DLC Discussion Thread: Hot and Cold

edited September 2017 in Rock Band
HMXOwl said:

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.


  • Cant wait to play the awesome guitar and drum parts in these songs. Time to shreddddddd
  • *Katy Perry joke here*

    *Under Pressure rip-off joke here*

    You know what, I'll take it!

    Really though, you know I Will Always Love You is coming. It has to.
  • Yes on Whitney Houston hell to the no for vanilla ice
  • I literally do not know what to say rn.

  • uppyb0tuppyb0t Opening Act
    How very unexpected
  • CAL022CAL022 Opening Act
    Wow, didn't expect these songs to be in RB! :o
  • MCSMeisterMCSMeister Road Warrior
    Ice Ice Baby.

    In Rock Band.


    what am I saying I'm probably going to buy it for laughs anyway
  • These songs would be good in DropMix but I'll take them here too.
  • Whitney is a must, Ice is a bust.
  • HMXOwl last month: The Spotlight Pass is STACKED with amazing songs
    HMXOwl this month: Ice Ice Baby

    You can't deny there's variety.
  • HMXOwl last month: The Spotlight Pass is STACKED with amazing songs
    HMXOwl this month: Gonna give you a Coldplay curveball, just you wait

  • uppyb0tuppyb0t Opening Act
    Filled with 'improve' = improv
  • patl175patl175 Unsigned
    edited September 2017
    Hahahahaha really?!?!? I love it!! Great Hmx keep it like that, its awesome, instabuy for sure!
  • Heh, nice counterpoint to well, last week. These are some par-tay classics.
  • uppyb0t said:

    Filled with 'improve' = improv

  • uppyb0t said:

    Filled with improv

    I mean...that IS what Twitch is for :p

    (Sometimes, they're pretty good)
  • Runa216Runa216 Road Warrior
    @HMXOwl Will we be getting the month's DLC today or no?
  • grumblevolcanogrumblevolcano Headliner
    edited September 2017
    Also isn't there no RB stream today because of DropMix and Super Beat Sports?
  • Ha, too cool, too cool. Glad Ice Ice Baby is season pass, that's the one I want (no real interest in Whitney Houston).

  • When I asked for more rap in Rock Band I didn't mean put Vanilla Ice in. I'm just kidding, as I would have purchase Vanilla Ice in a heartbeat if I didn't own the Spotlight Pass.
  • hiimSMAPhiimSMAP Road Warrior
    Man, Vanilla Ice? Seriously?

    Not a Whitney fan either, so this week is a bust for me
  • tdc002tdc002 Road Warrior
    Jeez, now I'm really glad I skipped the Spotlight pass.

    Oh, and I wanna hurt the ears of somebody! The ears of some body forced to hear meeeeeeeeeeee!
  • I would've rather gotten Whitney in my spotlight pass. Vanilla Ice would not have been nearly as popular without using Under Pressure, so I hope they compared the two song charts to make them as similar as possible, but they must include the extra *de-dunga* on bass that makes it legally okay...
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