Band Hero Song List

Are Your Favorite Artists on the 'Band Hero' Song List?

Band Hero box
Band Hero box. Activision

"Band Hero" is a spin-off of the popular Guitar Hero series of games. It was released in 2009 and is available for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS. The music on "Band Hero" is more pop and mainstream rock than you find on "Guitar Hero." That's a bad thing if you like hard rock and metal but probably a good thing for everyone else in your life. This accessible game is fun for the whole family.

See the full 65-song tracklist that comes with the console versions of the game here. The DS version features a shorter list of 30 songs, many of them different songs by the same artists.

Band Hero Song List for Console Versions 

  • 3 Doors Down - “When I'm Gone”
  • The Airborne Toxic Event - “Gasoline”
  • The All-American Rejects - “Dirty Little Secret”
  • Alphabeat - “Fascination”
  • Aly and AJ - “Like Whoa”
  • Angels & Airwaves - “The Adventure”
  • Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - “Steal My Kisses “
  • Big Country - “In a Big Country”
  • The Bravery - “Believe”
  • Carl Douglas - “Kung Fu Fighting”
  • Cheap Trick - “I Want You To Want Me (live)”
  • Cold War Kids - “Hang Me Up To Dry”
  • Corinne Bailey Rae - “Put Your Records On”
  • Counting Crows - “Angels of the Silences”
  • Culture Club - “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”
  • Dashboard Confessional - “Hands Down”
  • David Bowie - “Let's Dance”
  • Devo - “Whip It”
  • Don McLean - “American Pie”
  • Duffy - “Warwick Avenue”
  • Duran Duran - “Rio”
  • Evanescence - “Bring Me To Life”
  • Everclear - “Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)”
  • Fall Out Boy - “Sugar, We're Goin' Down”
  • Filter - “Take A Picture”
  • Finger Eleven - “Paralyzer”
  • The Go-Go's - “Our Lips Are Sealed”
  • Hilary Duff - “So Yesterday”
  • Hinder - “Lips Of An Angel”
  • Jackson 5 - “ABC”
  • Janet Jackson - “Black Cat”
  • Jesse McCartney - “Beautiful Soul”
  • Joan Jett - “Bad Reputation”
  • Joss Stone - “You Had Me”
  • Katrina and The Waves - “Walking On Sunshine”
  • The Kooks - “Naïve”
  • KT Tunstall - “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree”
  • The Last Goodnight - “Pictures Of You”
  • Lily Allen - “Take What You Take”
  • Maroon 5 - “She Will Be Loved”
  • Marvin Gaye - “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones - “The Impression That I Get”
  • Nelly Furtado - “Turn Off The Light”
  • N.E.R.D. - “Rockstar”
  • No Doubt - “Just A Girl”
  • No Doubt - “Don't Speak”
  • OK Go - “A Million Ways”
  • Papa Roach - “Lifeline”
  • Parachute - “Back Again”
  • Pat Benatar - “Love Is A Battlefield”
  • Poison - “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”
  • Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - “Kids”
  • The Rolling Stones - “Honky Tonk Women”
  • Roy Orbison - “Oh Pretty Woman”
  • Santigold - “L.E.S. Artistes”
  • Snow Patrol - “Take Back the City”
  • Spice Girls - “Wannabe”
  • Styx - “Mr. Roboto”
  • Taylor Swift - “Love Story”
  • Taylor Swift - “Picture To Burn”
  • Taylor Swift - “You Belong With Me”
  • Tonic - “If You Could Only See”
  • The Turtles - “Happy Together”
  • Village People - “YMCA”
  • Yellowcard - “Ocean Avenue”

Band Hero Song List for Nintendo DS

The Nintendo DS "Band Hero" game includes 30 songs in the same genre as on the console versions.

However, the songs are different from those in the console versions, although many of the artists are the same. The DS song list for the U.S. is:

  • The All-American Rejects - "Believe"
  • Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend"
  • The Black Eyed Peas - "Let's Get It Started"
  • Blink-182 - "First Date"
  • Boys Like Girls - "The Great Escape"
  • Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf"
  • Eagles of Death Metal - "Wannabe in L.A."
  • Evanescence - "Call Me When You're Sober"
  • Fall Out Boy - "Thnks fr th Mmrs"
  • Foo Fighters - "Monkey Wrench"
  • Kaiser Chiefs - "I Predict a Riot"
  • The Killers - "Spaceman"
  • Kings of Leon - "Manhattan"
  • KT Tunstall - "Suddenly I See"
  • Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
  • No Doubt - "Excuse Me Mr."
  • Pink - "So What"
  • The Presidents of the United States of America - "Lump"
  • The Pretenders - "Boots of Chinese Plastic"
  • Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  • Queens of the Stone Age - "No One Knows"
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - "You Better Pray"
  • The Rolling Stones - "Under My Thumb" (live)
  • Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"
  • Sublime - "All You Need"
  • Sum 41 - "In Too Deep"
  • Ugly Kid Joe - "Everything About You"
  • Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
  • The Vines - "Get Free"
  • Weezer - "Troublemaker"

Export to Other Guitar Hero Titles

61 of the 65 tracks in "Band Hero" console versions are exportable to "Guitar Hero 5" or "Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock" for a small fee—just pay it once and they work in both games.  Unfortunately, the tracks don't work in "Guitar Hero: Live" because GH Live has changed to a new gameplay style using a 6-button guitar.