Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80s' Complete List Of Songs

The complete list of songs has been revealed for Activision's special 1980s-themed Guitar Hero title.

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The complete list of songs has been revealed for Activision's special 1980s-themed Guitar Hero title, dubbed Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s. The game will ship for the PlayStation 2 on July 24. According to Gamespot, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s is rated T for Teen and will be the last game in the series from original developers Harmonix. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater developer Neversoft is taking over the franchise beginning with Guitar Hero III, while Harmonix is preparing rival rhythm game Rock Band. Both titles are set for release later this year for multiple platforms. Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s tracks:
  • "Caught in a Mosh" (as made famous by Anthrax)
  • "Balls to the Wall" (as made famous by Accept)
  • "Electric Eye" (by Judas Priest)
  • "Los Angeles" (as made famous by X)
  • "Police Truck" (as made famous by Dead Kennedys)
  • "We Got the Beat" (as made famous by The Go Go's)
  • "(I Think I'm) Turning Japanese" (as made famous by Vapors)
  • "Seventeen" (as made famous by Winger)
  • "Because, it's Midnite" (by Limozeen)
  • "Hold On Loosely" (as made famous by .38 Special)
  • "No One Like You" (as made famous by Scorpions)
  • "Only a Lad" (as made famous by Oingo Boingo)
  • "Ballroom Blitz" (as made famous by Krokus)
  • "The Warrior" (by Scandal)
  • "What I Like About You" (as made famous by The Romantics)
  • "Wrath Child" (as made famous by Iron Maiden)
  • "I Wanna Rock" (by Twisted Sister)
  • "I Ran" (by Flock Of Seagulls)
  • "Round and Round" (as made famous by Ratt)
  • "Metal Health" (as made famous by Quiet Riot)
  • "Holy Diver" (as made famous by Dio)
  • "Heat Of The Moment" (as made famous by Asia)
  • "Radar Love" (as made famous by White Lion)
  • "18 and Life" (as made famous by Skid Row)
  • "Bathroom Wall" (as made famous by Faster Pussycat)
  • "Lonely is the Night" (as made famous by Billy Squier)
  • "Nothing But a Good Time" (as made famous by Poison)
  • "Play With Me" (as made famous by Extreme)
  • "Shaken" (as made famous by Eddie Money)
  • "Synchronicity II" (as made famous by The Police) A trailer for Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s is available at this location (6 MB). The game's official web site can be accessed here. Thanks for the info to Blabbermouth.net.
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      TECh2o
      this is my favorite game but the set list is always a little dissapointing...it comes out two days after my birthday so im still gonna get it. if its guitar hero i have to get it! but still this set list is pretty disappointing. i could go for some better songs, somethin off of maiden's first album would be kickass. i havent even heard of half of these bands and my sister says im "stuck in the 80's" so i hope it doesnt turn out to be too dissapointing of a set list.
      TECh2o
      things they need...Metallica, Van Halen, Megadeth, Def Leppard, better Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Rush, Areosmith, Slayer, and more good stuff.
      Raizer Sabre
      i'd get it even just for caught in a mosh, balls to the wall, ballroom blitz and holy diver
      DMguitar1
      garthunkle wrote: I must say I think thats a pretty lame list
      seconded. i dont think ive even heard iron maiden's song here
      civilunrest
      Menza_ wrote: This gonna be awesome, they need to make a pure metal edition with Death, Megadeth, Pantera, Slayer, and Machine Head
      +1 Pretty average songlist, but it's a fun game, I'll still buy it.
      Quikslayer666
      no def leppard? foolin' or let it go would be great so far this track list is lame. glad I sold my ps2 version. they could have put in some rush ac/dc aerosmith, megadeth, & even iron maiden this can't be the full list it looks like it was rushed.
      powerchordjunki
      im sure there will be more songs, so stop whining and play the game, unlock the other songs and THEN whine
      Patdi
      no ratmblink123. your not the only one who cares. i was overly excited about Police Truck in there. i completely forgot they were formed in the 80s. and i was also very glad to see Los Angeles was in there. i dont listen to em much but that is a good song. oh and by the way, Play With Me looks very fun.
      Hangar_18
      i own this game...flipped it in a day. and there's no extra songs to unlock. im dissapionted with this game. hopefully GH3 will be better this is only worth buying if you want to be entertained for and hour or so
      Resonator
      I hope this isn't going to be considered spam, but doesn't anyone subscribe to Gamasutra? Most, if not all the bands you wish were in it ARE in it as unlockable tracks. Yeesh...Have faith
      nikh158
      Where did they get this list from? Where are all the big names of the 80`s?
      Resonator
      Megadeth IS in the game with an unlockable track (I forget the name), but Metallica will also make an appearance with the song "One".
      Resonator
      [quote=TooFast]No...Motley Crue. Disappointing.[/quote] They are going to be in it as well, don't worry about that. All the good tracks are unlockable.
      GuitarHero1081
      I've known since Tuesday about the list >_< so this is old for me, but the list still doesnt.....WOW me, but im still gonna buy the game and YES!!!! Limozeen, im happy
      petey gunnz
      yay for flock of seagulls and twisted sister but everything else sucks def not gonna buy this game
      Sputnik1
      how do they select some of these, seriously where is the guitaring in I Ran or We Got the Beat. No offense to Flock of Seagulls, great song, but how does it fit in with Guitar Hero.
      lonejedio5
      I must also say that is a pretty lame list. No Megadeth this time around? Something from the Peace Sells...But Who's Buying album would have been a perfect fit. And STILL no Metallica? I dont know what else was more Guitar Driven in the 80's than these 2 great bands. For shame.
      electric7
      "Because, it's Midnite" (by Limozeen)
      The chap brother's get another song on here. Cool. bit of a sucktastic list, not many good songs. All basically one hit wonders.
      Pleasure2kill
      I actually think it's awesome. But then again, I love 80s Hair Metal. SKID ROW! I'm so happy about that. Great song by them, too. Can't wait.
      Jtrocks1356
      Good Setlist..... and for everyone who is crying over Metallica not being on it.....Its not the game's fault. They have to buy the licences that bands like Metallica, Ac/dc, and Zeppelin will not give....so don't be hating the game because the bands arent giving out licences
      palefire
      They've had Megadeth on the past two games. Who cares if they're left off this time. Besides, Anthrax is there, so its not like thrash has been left out just because ginger boy isn't involved, is it?
      FS Guitar
      i thought this was gonna be pretty lame at first..but im having second thoughts..it might be alright just not as good as the main series. they just better have rocks the 70s and 60s coming up next.
      fender_NiNE
      never ever buying this game. they need to make a Guitar Hero:Tr00 Metal only edition. that i would buy.
      Menza_
      This gonna be awesome, they need to make a pure metal edition with Death, Megadeth, Pantera, Slayer, and Machine Head