When you think of camping, what comes to mind? Starry nights? Sizzling campfires? Stunning hiking trails? Perhaps there’s nothing more iconic than circling around the campfire with friends and family while singing your favorite songs. There’s something special about everyone joining in harmony to the best campfire songs under the stars.
For many of us, taking the lead in a campfire sing-along can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you’re choosing the songs. To make things easier, we’ve rounded up a few of the best campfire classics that are sure to have everyone singing along in no time.
“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
Widely known as the anthem sung at a Boston Red Sox game, this classic is perfect for a campfire. Loved by all for its “bah, bah, bah” lyrics, this song creates a happy, carefree mood for everyone around the campfire.
“Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show
While some may say that this song is a bit overdone, especially with Darius Rucker’s recent remake, we still classify it as a campfire favorite. With a catchy tune and great melody, the whole group will be happy to sing along!
“American Pie” by Don McLean
There’s no campfire song more quintessential than “American Pie” by Don McLean. Though widely recognized, you may want to have a campfire song veteran take the lead on this one. Remembering the lyrics to this 8.5-minute long song can be tricky!
“Streets of Laredo” by Johnny Cash
Though this song may be older, it remains popular and simple to learn. The slow melody makes it easy for others to sing along, while the timeless lyrics are sure to strike a sentimental chord for many.
“Home on the Range” by Dr. Brewster M. Higley
Dating back to the 1800s, this Western classic is ideal for singing ‘round the campfire! Officially established as Kansas’ state song, “Home on the Range” is well-known by all ages and is a great way to set the mood.
More Campfire Songs
- “A Horse with No Name” by America
- “The Weight” by The Band
- “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles
- “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie
- “Hey Jude” by The Beatles
- “House of the Rising Sun” by Animals
- “Oklahoma!” from R&H’s musical Oklahoma!
- “Let It Be” by The Beatles
- “Hotel California” by The Eagles
- “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by John Denver
With your campfire songs in hand, it’s time to plan your next adventure. Will you be heading west to Indian Wells RV Resort in California? Or will you venture to the wooded forests and sandy shores of Wild Acres RV Resort in Maine? No matter where you go, Sun RV Resorts has a destination that’ll provide the vacation of a lifetime. Pack your bags, grab your guitar, and start practicing for your next trip!