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What Are The 7 Best Guitar Hero Songs?
There’s nothing like that feeling when one of your favorite songs comes on the radio.
No matter if you’re at a stoplight or driving down the highway, there are certain songs you can’t help but rock out to. Such tunes also have special memories attached to them.
You may have heard one for the first time at a high school dance or on a first date back in the day.
Or, maybe you spent hours pretending to be the rockstars who made the song as you played Guitar Hero. It’s okay, we did too.
That’s why we took a trip back in time to come up with the top seven Guitar Hero songs ever.
Here they are.
1. Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
Guns N’ Roses represents one of the classic eras of rock n’ roll.
Although they didn’t start until the mid-80s, they were all about the grunge that rock was founded on. The group was committed to keeping this vibe alive, which fans still appreciate today.
For this and many other reasons, they’ve earned a spot on our list of best songs.
You may love listening to “Sweet Child of Mine” or “November Rain”, but “Welcome to the Jungle” is the best one to play.
This song just makes you want to rock!
2. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi is another well-known group of rock pioneers, but with a bit of a different platform.
They represent what became known as mainstream rock – a prelude to alternative rock.
“Livin’ on a Prayer” is arguably their best-known song and the piece is a no-brainer to play on Guitar Hero. Most people know it and the guitar riffs are insane.
Plus, if you want to do this with the full band, everyone gets to have a lot of fun.
3. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Speaking of songs that are perfect to play with all the instruments, you can’t forget about “Eye of the Tiger.”
This track isn’t necessarily about the challenge. It’s simple enough for most people to pick up, and expert players might be looking for a little more.
But, for anyone who just wants to rock out and have a good time, “Eye of the Tiger” is a great choice.
Choose this song when there’s a bunch of people hanging out while everyone takes turns playing. Or, use it as a way to get a beginner-level player in on the fun.
4. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osborne
Want to kick things up a notch?
Look no further than “Crazy Train”.
First of all, this song is everything rock n’ roll was meant to be. It has a genius blend of classic and heavy metal elements.
This creates a good compromise for gamers who have a preference as they scroll through songs. Although, when you start to play, it doesn’t matter what kind of rock sub-genre this is – it’s a challenge any way you spin it.
The riffs, the lyrics, and the overall vibe are one of the best things Ozzy has ever played. It’s a fundamental part of many of his shows to this day.
Similarly, tribute bands should be cautious of leaving this out. Don’t forget to contact Orlando Backline Rentals for sound support either, by the way.
5. The Devil Went Down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band
It’s not every day a country song makes it onto Guitar Hero, let alone a list of the best songs in the game.
But, anyone who has tried their hand at “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” knows why it’s on this list.
Simply put, the track is a blast to play. Although far from the traditional tunes of classic and heavy rock, there is something about that fiddle that makes you want to jam.
Fun aside, this song is no walk in the park or down a backroad.
It’s a challenge worth recognizing.
Those who are working on moving up in Guitar Hero can use this as a test to see just how much they are improving. Those who are already experts and sick of playing the same old songs may find a new, unexpected favorite.
6. Chop Suey – System of a Down
A few years later, this song still deserves recognition.
Be warned, though, it’s not a track for beginners to take on. It’s fast-paced heavy metal that is hard to master on the guitar as well as the vocals.
This is one of the more challenging songs the game carries.
It’s kind of like the initiation of calling yourself an expert player. If you can keep up with this, you definitely know a thing or two about the way the game goes.
Think you can handle it? Press “play” and find out!
7. Through the Fire and Flames – Dragonforce
The challenge doesn’t stop at “Chop Suey.”
One of the ultimate tests of your Guitar Hero skills is “Through the Fire and Flames.”
As a song, it has everything you could want from rock n’ roll. The guitar riffs are quick and killer. The lyrics and supporting music are fun and spot on as far as rocking out goes.
It all comes together to create a high-energy, high-level experience.
Don’t worry if you can’t get it on your first try, or second or third. It’s hard for most people to get it all down.
In fact, if you’re one of the few gamers who has mastered “Through the Fire and Flames”, kudos to you.
You may have missed your calling as a real-life guitar player – or is that what your day job is?
Remembering Guitar Hero in All Its Glory
With all the new games and consoles out lately, you might have forgotten all about Guitar Hero.
But, all it takes is hearing one of your favorite songs from the game to bring you back.
Why not bring those old guitars back out and see if you still got it?
It’s worth a shot, for more reasons than the score.