If you have a camping trip coming up with friends of loved ones, there’s no greater way to create a magic moment and enjoy a real sense of togetherness than singing songs around the campfire. This is a tried and true tradition that has helped cap off the evenings of many wonderful camping adventures for countless years. With that in mind, be sure to pack a light travel-ready acoustic guitar before you head out! You should also be sure to learn some of the following campfire favorites:
The Monkees’ Daydream Believer is a fun 60s-style rock song that is light and bubbly in every sense. It’s also such a part of the cultural zeitgeist that virtually everyone has heard it (whether they realize it or not!) It’s short, simple, and a blast to sing along with. You can’t go wrong!
Don McLean’s classic American Pie is a folk rock standard. Its moderate tempo makes for a wonderful encore to end the night. Depending upon the group you’re with, you might even want to dust off the Weird Al Yankovic parody version in all its Star Wars-tinged glory!
Don’t Stop Believing
As far as rock anthems go, they don’t come more memorable or uplifting than Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing. The lyrics tell a story everyone can relate to, and you can be sure everyone will be joining in once the chorus hits. This is a show-stopper from start to finish!
Of course, there are plenty of other great songs to sing around the campfire as well! As long as it’s easy enough to play and everyone knows the words, you’ll be all set. Stick to songs with upbeat tempos and fun lyrics, and you’ll have all you need for an enjoyable evening in front of the fire.
If you want some fun campfire songs to teach to the little ones, you can find several at 50 Great Camp Songs for Kids