October 26, 2009

Band Hero Track List

In all the excitement over Lego Rock Band, I almost forgot about Band Hero, which is also launching soon.


The full 65 song list was recently unveiled along with the fantastic news that all but four of the songs will be exportable to Guitar Hero 5! (Oddly, you can also go in the reverse direction, importing 69 Guitar Hero 5 songs into Band Hero.) It’s hardly the access to the nearly 1,000 song Rock Band 2 DLC library that Lego Rock Band offers, but it’s a start.

Now that’s the kind of importing we wanted! Oh, and on the incredibly rare chance any Activision excutives happen to be reading this blog, I’m still waiting for fuller Smash Hits and World Tour importing in Guitar Hero 5.

3 Doors Down – When I’m Gone
The Airborne Toxic Event – Gasoline
The All-American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret
Alphabeat – Fascination
Aly & AJ – Like Whoa
Angels & Airwaves – The Adventure
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals – Steal My Kisses
Big Country – In A Big Country
The Bravery – Believe
Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting
Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me (Live)
Cold War Kids – Hang Me Up To Dry
Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On
Counting Crows – Angels Of The Silences
Culture Club – Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
Dashboard Confessional – Hands Down
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
Devo – Whip It
Don McLean – American Pie
Duffy – Warwick Avenue
Duran Duran – Rio
Evanescence – Bring Me To Life
Everclear – Santa Monica
Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Going Down
Filter – Take A Picture
Finger Eleven – Paralyzer
The Go-Go’s – Our Lips Are Sealed
Hilary Duff – So Yesterday
Hinder – Lips of An Angel
Jackson 5 – ABC
Janet Jackson – Black Cat
Jesse McCartney – Beautiful Soul
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation
Joss Stone – You Had Me
Katrina And The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
The Kooks – Naive
KT Tunstall – Black Horse & The Cherry Tree
The Last Goodnight – Pictures Of You
Lily Allen – Take What You Take
Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Impression That I Get
N.E.R.D. – Rockstar
Nelly Furtado – Turn Off The Light
No Doubt – Don’t Speak
No Doubt – Just A Girl
OK Go – A Million Ways
Papa Roach – Lifeline
Parachute – Back Again
Pat Benetar – Love is A Battlefield
Poison – Every Rose Has It Thorns
Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue – Kids
The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman
Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman
Santigold – L.E.S. Aristes
Snow Patrol – Take Back The City
Spice Girls – Wannabe
Styx – Mr. Roboto
Taylor Swift – Picture To Burn
Taylor Swift – Love Story
Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
Tonic – If You Could Only See
The Turtles – Happy Together
Village People – YMCA
Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue

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

While I’m much more partial to the Lego Rock band setlist, I can’t deny that Band Hero has a whopping 20 more tracks, and there are some definite gems in there. It also uses the Guitar Hero 5 engine, which is a massive improvement over the Guitar Hero 4 (World Tour) engine, even the tweaked versions of it that appeared in Smash Hits and Metallica. Playing Guitar Hero 5 does not make me want to cut myself with my plastic instruments in quite the way that Guitar Hero World Tour did, so that’s … a plus.

Band Hero is scheduled for release November 3rd, which just so happens to be the date Amazon is telling me I’ll get Lego Rock Band as well. Coincidence? :)

Thanks 4 the tip..I’m really interested in the new intruments of Band Hero..I live in Portugal and we (like the rest of Europe didn’t get the new red guitar from GH with the improvements but just the old of from GHWT..besides that hope that this new drum set will be more silent..my neighbours complaint and better responsive…hope the u do a review when they get out..thank u good work keep it up

Marciano MD
October 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Hello, me, like Marciano MD up top live in Europe. I’ve been waiting a good instrument package to buy a full band, but I had to keep waiting with my ol’ Les Paul (which is still working like a charm btw). I just ordered a copy of Band Hero (although the songs are not really that good) and I hope the drumset will be the best available and the guitar will be the shiny red improved one. I will post more comments once I receive it.

Congratulations on the website.

November 14, 2009 at 4:03 am

Anyone have rock band instruments it works on band hero.

February 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm

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