Now That’s What I Call Music – Fire Pit Hits 22

One of the best parts of any night round a fire is getting warm whilst roasting s’mores and singing some good ole campfire classics! Although it’s impossible to know who sang the first campfire song, singing songs together around a fire in the great outdoors has been a beloved tradition for centuries. It’s an age-old way to relax and enjoy time well spent.

While some campfire songs tell tales, others are explicitly written to be funny and sung along with. Whether you’re having a night round the firepit with the family or you’re off on a scout trip, we’ve pulled together a playlist of 10 classic fireside hits that are fit for any group and occasion. So, grab you friends, pick up a guitar and get ready to belt out these classic hits at your next garden gathering.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Author Michael Rosen based his children’s book ‘We’re Going On a Bear Hunt’ on a similar song that emerged in the 1970s. The story is about of a group of siblings trying to find a bear before getting scared when they actually find one, the book was so popular that the words were adapted into beloved fireside song.

On Top of Spaghetti

‘On Top Of Spaghetti’ is also known as ‘The Meatball Song’. It’s set to the tune of the song ‘On Top of Old Smoky’ and tells the story of a meatball that falls from a plate of spaghetti and rolls onto the floor.

B-I-N-G-O

Everyone is familiar with this family-friendly hit. Kids love B-I-N-G-O because they can sing and clap along with the lyrics.

She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain

The earliest known recording of this song is in the 1920’s but it’s been around for far longer. A great easy song for everyone to follow along with.

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean

Thanks to its slower pace and repetitive chorus, ‘My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean’ is an easy song to sing for children and adults alike.

Home on The Range

An excellent song for any outdoor gathering telling a tale from the old American west.

You Are My Sunshine

Did you know this sweet, simple anthem is the state song of Louisiana? It has been recorded by over 350 artists and translated into 30 languages.

Baby Shark

Perhaps more irritating than ‘a song that will get on your nerves’ but this recent viral hit is an easily recognised song for all the family to join in with. The actions are loads of fun and can make some great fireside shadows too!

‘Brown Eyed Girl’ by Van Morrison

A love anthem for couples everywhere, Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl is a fun song to sing, and clap, along with round the fire.

Ging Gang Gooli

You can’t have a sing-a-long by the fire without including this nonsensical, top beat tune traditionally sung and scout campfires! Young and old will long to join in with the silly lyrics and get the sway going. All together now…

Ging gang gooli, gooli, gooli, gooli watcha
Ging gang goo, ging gang goo
Heyla, heyla sheyla
Heyla, sheyla heyla ho

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