There are countless catchy songs out there, and plenty still that might make you want to strum an acoustic on a college quad. We could’ve left this list at that. But we thought we’d dig past the requisite “Smoke on the Water” and “Sunshine of Your Love” that all guitar students seem to learn, and find songs that poke and prod that insatiable urge to participate in the music, to strum, wail, and shred along with the artists on record. Whether you play guitar or not, these select tunes by iconic artists will inspire you to plug in and turn up.