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Video links for (almost all of) the Guitar Hero 5 announced setlist.

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The full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 hasnít been released yet, but Iím running into the same problem as the GHWT tracks: I have no utter clue about what half these songs are like. So like the GHWT setlist, I did some research for anyone else scratching their heads and compiled all the announced tracks for GH5, YouTube links for the individual songs, and some random comments from a veteran GH player.

ScoreHero keeps good track of new updates for the game as well, so check back there for more info on the setlist and an alternate list of video links for songs.

Band of Horses--Cigarettes, Wedding Bands
Beastie BoysóGratitude
Beck-- Gamma Ray
Billy Squier-- Lonely is the Night
Blur- -Song 2
Children of Bodom-- Done With Everything, Die for Nothing
Coldplay--"In My Place"
Darkest Hour-- Demon(s)
David BowieóFame (Canít go wrong with David Bowie.)
Deep Purple-- Woman from Tokyo ('99 Remix) (Canít find the í99 remix, oh well.)
Elliott Smith--L.A.
Iggy Pop-- Lust for Life (Live) (Yeah, thereís about bajillion live versions of this song on YouTube, but this oneís good quality, and pretty damn entertaining too. Whether or not itís actually going to be the one used in GH5, I donít know.)
Jeff Beck--Scatterbrain (Live) (Again, which live version of this song theyíre going to use, I donít know.)
John Mellencamp--Hurts So Good (Blah, could care less about this song. I donít like John Mellencamp particularly.)
Queens Of The Stone Age-- Make It Wit Chu (Thereís far better and more well-known songs from Queens of The Stone Age that they couldíve used, this one I donít care for too much.)
Rose Hill Drive-- Sneak Out
Santana-- No One to Depend on (Live) (Same problem as all the other live versions, there certainly are a lot in this setlist, arenít there? I love Santana though, so very much looking forward to playing this one.)
The Bronx--Six Days a Week (And then the only version I can find for this song is live. Very funny.)
Thrice-- Deadbolt
Vampire Weekend-- A-Punk (Song sounds boring to play, but I canít deny that I love this music video.)
Attack! Attack! UK - You And Me
Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name (I probably donít even need to link to a video for this one, you all should know this regardless. )
Darker My Love - Blue Day
The Duke Spirit - Send A Little Love Token
Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) (Iíve actually been waiting for this song to be a Guitar Hero/Rock Band game for awhile. Woo!)
Face To Face - Disconnected
Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains
Kaiser Chiefs - Never Miss A Beat
Kiss - Shout It Out Loud
Love and Rockets - Mirror People
My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday
Nirvana - Lithium (Live) (I like Nirvana fine, but their songs are justÖreally boring to play. )
The Police - So Lonely (OkayÖso with all the awesome songs by The Police out there, and they pick this one? Activision, what are you smoking over there?)
Rammstein Ė Du Hast (Same problem here. Rammstein is fucking awesome, but this song is just weird for a Guitar Hero game. Itís really repetitive and has lots of empty places where the guitarist wonít be doing much.)
The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil (Again, of all the Rolling Stones songs out there, they use this one? Itís a great song, donít get me wrong, but the studio version that Iím used to hearing doesnít have the guitarist do much until the solo near the middle. )
Sonic Youth Ė Incinerate (For those of you who remember the Sonic Youth song used in GH3, donít worry, this isnít nearly as horrible as that selection was. Nothing too spectacular about this otherwise though.)
Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You
Sublime - What I Got (Oh, HELL YES! ďSanteriaĒ was pretty much one of the few highlights of GHWT, so Iím very happy they got another Sublime song for GH5. )

The Sword - Maiden, Mother & Crone (Hm, between Metallica and Smash Hits, The Sword is getting a lot of attention in the Guitar Hero series. Is someone on the developer staff a huge fan or something? Not that Iím really complaining, thereís far worse bands out there.)

Thin Lizzy Ė Jailbreak (Woohoo! Guitar Hero can always use more classic rock. Sounds easy to play, but still a good choice in my opinion.)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - American Girl (Oookay, hereís an exception to that ďMOAR CLASSIC ROCKĒ statement. Good Lord, I hate Tom Petty. D:< )
The White Stripes - Blue Orchid (This music video really creeps me the fuck out. Donít care much for the song either.)

A Perfect Circle - Judith (I was a little disappointed to learn that Tool wasnít going to be in Guitar Hero for a second time, so I guess this will have to do instead. Maynard James Keenan is amazing, but this songís thematic material seems a bitÖcontroversial to include in the setlist. The lyrics do involve shouting ďFuck your GodĒ after all. Not complaining, Iím just surprised that Activision/Neversoft picked this track instead of something else.)

Arctic Monkeys Ė Brianstorm (Iíve honestly never heard this song before but it sounds like a whole lot of fun to play. Iím going to have to check out more stuff by this group.)

Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
Brand New - Sowing Season (Yeah)

Bush Ė Comedown (Same issue I had with ďSo LonelyĒ, thereís far better songs by this band that they couldíve picked instead. This just sounds like itíll be boring to play. Like the song itself, but not a good choice for the game.)

Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf (This is the Rock Band 2 chart, just to be cheeky.)
Eagles Of Death Metal - Wannabe In L.A.
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. (Another ďWTF was Activision smoking?Ē songs.)
Gov't Mule - Streamline Woman
Grand Funk Railroad - We're An American Band (Ooh, this song Iím excited about. Classic rock song from a band that I actually like. Sounds like itís going to be lots of fun to play.)
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes to Midnight (Sorry, canít type, too busy headbanging. \m/ )
King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man (Well this is something completely different. It sounds very Pink-Floyd-y.)
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Muse - Plug In Baby (Canít argue with more Muse.)
No Doubt - Ex-Girlfriend
Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live) (I really hope that this isnít the live version theyíre going to be using. The Mercyful Fate medley song from GH: Metallica was bad enough at about eleven minutes, this one clocks in at about 14 total.
Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure (Another classic song. I wonder how fun itíll be to actually play though.)
Rush - The Spirit Of Radio (Live) (YEEEESSSSS!!! Oh, you all have NO IDEA how much Iíve been wanting to play this song in GH/RB. Iím just wondering why it took so long to get it into a game!)

Scars On Broadway - They Say (Ick, repetitive and annoying. Not looking forward to playing this one. )
Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings (This kind of makes up for the above track though. Almost.)
Spacehog - In The Meantime
Stevie Wonder - Superstition (Hooray for funky bass lines!)
Sunny Day Real Estate Ė Seven
T. Rex - 20th Century Boy
The Killers - All These Pretty Faces
TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
Weezer - Why Bother?
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music (Even more funky bass lines!)
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire (Same as ďUnder PressureĒ, classic, but Iím iffy on whether Iíll actually want to play it repeatedly.)

Bob Dylan - All Along the Watchtower (Yet another installment of ďWhat was Activision/Neversoft smoking??Ē First off, I really canít stand Bob Dylan, but the question still stands why they didnít use the Jimi Hendrix version, which is more recognizable, and most likely wouldíve been much more fun and interesting to play.)

Wolfmother - Back Round


For some reason I couldnít find a good video for ďMeditateĒ by AFI, ďYounk FunkĒ by The Derek Trucks Band, or ďBring The Noise 20XXĒ by Public Enemy feat. Zakk Wylde. If you want to hear them that badly, look for it somewhere else.
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About SWE3tMadnessone of us since 6:04 PM on 01.10.2008

-About Me-

A recent graduate in Biology, neverless my first love in entertainment and media has always been video games, even though I don't get a lot of time to play recent ones now. I still enjoy following the industry and gushing about the latest Nintendo releases.

A Critical Ear: Analyzing Music in Video Games

If there's one thing that I like more than talking about video games, it's talking about music in video games. As a classically trained pianist that has been playing for more than twelve years, I take a look at some of my favorite soundtracks and how they contribute to the gaming experience as a whole.

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