“smash hits” reader poll against actual setlist

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

This post was originally published on Awesomeopolis.com on May 29, 2009.


In our continuing coverage of the new “Guitar Hero: Smash Hits” game, we present to you the final results of our reader poll.

We closed our reader poll today on what songs you, the reader, think should have made it it into the 48-song setlist for “Guitar Hero: Smash Hits”.

We got 30 responses, and while the results of this poll are in no way scientific, it gives a general sense of the songs our readers wanted against the songs actually announced in the game.

And for the most part, the “want” list of the people doesn’t match up against the songs actually included in the game, but out of the top 80 songs selected by our readers, over 40% of those songs make the cut into the game.

Here’s a snippet of the top 11 songs from our poll.

# Song % Graph
1 Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine” [II] 47%
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1 The Rolling Stones – “Paint It Black” [III] 47%
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3 Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird” [II] 43%
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3 Queen – “Killer Queen” [I] 43%
.
5 Boston – “More Than a Feeling” [I] 40%
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5 Metallica – “One” [III] 40%
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5 The Killers – “When You Were Young” [III] 40%
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5 ZZ Top – “La Grange” [III] 40%
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9 Alice Cooper – “School’s Out” [III] 37%
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9 Guns N’ Roses – “Welcome to the Jungle” [III] 37%
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9 Weezer – “My Name Is Jonas” [III] 37%
.

Songs in blue and bold are in the game. Songs in red are not. You’ll notice that only three songs in here cracked the top 11, a fairly poor showing in my opinion.

See the full chart and some more stats after the jump.

So, if we line up the songs by approval rating, from “Sweet Child O’ Mine” which got 47%, down to the myriad of songs that got 0% of the vote, you can rank them 1 to 222. You’ll notice that the Aerosmith song “Back In The Saddle” isn’t on here, and that’s because when we created the poll the news from Activision was that songs from Guitar Hero: Aerosmith weren’t going to be included.

Overall, most of the songs that were selected from the game are indeed weighted towards the top of this list, but I for one am disappointed in the final setlist.

Here’s the full list.

# Song % Graph
1 Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine” [II] 47%
.
1 The Rolling Stones – “Paint It Black” [III] 47%
.
3 Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird” [II] 43%
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3 Queen – “Killer Queen” [I] 43%
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5 Boston – “More Than a Feeling” [I] 40%
.
5 Metallica – “One” [III] 40%
.
5 The Killers – “When You Were Young” [III] 40%
.
5 ZZ Top – “La Grange” [III] 40%
.
9 Alice Cooper – “School’s Out” [III] 37%
.
9 Guns N’ Roses – “Welcome to the Jungle” [III] 37%
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9 Weezer – “My Name Is Jonas” [III] 37%
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12 Kansas – “Carry On Wayward Son” [II] 33%
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12 Nirvana – “Heart-Shaped Box” [II] 33%
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12 Pearl Jam – “Even Flow” [III] 33%
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12 The Smashing Pumpkins – “Cherub Rock” [III] 33%
.
16 Beastie Boys – “Sabotage” [III] 30%
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16 Black Sabbath – “Iron Man” [I] 30%
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16 Foo Fighters – “Monkey Wrench” [II] 30%
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16 Rage Against the Machine – “Bulls on Parade” [III] 30%
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16 The Police – “Message in a Bottle” [II] 30%
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16 ZZ Top – “Sharp Dressed Man” [I] 30%
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22 AFI – “Miss Murder” [III] 27%
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22 Black Sabbath – “Paranoid” [III] 27%
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22 Foghat – “Slow Ride” [III] 27%
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22 Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out” [I] 27%
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22 Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast” [III] 27%
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22 Kiss – “Rock and Roll All Nite” [III] 27%
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22 Sum 41 – “Fat Lip” [I] 27%
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22 The Police – “Synchronicity II” [80s] 27%
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22 The Ramones – “I Wanna Be Sedated” [I] 27%
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22 Van Halen – “You Really Got Me” [II] 27%
.
32 Asia – “Heat of the Moment” [80s] 23%
.
32 Black Sabbath – “War Pigs” [II] 23%
.
32 David Bowie – “Ziggy Stardust” [I] 23%
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32 Dio – “Holy Diver” [80s] 23%
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32 Heart – “Crazy on You” [II] 23%
.
32 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – “I Love Rock and Roll” [I] 23%
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32 Judas Priest – “You Got Another Thing Comin'” [I] 23%
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32 Muse – “Knights of Cydonia” [III] 23%
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32 Ozzy Osbourne – “Bark at the Moon” [I] 23%
.
32 Pat Benatar – “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” [III] 23%
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32 Rage Against the Machine – “Killing in the Name” [II] 23%
.
32 Rush – “YYZ” [II] 23%
.
32 The Who – The Seeker” [III] 23%
.
45 .38 Special – “Hold on Loosely” [80s] 20%
.
45 Cream – “Sunshine of Your Love” [III] 20%
.
45 Deep Purple – “Smoke on the Water” [I] 20%
.
45 Mötley Crüe – “Shout at the Devil” [II] 20%
.
45 Pantera – “Cowboys from Hell” (Live) [I] 20%
.
45 Poison – “Talk Dirty to Me” [III] 20%
.
45 Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Higher Ground” [I] 20%
.
45 Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Suck My Kiss” [III] 20%
.
45 Santana – “Black Magic Woman” [III] 20%
.
45 Scorpions – “Rock You Like a Hurricane” [III] 20%
.
45 Skid Row – “18 and Life” [80s] 20%
.
45 Social Distortion – “Story of My Life” [III] 20%
.
45 Spinal Tap – “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight” [II] 20%
.
45 Stone Temple Pilots – “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart” [II] 20%
.
45 The Go-Go’s – “We Got the Beat” [80s] 20%
.
45 The Sex Pistols – “Anarchy in the U.K.” [III] 20%
.
45 Twisted Sister – “I Wanna Rock” [80s] 20%
.
45 Wolfmother – “Woman” [II] 20%
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63 Aerosmith – “Same Old Song and Dance” [III] 17%
.
63 Audioslave – “Cochise” [I] 17%
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63 Buckethead – “Jordan” [II] 17%
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63 Danzig – “Mother” [II] 17%
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63 Dead Kennedys – “Holiday in Cambodia” [III] 17%
.
63 Donnas – “Take It Off” [I] 17%
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63 Iron Maiden – “The Trooper” [II] 17%
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63 Living Colour – “Cult of Personality” [III] 17%
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63 Megadeth – “Hangar 18” [II] 17%
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63 Megadeth – “Symphony of Destruction” [I] 17%
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63 Pearl Jam – “Life Wasted” [II] 17%
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63 Steve Ouimette – The Devil Went Down to Georgia” [III] 17%
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63 Tenacious D – “Metal” [III] 17%
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63 The Allman Brothers Band – “Jessica” [II] 17%
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63 The Romantics – “What I Like About You” [80s] 17%
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63 The Vapors – “Turning Japanese” [80s] 17%
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63 Warrant – “Cherry Pie” [II] 17%
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80 Anthrax – “Caught in a Mosh” [80s] 13%
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80 Avenged Sevenfold – “Beast and the Harlot” [II] 13%
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80 Bloc Party – “Helicopter” [III] 13%
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80 Cheap Trick – “Surrender” [II] 13%
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80 Dead Kennedys – “Police Truck” [80s] 13%
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80 Incubus – “Stellar” [I] 13%
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80 Jimi Hendrix – “Spanish Castle Magic” [I] 13%
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80 Judas Priest – “Electric Eye” [80s] 13%
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80 Kaiser Chiefs – “Ruby” [III] 13%
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80 Krokus – “Ballroom Blitz” [80s] 13%
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80 Ratt – “Round and Round” [80s] 13%
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80 Stray Cats – “Rock This Town” [II] 13%
.
80 The Rolling Stones – “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin'” [II] 13%
.
93 A Flock of Seagulls – “I Ran (So Far Away)” [I] 10%
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93 Anthrax – “Madhouse” [II] 10%
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93 Bad Religion – “Infected” [I] 10%
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93 Billy Squier – “Lonely Is the Night” [80s] 10%
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93 Blue Öyster Cult – “Godzilla” [I] 10%
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93 Dethklok – “Thunderhorse” [II] 10%
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93 Dick Dale – “Misirlou” [II] 10%
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93 Disturbed – “Stricken” [III] 10%
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93 Eddie Money – “Shakin'” [80s] 10%
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93 Heart – “Barracuda” [III] 10%
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93 Iron Maiden – “Wrathchild” [80s] 10%
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93 Jane’s Addiction – “Stop!” [II] 10%
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93 Killswitch Engage – “My Curse” [III] 10%
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93 Kiss – “Strutter” [II] 10%
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93 Motörhead – “Ace of Spades” [I] 10%
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93 My Chemical Romance – “Dead!” [II] 10%
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93 Primus – “John the Fisherman” [II] 10%
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93 Queens of the Stone Age – “No One Knows” [I] 10%
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93 Scandal – “The Warrior” [80s] 10%
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93 Slipknot – “Before I Forget” [III] 10%
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93 Stevie Ray Vaughan – “Pride and Joy” [III] 10%
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93 Stevie Ray Vaughan – “Texas Flood” [I] 10%
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93 Strong Bad – “Trogdor” [II] 10%
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93 Suicidal Tendencies – “Institutionalized” [II] 10%
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93 The Strokes – “Reptilia” [III] 10%
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93 White Zombie – “Black Sunshine” [III] 10%
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93 White Zombie – “Thunder Kiss ‘65″ [I] 10%
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120 Aerosmith – “Last Child” [II] 7%
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120 Alice Cooper – “Billion Dollar Babies” [II] 7%
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120 Alice in Chains – “Them Bones” [II] 7%
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120 Cream – “Crossroads” [I] 7%
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120 DragonForce – “Through the Fire and Flames” [III] 7%
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120 Freezepop – “Less Talk More Rokk” [II] 7%
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120 Helmet – “Unsung” (Live) [I] 7%
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120 Iggy Pop and the Stooges – “Search and Destroy” [II] 7%
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120 Matchbook Romance – “Monsters” [III] 7%
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120 Mountain – “Mississippi Queen” [III] 7%
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120 Poison – “Nothin’ But A Good Time” [80s] 7%
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120 Queens of the Stone Age – “3’s & 7’s” [III] 7%
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120 Quiet Riot – “Bang Your Head) Metal Health” [80s] 7%
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120 Rancid – “Salvation” [II] 7%
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120 Reverend Horton Heat – “Psychobilly Freakout” [II] 7%
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120 Rise Against – “Prayer of the Refugee” [III] 7%
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120 Scorpions – “No One Like You” [80s] 7%
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120 Senses Fail – “Can’t Be Saved” [III] 7%
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120 Slayer – “Raining Blood” [III] 7%
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120 Thin Lizzy – “Bad Reputation” [II] 7%
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120 Toadies – “Possum Kingdom” [II] 7%
.
141 Accept – “Balls to the Wall” [80s] 3%
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141 All That Remains – “Six” [II] 3%
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141 Bang Camaro – “Pus [I] 3%
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141 Black Label Society – “Fire It Up” [I] 3%
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141 Brian Kahanek – “Gemini” [II] 3%
.
141 Deep Purple – “Hush” [II] 3%
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141 Eric Johnson – “Cliffs of Dover” [III] 3%
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141 Every Time I Die – “The New Black” [II] 3%
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141 Exies – “Hey You” [I] 3%
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141 Extreme – “Play With Me” [80s] 3%
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141 Graveyard BBQ – “Cheat on the Church” [I] 3%
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141 Lacuna Coil – “Closer” [III] 3%
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141 Lamb of God – “Laid to Rest” [II] 3%
.
141 Matthew Sweet – “Girlfriend” [II] 3%
.
141 Monkey Steals the Peach – “Guitar Hero” [I] 3%
.
141 Oingo Boingo – “Only a Lad” [80s] 3%
.
141 Rick Derringer – “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo” [II] 3%
.
141 Sonic Youth – “Kool Thing” [III] 3%
.
141 Superbus – “Radio Song” [III] 3%
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141 That Handsome Devil – “Elephant Bones” [II] 3%
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141 The Acro-Brats – “Callout” [I] 3%
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141 The Bags – “Caveman Rejoice” [I] 3%
.
141 The Butthole Surfers – “Who Was in My Room Last Night?” [II] 3%
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141 The Pretenders – “Tattooed Love Boys” [II] 3%
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141 The Sleeping – “Don’t Hold Back” [III] 3%
.
141 The Slip – “Even Rats” [I] 3%
.
141 White Lion – “Radar Love” [80s] 3%
.
141 Winger – “Seventeen” [80s] 3%
.
169 Acro-BratsThe Acro-Brats – “Laughtrack” [II] 0%
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169 An Endless Sporadic – “Impulse” [III] 0%
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169 Anarchy Club – “Behind the Mask” [I] 0%
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169 Anarchy Club – “Collide” [II] 0%
.
169 Artilleryb – “The Breaking Wheel” [I] 0%
.
169 Backyard Babies – “Minus Celsius” [III] 0%
.
169 Blue Öyster Cult – “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll” [III] 0%
.
169 Bret Michaels Band – “Go That Far” [III] 0%
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169 Burning Brides – “Heart Full of Black” [I] 0%
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169 Count Zero – “Radium Eyes” [II] 0%
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169 Count Zero – “Sail Your Ship By” [I] 0%
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169 Die Toten Hosen – “Hier kommt Alex” [III] 0%
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169 Din – “Fly on the Wall” [I] 0%
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169 Dope – “Nothing for Me Here” [III] 0%
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169 Drist – “Arterial Black” [II] 0%
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169 Drist – “Decontrol” [I] 0%
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169 Faster Pussycat – “Bathroom Wall” [80s] 0%
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169 Freezepop – “Get Ready 2 Rokk” [I] 0%
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169 Gallows – “In the Belly of a Shark” [III] 0%
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169 Hellacopters – “I’m in the Band” [III] 0%
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169 Héroes del Silencio – “Avalancha” [III] 0%
.
169 Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives – “Hey” [I] 0%
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169 Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives – “Soy Bomb” [II] 0%
.
169 In Flames – “Take This Life” [III] 0%
.
169 LA Slum Lords – “Down ‘N Dirty” [III] 0%
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169 Limozeen – “Because, It’s Midnite” [80s] 0%
.
169 Lions – “Metal Heavy Lady” [III] 0%
.
169 Made in Mexico – “Farewell Myth” [I] 0%
.
169 Made in Mexico – “Yes We Can” [II] 0%
.
169 Megasus – “Red Lottery” [II] 0%
.
169 Naast – “Mauvais Garçon” [III] 0%
.
169 Noble Rot – “Kicked to the Curb” [II] 0%
.
169 Ounce of Self – “Drink Up” [II] 0%
.
169 Priestess – “Lay Down” [III] 0%
.
169 Prototype – “The Way It Ends” [III] 0%
.
169 Revolverheld – “Generation Rock” [III] 0%
.
169 Scouts of St. Sebastian – “In Love” [III] 0%
.
169 Shadows Fall – “The Light That Blinds” [II] 0%
.
169 Shaimus – “All of This” [I] 0%
.
169 The Amazing Crowns – “Mr. Fix It” [II] 0%
.
169 The Breaking Wheel – “One for the Road” [II] 0%
.
169 The Edgar Winter Group – “Frankenstein” [I] 0%
.
169 The Fall of Troy – “F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.” [III] 0%
.
169 The Last Vegas – “Raw Dog” [II] 0%
.
169 The Living End – “Carry Me Home” [II] 0%
.
169 The Model Sons – “Story of My Love” [I] 0%
.
169 The Neighborhoods – “Parasite” [II] 0%
.
169 The Stone Roses – “She Bangs the Drums” [III] 0%
.
169 The Sword – “Freya” [II] 0%
.
169 The Upper Crust – “Eureka, I’ve Found Love” [I] 0%
.
169 Vagiant – “FTK” [II] 0%
.
169 Valient Thorr – “Fall of Pangea” [II] 0%
.
169 Voivod – “X-Stream” [II] 0%
.
169 X – “Los Angeles” [80s] 0%
.

What do you think? Are you happy with the final list? Will you be buying the game? Sound off in the comments section.

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