Top 10: Rock Band Tracks

Top 10: Rock Band Tracks

This is a tribute, oh, to The Greatest Song[s] in the World

Last week, I posted my tribute to Rock Band - a game that is, in my opinion, well worth every cent of the $2000 I've spent on it (note: I may have a spent a bit more than that after purchasing a bunch of songs for a party last weekend.) While it still stands as one of the great games, its time has nevertheless passed us by, and it has now - officially - been retired.

But if you’re like me then you found the end of an era to be the perfect excuse to dust off those plastic instruments you had stored away in the spare room.

Here, then, I have put a stake in the ground and declared what I consider to be the ten best songs (and let's remember, that's from a possible list over 4,000 strong and including add on packs) that make up the ultimate Rock Band playlist.

So, without further ado, and with severe reverence for the songs I left out, I present my definitive set list!

1. Whitesnake – Here I Go Again

Allowing for all of the instruments and with a great slow intro for the singer, this is a true classic to start your set with. Interesting note; in this 1983 version, the lyric is "like a hobo"; in 1987, Whitesnake revised it to "like a drifter." There, you learned something, so you can write this article off as educational if anyone asks what you're doing.

2. The Beatles – Get Back

The Beatles: Rock Band was a perfect recreation of The Beatles’ famous career arc (only glossing over the internal battles). I could’ve listed a large number of Beatles songs on this list because, well, they’re the Beatles! I’ve gone for Get Back, because it comes at the end of the Beatles run and is just damn good fun to play. Set in a near-perfect recreation of the famous rooftop concert, it's got some beautiful riffs and a fantastic bass line (for playing on plastic instruments).

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Comments Comments (5)

Posted by Sidawg2
On Friday 10 May 2013 11:43 AM
Boston more than a feeling.
Cult of Personality.
Panic Attack by Dream Theater, sorted the men from the boys.

Oh, and Bohemian Rhapsody, of course.
Posted by kiwiatlarge
On Friday 10 May 2013 4:26 PM
I think you can clearly separate in the Rock Band/Guitar Hero universe, what are your favourite songs vs what songs are the most fun to play..

My favs are a large collection of 80's rock songs, from Bon Jovi to Whitesnake to classic rock stuff like Boston..

My favourite songs to play... hmmm... I'd put More Than a Feeling right up there for sure.. Would probably need another Rock Band night to go through my songs to remember the ones I enjoyed the most and compile a list..

The song that sits up at the very top for fun for me is actually in Guitar Hero 2... Sweet Child of Mine by GnR...
Posted by FlatPitch
On Friday 10 May 2013 9:05 PM
Whooah, we're half way there...
Posted by BlakeyNZ
On Friday 10 May 2013 11:58 PM
The darkness I believe in a thing called love is an amazing party song.
Posted by emetic
On Monday 20 May 2013 1:07 AM

Are all these Rock Band tracks or are we mixing in Guitar Hero too? I have lost track of which tracks are in which game.