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The Best Songs Featuring Bagpipes  

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List Rules Real Bagpipes must be used. So songs like In a big country, run runaway, & Copperhead Rd are excluded. Marching Bands & traditional bands are excluded.

This is a list of songs that have used Bagpipes, by pop/rock bands. I have excluded Big Country, Slade, Steve Earle as they simulated the effects using a Guitar or Synthesiser.
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"It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the first track of the group's album T.N.T., released in December 1975, and was written by Angus YoungMalcolm Young and Bon Scott. Musically, the song is notable for combining bagpipes with hard rock guitarsdrums and bass guitar; in the mid-part of the song there is a call and response between the bagpipes and the lead guitar
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"Mull of Kintyre" is a song written by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine and performed by Wings. The song was written in tribute to the picturesque Kintyre peninsula in Scotland, where McCartney has owned High Park Farm since 1966, and its headland, the Mull of Kintyre. The song was Wings' biggest hit in Britain where it became the 1977 Christmas number one, and was the first single to sell over two million copies nationwide.[3][4][5]
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"You're the Voice" is a song written by Andy Qunta, Keith Reid, Maggie Ryder and Chris Thompson. Australian singer John Farnham recorded the song for his album Whispering Jack released in 1986.[1][2] The song was awarded the 1987 ARIA Award for "Single of the Year". The song was one of the biggest hits of 1986 in Australia, topping the Kent Music Report Singles Chart for seven weeks from 3 November to 21 December.[3]

It is also one of Farnham's biggest international successes, reaching the top 10 in many European countries, including Germany and Sweden although in the US it performed relatively poorly. BMG/RCA rereleased the song in the US in February 1990 after Farnham made the Adult Contemporary charts with "Two Strong Hearts". It spent eight weeks on the charts, peaking at No. 82. It was Farnham's own idea to feature the Scottish Bagpipe solo

Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs Featuring Bagpipes
 "Tomorrow", a lament to Bono's mother, who died when he was young, features 
Uilleann pipes played by Vinnie Kilduff later of In Tua Nua. This is from tyhe album October, released in 1981.
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Bonaparte's Retreat

Glen Campbell
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Sky Pilot
"Sky Pilot" is a 1968 song by Eric Burdon & The Animals, released on the album The Twain Shall Meet. When released as a single the song was split across both sides, due to its length (7:27). As "Sky Pilot (Parts 1 & 2)" it reached number 14 on the U.S. pop charts and number 15 on the Canadian RPM chart.
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It's a Long Way to the Top (If you wanna rock n roll)
This released as a Bonus track on the Age of Reason CD. It was also the B-side of Two Strong Hearts.
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AbigailMaycock added Drink the Way I Do - the Real Mckenzies