Top 11 Acoustic Guitar Rock Songs

“To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.” — Richard Thompson

Frank Mastropolo
10 min readOct 9, 2021

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11. “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” by Rod Stewart

Actress Britt Ekland said Rod Stewart revealed that he wrote “You’re in My Heart” for her while they dined at a restaurant. “In the middle of the meal, Rod leaned over to me and whispered, ‘I’ve written a song for you,’” Ekland said in Classic Rock Stories. “No one took any notice as Rod softly sang the words into my ear. My eyes filled with tears. It was the loveliest song I had ever heard.”

Not so fast, says Stewart. “It wasn’t totally about Britt. The first verse could have been about Liz Treadwell. It could have been about anybody I met in that period — and there were a lot of them. It’s a very confused song in a way. It’s about a lot more than just women, it’s also about my love of soccer. That’s why my two favorite teams [‘Celtic, United’] are mentioned at the end. The chorus is about Scotland. So it ends up being about three women, two football teams, and a country. And the line ‘You’ll be my breath should I grow old’ — I think that must have been about my mum and dad.”

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Frank Mastropolo

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