Top 10 Hardest Guitar Hero Songs

Hey! Anyone who knows the site ScoreHero will most surely know what I'm talking about. Don't go all Through the Fire and Flames.
The Top Ten
1 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce (Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock)

If you've ever played this and The Devil Went Down to Georgia, you could probably understand why this song is #1. On The Devil Went Down to Georgia, you can make it to at least 25% into the song before you die. On Through the Fire and Flames, it takes a lot of practice to beat the "hammer-ons" (only 5%), then once you beat that, you're not home free. There are more death solos that will tear you apart (unless you're a real legend). And last but not least, there's one more death solo at the end of the song, "You Rock," which is just like the beginning but not as long and not as many notes. Easily the hardest song.

2 The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band (Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock)

In my opinion, this is much harder than Through the Fire and Flames. When playing Through the Fire and Flames, after the initial hammer-on section, which is easy once you get the hang of it, most of the song isn't really that difficult until you get to the solo. Even the solo mostly follows a pattern, and there are only a few difficult parts that require Star Power to get through.

The Devil Went Down to Georgia, however, is a different story. It's not difficult to get to the solo, but once you get there, you will realize how much harder it is than Through the Fire and Flames. There are three very difficult sections in these solos, all of them in the second one (not that the rest of it is easy). Victory Solo G has a very fast snake that may require double tapping, Victory Solo K has a chromatic-sounding passage that WILL require double tapping, and I have absolutely no idea how to play it. Then there's Lou's Death Drain solo, for obvious reasons.

It should also be noted that there are two insanely fast strumming sections in this song, averaging 21 notes per second. Through the Fire and Flames is more widely considered the hardest because it is more widely known. On the other hand, The Devil Went Down to Georgia is a downloadable song, while Through the Fire and Flames requires no download.

3 Jordan - Buckethead (Guitar Hero II)

I'm not sure why Through the Fire and Flames is on top. All in all, I do think Through the Fire and Flames is harder than Jordan. However, this is only when playing them on an equal game engine. On the Guitar Hero 2 game engine, Jordan is next to impossible to beat. I can fairly easily pass every other song on Guitar Hero, but Jordan is always a struggle, and I fail almost 60-70% of the time.

I don't even care what anybody has to say, but Jordan is BY FAR the hardest GH song of all time, mainly because it is on Guitar Hero 2. I can get 5 stars on Through the Fire and Flames and TDWDTG, but I've only completed Jordan on Expert once. I did actually rechart this song for GH3 and played it off there, getting 5 stars on my first try. Therefore, Jordan is harder mainly because it is on Guitar Hero 2, with only one option for Hyperspeed and difficult Hammer On time allowances.

4 Fury of the Storm - DragonForce (Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock)

I think this song is more difficult than Through the Fire and Flames, but not as hard as Jordan and TDWDTG. The song is more consistently strenuous on your strumming hand during the verses (I always find myself more tired than in Through the Fire and Flames) and, in my opinion, the solo is harder and does not give you as many easy parts during the solo itself. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock had some really fun and really hard songs on it, and I suggest anyone who hasn't gotten it should get it.

The solos in this song are the stupidest I've ever had the displeasure of playing. The song itself is great and I listen to it a lot, but on Guitar Hero, I have to conserve star power for the harder stuff. The chorus and verses are easy though, and provide a nice spot to get back in the green. The cringey names for the different parts of the song make me not want to say it, but the OMGWTFBBQ?! parts literally kill my hands and I need full star power to barely pass them.

5 Raining Blood - Slayer (Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock)

Raining Blood is tied with Jordan for the hardest standard, non-boss song in my book. This song will make blood rain from your hands as they shred open like the solos in this song.

The first issue is the breakneck speed. This is one of the fastest songs I've ever subjected myself to, and it's very hard to keep up. At least Through the Fire and Flames has an excuse: the song is that fast because it's epic, and you feel like you're killing a dragon going that fast. This feels like you're getting carpal tunnel.

The second issue is the innumerable snakes. My God, the snakes. I can tolerate double tapping, scattered notes, and all kinds of crap, but snakes bring me to my knees.

Finally, there are the sections Mosh One and Flood. I have failed in these sections more than any other section in any other song. Might as well throw that beast of a green hammer-on into the mix, as that's murder to play as well.

This song is not just hard, but I don't even like how it sounds. Too death-y and dark. Not my favorite.

6 Sudden Death - Megadeth (Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock)

Way harder than One. The difference between songs like Sudden Death and Raining Blood and songs like One is that there's always one section that kills everyone (i.e., fast Solo A). In One, the fast solo is near the end, where you can easily store up max Star Power. But in Sudden Death, the killer part is right at the beginning, so you can't bluff your way through.

This is by far the hardest song, whatever anyone says. On expert, it starts with about a million hammer-ons and pull-offs, and the bad thing is that they are descending, which I find to be the hardest for some reason. It's harder than Through the Fire and Flames because, in that, you just need to keep a finger (or a clothes peg) on the green to complete the intro. But in Sudden Death, if you get the first 2 bits of star power, you should have a chance of pulling through.

7 Eruption - Van Halen (Guitar Hero: Van Halen)

This song is utterly impossible. You need to have a lot of practice in order to get through the first part without failing!

If you have some experience with Guitar Hero, this song is even more difficult than Through the Fire and Flames. It messes up your entire performance when you miss notes, and it's really embarrassing. The notes are long, and that last solo is even worse, with about 20 notes per second. This is the difficult song!

8 One - Metallica (Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock)

I, myself, am a pro at Guitar Hero, but when it comes to this song, I used to always get through the first half of the song but when it comes to that long solo, I used to always fail on it. I have only beaten the song once. I should also say that I have beaten Raining Blood and Sudden Death besides.

This person's right, but if you play this song on easy or medium, you're going to think this song's a piece of cake. But I dare you to play this song on expert. You're going to be dead after the song. Well, you're going to wish you were dead.

9 Black Widow of La Porte - John 5 (Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock)

Trying to beat this song at the moment and it's really hard. It deserves to be ranked higher than 10. As for the hardest song, it's a toss-up between Through the Fire and Flames, TDWDTG, then Jordan, Fury of the Storm, and Play With Me from Smash Hits.

Sudden Death looks hard, but I haven't tried it yet. Raining Blood is brutal. One is more manageable but still really hard. Free Bird is manageable in GH2, but in Smash Hits, it's harder. And Play With Me is BRUTAL in Smash Hits!

I never had that much trouble with most of the songs on the games, other than Raining Blood. But this was the last song I had to master in order to beat Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, and I played it more than 30 times before I finally got 40 stars on it. It is way harder than the Dragonforce songs.

10 This Day We Fight! - Megadeth (Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock)

Possibly the most intense song I've ever played. Constant strumming, devilishly hard mini-solos that come out of nowhere, and pretty much no rest anywhere in the song. One of the only songs in the series like this. This was the song that gave me the most trouble out of any song I've played on my initial run-through. Very hard.

No way this should be 11. Maybe it's just me, but I struggle with this song's strumming pattern. Can 4 star Through the Fire and Flames, TDWDTG, and Fury of the Storm, Black Widow, Sudden Death, etc. Passing them is not even a question anymore. Still haven't even beaten this song. It's the only one I can't beat in the series.

The Contenders
11 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Guitar Hero II)

Free Bird might seem like an easy song, but it truly isn't. The patterns are insane towards the latter half, and I've lost so many times because of it.

The 5-minute solo on this record kills any other song on GHII except Jordan & BATH in my opinion, anyway!

Why is this song 11th? It should be at least 8th.

12 Satch Boogie - Joe Satriani (Guitar Hero: World Tour)

This song isn't even that bad...until Solo F comes along and kills you for almost 2 minutes. I beat Through the Fire and Flames before this song (although Through the Fire and Flames is still harder), and this song and others should be above One. With One, you can stock up Star Power and cheese through the beginning of the solo, which is the super hard and honestly only actually insane part. Solo F of Satch Boogie is so long and constantly hard that even Star Power won't save you.

I could beat it if I had rapid fingers for solo F, but I can only get to about 78 percent then fail. This is an epic game and I agree with this list 100%.

13 Play with Me - Extreme (Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s)
14 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden (Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock)
15 Hangar 18 - Megadeth (Guitar Hero II)

I find this song harder than any songs in Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock because of the riff, where you have to hit the power chords and hammer on to the next power chords.

16 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson (Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock)

Not the hardest, but it should be higher than 22. I'm struggling because my friend says they'll only play me if I can do it note for note on Expert. WISH ME LUCK

Not the hardest, but definitely up there.

17 Speeding - Steve Vai (Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock)

The clear notes at the beginning (I forgot what those were called) have no pattern and go insane! I haven't gotten past 2% on this song, and I can do a lot of songs on expert.

This should be at least in the top ten. It's fast, fun, and a great challenge to any casual gamer.

18 Psychosocial - Slipknot (Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock)

Starts easy, but the solo is insane, man!

19 Heroes of Our Time - DragonForce (Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - DLC)

21 for a DragonForce song... This song is very difficult. Easily in the top 10, and absolutely harder than Raining Blood. If you go into it thinking it's easier than the songs listed above, you're going to fail miserably.

I swear, either this song or Storming the Burning Fields should be at the top, not Through the Fire and Flames, even though they're all pretty difficult and from the same band anyway.

Alrighty, the solos in this song will literally make you cry. Through the Fire and Flames is a close match but this is way harder.

20 Slow Ride - Foghat (Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock)

It can't be done on expert. My neighbour said he could beat it. Guess what? Liar!

I failed this in practice mode. That's how hard this song is.

Oh my goodness! I have literally beaten Through the Fire and Flames and The Devil Went Down to Georgia, but I cannot beat this! It's impossible!

21 Chemical Warfare - Slayer (Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock)

Never played it, but it's made by Slayer. They made Raining Blood too, so it must be hard. There is a pattern on this list: Dragonforce, Megadeth, Slayer, and another band I'd like to add, if they'd released one of their crazier songs to GH, Avenged Sevenfold. These are the modern (or almost modern) day bands that shred with the craziest solos known to man.

Voting not because it's hard all the way through, but because Solo 1 is the hardest section in Guitar Hero.

22 Changes - Mike Orlando (Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock)

Hey... This song is very hard to play.

23 War Ensemble - Slayer (Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock)

I can't even pass this song on medium, and I can do some songs on expert. Hardest song I know.

24 Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica (Guitar Hero: Metallica)
25 Spanish Fly - Van Halen (Guitar Hero: Van Halen)

This is definitely an easier song to just beat, but for me, it's impossible to beat without star power, or to FC it.

I can beat Eruption without really trying. I've never finished this nylon string solo from beloved Eddie.

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