Rock Band Song List
The thing that puts Harmonix's "Rock Band" above all other musical intrument simulators is the "Rock Band" song list. With over a thousand songs available, there is something for everyone and every mood.
- "On the Road Again" - Willie Nelson. This 1970's classic country rock hit was Willie Nelson's ode to life on tour. But you don't need to be a touring rock star to enjoy this tune. Almost everyone knows the lyrics to this one, its uplifting feel-good vibe is great for any get-together. Best summed up by the lyrics: "The life I love is making music with my friends."
- "The Gambler" - Kenny Rogers. Another great classic is Kenny Roger's philisphical ramblings about life and poker. In addition to being a cachy song, this title offers tricky finger work for any player, no matter how experienced. It quickly came to be considered one of the toughest guitar tracks out there since being released to the "Rock Band" song list in 2009, and may have you seriously considering taking Kenny's advice to know when to fold 'em. Best summed up by the lyrics: "Said, if you're going to learn to play the game, boy, you gotta play it right."
- "Enter Sandman" - Metallica. Arguably one of the most popular songs, by one of rock's most popular bands out there, this song will have everyone banging their heads and tearing up their throat imitating James Hetfield's gruff singing voice, or simply hoping their fingers or feet don't fall off trying to keep up with the intense metal pace. Best summed up by the lyrics: "We're off to Never-Never Land."
- "You Oughtta Know" - Alanis Morrisette. While this may look like a selection for the ladies, and you can tell your guests that if you like, no one can deny that if you were alive and conscious in the mid-90's you know at least some of the lyrics to this song. For those who like to play the vocal part, this song offers challenging pitch changes, and tongue-twisting lyrics. Not only is it a rollicking and raging break-up song, and won't fail to liven up any gathering. Best summed up by the lyrics: "'You, you, you, you oughtta know!"
- "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey. This song has made the journey, no pun intended, from popular, to mocked, to being enjoyed ironically in the 2000's. Recently, it actually made it to the top of the iTunes charts, and could very well be declared geniuenly popular again. And why not? This rocking ballad has everything: vamping lyrics, a catchy melody, and the ability to get anyone to sing along. The gameplay for this song isn't especially challenging, but that's not what a good party song is about, anyway. Best summed up by the lyrics: "For a smile they can share the night, It goes on and on and on and on ... don't stop believin', hold on to that feelin'!"
Posted on: Jul. 19, 2011