Six Campfire Songs That Everyone Loves

Gather your campers, marshmallows and instruments because it’s time for a classic campfire sing-a-long!

The sun has set over the campground and the fire is roaring. Now’s the moment to grab your guitar and start a sing-a-long! Here are some classic tunes that are sure to get everyone in the camping spirit.

1. Hey Jude

Hey Jude – The Beatles

If you’re searching for crowd-pleasing acoustic songs, you’re usually pretty safe with anything by one of the most iconic bands of all time – The Beatles! Of course, “Hey Jude” comes to mind as a slower-paced, nostalgic tune, that your crowd will love singing along to!

2. Wonderwall

Wonderwall – Oasis

Covered by numerous artists over the years, “Wonderwall” continues to live up to its reputation as a song that is hard to keep from singing along to. This can be attributed to its simplicity, making it a great one to strum by the campfire in the company of friends and family.

3. You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine

This sweet and simple melody has been covered by Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin and many others. It’s a song that younger and older generations love!

4. Stand By Me

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Fireside singers have been belting out this song for generations. There are all sorts of reasons why “Stand By Me” pops up at campfire sing-alongs on every continent on the planet, but we’ll chalk up its popularity in the wilderness to the holiday-friendly theme of friendship.

5. She’ll Be Coming ‘Round The Mountain

She’ll Be Coming ‘Round The Mountain

One of the earliest known recordings of this song is from the 1920s, but “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain” has been around for far longer. Thanks to the repetitive lyrics, this one should be easy for all the kids to follow along with.

6. Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Good times really never seemed so good when you’re belting this song out with friends and family beside the warmth of a bonfire. This Neil Diamond classic has kept us feeling warm and fuzzy since 1969 and will continue to pop up in our campfire favorites for years to come.