31 Best Guitar Hero 5 Songs

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David Bowie – Fame 

David Bowie isn’t known for funk, but his Young Americans album finds him exploring the genre’s sound. The album also spawned Fame, one of his biggest fits of the late 1970s.

This track has some very memorable guitar parts that are translated well into the game. Plus, a little-known fact here is that John Lennon was one of the guitarists in the song’s recording. 

TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me

TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me

If you’re a fan of indie rock from the late 2000s, you’re probably a fan of TV On The Radio. You’ll be pleased that Wolf Like Me is included on Guitar Hero 5 in all its intensely sprawling sonic glory. 

Brand New – Sowing Season (Yeah)

Brand New’s The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me is one of the greatest emo albums of the 2000s. Guitar Hero 5 lets you relive the glory days of 2005 with its excellent gameplay translation of Sowing Season (Yeah). 

Grand Funk Railroad – We’re An American Band

Grand Funk Railroad - We’re An American Band

Are you looking for a song that is equal parts epic rhythmic riffs mixed with tantalizing guitar leads? Grand Funk Railroad’s classic track, We’re An American Band, will fit the bill perfectly.

The song opens up with an epic solo before breaking into riff sections that will have your fingers confused. Don’t dismiss this song simply because you always hear it on the radio!

Beck – Gamma Ray

Beck’s album, Modern Guilt, was yet another landmark in the artist’s massive catalog of significant releases. One of the most popular tracks from the album is Gamma Ray, which is perfect for any indie rock fan. 

This song has a retro-60s vibe with a swirling mix of textures centered around Beck’s quick-witted lyricism. 

Rammstein – Du Hast

If you’re like most people, you know Rammstein for one song: Du Hast. This song became incredibly popular during the early 2000s, finding fans beyond the industrial metal scene. 

Playing this on Guitar Hero 5 actually translates quite well. It’s probably more of a challenge to not sing along with the song’s iconic lyrics. 

Deep Purple – Woman From Tokyo

Deep Purple - Woman From Tokyo

Believe it or not, Deep Purple is not only known for its song, Smoke On The Water. If you’re just getting your toes wet with Deep Purple, Woman From Tokyo is a great place to start. 

This song is 70s riff-rock at its finest, complete with larger-than-life lyrics and some unforgettable guitar riffs. Plus, it has one of the best solos in the history of the classic rock era.

The Derek Trucks Band – Younk Funk

Derek Trucks is undoubtedly one of the many great modern masters of the guitar creating music today. His slide guitar technique has an almost direct lineage to Duane Allman, with an expression that is truly unmatched. 

Unfortunately, many people aren’t familiar with his music despite being familiar with his name. Give Younk Funk a whirl and you’ll quickly see why Derek Trucks is so highly regarded.

Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure

The developers of Guitar Hero 5 hit gold when they attained the rights to include Under Pressure in the game. This song is absolutely timeless, featuring an unforgettable duet between Freddie Mercury and David Bowie. 

Of course, the song also possesses one of the most iconic bass lines to have ever been recorded. This is a song that anyone of any age will enjoy playing on Guitar Hero 5.

The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil 

The Rolling Stones have a massive catalog of songs that all differ slightly in sound depending on the era. Toward the late 1970s, elements of funk were introduced where a blues background had once been prevalent. 

During the 1960s, The Rolling Stones had a distinct sound for a pop band reigning supreme on the radio waves. This iconic sound is best displayed in Sympathy For The Devil, which is devilishly fun to play in the game.

Top Guitar Hero 5 Songs, Final Thoughts

Guitar Hero 5 remains incredibly popular among gamers of all kinds, especially those wearing nostalgic, rosy glasses. Being able to unlock characters and play as them during uncharacteristic songs is a joy that never gets old. 

This is also one of the last games in the series still using the original 5-button Guitar Hero controller design. Any gaming veteran who played the original games will thoroughly enjoy Guitar Hero 5’s experience all these years later.

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