Top Ten Guitar Hero Songs


The Top Ten

1 One - Metallica

Sure Through the Fire and Flames is known in GH for its incredibly intense and fast guitar solos but nothing beats the complexity song from Metallica

Unlike Through the Fire and Flames which is all incredibly fast tapping. One starts with a slow intro but as the song goes, it gets heavier and heavier. The solo is quite challenging since the tapping section completely murders me in Expert mode (yeah ok, I'm not that good, shut up if your gonna make fun of me or crap yourself)

Right now, I'm playing a real electric guitar. In reality the song is quite advanced but just needs some practice and experience to get the whole song. I'm currently stuck at the part after the part where I got stuck in Expert mode in this song

This has been made by someone almost at my status, metalica. they are world renowned and it is reason enough to be admired immensly - RockGod4646

This song is challenging and over all the best song EVER

Best song ever

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2 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce

I love how this song and Beast and the Harlot are both on the best and worst list. I personally think that this song is much better than the latter mention and definitely deserves to be on this list.

dragonforce isn't so famous but this song is pretty cool - andres101

Best guitar hero song ever. It's long, has great lyrics, and amazing rhythm to it. I'm addicted to the song.

Incredible tune. Not only a song that is easy to like but also very fun to play.

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3 Raining Blood - Slayer

Way harder than through the fire and flames - ballaboi17

harder than every other song - lcady

Not only is it unanimously the funnest song in GH3, it may just be the funnest in guitar hero history. Yes, Through the Fire and Flames is seven minutes of extreme hammer ons and pull offs, but Raining Blood is pure insanity. There aren’t as many tricks to learning the song as opposed to Through the Fire and Flames or the solo of One for example. Speaking of, One is also a legendary song by a legendary band, but truth be told it’s boring to play until you hit the bridge. Anyway, if you think you’re good at guitar hero, but you haven’t played Raining Blood for some reason, I insist that you play it immediately. I promise you’ll be glad you did!

4 Cult of Personality - Living Colour

Aw man! This was so frustrating because I couldn't coordinate the main riff with the hammer-ons even though it seemed so easy. Once you get it, you've got it! Very fun to play!

The solo. It is godly and extremely fun to play! Every time I turn on guitar hero 3 I have to play this at least once!

I do believe that this song is totally one of my favorites to play. So fun and the solo is epic! I can do darn good at it haha. - ethany

It's just ridiculously fun to play. The main riff, especially.

5 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

I'm looking at this list based solely on the fun factor and this song is amazingly fun to play once you get the rhythm down.

! Number 11 should be number 2 one by Metallica is the best song ever

They were very silly to not include this in smash hits

One sucks it sucks it terrible welcome to the jungle way better

6 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

This is THE song for solos!

Best song ever in my opinion

Es la mejor siempre!

7 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold

Amazing song. Guitar Hero should have one last game dedicated to Avenged Sevenfold. Like this if you agree with me. - gheez

Not only the most entertaining song to play on guitar hero, but also one the "best" song featured in the series.

I think this is should definitely be in the top ten! this riff and solo is just so fun and I am a huge fan of a7x!

Love the band and super fun to play

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

Very fun solos, fastest strumming sections in the entire game, challenging, virtually no breaks and is brutal a majority of the way through, a true monster to beat and an even bigger one to fc.


9 Jordan - Buckethead

Buckethead Gave Guitar Hero not only the exclusivity of the song, he gave the exclusivity of release (The Song Was Given To Guitar Hero In 2006, But Was Released In 2009) - Neosantana

I love dis song... the solo for 3 minutes is a masterpiece... no doubt, no1 can defeat it... - broken_skull

insane man
i love this song

10 Before I Forget - Slipknot

I like before I forget and I play rock band 3 is not annoying is was very awesome song I ever hear

The Contenders

11 Stricken - Disturbed

Just a well set out song. Not overly hard to play but the music is fantastic.

12 Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine

Come on bulls on parade has to be at least in the top 5! With tom's awesome guitar riffs and zack's awesome lyrics this song is the BEST!

Best song ever - FreddieVGG

13 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
14 When You Were Young - The Killers

One of the greatest songs I've ever heard. It has the most amazing beat, meaning, and everything! It's number 1!

smooth, fun, and cool song - arabhomie68

Awesome song!

Best song by The Killers.. way better than Mr. Brightside in my opinion. Top 3 guitar hero song.

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15 Master of Puppets - Metallica

I didn't like this album as much (my favorite Metallica album and song is...And Justice for All) but still a really difficult song to play on guitar hero

My all time favorite Metallica song of all time

Should be in the TOP TEN

16 Iron Man - Black Sabbath

Good song but why isn't paranoid on this list

Riff owns every single time - rocker1796

17 Hot for Teacher - Van Halen

The drums on this song is absolutely the most fun part of the game when you start getting good at the game.

18 Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
19 Six - All that Remains
20 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
21 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Best iron maiden song ever

22 My Name Is Jonas - Weezer
23 Slow Ride - Foghat
24 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
25 Hangar 18 - Megadeth

I play this song every time I play Guitar Hero since Guitar Hero 2. I've never gotten annoyed by it; it's that great!

26 Knights of Cydonia - Muse

It's the best alternative-strum song in guitar hero's history.

YOU AND ME WILL FIGHT TO SURVIVE... lol I love the beat of this song I am such a Muse fan - FreddieVGG

HOW THE HECK IS THIS NOT IN THE TOP TEN? This song is challenging, long, and totally EPIC

27 Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
28 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down
29 One Step Closer - Linkin Park

Love this song should definitely be number 1 or at least in the top 10. - lukestheman4

This is in RB 2, not Guitar Hero

30 What I've Done - Linkin Park

This song deserves better... This is the best Linkin Park song ever! Just go and watch their live concerts m/_

this is one of my favorite songs on guitar hero. this song should be in the top ten. - jack2463

31 Even Flow - Pearl Jam

Awesome song! HUGE fan of Pearl Jam

32 Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
33 Yes We Can - Made in Mexico

I though this was your worst song!

34 Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
35 YYZ - Rush
36 Talk Dirty to Me - Poison

I love this one since I was like 7.

37 Monsters - Matchbook Romance
38 2112: Overture - Rush
39 Psychobilly Freakout - The Reverend Horton Heat
40 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
41 Fury of the Storm - Dragonforce
42 Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
43 Beat It - Michael Jackson

This should be top 1! Who would've expected a Michael Jackson song in Guitar Hero? Didn't you knw that Pac-Man would be a perfect guitar hero? Also, Chris Brown would be the best voice for Pac-Man for sure.

44 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson


45 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

I can't believe this song is not in the top 10. The song is good and so funny to play. - maran86

46 Lay Down - Priestess

I just really love this song and I can't get enough of it. Its not terribly difficult, but its absolutely satisfying to nail those solos!

47 Hotel California - Eagles

That outro solo. Wow.

48 Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith
49 Bleed It Out - Linkin Park

I just adore this song! It's very fun to play or sing and I really enjoy it. It's my favorite Linkin Park song.

50 Sudden Death - Megadeth

Oh come on guys, this song was literally made for guitar hero, later on, dave used it in an album but neversoft asked dave mustaine to write a difficult song for the game first, and it's a bitch to play, I'll tell you that

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Top Remixes (7)

1. 2112: Overture - Rush
2. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
3. YYZ - Rush
1. Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
2. One - Metallica
3. Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
1. One - Metallica
2. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
3. Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce

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