DJ Hero Soundtrack List
If you think "DJ Hero" is just for teens, you may want to take a look at the "DJ Hero" soundtrack list. You may be surprised. The "DJ Hero" soundtrack list has plenty of tunes there for rocking it old school.
These are ten of the best songs on the "DJ Hero" soundtrack list for "mature" audiences:
- "We Will Rock You" (by Queen, 1981). You (and your kids) know all the words to this song. There is something universally appealing about anything by Queen.
- "Another one Bites the Dust."(by Queen, 1980). There's a reason that Queen seems to be the only "old school" band on the DJ Hero soundtrack list more than once. They are just that good. The songs are memorable, meaningful, and have a forceful rock beat.
- "Tutti Frutti" (by Little Richard, 1955). Now we're really rocking it old school! Nothing beats the original version of this piano pounding song from the self pronounced "architect of rock and roll". He earned the title.
- "Heard it through the Grapevine" (by Marvin Gaye, 1968). A song that, sadly, many "of a certain age" associate most with the California Raisins. A great R&B tune that earned a spot on the "Rolling Stone's" "500 Greatest Hits of All Time" for good reason.
- "Let's Dance" (by David Bowie, 1983). "Under the moonlight, the serious moonlight". Artsy and danceable. A one-two punch.
- "Cars" (by Gary Numan, 1979). Takes artsy to a new level. The simple, bouncy, repetitive nature of the song, make it one of the most parodied on the list.
- "Theme from Shaft" (by Isaac Hayes, 1971). A playful and memorable song. After all these years, his deep, deep voice still makes women melt.
- "Shout" (by Tears for Fears, 1985). Synth-rock and the cold war crash in this angry song with universal themes. There will always be something to shout against.
- "Straight Up" (by Paula Abdul, 1988). The pure-pop danceablity of this tune, earns it a spot on this list. It's nice to know the ladies weren't left off of the DJ Hero soundtrack list entirely!
- "Rockit" (by Herbie Hancock, 1983). As one of the first songs to feature "scratching" it was a shoe-in for the DJ Hero soundtrack list. It began a new era of musical innovation where music itself became an instrument for building new music.
Most of the songs on the DJ Hero soundtrack list are blended with other songs as you play the game. It's nice to know that, in the mix, there's something for DJs of all ages to feel familiar with and enjoy. Rock on!