List of songs in DJ Hero 2

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DJ Hero 2 features gameplay based on turntablism, using a special turntable-style controller (being used by a player above) to mimic scratching, crossfading, and freestyle effects.

DJ Hero 2 is the sequel to DJ Hero, a spinoff of the Guitar Hero series. DJ Hero 2 was developed by FreeStyleGames, published by Activision and released worldwide in October 2010 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii consoles. Like its predecessor, DJ Hero 2 simulates turntablism, the playing of two songs in mix, using a special turntable-based controller that includes the ability to crossfade between the two songs, and scratching the recording.[1] Players are challenged to match these actions, shown through on-screen scrolling indicators in synchronization with the mix; correct actions boost the player's score, while correctly performing several consecutive actions can increase the player's scoring multiplier. Specifically marked sections of songs allow the player to freestyle through crossfading, scratching, or inserting music samples into the mix.[1] The player is not penalized for failing to perform actions. The goal is to obtain a high score for each mix, earning the player a star rating from one to five, which helps to advance the player's progress through the game.[1]

DJ Hero 2 on-disc setlist includes 83 mixes from over 100 different songs spanning 85 artists. Several mixes have been composed by professional DJs, including David Guetta, Deadmau5, DJ Qbert, Tiësto and RZA, who also appear as in-game avatars.[2] The success of the first game eased the acquisition of music licenses for the sequel, and allowed the inclusion of more popular music.[3] However, licensing for such music remained a difficult barrier.[4] Reviews found the setlist to provide better variety from the first game's heavier hip-hop influences. The game also supports downloadable content, both existing downloadable mixes from DJ Hero and new mixes since the sequel's release.

Setlist[edit]

The following table lists the mixes and their constituent songs that are available on the DJ Hero 2 disc.[2][5] Most mixes involve two different songs, but others are beat juggles using the same core song on two different tracks for unique effects. Within the game's career mode, songs are arranged in six venues, and further into three or four song setlists, often featuring songs all mixed by the same DJ artist. In certain sets that feature a real-life artist, the player will perform as that artist's avatar within the game. The player must earn a certain number of stars from previous venues and setlists to unlock later ones. Other mixes are specifically designed as Battle Mixes to be played in the game's two-player DJ Battles mode.[6] All mixes are available to play in the game's Quickplay mode.[7]

Reviewers found the soundtrack provided a wider range of genres, moving away from hip-hop and into house and dance genres, to appeal to more players.[8] Matt Helgeson of Game Informer considered that the mixes were "uniformly great", and balanced popular artists with skilled DJ mixers.[9] Eurogamer's Keza MacDonald stated the soundtrack was "faultless" and that while featuring a large number of songs from the club scene, the soundtrack is "still a powerful draw if you don't know or even like the music".[1] Official Xbox Magazine UK '​s Mike Channell believed the "mashups also feel even more playful this time around", creating new interpretations of the lyrics of songs through the mixing.[10] Cian Hassett of PALGN called the setlist "the most incredible fusion of contrasting genres known to man".[11] Some critics commented that they felt the first game's tracklist was better; Damien Hatfield of IGN felt there was "more variety" in the original game's mix and better representation within certain genres,[12] while Michael Brown of 1UP.com favored DJ Hero '​s set for "how it mixed together frequently disparate tracks" and that many mixes in the sequel favored too much of one song in the mix.[7]

Song 1 title Artist 1 Song 2 title Artist 2 Mix artist Venue Battle Mix? Setlist
"Hot in Herre" Nelly "Regulate" Warren G. featuring Nate Dogg FreeStyle Games Ibiza No West Coast Beats
"Galvanize" Chemical BrothersThe Chemical Brothers "Leave Home" Chemical BrothersThe Chemical Brothers FreeStyle Games Shanghai No Dance Anthems, Checkpoint Battle (vs. Mixy Trix)
"Replay" Iyaz "Rude Boy" Rihanna FreeStyle Games Ibiza No Radio Jams
"Bounce (Remix)" MSTRKRFT featuring N.O.R.E. N/A N/A FreeStyle Games London Yes DJ Battle (vs. David Guetta)
"Don't Cha" Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" Pitbull FreeStyle Games Ibiza No Radio Jams
"Where's Your Head At?" Basement Jaxx "Bonkers" Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden FreeStyle Games Shanghai No Dance Anthems
"Just Dance" Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis "Ghosts N Stuff" Deadmau5 FreeStyle Games Shanghai No Deadmau5 Megamix
"California Love" 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre "Nothin' on You" B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars FreeStyle Games Berlin No Vocoder
"I Will Be Here" Tiësto featuring Sneaky Sound System "Speed Rail" Tiësto FreeStyleGames Las Vegas No Tiësto Megamix
"Nasty" Janet Jackson "D.A.N.C.E." Justice FreeStyle Games Shanghai No Pop Mixes, Checkpoint Battle (vs. Cool Papa G)
"War" Edwin Starr "Waters of Nazareth" Justice FreeStyle Games Shanghai Yes DJ Battle (vs. Deadmau5)
"Informer" Snow "ABC" Jackson 5The Jackson 5 FreeStyle Games Ibiza No Opening Night
"Hero" Nas featuring Keri Hilson "Get By" Talib Kweli FreeStyle Games Las Vegas No East Coast Beats
"Acapella (Remix)" Kelis N/A N/A FreeStyle Games London No David Guetta Megamix
"Human After All (Remix)" Daft Punk N/A N/A FreeStyle Games Ibiza: Encore No Bonus Setlist
"Midnight in a Perfect World (Remix)" DJ Shadow N/A N/A FreeStyle Games Ibiza: Encore No DJ Shadow
"ABC" Jackson 5The Jackson 5 "O.P.P." Naughty By Nature A-Trak N/A Yes N/A
"American Boy" Estelle featuring Kanye West "Good Times" Chic FreeStyle Games N/A No N/A
"Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)" Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Where's Your Head At?" Basement Jaxx FreeStyle Games Las Vegas No A-Trak, Checkpoint Battle (vs. Jugglernort)
"Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away)" David Guetta & The Egg "Low" Flo Rida FreeStyle Games London No David Guetta Megamix, Checkpoint Battle (vs. DJ Kid Itch)
"Jump Around" House of Pain "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" Busta Rhymes FreeStyle Games Shanghai No Bonus Setlist
"Axel F" Harold Faltermeyer "Get Busy" Sean Paul FreeStyle Games Berlin No Bonus Setlist
"Galang" M.I.A. "Under Me Sleng Teng" Wayne Smith FreeStyle Games Berlin No Diplo
"Jungle Boogie" Kool & the Gang "The Message" Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five featuring Melle Mel and Duke Bootee FreeStyle Games Ibiza No Opening Night
"In Da Club" 50 Cent "Get Low" Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins FreeStyle Games Las Vegas No East Coast Beats
"I Want Your Soul" Armand Van Helden "Push It" Salt-N-Pepa FreeStyle Games Berlin No House
"Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static Major "Not Afraid" Eminem FreeStyle Games London No Hot 100
"Twist 'Em Out" Dillinja and Skibadee "Welcome To Jamrock" Damian Marley FreeStyle Games Ibiza: Encore No Closing Party
"Ridin'" Chamillionaire "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" Soulja Boy Tell 'Em FreeStyle Games Ibiza No Radio Jams
"I'm Not Alone" Calvin Harris "Show Me Love" (StoneBridge Radio Edit) Robin S FreeStyle Games Shanghai No Dance Anthems
"Push The Feeling On (MK Mix 95)" Nightcrawlers "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" Pitbull FreeStyle Games Berlin No House, Checkpoint Battle (vs. Vunda Boy)
"Planet Rock" Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force "Push It" Salt-N-Pepa FreeStyle Games London No Old Skool, Checkpoint Battle (vs. Kitty Smash)
"LoveGame" Lady Gaga "Heartless" Kanye West FreeStyle Games London No Bonus Setlist
"Black & Gold" Sam Sparro "Love Is Gone (Fred Rister & Joachim Garraud Radio Edit)" David Guetta featuring Chris Willis FreeStyle Games London No David Guetta Megamix
"You Gonna Want Me" Tiga "The Way I Are" Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson FreeStyle Games Berlin No House
"Say Whoa" A-Trak "Bounce" MSTRKRFT featuring N.O.R.E. FreeStyle Games Las Vegas No A-Trak
"Pump Up The Volume" M|A|R|R|S "Buffalo Gals" Malcolm McLaren FreeStyle Games Berlin Yes DJ Battle (vs. RZA)
"Who Am I (What's My Name)?" Snoop Dogg "Oops (Oh My)" Tweet featuring Missy Elliott FreeStyle Games Ibiza No West Coast Beats
"Favorite DJ" Clinton Sparks, DJ Class, & Jermaine Dupri "In The Ayer" Flo Rida featuring will.i.am FreeStyle Games Shanghai No Pop Mixes
"I Can't Live Without My Radio" LL Cool J "The Message" Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five featuring Melle Mel and Duke Bootee RZA Berlin No RZA Megamix
"Welcome to Jamrock" Damian Marley "A Fifth of Beethoven" Walter Murphy RZA Berlin No RZA Megamix
"Apocalypse (Remix)" Sparfunk & D-Code N/A N/A FreeStyle Games N/A Yes N/A
"California Love (Remix)" 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre N/A N/A FreeStyle Games Ibiza No West Coast Beats
"Bonkers" Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden "Omen" ProdigyThe Prodigy FreeStyle Games N/A Yes N/A
"Groove Is In The Heart" Deee-Lite "Le Freak" Chic FreeStyle Games Ibiza No Opening Night
"Pon De Floor" Major Lazer feat. Vybz Kartel "Axel F" Harold Faltermeyer Diplo Berlin No Diplo
"In Da Club" 50 Cent "Go DJ" Lil' Wayne FreeStyle Games N/A Yes N/A
"Say Something" Timbaland featuring Drake "Put On" Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West FreeStyle Games London No Hot 100
"Love Lockdown" Kanye West "Bad Girls" Donna Summer FreeStyle Games Berlin No Vocoder
"Memories" David Guetta featuring Kid Cudi "Bashy Bashy" Pirate Soundsystem FreeStyle Games London No David Guetta Megamix
"Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static Major "Low" Flo Rida FreeStyle Games Berlin No Vocoder
"I Can't Live Without My Radio" LL Cool J "Good Times" Chic FreeStyle Games N/A Yes N/A
"Get Ur Freak On" Missy Elliott "Infiltrate" Sean Paul FreeStyle Games Las Vegas No Bonus Setlist
"I'm Not Alone" Calvin Harris "Blue Monday" New Order FreeStyle Games Berlin No House
"Love Lockdown" Kanye West "The Day That Never Comes" Metallica DJ Shadow Ibiza: Encore No DJ Shadow
"Pump Up The Volume" M|A|R|R|S "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" Busta Rhymes DJ Jazzy Jeff London No Old Skool
"War" Edwin Starr "Superstition" Stevie Wonder FreeStyle Games Ibiza No Bonus Setlist
"Pon De Replay" Rihanna "Get Busy" Sean Paul FreeStyle Games Shanghai No Pop Mixes
"Bad Girls" Donna Summer "Jam On It" Newcleus FreeStyle Games London No Old Skool
"Heartless" Kanye West "Midnight in a Perfect World" DJ Shadow Diplo Berlin No Diplo
"Blue Monday" New Order "Pon De Floor" Major Lazer feat. Vybz Kartel FreeStyle Games N/A Yes N/A
"Twist 'Em Out" Dillinja and Skibadee "Get Ur Freak On" Missy Elliott DJ Z-Trip Las Vegas No Z-Trip, Checkpoint Battle (vs. Cleetus Cuts)
"Busy Child (Still Busy After All These Years Remix)" Crystal MethodThe Crystal Method "Planet Rock" Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force DJ Z-Trip Las Vegas No Z-Trip
"D.A.N.C.E. (Remix)" Justice N/A N/A A-Trak Las Vegas No A-Trak
"Put On" Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West "Enuff" (DJ Fresh remix) DJ Shadow featuring Q-Tip and Lateef DJ Shadow Ibiza: Encore No DJ Shadow
"Galvanize (Remix)" Chemical BrothersThe Chemical Brothers featuring Q-Tip N/A N/A Scratch Perverts Ibiza: Encore No Closing Party, Checkpoint Battle (vs. Candy Nova)
"Omen" ProdigyThe Prodigy "The Box" Orbital Scratch Perverts Las Vegas Yes DJ Battle (vs. Tiësto)
"Super Battle Breaks" DJ Qbert N/A N/A DJ Qbert Ibiza: Encore Yes DJ Battle (vs. DJ Qbert)
"Jam On It (Remix)" Newcleus N/A N/A DJ Qbert Ibiza Yes DJ Battle (vs. DJ Qbert)
"Killer (Tiësto Remix)" Adamski N/A N/A DJ Tiësto Las Vegas No Tiësto Megamix
"Bad Romance (Tiësto Remix)" Lady Gaga N/A N/A DJ Tiësto Las Vegas No Tiësto Megamix
"Say Whoa (Remix)" A-Trak N/A N/A FreeStyle Games N/A Yes N/A
"Dollaz & Sense (Remix)" Blakroc featuring Pharoahe Monch & RZA N/A N/A FreeStyle Games Berlin No RZA Megamix
"I Remember (Remix)" Deadmau5 & Kaskade N/A N/A FreeStyle Games Shanghai No Deadmau5 Megamix
"American Boy (Remix)" Estelle featuring Kanye West N/A N/A FreeStyle Games London No Hot 100
"Stylo (Remix)" Gorillaz featuring Mos Def & Bobby Womack N/A N/A FreeStyle Games Shanghai No Pop Mixes
"Jump Around (Remix)" House of Pain N/A N/A FreeStyle Games N/A Yes N/A
"Move for Me (Remix)" Kaskade & Deadmau5 N/A N/A FreeStyle Games Shanghai No Deadmau5 Megamix
"You're a Jerk (Remix)" New Boyz N/A N/A FreeStyle Games N/A Yes N/A
"Chain Gang (Remix)" Sam Cooke N/A N/A FreeStyle Games N/A Yes N/A
"Mo' Money, Mo' Problems (Remix)" Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Mase & Diddy N/A N/A FreeStyle Games Las Vegas No East Coast Beats
"Firestarter (Remix)" ProdigyThe Prodigy N/A N/A FreeStyle Games Ibiza: Encore No Closing Party
"C'mon (Remix)" Tiësto & Diplo N/A N/A FreeStyle Games N/A Yes N/A

Downloadable content[edit]

DJ Hero 2 supports downloadable content in the form of new mixes that can be purchased from the consoles' respective online stores. A free add-on allows players to purchase and play existing downloadable content from the first game to use within DJ Hero 2.[13] Activision's February 2011 decision to shutter their Guitar Hero development initially stated that no further downloadable content will be forthcoming for the title,[14] but due to "continued support" from their fanbase, Activision has since clarified it will continue to release downloadable content for the game.[15] Activision has stated that it will provide packs in March and April 2011 based on work that was ongoing at the time of their closure of the Guitar Hero division.[16]

Song 1 title Artist 1 Song 2 title Artist 2 Mix artist Mix pack Release date
"OMG (Remix)" Usher featuring will.i.am N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Hit Makers Mix Pack[17] Nov. 2, 2010
"Umbrella" Rihanna "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye FreeStyleGames Hit Makers Mix Pack[17] Nov. 2, 2010
"Shutterbugg" Big Boi featuring Cutty "Return of the Mack" Mark Morrison FreeStyleGames Hit Makers Mix Pack[17] Nov. 2, 2010
"Hustler" Simian Mobile Disco "Pump Up the Jam" Technotronic FreeStyleGames Electro Hits Mix Pack[17] Nov. 16, 2010
"I'm in the House (Remix)" Steve Aoki featuring Zuper Blahq N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Electro Hits Mix Pack[17] Nov. 16, 2010
"I'm in Miami Bitch" LMFAO "Shake & Pop" Green Velvet FreeStyleGames Electro Hits Mix Pack[17] Nov. 16, 2010
"Feel It in My Bones (Remix)" Tiësto Ft. Tegan and Sara N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Tiësto Mix Pack Presented By Coca-Cola [18] Nov. 23, 2010
"Knock You Out" Tiësto Ft. Emily Haines Young Lions Tiësto FreeStyleGames Tiësto Mix Pack Presented By Coca-Cola [18] Nov. 23, 2010
"Louder Than Boom" Tiësto Traffic Tiësto FreeStyleGames Tiësto Mix Pack Presented By Coca-Cola [18] Nov. 23, 2010
"Debaser" Pixies "Invaders Must Die" ProdigyThe Prodigy FreeStyleGames Hard Edge Mix Pack[19] Nov. 30, 2010
"Body Movin'" Beastie Boys "Rock and Roll Is Dead" Lenny Kravitz FreeStyleGames Hard Edge Mix Pack[19] Nov. 30, 2010
"Human Beat Box" Fat Boys "King of the Beats" Mantronix FreeStyleGames Old Skool Mix Pack[19] Dec. 14, 2010
"Whoomp! (There It Is)" Tag Team "The 900 Number" 45 King FreeStyleGames Old Skool Mix Pack[19] Dec. 14, 2010
"Triple Trouble" Beastie Boys "Funky Cold Medina" Tone Loc FreeStyleGames Old Skool Mix Pack[19] Dec. 14, 2010
"The Catalyst (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix)" Linkin Park N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Linkin Park Mix Pack[19] Dec. 21, 2010
"When They Come for Me (Diplo Remix)" Linkin Park N/A N/A Diplo Linkin Park Mix Pack[19] Dec. 21, 2010
"Pts.OF.Athrty (Remix)" Linkin Park N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Linkin Park Mix Pack[19] Dec. 21, 2010
"For An Angel" Paul van Dyk "9pm (Till I Come)" ATB FreeStyleGames Trance Anthems Mix Pack[20] Jan. 18, 2011
"Not Over (Remix)" Paul Oakenfold featuring Ryan Tedder N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Trance Anthems Mix Pack[20] Jan. 18, 2011
"Punk" Ferry Corsten "Imagine" Armin Van Buuren FreeStyleGames Trance Anthems Mix Pack[20] Jan. 18, 2011
"Salt In the Wounds (Remix)" Pendulum N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Pendulum Mix Pack[21] Feb. 15, 2011
"Watercolour (Remix)" Pendulum N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Pendulum Mix Pack[21] Feb. 15, 2011
"Set Me On Fire (Remix)" Pendulum N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Pendulum Mix Pack[21] Feb. 15, 2011
"My World Premiere" Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf "The Red" Jaylib FreeStyleGames Indie Hip Hop Mix Pack[22] Mar. 15, 2011
"Party Hard" PerceptionistsThe Perceptionists featuring Guru and Camu Tao "Ghostwriter" RJD2 FreeStyleGames Indie Hip Hop Mix Pack[22] Mar. 15, 2011
"The Best Day (Remix)" Atmosphere N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Indie Hip Hop Mix Pack[22] Mar. 15, 2011
"We No Speak Americano (Remix)" Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Ultra Mix Pack[23] April 15, 2011
"House Music (Remix)" Benny Benassi N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Ultra Mix Pack[23] April 15, 2011
"Sofi Needs A Ladder (Remix)" Deadmau5 N/A N/A FreeStyleGames Ultra Mix Pack[23] April 15, 2011

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