This week's RB5 selection is quite eclectic, as it includes a pack of classic internet meme songs, a pack of truly challenging metal instrumentals, and "Three Little Pigs" by Green Jellÿ as a single! The usage of the word "classic" may be a bit of a stretch, but in internet time, some of these songs are ancient. In all seriousness, though, I think these songs are pretty great even without the internet memes, and would be a lot of fun at parties. If you're more of a challenge seeker, these metal instrumentals should truly be right up your alley. And if you want something challenging and silly, "Three Little Pigs" would be a good choice, with a rather tricky intro on guitar and bass, and an extended drum roll to complete a rather challenging (but not ultra-brutal) drum line.
Internet Classics 01
O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei (Tier)
PSY - Gangnam Style (Tier)
SunStroke Project & Olia Tira - Run Away (Eurovision Mix) (Tier)
Tay Zonday - Chocolate Rain (Tier)
Metal Instrumentals 01
Animals As Leaders - CAFO (Tier)
Behold... The Arctopus - Canada (Tier)
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza - Paul Bunyan and the Blue Ox (Tier)
Green Jellÿ - Three Little Pigs (Tier)3
There's gotta be other metal bands out there besides Avenged Sevenfold...Yeah, I'm not looking forward to the next time someone says "But we got metal recently!" when someone asks for more metal, without considering that they mean "Metal that isn't Avenged Sevenfold/Megadeth/Slipknot!"
As for this week's songs, Won't Get Fooled Again is a must-have for those who never got the RB1 export, I feel, and the new Avenged Sevenfold song is not my thing. I love Avenged Sevenfold...'s earlier work. Nightmare was their last good album, in my opinion, and I'd love to see more from Nightmare and before. But their more recent stuff, musically, isn't really my thing. "The Stage" (the song) was fun on guitar, sure, but musically was kinda meh. From listening to God Damn, I kinda get the same vibe. The intro is pretty good, but the moment the vocals kick in, it just feels kinda lackluster compared to their earlier stuff. Sounds like it'll be fun to play, though.3
Gonna put out this week's selection today, for a couple of reasons. One, tomorrow is 9/11, and I feel kinda weird about putting fun, light-hearted song requests out on a day like that. Also, I expect to be busy tomorrow, so probably wouldn't have time to put this out tomorrow anyways.
With that all said and done, this week's selection is an 8-song pack from none other than the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson! With as many huge songs as Michael released over his long career, it's kind of a wonder why we've never seen any of his music in Rock Band (remember, we did get "Beat It" in Guitar Hero: World Tour). This song is mostly just his biggest, most recognizable hits, with a couple of other songs thrown in for variety. This pack would truly stand out on vocals, with every song providing some seriously challenging vocal chops. The other instruments would also be fun, with plenty of solos on guitar, some fun (and in the case of Speed Demon, absolutely bonkers) basslines, and some challenging-yet-approachable drum beats to go around.
Michael Jackson 01
Beat It (Tier)
Billie Jean (Tier)
Man in the Mirror (Tier)
Slave to the Rhythm (Tier)
Smooth Criminal (Tier)
Speed Demon (Tier)
I still enjoyed it, and I'd sure listen to a song like that!2
Any particular dubstep artists wanted? @LiveHomeVideoWasn't thinking anything particular in terms of lyrics, though if you want inspiration, maybe just look at some Skrillex, and imagine how that'd be if it were released in the 50's.1