With over 71 tracks, Guitar Hero III promises to be the hardest rocking entry in the famed series of games. But what tracks will we be playing over and over again, and what songs will we just play to get through them?
Here’s a list of the 7 best tracks–and why they rock harder than Ted Nugent with a Les Paul strapped to his back in Hell.
7. Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot
If you haven’t rocked to the catchy chorus of this song, you’re either lying or deaf. Nevermind that it’s a Pat Benatar piece, it’s one of the more fun ’80s rock songs on the track list for Guitar Hero III and a worthy track for Mom to rock out to (even if everybody else is too ashamed to play it with other people around).
6. Reptilia – Strokes
Most Guitar Hero II tracks were either old or way too metal, and if a friend hadn’t played the game before, he’d think you were a doofus for rocking out to “Mother.” Thankfully, Guitar Hero III has songs like Reptilia from the Strokes to keep your hipster cool while still letting you swing a plastic guitar around like a trainable.
5. Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
Mick and the boys were evil way before it was cool, and this hit will let all of us middle-American pseudo rockers finally get our rocks off to one of the darkest tracks ever recorded. It helps that we’re playing Keith’s actual part, too, not some cover band as was the case with Guitar Hero II’s “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’?”
4. Devil Went Down To Georgia (made famous by the Charlie Daniels Band)
While most people wouldn’t immediately associate this song with Guitar Hero III, it’s in there, complete with some kickass guitar parts and a worthy foe to duel against us mere Earth dwellers–the dark Lord himself, Satan! That alone is worth the price of admission.
3. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns ‘N Roses
Screw Sweet Child Of Mine, this is the best Guns ‘N Roses song, and you get to play it with freaking Slash! He plays it with you! That’s only happened in my dreams when I was 13 and in a drug-induced haze once when I was sick at 18. Now it can happen every time my Xbox 360 boots up.
2. Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan
I get impressed when anyone can pick up a guitar and jam out to some Stevie, and the addition of this song to Guitar Hero III is something I’ve been waiting to see. If only my fingers could keep up.
1. Rock And Roll All Nite – Kiss
Yeah, yeah, it might not have the fastest solos or the hardest parts to play on Guitar Hero, but ever since the first game came out we’ve been dreaming of hearing the rock anthem to end all rock anthems blasting out of our TVs as we pick out color coded patterns on our controllers. After a few years and what’s probably a massive licensing fee, we finally have it: the rock song that rocks all other rock songs out of the water.
Now if they could only get some Zeppelin…