Hardest Guitar Hero III Songs

The Top Ten

1 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce

Only song I've only been able to beat once... others I can beat every time. This one I got lucky with my starpower in the solo to beat it. - ethany

Love this song! This is difficult and there is a paper jamz guitar song where at the end there is notes where you hit them. Its difficult, but not as much as this song which blows off th awesome concept of rock. It smashes the top 26000 times! Just listen to it

The only song I've ever encountered on any guitar hero I can't seem to beat no matter how much practice I have. My highest difficulty I can beat it on Is hard on a good day

This was kind of meant to be the hardest GH song.

- thunder850

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2 The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band

This song is insane. There are parts in Through the Fire and the Flames with easy sections, while this song is a huge guitar solo. Hardest song for sure.

I don't know why Through the Fire and Flames is at #1, this song is insanely hard. Play the downloadable version and you'll see why it's so difficult. - Bramblestar

Why is this sixth?
Surely if there were enough Guitar Hero players out there who played the game on Expert then they would know how hard of a song this is, not Though the Fire and Flames. Which is only famous for it's beginning after that it's about as hard as let's say Before I Forget.

I never played it but I got guitar hero at home and I thing this is a LOT harder than Through the Fire and Flames, because it has an incredible solos... This song is just a one big solo, like Through the Fire and Flames, but this song is harder.

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3 Raining Blood - Slayer

Nearly impossible. "Mosh 1" is the hardest of all parts due to hundreds of pull-offs (about 14-15 notes/sec). Through The Fires And Flames is harder than this. I've gotten to at least 67-69% through it, and This song? Never got past 30-40%. Even if it is unbelievably short, it takes MONTHS of practice until you get it at least once.

Even on easy this song is harder than the others. When I played this when I was a noob to Guitar Hero I literally was like nope! I ended up doing all the bonus songs and all the other career songs before doing this song.

This is a hard song. It starts off eat but the difficulty goes way up very fast.

Hardest all the way MUCH harder than through the fire and flames, that song is just longer than this

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4 One - Metallica

I feel its hard on the guitar,harder on the controller and impossible on the drums.

I've been trying to beat this song for years. I think about it constantly. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, sweating, nervously singing Guitar Solo A. I've lost all my friends, my job, my passion. All I do is play One by Metallica on guitar hero.

I have beat this lots of times. When it gets to the freaky fast Hammer-ons, use all the stored star power and you should pass that part. If you pass this part with moderate ease, you should be able to beat it.

This is the whole song. Basically the same riff. You cannot live, that means you cannot die literally this makes no sense. I know, this should by one from the bottom! Ha! See what I did there?

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5 Knights of Cydonia - Muse

Impossible on medium

I missclicked the check button

This was personally an easy song for me. Like, really easy. I can see others have problems with it, but "near impossible on expert" just learn to play please.

This song is very hard. The notes in some parts fly down the screen, and it is near impossible to play on expert. - noisyboy43

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6 Cult of Personality - Living Colour

the solo is ridculously hard and long

I do not think it is a number 1, but Knights of Cydonia? Come on guys!

The one I got stuck on in expert

This song needs 5th place (after TDWDTG, Through the Fire and Flames, Raining Blood and One), it's solo is so long and hard, that after passing it I'm making mistakes on the easy part just because my fingers are very tired.
Knights of Cydonia isn't hard, after you'll learn how to shred about 15 nps and you'll make it to the tapping part, rest of the song is very easy.
The number of the Beast is a bit harder than Knights of Cydonia, but still easier than Cult of Personality, after you'll pass the beginning, rest of the song is simple (until the repeat of the starting riff).

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7 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

I personally don't think this song is as hard as it seems the intro is fairly easy the verses are pretty much memorise and repeat the solo is the only tricky part but the solo is short compared to songs such as cult of personality

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8 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson

Fairly easy on expert if you get the first 2 star power sets. Even if you don't have the star power, if you are at least in the greens on the rock meter and you are a good strummer, pretty easy. The rest of the song you got to find the rhythm and it will be easy. I beat it almost every time I do it.

This song is easy on guitar and expert, except for the one part in the beginning where you need to like keep holding orange or something, but get past that and your home free

It is dead simple on the controller I usually get 95%

I dare anyone on this site to play this on an "Actual" guitar.

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9 Before I Forget - Slipknot

The 3-note chords are ridiculous.

The first song I failed on expert difficulty. Holy crap, that damn bridge hurts so bad that my hands were numb for an hour after I finally beat this damn song.

Who the hell stated Knights of Cydonia was harder than this one? Definitely the 5th hardest song in the game, due to the insane amount of 3 notes chords that you have to play pretty fast, and of course the demonic bridge. Every part of this track is atrociously overcharted, making it harder to beat than any of the previous tracks in the game

Can't get past this song on expert cause of the bridge, it is so hard to keep in rhythm on the split chords part, even with star power I fail that part

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10 The Way It Ends - Prototype

This song is the most strenuous and endurance-testing song in the entire Guitar Hero series, in my opinion, behind maybe Fury of the Storm or something like Chemical Warfare. So many rapid-strumming sections, a solo that is in no way a push-over, and unorthodox chords that can cause trouble. Not the hardest song in the game, but certainly higher than #9 (definitely harder than Number of the Beast)

Why the hell is this ninth? This song is packed with fast strumming throughout this dificult song along with fast hand changes and a very difficult solo. By far one of the hardest songs on Guitar Hero 3. Why is Fury of the Storm and Eruption here? They're not on Guitar Hero 3! Seriously people read what you click on.

On Expert this song is insanely fast, and it has a very difficult solo as well.

This song is stupid O_O

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The Contenders

11 Nothing for Me Here - Dope

most people probably haven't played this song but its hard

Laugh out loud this and the top 2 are the ones I just can't beat

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12 Take This Life - In Flames

This song is very hard it should be in the top ten for sure

Super hard why is it not in the top ten

Only song from basic GH3 I've never passed. Strumming is too intensive and there is no moment for rest. Way harder to beat (however probably not to FC) than Through the Fire and Flames. In terms of passing, here's my list (including only basic GH3 songs, excluding DLC, so TDWDTG is not here):

1. Take This Life
2. Through The Fire And Flames
3. The Way It Ends
4. Raining Blood
5. Before I Forget
6. Nothing for Me Here
7. Mauvais Garcon
8. Knights of Cydonia
9. F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.
10. The Number of The Beast
11. Cult of Personality
12. One
13. My Curse
14. Impulse
15. Cliffs of Dover
16. I'm in the Band
17. Monsters
18. Pride and Joy
19. Holiday In Cambodia
20. The Metal

1. The Devil Went To Georgia (I'm still surprised I've defeated the devil on this one. Both solos are nearly impossible and rest is hard too. It seems impossible for me to pass as a song on expert.)

2. Through The Fire And Flames (I passed it on 75% speed expert without trouble, but on 100%, what and harmonic part of the solo are killing me instantly. They are much worse than the intro.)
3. Take This Life (Third and last song I've never passed on 100% speed expert. Maybe it's bad luck, but this strumming is so exhausting)
4. The Way It Ends (Passed it, just barely. Beast_And_The_Harlot_On_Sterides riff is absolutely insane, but I managed to get myself to the solo, which I learned very well.)

5. Raining Blood (Hate the Mosh section, rest isn't that hard, but this one kills me pretty often.)
6. Mauvais Garcon (Took me a lot of time to learn how to play those chords in that speed.)
7. One (Once you've learned the darkness riff, it's relatively easy to pass - ...more

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13 Mauvais Garçon - Naast

This song is really tricky to play, but its also fun.

Fast fingers are needed for this song or it's over

14 F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. - The Fall of Troy

I can't believe this isn't even on the top 20... This is, by far, one of the hardest strumming songs IN THE GAME. The continuous 3 note back to back motion, and the insane solo at the end is crazy. Your fingers will hurt halfway through. But hey, maybe it's just me...

I can do all the songs on medium apart from this one..

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15 Stricken - Disturbed

I can make it through everything accept this song on hard difficulty. D: Devil's work. - Steeluhers

Fast Solo is hard to beat

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16 Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan UListen to Sample
17 Slow Ride - Foghat

This song. Literally can't believe this is how I lost to my guitar hero career. Full combo all guitar hero games. This song...

Holy crap, it took me a few years to be able to beat this one. I still shudder when I hear that nightmarish riff... *shudder*

Hardest song in the world!


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18 Stockholm Syndrome - Muse

My favorite

This song isn't in guitar hero 3, why is it on the list?

You download it genius. Ever heard of DLC? You probably just have a Wii.


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19 Revolution Deathsquad - Dragonforce

What people, this song makes Through the Fire and Flames look like my morning coffee...

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20 Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine

This is one of the easiest songs in the game one of the first expert songs I 5 starred

Way to difficult.
Failed like 12 times.
Hardest song in game.

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21 The Metal - Tenacious D

This is pretty hard I have to admit.

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22 Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult

This song's solo is ridiculous.

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23 Monsters - Matchbook Romance UListen to Sample
24 Black Sunshine - White Zombie UListen to Sample
25 Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions UListen to Sample
26 Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani UListen to Sample
27 3's & 7's - Queens of the Stone Age UListen to Sample
28 My Name Is Jonas - Weezer

It's really hard

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29 Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello

This song is not a song to mess with and it is super difficult to be at that time in the game.

30 Cherub Rock - The Smashing Pumpkins UListen to Sample
31 Helicopter - Bloc Party UListen to Sample
32 Paranoid - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
33 Shovel Knight Theme Remix - Monomirror
34 Don't Hold Back - The Sleeping UListen to Sample
35 Same Old Song and Dance - Aerosmith

It was tricky. I couldn't beat it for a while but then I got to beat it 2 days later after practice.

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36 La Grange - ZZ Top UListen to Sample
37 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses

If you just got this game, this song will be a pain!

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38 Guitar Battle vs. Slash - Slash

On Expert this is ridiculous.

39 Suck My Kiss - Red Hot Chili Peppers

The solo is pretty difficult.

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40 Black Magic Women - Santana UListen to Sample
41 Holiday In Cambodia - Dead Kennedys UListen to Sample
42 Down n' Dirty - L.A. Slum Lords
43 Operation Ground and Pound - Dragonforce UListen to Sample
44 Heroes of Our Time - Dragonforce UListen to Sample
45 Even Flow - Pearl Jam

The solos are Tough, But I gotten Through The song with ease Though!

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46 Anarchy In the U. K - The Sex Pistols UListen to Sample
47 Lay Down - Priestess UListen to Sample
48 Kool Thing - Sonic Youth UListen to Sample
49 Shovel Knight 11 Greenwaves [Plains of Passage] - Monomirror
50 Any Way You Want It - Journey UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (11)

1. Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce
2. The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
3. One - Metallica
1. The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
2. Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce
3. Raining Blood - Slayer
1. Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce
2. Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
3. One - Metallica

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