My Rock Band 4 song list

wheatsquares33wheatsquares33 Opening Act
edited December 2011 in Your Ultimate Setlist
I thought it would be fun to make a Rock Band 4 song list, so here it is. It's 83 songs long, and I tried to keep it pretty balanced. Songs that are bolded don't have keyboard support. (There are only 16). I had a lot of fun making this, so tell me what you think.

50's (3 Songs)
Bill Haley And His Comets- Rock Around The Clock- Rock And Roll
Chuck Berry- Johnny B. Goode- Rock And Roll
Jerry Lee Lewis- Great Balls Of Fire- Rock And Roll

60's (9 Songs)
? And The Mysterians- 96 Tears- Classic Rock
The Animals- House Of The Rising Sun- Folk Rock
The Band- The Weight- Folk Rock
Cream- Crossroads- Classic Rock
Deep Purple- Hush- Classic Rock
Jimi Hendrix- All Along The Watchtower- Blues Rock
King Crimson- 21st Century Schizoid Man- Progressive Rock
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell- Ain't No Mountain High Enough- R&B/Funk/Soul
Velvet Underground- Heroin- Classic Rock

70's (16 Songs)
Aerosmith- Dream On- Classic Rock
The Allman Brothers Band- The Whipping Post- Southern Rock
Bruce Springsteen- Born To Run- Rock
The Clash- White Riot- Punk
Derek And The Dominoes- Layla- Blues Rock
The Dire Straits- Sultans Of Swing- Classic Rock
Electric Light Orchestra- Evil Woman- Rock
Elton John- Tiny Dancer- Pop/Rock
Genesis- Firth Of Fifth- Progressive
Heart- Magic Man- Classic Rock
Led Zeppelin- Since I've Been Loving You- Blues Rock
Pink Floyd- Comfortably Numb- Progressive Rock
The Rolling Stones- Brown Sugar- Classic Rock
Steely Dan- Reelin' In The Years- Classic Rock
Stevie Wonder- Superstition- R&B/Funk/Soul
Yes- Close To The Edge (Part 1)- Progressive

80's (13 Songs)
Blue Oyster Cult- Burnin' For You- Rock
Cinderella- Nobody's Fool- Metal
The Cure- Lovesong- New Wave
Eurythmics- Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)- New Wave
Guns N' Roses- Sweet Child O' Mine- Metal
Joan Jett- I Hate Myself For Loving You- Punk
Lipps, Inc.- Funkytown- R&B/Funk/Soul
Men At Work- Down Under- New Wave
Metallica- For Whom The Bell Tolls- Metal
Nena- 99 Red Balloons- New Wave
Queensryche- I Don't Believe In Love- Metal
The Scorpions- Rock You Like A Hurricane- Metal
Van Halen- Jump- Rock

90's (19 Songs)
Ace Of Base- The Sign- Pop/Rock
AFI- Days Of The Phoenix- Punk
Bad Religion- Infected- Punk
Cake- The Distance- Alternative
Collective Soul- Shine- Alternative
Depeche Mode- Walking In My Shoes- Electronic
Dishwalla- Counting Blue Cars- Alternative
eels- Novocaine For The Soul- Rock
Lenny Kravitz- Fly Away- R&B/Funk/Soul
Local H- Bound For The Floor- Rock
Matchbox Twenty- Bent- Alternative
Oasis- Champagne Supernova- Rock
Primus- Tommy The Cat- Rock
Radiohead- Paranoid Android- Alternative
Scatman John- Scatman- Pop/Rock
Semisonic- Closing Time- Pop/Rock
The Smashing Pumpkins- Geek USA- Alternative
The Verve Pipe- The Freshman- Rock
The Wallflowers- One Headlight- Pop/Rock

00's (20 Songs)
30 Seconds To Mars- Hurricane- Pop/Rock
Alter Bridge- Blackbird- Rock
Anberlin- Readyfuels- Alternative
Audioslave- Be Yourself- Alternative
Brand New- At The Bottom- Indie
Coldplay- Violet Hill- Alternative
Dream Theater- A Rite Of Passage- Progressive
Eminem- Lose Yourself- Hip Hop
The Fray- Over My Head- Pop/Rock
Helloween- If I Could Fly- Metal
Hoobastank- The Reason- Pop/Rock
Incubus- Anna Molly- Alternative
The Killers- All These Things That I've Done- Alternative
Lostprophets- Shinobi Vs. Dragon Ninja- Rock
MGMT- Kids- Indie
Muse- Map Of The Problematique- Alternative
My Morning Jacket- One Big Holiday- Indie
Pendulum- Propane Nightmares- Electronic
Rise Against- Satellite- Punk
Stone Sour- Zzyzx Road- Metal

10's (3 Songs)
The Black Keys- Tighten Up- Blues Rock
Kamelot- Hunter's Season- Metal
Soundgarden- Black Rain- Rock

So that's the list, here's how it all breaks down by decade and genre:

Decades
50's- 3
60's- 9
70's- 17
80's- 13
90's- 18
00's- 20
10's- 3

Genres
Alternative- 12
Blues Rock- 4
Classic Rock- 13
Electronic- 2
Folk Rock- 2
Hip Hop- 1
Indie- 3
Metal- 8
New Wave- 4
Pop/Rock- 8
Progressive Rock- 5
Punk- 5
R&B/Funk/Soul- 4
Rock- 8
Rock And Roll- 3
Southern Rock- 1

I also have a few notes:
1) Keyboard Support- I admit that some songs with keyboard support don't actually have keyboard. Like in Superstition the keyboard is trumpet, in Down Under the keyboard is flute, and in Blackbird and other songs with multiple guitar the keyboard is one of the guitars. It doesn't really matter, though.

2) Vocal Harmony- I didn't post anything about this, because I don't quite get what it is. I've only had Rock Band 3 for a month, and have never done vocals in any Rock Band game. I may get something up about it, but I'm not sure.

3) Song Choices- I mostly picked music I like and listen to, so that's why there is a lot of alternative and classic, but not a lot of metal. I tried to keep this balanced, and incorporate a lot of genres. I also picked a couple just to be evil. Can you imagine Scatman on vocals? I also considered including all twenty minutes of Close to the Edge, but I only included part 1.

So tell me what you think of my list and how I can make it better.

Comments

  • RoxorSpadeRoxorSpade Opening Act
    edited August 2011
    I like the list! It's got a lot of stuff that I would find eligible for DLC and setlist inclusion. By the dubs, I'm pretty sure Burnin' for You has keys (synth or organ) in it. Just saying.
    I would throw in some more, well, songs personally. It's rather short.
    8/10
  • DanManRockerDanManRocker Road Warrior
    edited August 2011
    Your 50s are okay.

    60's (9 Songs)
    The Animals- House Of The Rising Sun- Folk Rock- Good
    Cream- Crossroads- Classic Rock- Either this, White Room, or Sunshine of Your Love
    Deep Purple- Hush- Classic Rock- This or Fireball
    Jimi Hendrix- All Along The Watchtower- Blues Rock- Any Hendrix will do.
    King Crimson- 21st Century Schizoid Man- Progressive Rock- Good

    70's (16 Songs)
    Aerosmith- Dream On- Classic Rock- Any Aerosmith song will do.
    The Allman Brothers Band- The Whipping Post- Southern Rock- I heard this was a really long song.
    Bruce Springsteen- Born To Run- Rock- good
    Derek And The Dominoes- Layla- Blues Rock- Good
    The Dire Straits- Sultans Of Swing- Classic Rock- Good
    Electric Light Orchestra- Evil Woman- Rock- Good
    Heart- Magic Man- Classic Rock- Good
    Led Zeppelin- Since I've Been Loving You- Blues Rock- Rights or something, but I really don't care.
    Pink Floyd- Comfortably Numb- Progressive Rock- Same as Led Zeppelin
    The Rolling Stones- Brown Sugar- Classic Rock- Good
    Stevie Wonder- Superstition- R&B/Funk/Soul- Good

    80's (13 Songs)
    Blue Oyster Cult- Burnin' For You- Rock- Good
    Cinderella- Nobody's Fool- Metal- Good
    Eurythmics- Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)- New Wave- Good
    Guns N' Roses- Sweet Child O' Mine- Metal- Another hard to license song.
    Joan Jett- I Hate Myself For Loving You- Punk- Good
    Lipps, Inc.- Funkytown- R&B/Funk/Soul- Good
    Men At Work- Down Under- New Wave- Good
    Nena- 99 Red Balloons- New Wave- Good
    The Scorpions- Rock You Like A Hurricane- Metal- Good
    Van Halen- Jump- Rock- Good

    90's (19 Songs)
    Lenny Kravitz- Fly Away- R&B/Funk/Soul- Good, but I thought this was more Rock

    00's (20 Songs)
    Coldplay- Violet Hill- Alternative- Good
    Hoobastank- The Reason- Pop/Rock- Good
    Muse- Map Of The Problematique- Alternative- I haven't heard this song, but any Muse could do

    I would buy this game for... 36% of the set-list. But that's just me.

    Vocal Harmony= More than one person singing.
  • FlyGuyLXIFlyGuyLXI Headl!ner
    edited August 2011
    Not bad. I think the indie genre could've been treated better.
  • MegaIronDragonDethMegaIronDragonDeth Post Ratio > 3 a Day
    edited August 2011
    I don't like the Metal selection. About half the Metal songs are Hair Metal. The Metallica song I've already played on GH and for me personally it isn't a very interesting to play song either (at least on expert guitar/bass for myself.). Also I don't care for one of the Power Metal songs and the other I don't know, so I'll check it out. But I think you should have different sub-genres of Metal since in this you only have 3 (I'm assuming Queensrych is Hair Metal, though some might consider them Progressive?). One of those three has about half the Metal songs. Some sub-genre suggestions would be: Melodic Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Neo-classical Metal, Speed Metal, and Black metal. Also I'd prefer the songs that are Power Metal and Thrash Metal in this list be changed.


    All suggestions, this is basically just what I like/would want so if you did everything I wanted. Then that'd be good for me but probably wouldn't please others as much as myself. By the way I don't like all of those Metal sub-genres a whole lot which I suggested. But it's good to have variety sometimes. Also if you want, I could suggest some bands.


    Other wise the list looks pretty good in my opinion but overall with the current Metal selection I'd give it a 6/10. (I'm a big Metal fan and if I don't really like the Metal selection, then a person's overall score out of 10 could go down 5 points, sometimes worse, but the list of other songs sounds good to me. So you get 6/10).


    Edit. I totally forgot about that Stone Sour song. So that's Nu-Metal? Well I guess I was wrong about the exact number of Metal sub-genres but I still don't like it that about half of it's Hair Metal.


    Edit #2. I forgot to say. Why no Metal in the 90's?
  • FlyGuyLXIFlyGuyLXI Headl!ner
    edited August 2011
    Now that you've mentioned it, that's a terrible Helloween choice. "If I Could Fly" doesn't define them for what they really are.
  • wheatsquares33wheatsquares33 Opening Act
    edited August 2011
    Roxorspades: Thanks, I'm glad you like it. You're right about Burnin' For You, I'll go edit that in. I actually had about 100 songs on this list at first, but then I realized that a lot of them were available as DLC, so I took them off. Also, 83 songs is the exact length of Rock Band 3. I may add a few more, but I like the length of it now.

    DanManRocker: I guess Fly Away would be more Rock than R&B etc., but I wanted to have more than just three, and it is considered funk rock. Thanks for telling me what the vocal harmony was. I thought it was more than one singing at once, but I wasn't sure. I'll post a list with vocal harmony in a little bit.

    FlyGuyLXI: I agree. I may add a few more in. About the Helloween song: I picked it because it's the only one I know well and like. It also has a good keyboard part.

    MegalronDragonDeth: Most of the songs on my list are songs I like, and I don't care for metal. I don't really see the point of putting songs I don't like on my "ultimate setlist".
  • MegaIronDragonDethMegaIronDragonDeth Post Ratio > 3 a Day
    edited August 2011
    wheatsquares33;4476864 said:
    MegalronDragonDeth: Most of the songs on my list are songs I like, and I don't care for metal. I don't really see the point of putting songs I don't like on my "ultimate setlist".

    Ok. Because I wasn't sure what kind of setlist you were going for. Some people try to make setlists that please everyone and some make setlists that just mainly please them. I was giving suggestions, if you were trying to please everyone, but I guess you aren't.
  • LiveHomeVideoLiveHomeVideo Trying too hard
    edited August 2011
    I like this setlist. Sure, the metal and indie rock is lacking, but if you don't care for them, you shouldn't be forced to add what you don't like just for other people. There are a lot of good songs in the pop-rock, alternative and classic rock areas, and have some of those songs that (for me) scream "Just buy me already!"

    9/10
  • Scythemaster 37Scythemaster 37 Road Warrior
    edited August 2011
    Very few female-fronted bands. I'm not asking you to pick songs you don't like, but you should consider putting in at least two or three more songs from the girls. Mainly in the 2000s-2010s. They can be whatever you like, but for balance, that's a factor that a lot of people seem to forget.
  • exploderexploder Road Warrior
    edited August 2011
  • wheatsquares33wheatsquares33 Opening Act
    edited August 2011
    Thanks everyone for your comments. I'll post a revised list up in like a week, with about ten or so songs. Probably adding more metal, indie, and female fronted bands. I'll also be adding which ones have vocal harmony, and pick twenty-five for the DS version.

    By the way, sorry if I came off as a jerk earlier.
  • wheatsquares33wheatsquares33 Opening Act
    edited August 2011
    Okay... I have a couple of stupid questions. How would I rename or lock this thread? I have my revised list ready, but I would like to change the title or make a new thread.
  • Badphish419Badphish419 Unsigned
    edited December 2011
    I would pay double if that was the setlist!
  • 3pic81ueUnicorn3pic81ueUnicorn Not Active Enough
    edited December 2011
    Realism - 7.5
    Song Choice - 8.5
    Number of Big Bands - 9
    Fun to Play - 8
    Balance - 9
    Overall - 8.4/10
  • ZoiloCruzZoiloCruz Rising Star
    edited December 2011
    Eh, is alright, but there's hardly songs people would identify easily just by hearing them or knowing the name. Also I'm not that fully aware of the songs that you picked in decades 50's up to 90's which looks unappealing to me and maybe to the rest of the people who would see it (I know alot of songs from those decades). Also I doubt that the keyboard would ever play rhythm guitar, since a lot of the songs featured in RB3 have so much rhythm guitar, but the keys don't play those parts at all. The songs you have mention too some are available as dlc so you did get something right :P
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