August 5, 2009

Guitar Hero: Van Halen Song List

Details on Guitar Hero: Van Halen have been sketchy at best. But now, we have the full track list! It’s 47 songs: 28 by Van Halen, and 19 from artists … er, “inspired by” Van Halen.


Update: the first trailer was just released, too.

Van Halen Tracks

Ain’t Talkin Bout Love
And The Cradle Will Rock
Atomic Punk
Beautiful Girls
Cathedral (solo)
Dance The Night Away
Eruption (solo)
Everybody Wants Some
Feel Your Love Tonight
Hang ‘Em High
Hear About It Later
Hot For Teacher
Ice Cream Man
I’m The One
Jamie’s Cryin
Little Guitars
Loss Of Control
Mean Street
Pretty Woman
Romeo Delight
Running With The Devil
So This Is Love
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
Spanish Fly (solo)
You Really Got Me
Tracks by Other Artists
Alter Bridge – Come To Life
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Blink-182 – First Date
Deep Purple – Space Truckin
Foo Fighters – Best Of You
Foreigner – Double Vision
Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom
Jimmy Eat World – Pain
Judas Priest – Painkiller
Killswitch Engage – The End Of Heartache
Lenny Kravitz – Rock And Roll Is Dead
Queen – I Want It All
Queens of the Stone Age – Sick, Sick, Sick
Tenacious D – Master Exploder
The Clash – Safe European Home
The Offspring – Pretty Fly For A White Guy
Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life
Weezer – Dope Nose
Yellowcard – The Takedown

(click through to see YouTube videos of any song, if you’re not familiar with it.)

Release is scheduled for the incredibly odd date of December 22nd, 2009. Which means it’ll effectively miss the holiday buying season completely. Maybe that’s a good thing.

In a season of The Beatles: Rock Band (September 9th) and Guitar Hero 5 (September 1st), not to mention the previously released Guitar Hero: Metallica and Guitar Hero: Smash Hits … the Fake Plastic Rock market is definitely starting to get a wee bit crowded out there.

finally a killswitch song that’s not my curse, but really why does guitar hero keep putting tracks that are already in rock band? just on this list there’s master exploder, painkiller, and white wedding let’s try something new neversoft.

August 5, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Sick, Sick, Sick and Space Truckin’ are also on Rock Band DLC already. Painkiller Expert+ drums will be BRUTAL.

August 5, 2009 at 8:08 pm

zzxxima – because Rock Band is not Guitar Hero. Rock Band has TONS of tracks that exists on Guitar Hero as well.

It struck me though that Hot for Teacher will be on this as well – I guess that just for the Expert+ drum track?

August 6, 2009 at 12:24 am

Sadly enough the non Van Halen songs sound more fun…

Boom Boom
August 6, 2009 at 10:53 am

I don’t know if it’s the market that’s getting crowded or just the Guitar Hero line:

August 6, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Hey I just wanted to let everybody know that there is some sort of deal on pre-ordering Guitar Hero 5 and getting Guitar Hero: Van Halen for free, not sure on the details when I went to It showed the offer. Good deal if you ask me!

August 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Yep, I got my copy of GH:VH today!

It’s basically a reskinned GH:Metallica, but that’s not entirely a bad thing…

Jeff Atwood
October 5, 2009 at 5:28 pm

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