Hardest Guitar Hero Songs

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The Top Ten

Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce Cover Art

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, and on thorough the fire and the flames it takes a lot of practice to beat the the "hammer on's"( 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 much notes. Easily the hardest song.

This song... Herrr so many memories I would get home from school and practise this song over and over until one day... I FINISHED IT I was about 3 notes from failing by the end of it and boy oh boy when I first started going through the song I thought the first note (red) was a really hard note to get to the putting your hand right up the the frets to play with two hands but then... The solos came I remember I got past her mans solo A about 20 times got through Sams solo 15 times, got through Hermans solo B 7 times and got through the twin solos twice and the day I finished it I played the game for a week more then just didn't play it.

Always loved the song, then I found It was on guitar hero. Played it on medium and hyperspeed 5, like I do with every song and I've never failed the song completely. There are parts I struggle with but its fun to play and I love the harder songs anyway, they're more interesting. I can only go on medium as I can't reach the last button very well without moving my entire hand so it proves very troublesome. Love the song, love the game, just wish I could play it on expert

Dragonforce is rather notorious for having ball-breaking GH songs, and this is the Holy Grail of them all. You've got the full package here: insanity at the very start, hard-as-hell solos, and a tempo that could beat a Top Fuel Dragster in a race. The hardest part is the beginning hammer-ons, which will have you on the floor and crying in a matter of seconds. Truly, this deserves its place.

The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band Cover Art

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. And even the solo, most of it has 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 than Through the Fire and Flames it really is. There are three very difficult sections in these solos, all of them in the second one (not like 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, and Lou's Death Drain solo, for obvious reasons. It should also be noted that there ...more

When playing The Devil Went Down to Georgia, you have two options. Either practice this song into oblivion and become a legend, or have the balls to tackle it head on. Both ways, your ass will be kicked so hard that it might wind up in Georgia. You can't cheat either of the solos with Star Power because they last half the song, and if you bomb on the last part, you're completely screwed, as that's where the items needed to defeat Lou are. If you somehow manage to defeat Lou, you then have to shred through one more hand-immolating solo before it's done. I will concede that Buckethead or Fire and Flames are probably harder on a technical scale, but this is the one that is the most painful and downright nasty to play.

The argument for hardest song in Guitar Hero ultimately comes down to Through the Fire and Flames and The Devil Went Down to Georgia. If you can get a tapping technique down, you can get past the intro of Through the Fire and Flames with ease, and the solo is short enough that if you time your star power right, you can get through it. TDWDTG on the other hand, is a pure endurance test. Both solos are so long that you can't cheat with star power to get through. If you lose your rhythm once, even by a little, you're completely screwed. I can beat Through the Fire and Flames every time now that I learned a tapping technique for the intro. I have only beaten TDWDTG once, and that's enough for me. For me, this is the most difficult song in the entire series without question.

This has to be the hardest song on Guitar Hero. Especially the battle against Lou, which is a NIGHTMARE, seeing as it's very unforgiving on the spikey star-things. Messing up and missing the battle stars is hard enough against Lou, but just keeping yourself from not failing is harder. I've seen a lot of people take Fury of the Storm or TTFATF over this song, but no way are those harder than this. Especially since the metal version on GH is longer than the original because of the solos. And I'm talking 2-3 minutes longer. Hands-down hardest song on Guitar Hero.

Jordan - Buckethead Jordan - Buckethead Cover Art

This song is the most overrated song in terms of difficulty Fury of the Storm is much harder in fact while I don't think FotS is the hardest song ever it's hardest sections are amongst the hardest in the series and no part of Jordan comes close to the difficulty of OMGWTFBBQ?!

What makes Jordan so hard is that it was the One of GH2. It combines teeth-grindingly awful solos with a tune that's catchy enough that you're caught off guard listening to Buckethead (poor-man's Daft Punk) jamming out that you won't be paying a lot of attention to the song until the pattern breaks and you're scrambling for the notes while wondering who in the blazing hell would do this to someone. That being said, the top two do give it a run for its money. It's fine at #3 though.

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 a equal game engine. On the guitar hero 2 game engine Jordan is next to impossible to beat. I can fairly easily pass every and any song on guitar hero, but Jordan is always a struggle and I fail almost 60-70% of the time.

This song is by far THE HARDEST SONG IN GUITAR HERO HISTORY! I can easily pass TDWDTG and Through the Fire and Flames without star power, but this is the only song that you definitely NEED star power. I have been playing this song for about a year now and I've only managed to pass it three times. But, then again, I don't know how to double-tap... :I I seriously don't know how I passed this song...

Fury of the Storm - Dragonforce Fury of the Storm - Dragonforce Cover Art

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 them, and I suggest anyone who hasn't gotten it should get it.

Stupidest solos 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 have conserve star power for the harder stuff. The chorus and verses are easy though, and give a nice spot to get back in the green. The cringey names to 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.

Solo is harder than through the fire and flames, plus it takes up way more of the song respectively. If you take out the hammer on intro of Through the Fire and Flames this song is way harder

This song starts off relatively easy, but once you get to the solo that's about 3 minutes into the song, it becomes the hardest song I've ever played. However I haven't played Jordan so I can't speak for that. Harder than Through the Fire and Flames. Got my vote. Rock on Dragonforce!

Raining Blood - Slayer Raining Blood - Slayer Cover Art

Raining Blood is tied with Jordan for 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 and scattered notes and all kinds of crap, but snakes bring me to my knees.

Finally, there's 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 ...more

I think one reason this song is so difficult is because of the lack of Star Power throughout the song. There are only seven Star Power phrases in the entire song; one of them is in the middle of the very difficult Mosh 1, and another is the entire green strumming section before the final section of insanity. This means you can't use Star Power to get through the difficult sections unless you manage to hit all of the Star Power phrases, because you will most likely need Star Power for Mosh 1 and then again for the ending Flood.

I can't do Through the Fire and Flames on expert but that is a bonus song anyway so to me it does not have as much importance. It is so frustrating that this is the only song I need to complete expert career. Also free bird on guitar hero 2 I can't do but I am so close. But raining blood no chance I even get star power before mosh 1 and I fail with star power. I don't no why I can do black widow of la porte, one, eruption and devil went down to Georgia but this just takes the piss!

This song is insane! The last solo is so hard and there isn't enough star power to do it. I haven't gotten to through fire and flames yet though, so it may be harder

Sudden Death - Megadeth Sudden Death - Megadeth Cover Art

This is by far the hardest song, whatever anyone says.
on expert it starts with about a million hopos and the bad thing is that they are descending (which I seem to find hardest for some reason) harder than ttfaf because in that you just need to keep a finger (or a clothes peg) on green the 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

Waay 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 is right at the beginning, so you can't bluff your way through.

I would say sudden death does have more notes to hit then Fury of the storm. So will consider sudden death to be finger busted song do to a lot of HOPO, as Through the Fire and Flames to be a heart cease because uyou are so excited of passing throught the beginning part, Fury of the storm is a finger burn cause you are play the middle solo that could cause your fingers worn out.

The difficulty of this song is way overrated. It is difficult, yes, but not nearly as hard as Fury of the Storm, Black Widow of La Porte, or hell, even This Day We Fight.

One - Metallica One - Metallica Cover Art

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.

Pretty easy song. The solo does get me 25% of the time, but star power and constant strumming gets you through. Not actually hard to 5 star, use star power at double notes and strumming notes and you'll be good, takes about 400,000 points to get it

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

Basically if you try to play the song on expert you'll end up like the soldier in the music video for One

This song is not that hard on expert if you strum really fast in the fast strumming parts and use star power for the Fast Solo A. The part before that is easy. This song should be number 10!

Eruption - Van Halen Eruption - Van Halen Cover Art

Seriously. This song is actually really easy if you can properly tap (which you should have learned in the previous games, especially with extreme hammer-on sections, like those in Through the Fire and Flames), and the strumming isn't bad either. I actually 4-starred this on a sightread, and I fail to complete BWOLP, so I'd say this is pretty easy.

This is the easiest guitar hero song in the world! I beat it 94% the first day I got the game on expert and then went on to beat the entire game. VAN HALEN ROCKS!

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

THIS IS 10000 TIMES HARDER THAN ONE AND RAINING BOLOOD!

Black Widow of la Porte - John 5 Black Widow of la Porte - John 5 Cover Art

Trying to beat this song at the moment and it's really hard, deserves higher than 10.
As for hardest song - either Through the Fire and Flames, TDWDTG then Jordan, Fury of the Storm and Play With Me from Smash Hits.
Sudden Death looks hard, but 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.

This is worthy of being on the top ten because there are several difficult solos and the song is really long. Some examples of difficult solos are spider crawl and super serial solo B. Trust me. I have a FC on Free Bird (GHSH) and I struggle with this song. It should be higher up.

I'm pretty good at playing on easy and when I first attempted this song I sucked but I got better and mastered it then I advanced to medium difficulty and it took me 2 weeks to complete this song on medium!

Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover Art

Free Bird is easy... Gh warriors of rock gave it an intensity of 8/10 compared to songs like Black Widow and Fury of the Storm that are both 10/10. Even the makers of the game don't think it's comparable

Free Brid 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-min solo on this record kills out any other song on GHII except Jordan & BATH it my opinion anyway!

Why the fright is this song 11th?! This should be at least 8th.

The Contenders

This Day We Fight! - Megadeth This Day We Fight! - Megadeth Cover Art

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.

This song is HARD! Take it from someone who easily beats one and raining blood on expert. They are nothing compared to this. Same goes for eruption. Just shows how awesome megadeth is.

One is easy, but this song, the reason this song got its name is because, you'll be so frustrated you'll want to fight someone (Get the pun? )

Even on the Hard difficulty, this song is nearly impossible to beat! Trust me, I know it from personal experience.

Satch Boogie - Joe Satriani Satch Boogie - Joe Satriani Cover Art

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. 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%

This should be higher than Raining Blood! I can't complete this song. I fail after 76% and lower! This should be way higher

It's never easy. Not always hard. But never easy. Even with full star power the solo is just too long. But in a good way

Hangar 18 - Megadeth Hangar 18 - Megadeth Cover Art

I find this song harder then any songs in Guitar hero Warriors of rock because the Riff, where you have to hit The power chords and hammer on the to the next power chords.

Personally, this was one of the first songs I could 100% on expert, so I didn't struggle with it. I can see how others would though!

Gets progressively more difficult

Na, easiest song in the last tier of gh2, solos tricky but starpower'll get you through

Play with Me - Extreme Play with Me - Extreme Cover Art

This song really is Extreme

Most brutal song on smash hits hands doen

This is a harder song. very fast, but I can beat it every time. this deserves to be in top 10 though.

Harder on Greatest Hits

The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden Cover Art

I seriously have no idea why this song is on here, or why it's in the final tier of GH3. I find it to be at about the difficulty of Welcome To The Jungle, I play this song as a warm up.

This sog isn't as hard as Through the Fire and Flames or tdwdtg but its still hard

Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson Cover Art

Gotta agree with the guy down below, but you do know you don't have to vote to comment?
Anyway, it's actually quite hard on guitar, you're really wrong there. But with a dualshock it's easily passable, if not FC-able. The only problem in this song for controller are the two orange-walls, but there are several techniques you can learn.

Not the hardests, but its should be higher than 22. I'm struggling because my friend say they'll only play me if I can do it cord for cord Expert. WISH ME LUCK

Not the hardest, but definitely up there.

Reverse castles, weird hand stretches

Speeding - Steve Vai

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 to ten, it's fast, fun and a great challenge to any casual gamer

This is not easy but should not be here

In my opinion this & TTFTF are the hardest songs, this is the only song I struggle with (& TTFTF) and I can complete every other song including DWDTG, Fury of the Storm, BWOLP, Sudden Death, raining blood & One, but Speeding gets me every time

Psychosocial - Slipknot

Starts easy but the solo is insane man!

Passed on a sightread, it's not too bad.

Chemical Warfare - Slayer

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 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

THAT. FIRST. SOLO. WILL DESTROY YOUR FINGERS.

MY FAVOURYTE SONG OF sALYER AND HARDER TO ME

Heroes of Our Time - Dragonforce Heroes of Our Time - Dragonforce Cover Art

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 gonna 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.

Guys, seriously. This is dragon force. This song deserves to be in the top ten.

Slow Ride - Foghat Slow Ride - Foghat Cover Art

Can't be done on expert. My neighbour said he could beat it, guess what? LIAR!

I failed this in practice mode, that is how hard this song is.

Trying to beat this song on expert made me want to kill myself.

This Song Is Not Hard Because I Just Gold Stared That Songs On Expert Within Over 200,000 Points And It's 551 Notes On Expert And 9 Star Power Phrases. So That Means This Song Is Easy!

Changes - Mike Orlando Changes - Mike Orlando Cover Art

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

Spanish Fly - Van Halen Spanish Fly - Van Halen Cover Art

This is definitely an easier song to just beat, but for me is 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 eddy

War Ensemble - Slayer War Ensemble - Slayer Cover Art

I can't even pas this song on medium and I can do some songs on expert, hardest song I know

I almost broked my fingers playing this song YOUCH!

hardest song I've seen so far

Way Harder than Raining Blood

Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica Cover Art

Hardest song in Guitar Hero Metallica

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