The Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All Time

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ryevick

Zebra - Who's Behind The Door (One of THE best 12 string songs)

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eugenedarin

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VirgilGuitars

I agree with some of these posts... "And You & I" from Yes, Vaseline Machine Gun (Or Busted Bicycle) would work from Leo - what about "Fire On High" from ELO?

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krshnakrunch

This:

http://youtu.be/tew_fIhz3eY

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korinabill

Where's 8 Miles High? Someone doesn't really know the Byrds' catalogue very well.

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Ibzepi

What about "Something Going Wrong" by Chickenfoot? I know, it's a fairly recent song, but Satch did a really good job on this one.

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CharlieBrown999

Alice In Chains never played in Drop D. When they played in dropped tuning, it was always Drop C#. That gave them their unique sound.

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Triad999

I iagree with all of these on the list ....BUT ...how can you do a "greatest" 12 string list and not include any Leo Kottke?
Just another "list" travesty I guess.

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krshnakrunch

Agreed. Whoever came up with this list needs to have their credentials revoked.

Leo Kottke is essential in any 12-string guitar discussion.

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classicrockguy

Here's a few more;
The Song Remains The Same
Best Of My Love
Thank You
Livin Lovin Maid
Hey Hey What Can I Do
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Not Fade Away
You Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Can't Do That
Life By The Drop
Can't Explain
and the one that should be in the top 5 Suite Maddam Blue

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Nostradumbass

Personally, and I know I'm going to take some flak for this simply because of the band, but Styx's "Suite Madame Blue" is a brilliant 12-string song, in my opinion. Just throwing that out there.

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Shaw

The Eagle's Glen Frey wishes he could play like that! It was Don Felder of The Eagles who wrote the music for Hotel California and played it up until 2001 when he was fired. Steuart (strange spelling) Smith plays with the remaining two Eagles. (Henley and Frey). Schmidt, Walsh, and Smith are still paid contractors. Henley has everything they do not get a cut of, removed from the internet as you see above.

A great list. Thank you.Love that Maggie May intro!

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sethboyer22

you got it geddylee. why no vasaline machine gun?

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Mandolinface

The Rooftop Singers early 60s version of "Walk Right In, Sit Right Down" showed what two big 12-string guitars can do. The 12-string lead part is especially tasty.

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cheese_rex

I agree with most of the listings here, but I beg to differ on the fact that Bruce Springsteen's 'The River' didn't make the cut.

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mikeyesfan

They have no Yes songs like Awaken or And You And I. They should have at least one of those on the list. And Steve Howe played lead lines on Awaken on a 12 string electric guitar. With And You And I he played an acoustic guitar. I can see The Eagles, The Beatles, The Who, Supertramp, Rush and Jimi belong on the list some of the others I question when you left Yes or I should say Steve Howe off the list.

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geddylee

hmmm ... I think someone at GW should google Leo Kottke

dalebfast

It figures....

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