DLC Week of 9/07: Vanilla Ice and Whitney Houston!

edited September 12 in Announcements
DLC Week of 9/07: Vanilla Ice and Whitney Houston!

We’re coming up on fall here in Boston, and to fit the mood, we’ve got a song with a slight chill and a song to warm you up.

While not initially a single, “Ice Ice Baby” quickly became Vanilla Ice’s most popular song. It has the distinct honor of being the first hip-hop single to ever top the Billboard Hot 100, all fueled by a disc jockey playing “Ice Ice Baby” off the B-side of the single. From there, the song spread quickly as To The Extreme sold 15 million copies worldwide while holding the #1 spot of the Billboard 200 for 16 weeks. It’s the perfect party song, with a well-known bassline and perfect harmonies, so get your friends together and have them sing along.

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” is the Grammy-winning Whitney Houston hit from her second album Whitney. The first of four consecutive #1 singles from the album, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” was her biggest hit in the US for the next five years, while topping the charts in over a dozen other countries as well. A perennial ‘80s dance-pop song, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” is already great for parties, but it’s also tons of fun to play. Funky guitar mixes in with synth for variety throughout the song, while bass plays a tougher keyboard part. The drums bounce around various disco beats, even having a solo, ranking the song in-game as tough on drums as it is on vocals. Vocals, to no one’s surprise, are a monster. The lead has a ton of range, filled with improv and some runs. The last chorus has a key change, so make sure you’re ready for that.


Songs can be purchased individually for $1.99 each. The Rock Band Rivals Season 2 Spotlight Pass can be purchased for $13.49.
  • Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby" (Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 2 Spotlight Pass)
  • Whitney Houston - "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"







We’ll be showing off this week’s newest DLC on our Twitch stream today starting at 5PM ET. Tune in here!






* Please note that this week’s DLC tracks will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 7th.
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