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

Best song ever

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

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2 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce

Best main series GH song by far, amazing riffs and hard asf solo, can't love it.

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.

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3 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.

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4 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!

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5 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

This is THE song for solos!

Best song ever in my opinion

Es la mejor siempre!

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6 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold

A7X is a perfect fit for GH

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!

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7 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

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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.


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9 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

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10 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

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The Contenders

11 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.

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12 Stricken - Disturbed

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

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13 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!

I absolutly love playing this song on or off guitar hero but where the hey is my name is Jonas by Weezer. - happyhappyjoyjoy

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14 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

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16 Iron Man - Black Sabbath

Good song but why isn't paranoid on this list

Riff owns every single time - rocker1796

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17 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Where is the Iron Maiden on this list

Best iron maiden song ever

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18 My Name Is Jonas - Weezer UListen to Sample
19 Slow Ride - Foghat UListen to Sample
20 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

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21 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed UListen to Sample
22 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!

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23 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down UListen to Sample
24 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne UListen to Sample
25 What I've Done - Linkin Park

I remember playing this song a few times on beginner and easy on guitar hero world tour

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

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26 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine UListen to Sample
27 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

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29 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson


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30 Yes We Can - Made in Mexico

I though this was your worst song!

31 YYZ - Rush UListen to Sample
32 2112: Overture - Rush UListen to Sample
33 Monsters - Matchbook Romance UListen to Sample
34 John the Fisherman - Primus UListen to Sample
35 Talk Dirty to Me - Poison

I love this one since I was like 7.

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36 Psychobilly Freakout - The Reverend Horton Heat UListen to Sample
37 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
38 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

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39 Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas UListen to Sample
40 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

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41 Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan UListen to Sample
42 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.

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44 The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars

This is not just really fun to play, but just an amazing track in general

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45 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.

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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!

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47 Hotel California - Eagles

That outro solo. Wow.

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48 Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith UListen to Sample
49 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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50 Less Talk More Rokk - Freezepop

come on guys this song was really fun! - Dantile

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Top Remixes (8)

1. 2112: Overture - Rush
2. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
3. YYZ - Rush
1. One - Metallica
2. Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce
3. Impulse - An Endless Sporadic
1. Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
2. One - Metallica
3. Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas

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