What are the best Guitar Hero songs?

Guitar Hero has been a staple game for all music lovers since it was first released in 2005. It's a music rhythm game made by RedOctane and Harmonix, and distributed by Activision. These are the songs we would all rock to as we banged our heads while playing the guitar. 

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    #1Higher Ground

    Higher Ground

    Red Hot Chili Pepper's cover of Higher Ground from Stevie Wonder is one of the funkiest songs in the whole series. It could be played from the first Guitar Hero, and it has one of the incredible bass lines for player 2. 

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    Alice Medina
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "OFCOURSE. RHCP's songs are always fun to rock out! This is definitely the best guitar hero song! "
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    #2Walk This Way

    Walk This Way

    Walk This Way by Aerosmith feat. Run DMC is a song from the Guitar Hero: Aerosmith edition. It's a toe-tapping rock that would literally challenge your fingers in finishing the song. 

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    Brenda Harrison
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "I've learned to like Aerosmith coz of Guitar Hero. and the riffs in this song is just WOW. The solos are difficult but feasible to do. "
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    #3Metallica - One

    Metallica - One

    Metallica's One is a playable song on Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock. It is one of the classic rock songs found in the Guitar Hero franchise, it is a classic headbanging tune and challenging difficulty. 

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    Consuelo Rivas
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "WHO DOESN'T LIKE METALLICA????? It took me a lot of tries in order to not die in the highest difficulty of One. Those riffs and solos tired my hands a lot. For me tho, this is one of the best guitar hero 3 songs."
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    #4Through the Fire and Flames

    Through the Fire and Flames

    Dragonforce's song, Through the Fire and Flames is a playable song on Guitar Hero III. This is considered to be the best song on any Guitar Hero game. This is one of the hardest, fastest, and most rewarding song in the series. 

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    Rafael Escobedo
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "The difficulty level of this song =)) not a lot of people could finish it. But once I did, IT FELT SO SATISFYING. Still the best guitar hero 3 song. =)) When it comes to difficulty at least. "
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    #5Hotel California

    Hotel California

    Hotel California is one of the Eagle's famous tracks. It may not be a button masher, fast finger track, but it demonstrates how Guitar Hero could be a fun game for everyone of all ages. This song could be found in Guitar Hero: World Tour.

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    Jack Yi
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "THIS IS HOW I WAS ABLE TO RELATE TO MY DAD!!!! I mean he's a huge Eagle's fan, and I played this with him. It was a good bonding for the two of us. Not that difficult, i'm amazed he got to enjoy playing this too. :) "
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    #6Less Talk More Rokk

    Less Talk More Rokk

    Less Talk More Rokk is a song by Freezepop that could be played on Guitar Hero II. This is not a guitar heavy song, but it is one of the best videogame songs. It's a Harmonix-made music that's included as a bonus track. 

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    Christine Snyder
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "I first heard this from Rockband, and then I tried it on the guitar hero 2 of my friend. And hey, we rocked out the best guitar hero 2 song ever :)"
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    #7Slipknot - Before I Forget

    Slipknot - Before I Forget

    Before I Forget is a song by Slipknot which is playable on Guitar Hero 3. It was released as part of their Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses album in 2004. It became the AOL top metal song of the decade. 

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    Patricia Amador
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "My brother was a huge fan of Slipknot so I've alread heard of this song before I played it on Guitar Hero 3. And HAHAHAHA I died in the hardest difficulty =)))) We both did. :)) But with the medium difficulty, my brother and I kept on banging our heads! "
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    Stricken is a song by Disturbed, a heavy metal band. It was released in 2005 as part of their album Ten Thousand Fists. It appears in Guitar Hero III, Guitar Hero Live, and the track pack for Guitar Hero 5. 

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    Martha Sandoval
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "Hello, Disturbed is a total head banger! I don't know how long i've been banging my head to their tracks, but definitely a good and satisfying song to play. This deserves to be in this list of the best guitar hero songs. "


Best What are the best Guitar Hero songs
1Higher GroundGame Elements 18 Paid
2Walk This WayGame Elements 14 Paid
3Metallica - OneGame Elements 10 Paid
4Through the Fire and FlamesGame Elements 3 Paid
5Hotel CaliforniaGame Elements 2 Paid
6Less Talk More RokkGame Elements 2 Paid
7Slipknot - Before I ForgetGame Elements 1 Paid
8StrickenGame Elements 1 Paid

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