2007 in downloadable songs for the Rock Band series

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2007 in downloadable songs for the Rock Band series
Songs released 32
Packs released 6
Albums released 0

The Rock Band series of music video games supports downloadable songs for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii versions through the consoles' respective online services. Users can download songs on a track-by-track basis, with many of the tracks also offered as part of a "song pack" or complete album at a discounted rate. These packs are available for the Wii only on Rock Band 3. Most downloadable songs are playable within every game mode, including the Band World Tour career mode. All downloadable songs released before October 26, 2010 are cross-compatible between Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and Rock Band 3, while those after only work with Rock Band 3.[1] Certain songs deemed "suitable for all ages" by Harmonix are also available for use in Lego Rock Band.[2]

The Wii version of Rock Band does not support downloadable content, but Rock Band 2 and Rock Band 3 do, with DLC first made available in January 2009.[3] Songs from the back catalogue of downloadable content were released for the Wii weekly in an effort by Harmonix to provide Wii players with every previously available song.[4]

32 downloadable Rock Band songs were released in 2007, 15 of which appeared alongside the launch of Rock Band on November 20, including song packs for Queens of the Stone Age, Metallica, and The Police.

List of songs released in 2007[edit]

The following songs have been released for the Rock Band games in the year 2007. All songs available in packs are also available as individual song downloads on the same date, unless otherwise noted. Dates listed are the initial release of songs on Xbox Live.

Some songs released before Rock Band 3 have been retrofitted to include Rock Band 3 features, including backing vocals, and the ability to buy an additional pack for Pro Guitar/Bass charts without having to buy the "RB3 Version" of the song. Certain songs have been marked "family friendly" by Harmonix; such songs released before Rock Band 3 '​s launch on October 26, 2010 can be played in Lego Rock Band.

Starting October 26 (with The Doors), all new songs are only playable in Rock Band 3, due to a change in the file format. All songs released via downloadable content are playable in Rock Band 3, and support its new Pro Drum mode. Most songs released for Rock Band 3 include core features for keyboards, Pro Keyboards, and backing vocals in the core song, where they are appropriate. Additionally, some of these songs features charts for Pro Guitar and Bass that can also be purchased.

Song title Artist Year Genre Single / Pack name Release date Family Friendly Additional Rock Band 3 Features
"Fortunate Son"[a] Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969 Southern Rock Single Nov 20, 2007 Yes None
"Juke Box Hero"[a] Foreigner 1981 Classic Rock Single Nov 20, 2007 Yes None
"Bang a Gong"[a][b] T. Rex 1971 Glam Single Nov 20, 2007 No None
"My Sharona"[a] The Knack 1979 Pop-Rock Single Nov 20, 2007 No Pro Guitar/Bass
"Cherry Bomb"[a] The Runaways 1976 Punk Single Nov 20, 2007 No None
"Joker & the Thief" Wolfmother 2005 Rock Single Nov 20, 2007 Yes None
"Ride the Lightning"[c] Metallica 1984 Metal Metallica 01 Nov 20, 2007 No None
"Blackened"[c] Metallica 1988 Metal Metallica 01 Nov 20, 2007 No None
"...And Justice for All"[c] Metallica 1988 Metal Metallica 01 Nov 20, 2007 No Pro Guitar/Bass
"3's & 7's" Queens of the Stone Age 2007 Alternative Queens of the Stone Age 01 Nov 20, 2007 No None
"Little Sister" Queens of the Stone Age 2005 Alternative Queens of the Stone Age 01 Nov 20, 2007 No None
"Sick, Sick, Sick" Queens of the Stone Age 2007 Alternative Queens of the Stone Age 01 Nov 20, 2007 No None
"Can't Stand Losing You" The Police 1978 Pop-Rock The Police 01 Nov 20, 2007 No None
"Synchronicity II" The Police 1983 Pop-Rock The Police 01 Nov 20, 2007 No None
"Roxanne" The Police 1978 Pop-Rock The Police 01 Nov 20, 2007 No None
"Heroes"[a] David Bowie 1977 Glam David Bowie 01 Nov 27, 2007 Yes None
"Moonage Daydream" David Bowie 1972 Glam David Bowie 01 Nov 27, 2007 No None
"Queen Bitch"[a] David Bowie 1971 Glam David Bowie 01 Nov 27, 2007 No None
"N.I.B."[a] Black Sabbath 1970 Metal Black Sabbath 01 Dec 4, 2007 No None
"Sweet Leaf"[a] Black Sabbath 1971 Metal Black Sabbath 01 Dec 4, 2007 No None
"War Pigs"[a] Black Sabbath 1970 Metal Black Sabbath 01 Dec 4, 2007 No None
"Ever Fallen in Love"[a] Buzzcocks 1978 Punk Punk 01 Dec 11, 2007 Yes None
"I Fought the Law" The Clash 1977 Punk Punk 01 Dec 11, 2007 Yes None
"Rockaway Beach" Ramones 1977 Punk Punk 01 Dec 11, 2007 Yes None
"My Iron Lung" Radiohead 1994 Alternative Single Dec 18, 2007 No None
"Brass in Pocket"[a] The Pretenders 1980 Pop-Rock Single Dec 18, 2007 Yes None
"Buddy Holly" Weezer 1994 Alternative Single Dec 18, 2007 Yes None
"Attack" Thirty Seconds to Mars 2005 Emo Single Dec 25, 2007 No None
"The Kill" Thirty Seconds to Mars 2005 Emo Single Dec 25, 2007 Yes None
"Dirty Little Secret" All-American Rejects 2005 Emo Single Dec 25, 2007 Yes None
"Move Along" All-American Rejects 2005 Emo Single Dec 25, 2007 Yes None
"Song with a Mission"[a] The Sounds 2006 Alternative Single Dec 25, 2007 Yes None
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Track uses a cover version of the song, rather than a master recording.
  2. ^ Song will no longer be available after August 28, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Song is no longer available for purchase.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (2010-06-10). "Rock Band 3 Makes A Killer First Impression". Giant Bomb. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  2. ^ "Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and MTV Games Announce LEGO Rock Band Full Track List". BusinessWire.com. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  3. ^ "WII DLC Store Now Up!". Harmonix. 2009-01-13. Archived from the original on 15 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Rock Band Wii Owners Get Seven Tracks from Nirvana". Harmonix. February 17, 2009. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 

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