Which song do you find the most fun to play?

#1 Posted by jakob187 (21757 posts) -

We finally got GH:WT and RB2 up at work, and they are both massive amounts of fun for being music/rhythm games.  I know a lot of people are worn out and tired of the genre already, and I am also aware that a lot of people may not like GH.  If you are one of those people, please refrain from dragging this thread down and gtfo now.

The question here is simple:  for those of you who are playing the game, what songs do you ENJOY PLAYING the most?  That doesn't mean "what's the most difficult song that you can play" or "what song are you trying to beat right now".  This is about pure fun.

For me, ever since I figured out how to utilize the slider bar on the neck properly (tap strumming, sliding, finger-tap solos, etc.), the ones that I have the most fun playing are:

  • Tool - "Schism":  as a massive fan of the band, I found this one the most fun, because you can really get in the mood with this and make it sound really incredible
  • Paramore - "Misery Business":  it's a super energetic song that I go buck wild to when I play it. I use a mix of regular strumming on the verse and tap strumming on the chorus, then tap strum out the breakdown...and yes, I do body throws when I play.
  • Michael Jackson - "Beat It":  dood, seriously...it's Michael fucking Jackson!!!  It's the Thriller album!!!  IT'S EDDIE VAN FUCKING HALEN!!!  The song is super fun, and all this claim about it being a weak song on the tracklisting is bullshit to the highest degree.
  • Steely Dan - "Do It Again":  the song is already fucking phenomenal, but man...the riffs are never the same, so it keeps you on your toes...and you can REALLY get into it.  Plus, the slider part is fucking EPIC!!!
  • Steve Miller Band - "The Joker":  dood, seriously...it's Steve fucking Miller.  That's all.

So, now it's your turn.  Which songs do you love to play for the fun factor?
#2 Posted by Quadrifoglio (816 posts) -

Drums:

  • "The Joker."
  • "Up Around the Bend."
  • "Shiver."
  • "The Kill."
  • "The Middle."

Guitar:
  • "The Middle."
  • "Hotel California."
  • "Beat It."
  • "Sweet Home Alabama."
#3 Posted by LethalKi11ler (1425 posts) -

The Killers DLC = Best thing ever

#4 Posted by HazBazz (1901 posts) -

Misery Buisness, Crazy Train, Sweet Home Alabama and Band On The Run all spring to mind

#5 Posted by Megalon (1392 posts) -

For guitar:

Hotel California
Beat It
Crazy Train
Mr. Crowley

#6 Posted by Snail (8661 posts) -

I am one of those people that dislikes GH but I will not gtfo, I will make a productive post instead.

Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi: Vocals and Guitar

Beat it - Michael Jackson  - Drums and Vocals

B.Y.O.B - System of a Down - Vocals and Guitar

#7 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Misery Business, Beat it and Livin' on a Prayer are pretty much the only songs I particularly enjoyed on that game.

#8 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

I liked Beat It a lot with my short time with the game.

I didn't really enjoy any of the Tool stuff that I played. I bet I would if I wasn't playing drums. I don't like the drum display in that game.
#9 Posted by Snail (8661 posts) -

Everyone seems to love beat it =P

#10 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

In all seriousness... La Bamba.

#11 Posted by jakob187 (21757 posts) -
Snail said:
"Everyone seems to love beat it =P"
Like I said, mang...it's Michael fucking Jackson from the Thriller days!!!  There's no way you can hate that song.
Arkthemaniac said:
"I didn't really enjoy any of the Tool stuff that I played. I bet I would if I wasn't playing drums. I don't like the drum display in that game."
Well, duh, it's Tool!!!  lol  I don't like the drum display on GH either, which is why I played a total of three songs before switching to drums on Rock Band.
#12 Posted by damswedon (3201 posts) -

do it again, purple haze and ramblin man everything else is is quite bleh

#13 Posted by krazychris (210 posts) -

Don't have guitar hero though I do love to play Enter Sandman on expert drums Rock Band 1, when you get in the flow of it it feels really badass
I also love playing Green Grass And High Tides on expert drums, again when I get in the flow of the song I just go for it although mabye it's a bit too long
I love singing Ballroom Blitz cause well it's Ballroom Blitz I guess.

#14 Posted by SAMCRO (51 posts) -

Im kinda biased to About a Girl By Nirvana because they are my favorite band but i do like Scream Aim Fire and B.Y.O.B because there fast and fun

#15 Posted by jakob187 (21757 posts) -
@SAMCRO said:
" Im kinda biased to About a Girl By Nirvana because they are my favorite band but i do like Scream Aim Fire and B.Y.O.B because there fast and fun "
Nirvana...I've heard of those guys...


#16 Posted by damnboyadvance (4061 posts) -

I don't own Guitar Hero. Never will. But I've played it long enough, plus some songs have come to the Rock Band Music Store, so I know that The Kill is a very fun song to play on the drums. The beat is just fun.

#17 Posted by jakob187 (21757 posts) -
@damnboyadvance said:
" I don't own Guitar Hero. Never will. But I've played it long enough, plus some songs have come to the Rock Band Music Store, so I know that The Kill is a very fun song to play on the drums. The beat is just fun. "
I enjoyed playing it on guitar and drums, but I like the GH charts for it better than the Rock Band charts.  I don't know, the fuses just fuck with my head compared to the GH gems.  Nonetheless, good song to jam.

Recently, thanks to GH Metallica, I've been playing a lot of "Master of Puppets" and "The Shortest Straw".  Still, it's tough for me to pull myself away from jamming out on "Albatross" by CoC.  Love me some CoC.
#18 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

I've been playing Guitar Hero since 1, also love Rockband, and I'm one of those crazy people that loves to sing, I know crazy right?
Anyway songs I love for vocals are:

Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
Sacrifice - The Expendables
Parabola - Tool

I'm pretty good too, if you wanna play online and you need a singer, hit me up.

#19 Posted by jakob187 (21757 posts) -
@jonnyboy: I've recently enjoyed playing "Go Your Own Way" on Rock Band as well...even though I don't really like Fleetwood Mac.  Maybe they are growing on me because of my age?  lol
#20 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

I would say crazy train because it is the only good song in the whole game

#21 Posted by jakob187 (21757 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" I would say crazy train because it is the only good song in the whole game "
That's a GODDAMN lie!  You are speaking poorly about Steely Dan, Tool, and Lynyrd Skynyrd...while praising OZZY?  FOR SHAME!!!
#22 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -
@jakob187: I'm a pretty big Fleetwood fan, check out Rumours it's up there with 'Sgt Peppers' and 'Dark Side of the Moon' as far as classic album status goes.
#23 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" I would say crazy train because it is the only good song in the whole game "
That's a GODDAMN lie!  You are speaking poorly about Steely Dan, Tool, and Lynyrd Skynyrd...while praising OZZY?  FOR SHAME!!!
"
yes, yes I am rockband 2 has a much better songlist so does guitar hero 5
GH worldtour is terrible, it is the devil may cry 2 of the guitarhero games
#24 Edited by jakob187 (21757 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" @jakob187 said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" I would say crazy train because it is the only good song in the whole game "
That's a GODDAMN lie!  You are speaking poorly about Steely Dan, Tool, and Lynyrd Skynyrd...while praising OZZY?  FOR SHAME!!!
"
yes, yes I am rockband 2 has a much better songlist so does guitar hero 5 GH worldtour is terrible, it is the devil may cry 2 of the guitarhero games "
World Tour is not anywhere NEAR that bad.  I don't understand why people give that game SOOOOOOO MUCH crap.  Guitar Hero 5 looks like a shit list so far, though.  Not much good going on there.

@jonnyboy said:
" @jakob187: I'm a pretty big Fleetwood fan, check out Rumours it's up there with 'Sgt Peppers' and 'Dark Side of the Moon' as far as classic album status goes. "
-_-  Sir....SIR...I'm 27 years old.  I've heard all of those and then some.  If anything, I thought Tusk was a decent album.  Also, Floyd never put out a bad album.
#25 Edited by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" @jakob187 said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" I would say crazy train because it is the only good song in the whole game "
That's a GODDAMN lie!  You are speaking poorly about Steely Dan, Tool, and Lynyrd Skynyrd...while praising OZZY?  FOR SHAME!!!
"
yes, yes I am rockband 2 has a much better songlist so does guitar hero 5 GH worldtour is terrible, it is the devil may cry 2 of the guitarhero games "
World Tour is not anywhere NEAR that bad.  I don't understand why people give that game SOOOOOOO MUCH crap.  Guitar Hero 5 looks like a shit list so far, though.  Not much good going on there.
Now you are the one who lies my friend, I got world tour for free so naturally I would enjoy it a bit more than had I payed for it.
but no I can not find one song in that game I like besides crazy train or hot for teacher. I actually thought to myself "how could they make a game this bad".

Now I'll give you that it did have some better band animations, the real rockstars livened it up a bit, and it was cool to build your own guitar. but you have to play the terrible songs to see that stuff
#26 Edited by jakob187 (21757 posts) -
@trophyhunter: It sounds like you just pigeonhole yourself into a specific style of music.  I'm a more open-minded kind of guy who grew up on classic rock, so guys like Steely Dan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Los Lobos, The Eagles, The Guess Who, Steve Miller Band, Wings, and Ted Nugent make me happy.  I'm also a child of the alternative movement, so bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Sublime, R.E.M., No Doubt, Foo Fighters, and Jane's Addiction do it for me as well.  For all of those bands, great and iconic songs that they put out were picked.

Even getting into the modern stuff, bands like Paramore, 30 Seconds to Mars, Rise Against, blink-182 made me happy.  The inclusion of "Beautiful Disaster", which is one of my favorite songs by 311, was a blessing.

Meanwhile, my metalhead needs are met with Tool, Van Halen, Metallica (and with such an underrated song as well), BLS, and of course Dream Theater.

By no means am I uncrediting Rock Band 2.  I think they've got a great tracklisting as well...plus the advantage of a superior DLC system.

Regardless, I think saying that World Tour was a bad game is just a matter of tastes...and it seems like mine are more vast at the moment.  Maybe I'm wrong.

As far as "Crazy Train"...Randy Rhoads wrote MUCH better riffs than that.  "Over The Mountain" is the one song they need to be putting into a GH game.  While Blizzard of Ozz is a great album, it's not Rhoads' best work with Ozzy.  Even then...Ozzy is a fucking tool.  The world would be a better place without his retardation.  Then again...I'm a Heaven and Hell fan more than I'm a traditional Sabbath fan...even though I dig Sabbath's stuff with Ozzy just fine.

Might I also remind you that I had to play a terrible Beck song like "E-Pro" in order to progress through Rock Band 2.  As if that wasn't enough, they kept throwing so many shit songs into the setlists over and over in Rock Band 2...which is maddening.  Seriously, how many more times do I have to play "Feel The Pain"?
#27 Posted by KME93 (206 posts) -

as a band ilike playin Santeria, Beat It, No Sleep Till Brooklyn, and La Bamba

#28 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

ok you win my friend but I am not pigeonhole to just metal
I have all the no doubt, foo fighters, stevey ray vough(spelling) , motely crew and tons off other DLC for rockband 2

#29 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

now lets get to arguing about how you think GH 5 has a shit songlist  because I think its one of the best so far

#30 Posted by Bucketdeth (8048 posts) -

If and when I do play guitar hero, I usually play Mr.Crowley and Crazy Train, then quit.

#31 Posted by jakob187 (21757 posts) -
@trophyhunter: I'm assuming you mean this one?  Simple:  it sucks.  Here, I'll pick out the worthwhile tracks that don't suck for you, just to make it easier.  = D  Also, mind you...I'm picking out the songs that WILL ACTUALLY BE FUN TO PLAY.  There are songs that I'm not picking that I really like AS SONGS...but for the game...no, sir.

A Perfect Circle - Judith
Blink-182 - The Rock Show
Bush - Comedown
Darkest Hour - Demon(s) (I only say this because I liked how blindz0r played it on the drum trainer in Rock Band 2)
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
Megadeth - Sweating Bullets
Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like We Do?
Smashing Pumpkins - Bullets with Butterfly Wings
Spacehog - In The Meantime (SOOOOOO fucking psyched about this song being on there, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Spacehog)
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Sublime - What I Got
T. Rex - 20th Century Boy (SOOOOOO fucking psyched about this one too...T. Rex was one of my favorite bands growing up...thank GOD for my parents introducing me to Electric Warrior)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
Thrice - Deadbolt
Tom Petty - Runnin' Down a Dream

Frankly, 15 tracks out of...how many?  I can say that I like at least HALF of the tracklist from World Tour.  Now sure, this is my INITIAL reaction.  I might actually find some fun in playing "Ring of Fire" or some Police.  However, I'm not looking at what I, only one, person will be playing.  I'm looking at - when I jump online, what songs will I enjoy playing with other people?  While they'll all be focusing on the hardest songs possible...because that's what they do, I'll be focusing on the songs that are thoroughly enjoyable and create a good time to be had by all.

Except Megadeth.  That's just going to be fucking awesome, and when people fail on the song, I'm going to boot them out of my band and play it myself.

#32 Edited by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

well hardly ever play online because like you say everyone just picks the hardest longest song because they think i makes them look cool.
and I find songs that I like are fun to play even if they are no fun to play mostly because I treat guitarhero and rockband as a glorified ipod.
when I play I never imagine myself rocking out like everyone else does or like your suppose to. I use it as slightly more active way of just listening to the songs.
I play on medium since the first GH and have not changed since because I think playing on hard sucks all the fun out of the game.
How do you not have the two greatest songs ever on your list smells like teen spirit and lithium?

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