Band Hero full setlist revealed

Activision takes the lid off of family-friendly rhythm game's console, DS Lite soundtracks; 61 tracks importable to Guitar Hero 5.

Activision's rhythm game barrage is set to continue on November 3 with the release of Band Hero on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, and DS. Designed with casual, family-friendly play in mind, Band Hero works much the same as Activision's well-received, though commercially underperforming, Guitar Hero 5, letting up to four singers, guitarists, bassists, or drummers jam along to a mix of classic and contemporary pop tunes.

Heroes are coming out of the woodwork.

Today, Activision announced the specific bands and tracks that will be included in Band Hero's 65-song console soundtrack and 30-track DS Lite setlist. (The game's tiny drum set will not work with the DSi or original DS.) Having previously announced country music star Taylor Swift as the headline act in the console installment, Activision said that gamers can also expect to see the likes of 3 Doors Down and Angels & Airwaves. Likewise, DS Lite gamers can also expect to see the Black Eyed Peas and Duran Duran.

Those who pick up the console editions of Band Hero and Guitar Hero 5 can also expect a measure of interoperability. Activision said today that 69 of the tracks introduced in Guitar Hero 5 can be imported into the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii versions of Band Hero for $5.99 (MSP480, 600 Wii points). Likewise, Guitar Hero 5 gamers can import 61 of Band Hero's tracks upon the game's launch next month for $4.99 (MSP420, 500 Wii points).

Band Hero's full track lineup for the console and DS Lite editions of the game is listed below. A full list of forward-compatible tracks is available through the official Guitar Hero Web site.

Console Edition
Artist - Song
3 Doors Down - "When I'm Gone"
The Airborne Toxic Event - "Gasoline"
The All American Rejects - "Dirty Little Secret"
Alphabeat - "Fascination"
Aly and AJ - "Like Whoa"
Angels & Airwaves - "The Adventure"
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - "Steal My Kisses"
Big Country - "In a Big Country"
The Bravery - "Believe"
Carl Douglas - "Kung Fu Fighting"
Cheap Trick - "I Want You to Want Me (live)"
Cold War Kids - "Hang Me Up to Dry"
Corinne Bailey Rae - "Put Your Records On"
Counting Crows - "Angels of the Silences"
Culture Club - "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"
Dashboard Confessional - "Hands Down"
David Bowie - "Let's Dance"
Devo - "Whip It"
Don McLean - "American Pie"
Duffy - "Warwick Avenue"
Duran Duran - "Rio"
Evanescence - "Bring Me to Life"
Everclear - "Santa Monica (Watch the World Die)"
Fall Out Boy - "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
Filter - "Take a Picture"
Finger Eleven - "Paralyzer"
The Go-Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Hilary Duff - "So Yesterday"
Hinder - "Lips of an Angel"
Jackson 5 - "ABC"
Janet Jackson - "Black Cat"
Jesse McCartney - "Beautiful Soul"
Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation"
Joss Stone - "You Had Me"
Katrina and The Waves - "Walking on Sunshine"
The Kooks - "Naive"
KT Tunstall - "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
The Last Goodnight - "Pictures of You"
Lily Allen - "Take What You Take"
Maroon 5 - "She Will Be Loved"
Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "The Impression That I Get"
Nelly Furtado - "Turn Off the Light"
N.E.R.D. - "Rockstar"
No Doubt - "Just a Girl"
No Doubt - "Don't Speak"
OK Go - "A Million Ways"
Papa Roach - "Lifeline"
Parachute - "Back Again"
Pat Benatar - "Love Is a Battlefield"
Poison - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - "Kids"
The Rolling Stones - "Honky Tonk Women"
Roy Orbison - "Oh Pretty Woman"
Santigold - "L.E.S. Artistes"
Snow Patrol - "Take Back the City"
Spice Girls - "Wannabe"
Styx - "Mr. Roboto"
Taylor Swift - "Love Story"
Taylor Swift - "Picture to Burn"
Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me"
Tonic - "If You Could Only See"
The Turtles - "Happy Together"
Village People - "YMCA"
Yellowcard - "Ocean Avenue"

DS Lite Edition
Song-Artist
The All-American Rejects - "Believe"
Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend"
Black Eyed Peas - "Let's Get It Started"
Blink-182 - "First Date"
Boys Like Girls - "The Great Escape"
Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf"
Eagles of Death Metal - "Wannabe in L.A."
Evanescence - "Call Me When You're Sober"
Fall Out Boy - "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs"
Foo Fighters - "Monkey Wrench"
Kaiser Chiefs - "I Predict a Riot"
The Killers - "Spaceman"
Kings of Leon - "Manhattan"
KT Tunstall - "Suddenly I See"
Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
No Doubt - "Excuse Me Mr."
Pink - "So What"
The Presidents of the United States of America - "Lump"
The Pretenders - "Boots of Chinese Plastic"
Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
Queens of the Stone Age - "No One Knows"
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - "You Better Pray"
The Rolling Stones - "Under My Thumb (live)"
Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"
Sublime - "All You Need"
Sum 41 - "In Too Deep"
Ugly Kid Joe - "Everything About You"
Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
The Vines - "Get Free"
Weezer - "Troublemaker"

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144 comments
Resimaniac
Resimaniac

@ Vimanesba Well... Now who is right? Your opinion or Billboard's? We don't care if you don't like the list... All those artists you mentioned are very popular and working hard to make good music especially Evanescence(for me)... Okay you don't like them, but it doesn’t mean that Activision has a bad taste of music... If that exists, the same goes with you! Everyone have their musical style! deal with it...

spartakus117
spartakus117

Do none of you play this game intoxicated? This is fantastic!

BradHummr
BradHummr

Lips of an Angel you say? American Pie you say? I think I need to rent the console version.

GhostSongX4
GhostSongX4

I got sick of every single one of these songs when they played them to death on the radio? Why do I want to concentrate on them while I play the game? I'm no masochist.

cusoker
cusoker

Garbage. maybe 4-5 songs that id want to play. possible rental for when the girls come over but i wont be caught dead buying this game.

Nezerik
Nezerik

some crappy songs but seriously, whats the difference between this, Guitar hero, and Rock Band?

missonrs
missonrs

I do see some songs I would like to play (like the adventure, everyrose has its thorn, and honkey tonk woman) but for 60 bucks this game isn't worth buying.

Captain_Spoono
Captain_Spoono

why cant they make it compatible with the DSi? WHY!!! activision has definetly taken the rythym games on a turn for the worse... with DJ hero and now this crap? thank goodness for GH van halen

jeffv541
jeffv541

Crappy songs nobody cares shut up shut up SHUT UPPPP

Vimanesba
Vimanesba

LOL!!! taylor swift, hillary duff, evanescence, janet jackson, nelly furtado, spice girls.... Now, I know for sure that Activision has some AWFUL taste in music!!!! RB till the end!!!

ScionofEntropy
ScionofEntropy

Apart from Bowie and Gaye, the DS Lite edition has a better setlist--if you can overlook Avril Lavigne and... Okay, maybe it's not that great either. But at least it has No One Knows and Monkey Wrench. 'Course, I can get those by playing Guitar Hero.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Shockingly this has got better songs on it that Guitar Hero 5 did (in most cases). Definitely a rent for me, just so I can play "Let's Dance" which should have been in GH5 rather than "Fame"

Meskamo
Meskamo

bring me to life and oceans avenue cannot save this mainstream pap n how comes the DS gets a better setlist than the home consoles although the only good songs on there have already been on the home consoles

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

Bring me to life, nice. Other than that it sucks.

RAGINGxPONY
RAGINGxPONY

Wait there's this and DJ hero coming out? What makes this game any different from all the other music rhythm games? Man this is just ridculous, i don't get why Activision wants to make so many of these games.

majikninja69
majikninja69

omg im so sick of #*$@ set lists, there no way as good as guitar hero 2-3, metallica. I mean bettles out sold GH 5 what does that say, rock band has way better song even to download. just all the new music games are just putting lam songs on these days

dylan417
dylan417

DS version is way better

darth_lorenzo
darth_lorenzo

I will probably get the one for the DS, simply because I need to play Whip it.

EndlessPunisher
EndlessPunisher

Well, any many people's opinion this game is terrible. I for one actually see this sertlist being quite original. It consists of of mainly songs that are pop/country, with very few actual rock songs. Which is the reason why it doesn't have "Rock" or "Guitar" in its name. Its a good setlist of pop songs, its simply just not appealing to those of you who perfer rock/metal. Its just giving people variety In music. I mean even I get tired of playing games who have the same famous rock artists in it.

willpak
willpak

There are some great, no AWESOME songs on here. But as a whole its far from a great setlist. BUT SPIN DOCTORS?? YEAH!!!! FINALLY!

Elvis4576
Elvis4576

well at least they have don mclean and the rolling stones.

rohr2
rohr2

Oh god, I thought that this game was a joke...i'm mean seriously, Taylor Swift? WTF?

toolate88
toolate88

Even if I get to play as No Doubt (...should have just joined Shirley Manson to MAKE me want to buy GH5), I really don't think I'll be getting this one. 10-15 songs that I'd play and the rest is bleh. Seriously, Hinder? Godawful song with a godawful voice.

MATTHEW820
MATTHEW820

This should be called "Pop" Hero. Activision you have failed me

zaveline
zaveline

This is gonna fail worst set list ever in a game

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

Thanks but no thanks. I'll just to listen my metal music collection.

iucidium
iucidium

Jesus wept, this is grusome. Renting lego RB and EXPORTING. Die activision....die!

comeonthehoops
comeonthehoops

Crappy setlist, apart from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and No Doubt

littlestreakier
littlestreakier

wow i really don't know how to feel right now. There has never been a time when I looked over a setlist and not wanted to play at least one song from it until now...imo this is the worst setlist i've ever seen

Cheech_Chong
Cheech_Chong

The Bravery - "Believe Santigold - "L.E.S. Artistes" Are both good songs that no one has heard of

GCwasthebestsys
GCwasthebestsys

i've just started to ignore all this plastic guitar wave of action. just keep ignoring it guys, in a few years it will be a passing trend. still, you can't knock these companies for milking every penny they can out of fat lazy stupid modern-era boys. i would bet that most middle school girls could beat up most boys of the same age these days. it is sad.

spag007
spag007

Quote from Brian Griffin: ''Doesn't get much gayer than this'' is all I have to say.

Mysterywriter
Mysterywriter

sheesh, what did u all expect? of course they would finally make a pop version. get over it. u either like it or not. that's all. I will at least TRY it before i vilify it.

xXZak-ataKXx
xXZak-ataKXx

Taylor Swift ??? Are you on something that you shouldnt be on?

xXZak-ataKXx
xXZak-ataKXx

this is the worst set list i have ever seen.

MNBeta03
MNBeta03

No new games... just new DLC. 90% of this release is lame, not buying.

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

The Guitar Hero spark ended after GH2. When did the Spice Girls actually had a band playing in their Wannabe song? You know an acutal bass, lead guitar and drums. I thought there was a keyboard and some other.

elglebo
elglebo

still no biffy clyro :(:(:(

tremor33
tremor33

This set list hurts my stomach. It makes me want to take a dump

ckat609
ckat609

I think this is kinda cool... going for a pop music game. I just hope they don't start releasing a new Band Hero every 3 months just like they are doing with Guitar Hero. Band Hero should be more DLC oriented. They should learn from their mistakes. We DON'T want to own hundreds of discs to have the complete song catalogue!!!