List of songs in the Guitar Hero: On Tour series

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The "Guitar Grip", a hand-sized unit that fits into the Nintendo DS with four colored fret buttons on one end, and an adjustable strap that the player wears to hold the Grip and DS in place while playing. The Grip features the "Guitar Hero: On Tour" logo on one side.
The Guitar Hero: On Tour series uses a special "Guitar Grip" game controller that adapts the Nintendo DS into a variation of the normal guitar controller used for the console versions of Guitar Hero.

The Guitar Hero: On Tour series is an expansion of the Guitar Hero series for the Nintendo DS portable console. The series is developed by Vicarious Visions and published by RedOctane and Activision. The game uses a "Guitar Grip" hardware unit that fits into the Game Boy Advance slot on the DS or DS Lite to recreate the experience of the console-based guitar controllers normally used with the game; this unit is incompatible with the Nintendo DSi due to the lack of the slot on the DSi hardware. The player uses fret buttons on the Grip while "strumming" using a stylus across the DS touchscreen to try to match notes as they scroll on the second screen in order to score points and complete each song.

There are three titles in the series: Guitar Hero: On Tour, Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades, and Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits. Each game features a setlist with more than 25 songs, most based on master recordings. The games utilize the DS's local wireless features to allow two players to compete against each other. Players can compete using different versions of the games, allowing the songs of each game to be shared during play.

Guitar Hero: On Tour setlist[edit]

Guitar Hero: On Tour features two different setlists, one for primarily English-speaking regions including North America, the British Isles, and Australia, in addition to Japan and the Netherlands,[1] and another for other non-English-speaking European countries, with five replacement songs;[2] songs not in the game for that region are marked as "N/A" in the table below. Both setlists include 26 licensed tracks including five bonus tracks, with about 85% of them being master recordings; all other songs are cover versions recreated for the game.[3] Twenty songs from the North American setlist were exclusive to this version of Guitar Hero upon release while the remaining six songs have been used throughout the series. Freezepop‍ '​s "I Am Not Your Gameboy" is a bonus song that is unlocked by completing all the Guitar Duels on any difficulty in the game. Years in the table below reflect the year the song was recorded. Song in the game are presented as a series of tiers of increasing difficulty, requiring the player to complete the songs in each tier before the next tier is unlocked.[4]

The setlist received a lukewarm reception. Game Informer stated that, compared to the setlists for other Guitar Hero games, the songs "skew away from great guitar rock and into the territory of pop/rock", and "just aren't as exciting to play".[5] IGN commented that the setlist was "a little debatable" and "clearly being aimed at a friendlier, mainstream, pop-friendly crowd".[4]

Year Song title Artist Master recording NA/UK/AUS/JPN/NL tier European tier
1999 "All Star" Smash Mouth Yes 2. Rooftop 2. Rooftop
1999 "All the Small Things" Blink-182 Yes 1. Subway 1. Subway
2006 "Anna Molly" Incubus Yes 5. Battleship 5. Battleship
2003 "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" Jet Yes 1. Subway 1. Subway
1995 "Avalancha" Héroes del Silencio Yes N/A 4. Greek Arena
1970 "Black Magic Woman" Santana No 4. Greek Arena 3. Parade (encore)
1991 "Breed" Nirvana Yes 2. Rooftop 2. Rooftop
2006 "Ça Me Vexe" Mademoiselle K Yes N/A 3. Parade
1973 "China Grove" Doobie BrothersThe Doobie Brothers Yes 3. Parade N/A
2005 "Do What You Want" OK Go Yes 1. Subway 1. Subway
2004 "Heaven" Los Lonely Boys Yes 3. Parade N/A
2005 "Helicopter" Bloc Party Yes 3. Parade 3. Parade
1980 "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" Pat Benatar Yes 2. Rooftop 2. Rooftop
2007 "I Don't Wanna Stop" Ozzy Osbourne Yes 5. Battleship 5. Battleship
1977 "I Know a Little" Lynyrd Skynyrd No 5. Battleship (encore) 5. Battleship (encore)
1981 "Jessie's Girl" Rick Springfield Yes 2. Rooftop N/A
1977 "Jet Airliner" Steve Miller Band No 4. Greek Arena N/A
1989 "Knock Me Down" Red Hot Chili Peppers Yes 5. Battleship 5. Battleship
1973 "La Grange" ZZ Top No 4. Greek Arena 4. Greek Arena
2004 "Monster" Beatsteaks Yes N/A 2. Rooftop
2007 "Monsoon" Tokio Hotel Yes N/A 3. Parade
1983 "Pride and Joy" Stevie Ray Vaughan Yes 5. Battleship 5. Battleship
1975 "Rock and Roll All Nite" Kiss No 3. Parade 3. Parade
1985 "Rock the Night" Europe Yes N/A 4. Greek Arena
1995 "Spiderwebs" No Doubt Yes 1. Subway 1. Subway
1981 "Stray Cat Strut" Stray Cats Yes 4. Greek Arena 4. Greek Arena
2002 "This Love" Maroon 5 Yes 2. Rooftop (encore) 2. Rooftop (encore)
1984 "We're Not Gonna Take It" Twisted Sister Yes 1. Subway (encore) 1. Subway (encore)
2006 "What I Want" Daughtry featuring Slash Yes 3. Parade (encore) N/A
1989 "Youth Gone Wild" Skid Row No 4. Greek Arena (encore) 4. Greek Arena (encore)

Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades setlist[edit]

Decades's setlist is considered "a trek through time" by IGN, featuring sets of five songs out of a total of twenty-eight tracks. Each set focuses on a specific era of rock music, including two called "2000s" and "Modern".[6] Each set has a specialized venue for the era.[6] Once all the songs in the set are completed, the player is presented with a final encore song for that set while also unlocking the next set.[6] Additional bonus tracks are unlocked for completing specific requirements in the game.[6] All songs are master recordings as opposed to cover versions used in the previous game.[7] The full setlist for the game is listed below. The setlists are different for the North American,[8] UK,[9] and European releases.[10] Seven songs in each are exclusive to the respective versions, and are listed as "N/A" when not available for that region's release.[7]

The Decades setlist was considered to be an improvement over the original On Tour, with more songs that would be "much more appealing to fans" of the console versions of Guitar Hero".[11] IGN felt that the setlist "starts out bad but starts getting more enjoyable as you unlock the earlier decades".[12]

Year Song title Artist North American version European version UK/NL/Australian version
1970 "All Right Now" Free 1970s 1970s 1970s
1980 "Any Way You Want It" Journey 1980s N/A 1980s
1993 "Are You Gonna Go My Way" Lenny Kravitz 1990s 1990s 1990s
1994 "Buddy Holly" Weezer 1990s 1990s 1990s
2003 "Can't Stop" Red Hot Chili Peppers 2000s 2000s 2000s
2007 "Crushcrushcrush" Paramore Modern N/A Modern
2005 "Dirty Little Secret" All-American RejectsThe All-American Rejects Modern N/A N/A
2006 "Diventerai Una Star" Finley N/A Modern N/A
1999 "Down" Stone Temple Pilots 1990s (encore) 1990s 1990s
2007 "Estrella Polar" Pereza N/A Modern N/A
2004 "Everything is Everything" Phoenix N/A 2000s Bonus
1982 "Eye of the Tiger" Survivor N/A 1980s 1980s
1972 "Free Ride" Edgar Winter Group 1970s 1970s 1970s
2003 "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" DarknessThe Darkness 2000s (encore) Bonus 2000s (encore)
1984 "I Can't Drive 55" Sammy Hagar 1980s N/A N/A
1987 "La Bamba" Los Lobos 1980s 1980s 1980s
2001 "The Middle" Jimmy Eat World 2000s 2000s 2000s
1992 "No Rain" Blind Melon 1990s 1990s 1990s
2001 "One Step Closer" Linkin Park 2000s 2000s 2000s
1987 "The One I Love" R.E.M. 1980s 1980s 1980s
1978 "One Way or Another" Blondie 1970s 1970s 1970s
2007 "The Pretender" Foo Fighters Modern Modern Modern
2007 "Ready, Set, Go!" Tokio Hotel N/A Modern Modern
2004 "Remedy" Seether 2000s N/A N/A
1976 "Rock and Roll Band" Boston 1970s N/A 1970s
1987 "Satch Boogie" Joe Satriani Bonus 1980s Bonus
2001 "Smooth Criminal" Alien Ant Farm Bonus Bonus 2000s
1995 "Some Might Say" Oasis N/A 1990s 1990s
1976 "Sweet Home Alabama" (Live) Lynyrd Skynyrd 1970s (encore) 1970s 1970s
2007 "Tarantula" Smashing PumpkinsThe Smashing Pumpkins Modern (encore) Bonus Modern (encore)
2007 ""The Take Over, the Breaks Over"" Fall Out Boy Modern Modern Modern
1997 "Volcano Girls" Veruca Salt 1990s N/A N/A
1977 "We Are The Champions" Queen Bonus 1970s Bonus
2003 "You Can't Stop Me" Guano Apes N/A 2000s N/A
1986 "You Give Love a Bad Name" Bon Jovi 1980s (encore) 1980s 1980s

Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits setlist[edit]

Modern Hits‍ '​s setlist features songs released since 2000. The full setlist features 28 songs, all based on master recordings.[13][14][15][16] Like the previous game in the series, On Tour: Decades, the set list is different for the North American,[17] UK,[18] and European releases[19] with nine exclusive tracks in each of the respective versions (the European release has four exclusive tracks that are the same as the UK version and three other tracks from Europe).

The Modern Hits setlist is said to cover "guitar-heavy hits from the past five years"[20] with "plenty of noteworthy songs",[21] and considered to be a "compelling blend of tracks".[22]

Year Song title Artist North American
venues
European
venues
UK
venues
2006 "'54, '74, '90, 2010" Sportfreunde Stiller No 03. Laser show No
2008 "Adrenaline" 12 Stones 04. Casino Vicarious No No
2002 "All My Life" Foo Fighters 05. Shangai 05. Shangai 04. Casino Vicarious
2007 "Always Where I Need to Be" The Kooks 05. Shangai 04. Casino Vicarious (encore) 04. Casino Vicarious
2003 "The Bitter End" Placebo No 04. Casino Vicarious 02. County Fair
2000 "Bohemian Like You" The Dandy Warhols No 01. Rusty Rocco's (encore) 01. Rusty Rocco's
2007 "Call to Arms" Angels & Airwaves 02. County Fair (encore) No 03. Laser show
2006 "Chelsea Dagger" The Fratellis 02. County Fair 02. County Fair (encore) Yes
2007 "Dashboard" Modest Mouse 02. County Fair No No
2006 "Dimension" Wolfmother 01. Rusty Rocco's 01. Rusty Rocco's 01. Rusty Rocco's
2008 "Do the Panic" Phantom Planet 02. County Fair No 03. Laser show
2008 "Everybody Get Dangerous" Weezer 04. Casino Vicarious 05. Shangai 05. Shangai
2005 "The Fallen" Franz Ferdinand 03. Laser show 03. Laser show Yes
2008 "Falling Down" Atreyu 04. Casino Vicarious (encore) No 05. Shangai
2007 "Golden Skans" Klaxons No 01. Rusty Rocco's 01. Rusty Rocco's
2008 "Half-Truism" The Offspring 03. Laser show 03. Laser show 04. Casino Vicarious
2007 "I Wanna Be Your Man" Endeverafter 05. Shangai No No
2003 "In the Shadows" The Rasmus No 02. County Fair 02. County Fair
2008 "Lassoo" The Duke Spirit 02. County Fair No 03. Laser show
2005 "Lights and Sounds" Yellowcard 03. Laser show No No
2005 "The Metal" Tenacious D 04. Casino Vicarious 05. Shangai 05. Shangai
2005 "Miss Murder" AFI 03. Laser show 04. Casino Vicarious 05. Shangai
2006 "Napoleon Says" Phoenix No 02. County Fair No
2007 "On Call" Kings Of Leon No 01. Rusty Rocco's 01. Rusty Rocco's
2007 "Our Velocity" Maxïmo Park No 02. County Fair 03. Laser show
2007 "Paralyzer" Finger Eleven 05. Shangai No No
2004 "Que No" Deluxe No 01. Rusty Rocco's No
2003 "Reptilia" The Strokes 01. Rusty Rocco's 04. Casino Vicarious 04. Casino Vicarious
2007 "Ruby" Kaiser Chiefs 04. Casino Vicarious 05. Shangai 05. Shangai
2008 "Scream Aim Fire" Bullet For My Valentine No 05. Shangai (encore) 05. Shangai
2008 "Shockwave" Black Tide 05. Shangai (encore) No No
2002 "Still Waiting" Sum 41 03. Laser show (encore) 04. Casino Vicarious 04. Casino Vicarious
2007 "Sweet Sacrifice" Evanescence 01. Rusty Rocco's 04. Casino Vicarious 02. County Fair
2006 "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" Fall Out Boy 04. Casino Vicarious 05. Shangai 03. Laser show
2005 "Unconditional" The Bravery 01. Rusty Rocco's (encore) No No
2008 "Via Le Mani Dagli Occhi" Negramaro No 03. Laser show (encore) No
2008 "Violet Hill" Coldplay 01. Rusty Rocco's 02. County Fair 02. County Fair
2007 "What Do I Have to Do" The Donnas 05. Shangai No No
2007 "When You're Gone" Avril Lavigne No 01. Rusty Rocco's 01. Rusty Rocco's
2004 "Where Are We Runnin'?" Lenny Kravitz 01. Rusty Rocco's 03. Laser show 01. Rusty Rocco's

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