31 Best Guitar Hero 2 Songs

The Sword – Freya

The Sword - Freya

Unless you were a skateboarder back in the day, Guitar Hero 2 was likely your introduction to The Sword. The band definitely became more popular due after the game’s release, and for good reason. 

This track is straight-up stoner rock at its finest and it’s filled to the brim with infectious riffs. Your dexterity will be tested, but that’s why it’s become such a fan favorite. 

Megadeth – Hangar 18

You’re going to need to make it all the way to the end of the game to be able to play Megadeth’s famous track, Hangar 18. This track is definitely epic and is usually at the top of the list for most Megadeth fans. 

It also has one of the most interesting backstories for a song’s inspiration. As somebody who has visited Dayton, OH many times, even I cannot be sure that aliens weren’t taken there after the Roswell incident. 

Rick Derringer – Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo

The 1970s undoubtedly created some of the most timeless rock hits to ever be recorded. It’s for that reason we often deem the era’s rock songs as “classic rock”. 

Rick Derringer’s Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo is definitely a staple song from that decade. Unfortunately, the only way you’ll be able to play this is if you have the Xbox 360 version. 

Iron Maiden – The Trooper

Some songs within the Guitar Hero series have become fan favorites that present equal parts challenge and rock. Iron Maiden’s famous track, The Trooper, became notorious among Guitar Hero 2 players for being one of those very songs. 

This is another song that was exclusive to Xbox 360 owners. However, the song’s reputation ensured that PS2 players would spend an evening trying to master the song at their friend’s house.

Reverend Horton Heat – Psychobilly Freakout

If there’s one thing you’ll learn in Guitar Hero 2, it’s that rockabilly is surprisingly difficult in ridiculous ways. While the sound is built from tradition, it would seem that more technique is required than what was played in flashy 1980s rock groups.

It’s actually quite amazing that Guitar Hero 2 would give a nod to Reverend Horton Heat. The song’s inclusion meant that fans of almost every rock subgenre had something to look forward to. 

The Police – Message In A Bottle 

The Police - Message In A Bottle 

There are some songs in the Guitar Hero series that are annoyingly difficult. By the time you’ve mastered them, you’re sick of the song from having to hear it so many times. 

There’s a good chance that you’ll end up feeling this way after beating Message In A Bottle. The guitar’s rhythm part is probably more difficult to master than the actual guitar solo section. 

Primus – John The Fisherman

Not many songs in Guitar Hero 2 are actually the master recordings done by the artists themselves. However, the developers made the right decision to include the original recording of John The Fisherman.

After all, Primus has one of the most unique sounds in rock music. It’s highly likely that Larry LaLonde’s signature guitar parts could not be replicated perfectly.

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird

Everybody knows that, to be considered a legitimate guitar hero, one must be able to play Free Bird. It’s the one song that always gets jokingly requested at every concert, even if it’s just a solo acoustic player’s gig.

You’ll encounter this song at the very end of the game, serving as an encore to the level. In all likelihood, you’ll probably return to this song over and over again to continually test your chops.

The Allman Brothers Band – Jessica

The Allman Brothers Band is definitely known for its signature guitar medleys, with Jessica being a fine example. This song is a classic guitar instrumental that features some tasty harmonized parts.

If you play with another player, this is one song that you’ll want to make sure that you play together.

Wolfmother – Woman

The majority of the world’s introduction to Wolfmother came by means of playing Guitar Hero 2. Woman is one of Wolfmother’s oldest tracks and prompted many to go out and purchase the band’s album.

Any fan of stoner rock will definitely enjoy the musical stylings present in Woman. 

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