its most enduring tracks and has continually gotten popular over time.

A big part of this song’s success is the incredibly memorable chorus involving a phrase about thunder and rain. Another would have to be the song’s overall musical tonality, which is both lush and understated.

“Killing In The Name” by Rage Against The Machine

If you were alive during the 1990s, you probably knew the lyrics to the song, Killing In The Name. Rage Against The Machine was an aggressive musical force that was unafraid of pointing out large injustices. 

Killing In The Name became a bit of an anthem amongst those who appreciated the band’s aggressive edge. Most people just like to sing along to the chorus, which calls for an expletive to be shamelessly shouted.

“(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” by Beastie Boys

When their debut album dropped, Beastie Boys showed the world they had their best interests at heart. This song quickly became embedded in the fabric of culture and could be heard just about anywhere during the 1990s.

You could probably guess why people love to sing along to this track. Most people are just trying to have a good time, without the need to worry about someone else’s judgments.

“Die For The Government” by Anti-Flag

Die For The Government certainly isn’t the gargantuan hit that most of the other songs on this list are. However, anyone who was into punk, particularly in the early 2000s can tell you that it’s a true anthem.

As you might suspect, this song relates to being in an army and fighting in the pointless wars of others. It’s a subject that has been drawn upon countless times within rock music over the many decades of modern music. 

“Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver

John Denver’s biggest hit only continues to grow in popularity. The melody of this song has found its way into many different pop culture references over the years.

Part of what makes this song so successful is the melody within the song’s chorus. It has the feeling of being an old folk song passed down from generation to generation.

“On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson

The 1980s saw Willie Nelson continue to capitalize on his prior successes. During this period, he released the monstrous hit, On The Road Again.

Country music is full of memorable choruses, and this one ranks up near the top. The song’s odd sense of timing also helps to give the song a fun boost in all the right places.

“American Pie” by Don McLean

American Pie was one of the biggest international hits released in the early 1970s. It’s also a song that has enjoyed countless lyrical interpretations and fan theories over the song’s meaning.

Regardless of interpretation, American Pie is a song that is sure to have people singing along. The recording itself features a singalong, with the song’s lyrics mentioning people singing the chorus together. 

“Down On The Corner” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

The swampy sound of Creedence Clearwater Revival remains ever so infectious in today’s modern era. Down On The Corner is a song that has become a bit of a cultural favorite over the years.

Of course, the song does have a signature line played by the guitar and bass guitar an octave apart. Down On The Corner really does make one nostalgic for times long gone.

“What I Got” by Sublime

If there was 1 song from the 1990s epitomizing the sound of summer, What I Got, is a candidate. Sublime perfected the formula with this song, with interesting musicality and extremely memorable lyrics. 

What I Got is just one of those songs that an innumerably massive number of people know the lyrics to. It’s a safe bet most of them can recite every word from the album, 40oz. To Freedom. 

“Freebird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Yes, Freebird, the world’s most jokingly requested song makes for an excellent song for others to sing along to. The probability is quite likely that, despite its joke status, the majority of people know the words to the song.

Even if you can’t play the solo, Freebird is a worthwhile song to learn on guitar. You can invite everyone to vocalize the solos, much like the band Phish does during their a cappella performances.

“Hey Jude” by The Beatles

There’s just something about powerful ballads that make people want to sing along. Hey Jude is, by far, one of the most anthemic tracks to be found in The Beatles’ catalog. 

Not many people can resist singing the song’s chorus, which features sustained notes of “Na”. Plus, it has some of the most iconic musical passages to exist in recorded music.

“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

The tail end of the 1970s was marked by the disco-flavored song, I Will Survive. This track has become one of the most important songs in the history of all recorded music.

Many people (women especially) have identified with the lyrics of this song, which touch on the power of the individual. What many don’t know is that Gaynor was actually in a back brace when she recorded her emotionally-tinged vocals.

Best Sing Along Songs For Guitar, Final Thoughts

Songs that are embedded within the common nomenclature of pop culture make for great songs to learn on guitar. Whether you’re in a band, or you just play for friends, consider adding a few of these to your repertoire.

When played at the right time, it can provide a moment to be remembered by others for years to come. Music is all about connection, and these songs will help catalyze that connective link between you and an audience.

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