Ranking Guitar Hero II Songs

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Okay so here is another completely biased list based on my own opinion BUT it should be noted that Guitar Hero II had a killer soundtrack and no they still weren’t master tracks (even though Xbox 360 did get a My Chemical Romance and Toadies song) it didn’t matter. This game acted as not only a party game but also a gateway drug into some of rock’s coolest guitar licks. So maybe this will get you in the mood to dust off the old plastic guitar or at the very least dust off an old Pretenders record.

For my completely biased rankings of the original Guitar Hero click here

1. Opening Licks

Motley Crue – Shout at the Devil
Warrant – Cherry Pie
Black Sabbath – War Pigs
Van Halen – You Really Got Me

2. Amp-Warmers

Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench. Stray Cats – Rock This Town
Suicidal Tendencies – Institutionalized
Anthrax – Madhouse

3. String-Snappers

Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box. Kansas – Carry on Wayward Son. Police – Message in a Bottle Aerosmith – Last Child

4. Thrash and Burn

Megadeth – Hangar 18
Rush – YYZ
Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird

5. Return of the Shred

Sword – Freya
Alice in Chains – Them Bones Butthole Surfers – Who Was in My Room Last Night. Allman Brothers – Jessica

6. Relentless Riffs

Heart – Crazy on You
Stone Temple Pilots – Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart Lamb of God – Laid to Rest Avenged Sevenfold – Beast and the Harlot

7. Furious Fretwork

Reverend Horton Heat – Psychobilly Freakout
Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name Of Primus – John the Fisherman Iggy Pop and the Stooges – Search and Destroy

8. Face-Melters

Kiss – “Strutter”

Living End – “Carry Me Home”

Pretenders – “Tattooed Love Boys”

Thin Lizzy – “Bad Reputation”

Rolling Stones – “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’”

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