List of songs in Rock Band 2

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Rock Band 2 is a 2008 music video game developed by Harmonix and distributed by MTV Games and Electronic Arts. The game, a sequel to Rock Band, has been released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and PlayStation 2.[1] Rock Band allows one to four players to simulate the playing of rock music by providing the players with peripherals modeled after musical instruments (a guitar peripheral for lead guitar and bass gameplay, a drum peripheral, and a microphone). The gameplay in Rock Band 2 is nearly identical to the original Rock Band, while also comparable to that in Guitar Hero.

The game disc features 84 songs, all of which are master recordings.[2] In addition, the game supports existing downloadable content from Rock Band, as well as tracks which have been exported from other Rock Band game discs.[3] Twenty additional tracks were released exclusively for Rock Band 2 as free downloadable content after the game was released. A redeemable code that allows the player access to these songs is included with new copies of the game,[3] except for the Wii version, where no code is required.

With Rock Band 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii players could export 70 of 84 songs by purchasing an Export Key for US$9.99. The 9 songs from bands fronted by Harmonix staff members are not offered in the initial export package; however, these songs are offered at no cost in the "Rock Band Free 01" pack for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, released on January 4, 2011.[4] The export for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions requires the code located on the back of the Rock Band 2 instruction manual; this is the same code used for the redemption of the aforementioned bonus content. The process for export differs slightly on both platforms: Xbox 360 users only need to redeem the manual code directly within Rock Band 3 while PlayStation 3 users must redeem the manual code on the Rock Band website and then use the code given from the website within Rock Band 3. EA support will accommodate users who may have lost or discarded their previous code. Wii users only need to have a Rock Band 2 save file present and pay the export fee to perform the export function; however, tracks are downloaded individually, allowing the user to delete unwanted songs.[5][6] As of 2017, the ability to export Rock Band 2 to later Rock Band titles had expired; however, users who have previously exported Rock Band 2 are eligible to receive the songs in Rock Band 4.[7]

Five songs are not exportable to Rock Band 3: "Let There Be Rock" by AC/DC, "Any Way You Want It" by Journey, "Battery" by Metallica, "Give It Away" by Red Hot Chili Peppers and "Spoonman" by Soundgarden. "Give It Away" and "Spoonman" are included as part of the Rock Band Blitz soundtrack, of which can be exported to Rock Band 3.[8] The two songs were also later released as downloadable singles for Rock Band 3, and both are available with pro guitar and bass upgrades.

Track listing[edit]

Each of the 84 songs is categorized on-disc by difficulty (0 dots being the easiest and 5 red dots being the most difficult) for each instrument, as well as the entire band. Players can also choose from one of four skill levels (Easy, Medium, Hard, and Expert). Unlike previous installments in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band series, the nine "bonus" songs are integrated with the other 75 songs in the game's track listing. These additional songs consist mostly of bands formed by Harmonix employees, as well as lesser-known bands and local bands from near Harmonix's headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts or from Boston.[citation needed]

Song title Artist Decade Genre Exportable?
"A Jagged Gorgeous Winter" The Main Drag 2000s Indie Rock Rock Band Free 01
"Ace of Spades '08"a Motörhead 1980s Metal Yes
"Alabama Getaway" The Grateful Dead 1980s Classic Rock Yes
"Alex Chilton" The Replacements 1980s Rock Yes
"Alive" Pearl Jam 1990s Grunge Yes
"Almost Easy" Avenged Sevenfold 2000s Metal Yes
"American Woman" The Guess Who 1970s Classic Rock Yes
"Any Way You Want It" Journey 1980s Classic Rock No
"Aqualung" Jethro Tull 1970s Progressive Yes
"Bad Reputation" Joan Jett 1980s Punk Yes
"Battery" Metallica 1980s Metal No
"Bodhisattva" Steely Dan 1970s Classic Rock Yes
"Carry On Wayward Son" Kansas 1970s Progressive Yes
"Chop Suey" System of a Down 2000s Nu-Metal Yes
"Colony of Birchmen" Mastodon 2000s Metal Yes
"Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)" The Offspring 1990s Punk Yes
"Conventional Lover"a Speck 2000s Pop/Rock Rock Band Free 01
"Cool for Cats" Squeeze 1970s New Wave Yes
"De-Luxe" Lush 1990s Alternative Yes
"Down with the Sickness" Disturbed 2000s Nu-Metal Yes
"Drain You" Nirvana 1990s Grunge Yes
"E-Pro" Beck 2000s Alternative Yes
"Everlong" Foo Fighters 1990s Alternative Yes
"Eye of the Tiger" Survivor 1980s Rock Yes
"Feel the Pain" Dinosaur Jr. 1990s Alternative Yes
"Float On" Modest Mouse 2000s Indie Rock Yes
"Get Clean"a Anarchy Club 2000s Metal Rock Band Free 01
"Girl's Not Grey" AFI 2000s Alternative Yes
"Give It All" Rise Against 2000s Punk Yes
"Give It Away"bc Red Hot Chili Peppers 1990s Alternative No
"Go Your Own Way" Fleetwood Mac 1970s Classic Rock Yes
"Hello There" Cheap Trick 1970s Rock Yes
"Hungry Like the Wolf" Duran Duran 1980s Pop/Rock Yes
"I Was Wrong" Social Distortion 1990s Punk Yes
"Kids in America" The Muffs 1990s Pop/Rock Yes
"Lazy Eye" Silversun Pickups 2000s Indie Rock Yes
"Let There Be Rock"d AC/DC 1970s Rock No
"Livin' on a Prayer"c Bon Jovi 1980s Rock Yes
"Lump" Presidents of the United States of America 1990s Pop/Rock Yes
"Man in the Box" Alice in Chains 1990s Grunge Yes
"Master Exploder" Tenacious D 2000s Rock Yes
"Mountain Song" Jane's Addiction 1980s Alternative Yes
"My Own Worst Enemy" Lit 1990s Pop/Rock Yes
"New Kid in School" The Donnas 2000s Rock Yes
"Night Lies"a Bang Camaro 2000s Rock Rock Band Free 01
"Nine in the Afternoon" Panic! at the Disco 2000s Pop/Rock Yes
"One Step Closer" Linkin Park 2000s Nu-Metal Yes
"One Way or Another" Blondie 1970s Pop/Rock Yes
"Our Truth" Lacuna Coil 2000s Metal Yes
"Painkiller" Judas Priest 1990s Metal Yes
"Panic Attack" Dream Theater 2000s Progressive Yes
"PDA" Interpol 2000s Indie Rock Yes
"Peace Sells" Megadeth 1980s Metal Yes
"Pinball Wizard" The Who 1960s Classic Rock Yes
"Pretend We're Dead" L7 1990s Grunge Yes
"Psycho Killer" Talking Heads 1970s New Wave Yes
"Pump It Up" Elvis Costello 1970s Rock Yes
"Ramblin' Man" The Allman Brothers Band 1970s Southern Rock Yes
"Rebel Girl" Bikini Kill 1990s Punk Yes
"Rob the Prez-O-Dent"a That Handsome Devil 2000s Rock Rock Band Free 01
"Rock'n Me" Steve Miller Band 1970s Classic Rock Yes
"Round and Round" Ratt 1980s Metal Yes
"Shackler's Revenge" Guns N' Roses 2000s Rock Yes
"Shooting Star" Bad Company 1970s Classic Rock Yes
"Shoulder to the Plow"a Breaking Wheel 2000s Metal Rock Band Free 01
"So What'cha Want" Beastie Boys 1990s Rock Yes
"Souls of Black" Testament 1990s Metal Yes
"Spirit in the Sky" Norman Greenbaum 1960s Classic Rock Yes
"Spoonman"bc Soundgarden 1990s Grunge No
"Supreme Girl"a The Sterns 2000s Pop/Rock Rock Band Free 01
"Tangled Up in Blue" Bob Dylan 1970s Classic Rock Yes
"Teen Age Riot" Sonic Youth 1980s Alternative Yes
"Testify" Rage Against the Machine 1990s Alternative Yes
"That's What You Get" Paramore 2000s Pop/Rock Yes
"The Middle" Jimmy Eat World 2000s Pop/Rock Yes
"The Trees (Vault Edition)" Rush 1970s Progressive Yes
"Today" Smashing PumpkinsThe Smashing Pumpkins 1990s Alternative Yes
"Uncontrollable Urge" Devo 1970s New Wave Yes
"Visions"a Abnormality 2000s Metal Rock Band Free 01
"We Got the Beat" The Go-Go's 1980s Pop/Rock Yes
"Welcome to the Neighborhood"a Libyans 2000s Punk Rock Band Free 01
"Where'd You Go?" The Mighty Mighty Bosstones 2000s Alternative Yes
"White Wedding (Part 1)" Billy Idol 1980s Rock Yes
"You Oughta Know" Alanis Morissette 1990s Pop/Rock Yes

^a This song is offered in the "Rock Band Free 01" pack on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.[4]
^b This song is included in the Rock Band Blitz soundtrack.[8]
^c This song is also available as a downloadable single for Rock Band 3.
^d A live version of this song is available on the AC/DC Track Pack.


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