My Rock Band dream set list

Harmonix are taking submissions of ideas for songs in Rock Band. I thought I’d go one stage further and put together an entire dream list using the following criteria:

  • Ideal for the four instruments (Drummer, Singer, Guitarists) – no Bittersweet Symphony
  • Well known enough that you all feel the music – no obscure bands or tracks
  • Attention keeping – no massive 2-minute intros or solos
  • Killer guitar track – this is rock after all!
  • Not previously featured on Guitar Hero I or II
  • Variety – no band more than once plus a mix of 80s, 90s and 00s

So here it is…

1. Opening Licks

  • The Passenger – Iggy Pop
  • I Predict a Riot – Kasier Chiefs
  • Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • All Right Now – Free

2. Amp-Warmers

  • Money For Nothing – Dire Straights
  • Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
  • Paradise City – Guns ‘n Roses
  • Somebody Told Me – The Killers
  • It’s Been Awhile – Staind

3. String-Snappers

  • Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day
  • Going Down/Love in an Elevator – Aerosmith
  • Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols
  • Holy Water – Bad Company

4. Thrash and Burn

  • Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  • Darts of Pleasure – Franz Ferdinand
  • Inside – Stiltskin
  • Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne

5. Return of the Shred

  • Poison – Alice Cooper
  • All The Small Things – Blink-182
  • Walk This Way – Run DMC
  • Danger! High Voltage – Electric Six
  • In The End – Linkin Park

Okay so there is no way they’d ever put so many great tracks in one game – they’d be worried you’d not buy the next one to get more tracks and so we’ll get second-rate filler just like the record companies have been doing with albums for years.

Most of these are available at the iTunes store so enjoy my first iMix entitled Dream Rock Band.


1 responses

  1. Avatar for Tim Park

    Not bad |) but you're missing some stuff:-

    Layla - Eric Clapton
    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
    Crash - The Primitives
    Daydream Believer - The Monkees

    Other than that not a bad mix but it needs a little more imagination.

    Tim Park July 10, 2007