2013 in downloadable songs for the Rock Band series

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2013 in downloadable songs for the Rock Band series
Songs released 41
Packs released 3
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] All songs that are available to Rock Band 3 will be playable in Rock Band Blitz. 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]

List of songs released in 2013[edit]

The following table lists the available songs for the Rock Band series released in 2013. All songs available in packs are also available as individual song downloads on the same date, unless otherwise noted. New songs are released on Tuesdays for Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Nintendo WFC, unless otherwise noted. Dates listed are the initial release of songs on Xbox Live. Starting May 20, 2008, all downloadable songs are available in both the North American and European markets, unless otherwise noted.

As of October 2009, over 800 songs have been made available as downloadable content (DLC).[5] As of October 19, 2009, over 60 million downloadable song purchases have been made by players.[6] The following is a list of the songs that have been released in 2013.[5][7]

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.

Since October 26, 2010 (with The Doors Pack 01), 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.

In February 2013, Harmonix announced that it would end the regular weekly release of new Rock Band DLC after April 2, 2013 in order to focus work on new projects.[8] However, on January 12, 2015, Harmonix announced that it would release the three new Rock Band 3 DLC, the first in nearly 21 months, the next day.[9]

Song title Artist Year Genre Single / Pack name Release date Family Friendly Additional Rock Band 3 Features
"Pumped Up Kicks"[a] Foster the People 2011 Indie Rock Foster the People 01 Jan 8, 2013 No Core
"Moves Like Jagger"[a] Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera 2011 Pop/Rock Single Jan 8, 2013 No Core
"Jessie's Girl"[a] Rick Springfield 1981 Classic Rock Rick Springfield 01 Jan 15, 2013 Yes Core & Pro-Guitar/Bass
"I've Done Everything for You" Rick Springfield 1981 Classic Rock Rick Springfield 01 Jan 15, 2013 No Core & Pro-Guitar/Bass
"Don't Talk to Strangers" Rick Springfield 1982 Classic Rock Rick Springfield 01 Jan 15, 2013 No Core
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"[a] Kelly Clarkson 2011 Pop/Rock Single Jan 22, 2013 Yes Core
"Cult of Personality"[a] Living Colour 1988 Rock Single Jan 22, 2013 Yes Core & Pro-Guitar/Bass
"Spoonman"[a] Soundgarden 1994 Grunge Single Jan 22, 2013 No Core & Pro-Guitar/Bass
"Bang Your Head (Metal Health)"[a] Quiet Riot 1983 Metal Single Jan 22, 2013 Yes Core
"Walk This Way" Aerosmith 1975 Rock Aerosmith's Greatest Dimension Jan 29, 2013 No Core
"Sweet Emotion" Aerosmith 1975 Rock Aerosmith's Greatest Dimension Jan 29, 2013 No Core & Pro-Guitar/Bass
"Dream On" (Live) Aerosmith 1973 Rock Aerosmith's Greatest Dimension Jan 29, 2013 Yes Core & Pro-Guitar/Bass
"Legendary Child" Aerosmith 2012 Rock Aerosmith's Greatest Dimension Jan 29, 2013 No Core
"Lover Alot" Aerosmith 2012 Rock Aerosmith's Greatest Dimension Jan 29, 2013 No Core
"Back in the Saddle" Aerosmith 1976 Rock Aerosmith's Greatest Dimension Jan 29, 2013 No Core
"Wicker ManThe Wicker Man"[a] Iron Maiden 2000 Metal Single Feb 5, 2013 Yes Core & Pro-Guitar/Bass
"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"[a] Great White 1980s Rock Single Feb 5, 2013 No Core
"So Far Away"[a] Avenged Sevenfold 2010 Metal Single Feb 5, 2013 Yes Core
"More Than Words" Extreme 1990 Rock Single Feb 12, 2013 Yes Core & Pro-Guitar
"Love Hurts" Nazareth 1975 Classic Rock Single Feb 12, 2013 Yes Core
"Glory of Love" Peter Cetera 1986 Pop/Rock Single Feb 12, 2013 Yes Core
"Keep On Loving You" REO Speedwagon 1980 Rock Single Feb 12, 2013 Yes Core
"Tainted Love" Soft Cell 1981 New Wave Single Feb 12, 2013 Yes Core
"Shine"[a] Collective Soul 1994 Rock Single Feb 19, 2013 Yes Core
"A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me""[a] Fall Out Boy 2005 Pop/Rock Single Feb 19, 2013 Yes Core
"Got You (Where I Want You)" FlysThe Flys 1998 Alternative Single Feb 26, 2013 No Core & Pro-Guitar/Bass
"Silent Lucidity" Queensrÿche 1990 Prog Single Feb 26, 2013 Yes Core
"It's Been Awhile" Staind 2001 Nu-Metal Single Feb 26, 2013 No Core
"So Far Away" Staind 2003 Nu-Metal Single Feb 26, 2013 Yes Core
"Kids in the Street"[a] All-American Rejects 2012 Emo Single Mar 5, 2013 No Core
"Always"[a] Blink-182 2003 Punk Single Mar 5, 2013 Yes Core
"Give It Away"[a] Red Hot Chili Peppers 1991 Alternative Single Mar 5, 2013 No Core & Pro-Guitar/Bass
"Weird Science" Oingo Boingo 1985 New Wave Single Mar 12, 2013 Yes Core & Pro-Guitar/Bass
"Rosanna" Toto 1982 Pop/Rock Single Mar 12, 2013 Yes Core
"Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)"[a] Shinedown 2010 Nu Metal Single Mar 19, 2013 No Core
"Jungle Boogie"[a] Kool and the Gang 1973 R&B/Soul/Funk Single Mar 19, 2013 Yes Core & Pro-Guitar/Bass
"Shout"[a] Tears for Fears 1985 New Wave Single Mar 19, 2013 Yes Core
"Send the Pain Below" Chevelle 2002 Rock Chevelle 01 Mar 26, 2013 Yes Core
"The Red" Chevelle 2002 Rock Chevelle 01 Mar 26, 2013 Yes Core & Pro-Guitar/Bass
"Face to the Floor" Chevelle 2011 Rock Chevelle 01 Mar 26, 2013 Yes Core
"American Pie" Don McLean 1971 Classic Rock Single Apr 2, 2013 No Core
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Songs are also available as imports from Rock Band Blitz.

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. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  5. ^ a b "DLC Credits". RockBand.com. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  6. ^ Remo, Chris (2009-10-19). "MTV Games: 'We Outsold Guitar Hero Two To One'". Gamasutra. Archived from the original on 21 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  7. ^ "The Music". Harmonix. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  8. ^ Lynch, Casey (2013-02-18). "New Rock Band DLC Ends in April, Harmonix Working on New Projects". IGN. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  9. ^ "NEW ROCK BAND DLC COMING JAN 13TH! FOO FIGHTERS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, & ARCTIC MONKEYS!". Harmonix. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 

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