GandWuser's Rock Band... but with WOMEN?!?!? Expansion for His Rock Band 5 Ultimate Setlist

GandWuserGandWuser Road Warrior
edited July 2018 in Your Ultimate Setlist

So basically after expanding my old RB5 setlist a while back I realized there was still a large difference in the number of songs with male vocals and songs with female vocals. So, inspired by an old kingtonyx setlist, I decided to make a hypothetical expansion game to my hypothetical game setlist, featuring 45 songs with female vocals (because women definitely don't play instruments, definitely not).

This one was more of a self challenge, with the goal being to...
  • ... create a setlist which only features female vocals...
  • ... while still creating a diverse and interesting setlist...
  • ... that doesn't include any artists from the main setlist...
  • ... while balancing well-known and more obscure songs and artists, as well as genres.
The third point is important, as there are a few somewhat noticeable gaps in this setlist that are filled by including the songs included in the main setlist (songs by artists like The Go-Go's, Hole, Halestorm, etc.), although a few vocalists are in both setlists by chance. There's also a whole bunch of songs and artists that I wanted to include but had to forgo for several reasons, such as genre balance, decade balance, keeping the setlist to 45 songs, unfamiliarity with some groups, songs already being in the actual game, and artists having all their main hits in the actual game already which would lead to choosing more deep cuts (No Doubt, Evanescence, Alanis Morissette, and The Cranberries come to mind). Most of the songs feature female lead vocals, although as including songs that only featured female vocals disqualified a few choices that I wanted in so I ended up loosening the guidelines a bit so only the lead had to be female.

OK now that that's out of the way, here's a link to the actual setlist

and like the last setlist, here's a link to the spotify version so you can listen to all the songs you don't know

ps i lied, here's the original RB5 setlist for context


  • tdc002tdc002 Road Warrior
    Cool idea. We don't have nearly enough stuff with female vocals, especially actual rock music. It seems like the only DLC we get with female vocalists are pop and country.
  • GandWuserGandWuser Road Warrior
    Because I'm a perfectionist who can't leave anything alone, I've expanded this setlist with another 12 songs which mainly comprise of songs and artists that didn't make the cut the first time around. Since this throws off the whole balancing thing with the main RB5 setlist, consider this a "pre-order bonus pack" or something like that. The additional songs can be found on the 2nd tab of the spreadsheet in the OP. Alternatively, here's the list without the context of the main setlist:

    Babes in Toyland - "Sweet '69"
    Babymetal - "Megitsune"
    Girlschool - "Emergency"
    Grimes - "Flesh without Blood"
    HAIM - "The Wire"
    Katy Perry - "I Kissed A Girl"
    Linda Ronstadt - "You're No Good"
    Makthaverskan - "Asleep"
    Otep - "Rise, Rebel, Resist"
    The Bangles - "Hazy Shade of Winter"
    Veruca Salt - "Seether"
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Gold Lion"
  • tdc002 said:

    Cool idea. We don't have nearly enough stuff with female vocals, especially actual rock music. It seems like the only DLC we get with female vocalists are pop and country.

    Welp, we got iwrestledabearonce this week--
  • GandWuserGandWuser Road Warrior
    edited February 17
    Because of my perfectionism, I have, once again, expanded this setlist at no one's request, so now it's up to the gold standard of 84 songs. The spreadsheet has been updated as well as the Spotify version of the playlist. Also I didn't remove "Crazy on You" because I didn't feel like it.

    In case you don't want to go digging through, here's what's new.

    Brandi Carlile - "The Story"
    Churchill - "Change"
    CHVRCHES - "The Mother We Share"
    Courtney Barnett - "Need A Little Time"
    Donna Summer - "Hot Stuff"
    Dorothy - "Raise Hell"
    Florence + The Machine - "You've Got The Love"
    Horrorpops - "Miss Take"
    Janet Jackson - "Black Cat"
    Ladyhawke - "My Delirium"
    Lesley Gore - "It's My Party"
    Martha and the Muffins - "Echo Beach"
    Mazzy Star - "Fade Into You"
    Michelle Branch - "Are You Happy Now?"
    Miranda Lambert - "Mama's Broken Heart"
    PJ Harvey - "A Perfect Day Elise"
    PVRIS - "What's Wrong"
    Snail Mail - "Heat Wave"
    Suzi Quatro - "Can the Can"
    The Corrs - "Breathless"
    The Cranberries - "When You're Gone"
    Theater of Tragedy - "Venus"
    Tom Tom Club - "Genius Of Love"
    Tonight Alive - "Lonely Girl"
    Vixen - "Edge of a Broken Heart"
    Whitney Houston - "How Will I Know"
    X-Ray Spex - "Oh Bondage! Up Yours!"
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