20 of the Best Guitar Hero 3 Songs of All Time – Legends Of Rock

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is arguably the best entry in the Guitar Hero series. The list of songs was fantastic, the graphics and animations were even better, and it was challenging enough for hard-core players while not being too difficult for first-timers. If you are a fan of Guitar Hero 3 or you want to know what are the best songs are on it, this blog is for you. Here, are the 20 best Guitar Hero 3 songs with links to each one in case you need them!

20 Best Guitar Hero 3 Songs of All Time


1. Slow Ride by Foghat

Let’s kick off the list with ‘Slow Ride’ by ‘Foghat’, which is one of the easiest songs to play in ‘Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock setlist’. Foghat originally released two versions of this song. One is the L.P version, which is 8 minutes long, and one is the Single version, which is 3 minutes 56 minutes. Guitar Hero 3 features the single version, but not the master track, Instead, you’ll find a cover version of it that ends with a bass solo.

Although it is the easiest song in the whole setlist, new players find it hard to FC it on Expert mode as it involves hammer-on and pull-off mechanics.

2. Talk Dirty To Me by Poison

Originally written by Poison, Talk Dirty To Me is the second playable song that appears in the Guitar Hero 3 setlist. Undoubtedly it is one of the best and easiest songs to FC besides ‘Slow Ride’. To your surprise, it is the only song in the setlist along with ‘When You Were Young’ that does not have chords when played on bass, not even in Expert mode.

3. Story Of My Life by Social Distortion

‘Story of my Life’ is the fourth playable track that appears as a cover version in Guitar Hero 3 setlist. Originally written by Mike Ness from Social Distortion, the song is about the narrator’s realization of how quickly time passes by and how quickly things change. Besides being an easy song to FC, it requires too much star power activation for a high score but a favorite of many.

4. One by Metallica

One of the most popular and hardest songs to full combo, ‘One’ by Metallica appears in Tier 8 of Guitar Hero 3 setlist. This song also appears in tier 7 of the Guitar Hero: Metallica series. Although the song is hard, players find the intro and first few minutes of the song a bit easy. The only way to survive long enough in this song is to save the star power.

5. Through The Fire and Flames by Dragon Force

One of the most popular tracks by Dragon Force, ‘Through The Fire and Flames’ is undoubtedly the hardest among all the songs in Guitar Hero 3 setlist as it involves intense strumming and fretwork, but definitely one of the best.

It appears on the bonus songs and there are actually two ways to play this song: The lead Guitarist ( Herman Li’s Part ) and the Rhythm Guitarist ( Sam Totman’s part ) while the rhythm part being more popular.

The most difficult part is the intro of this song as it involves a lot of hammer-ons but can be passed with the tapping trick.

6. Helicopter by Bloc Party

Written by the awesome band ‘Block Party’, Helicopter is yet another song that appears in tier 5 of the Guitar Hero 3 setlist but you have to unlock it by playing it in Co-op Career. Although this song is filled with various chords and triplets, one can easily achieve a high score by using star power. Besides, this was one of the songs that are damn fun to shred to and has so many memories attached to it.

7. When We Were Young by The Killers

This is one of the most successful songs by The killers that peaked at number 14 on Billboard Hot 100. This song was not only featured in Guitar Hero 3: Legends Of Rock but also in Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero Live, and many other video games such as Rock Band and SingStar Amped. As the players say, to FC this one, you need to keep the beat right and pay attention to the chord switch in the verses.

8. Rock And Roll All Nite by Kiss

Backed by crunchy distorted rhythm and a cool guitar solo, this one is a favorite among all Kiss fans. Except for the guitar solo, the song is pretty easy to FC. be it in any difficulty. Even the non Kiss fans find this song fun to play. Back in the day, the only disappointment was, this song appeared as a cover version but not a master track. Apart from that, this was one of the most loved songs in the GH 3 setlist.

9. Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benator

Written by Eddie Schwartz, ” Hit Me With Your Best Shot ” is one of the greatest songs recorded by Pat Benator. Along with, ‘Slow Ride’ and ‘Talk To Me Dirty’ this is one of the easiest songs to FC, except for the guitar solo and a part that comes in the second verse. Just like most of the songs, this song also appears as a cover version in Guitar Hero 3 setlist but in other GH series such as ‘On Tour’ and ‘Smash Hits’, this song appears as a master track.

10. Paranoid by Black Sabbath

Known for its legendary riff and iconic guitar solo, ‘Paranoid’ is the first single from Black Sabbath’s second and one of the influential heavy metal albums, ‘Paranoid’. This is definitely one of the best and easy-to-play songs in GH 3 setlist as it has too many repetitive parts, even the solo can be FC’d on Hard and Expert difficulty as it is slow-paced. To your surprise, this song was written as a joke but emerged as one of the successful songs by the band.

11. School’s Out by Alice Cooper

The favorite of many, School’s Out, appears in tier 2 of Guitar Hero 3:Legends of Rock setlist and it is pretty easy to play, except for the high-speed guitar solo. The song was written by American Rock band, Alice Cooper and is considered the signature song of the band. It is also one of the band’s highest-charting singles that peaked at number 7 on Billboard Hot 100.

12. Before I Forget by Slipknot

Who doesn’t like Slipknot? Everybody does! ‘Before I Forget’ by Slipknot appears in the 7th tier of GH 3 setlist and this is one of the hardest songs to FC in the expert mode as it involves fast chord changes and 3 notes chords. The interesting thing about this track is, it contains a subliminal message at the end, when reversed it says ‘You are wasting it’. This is also the song that won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, 2006.

13. Rock You Like A Hurricane by Scorpions

One of the best songs ever written, Rock You Like A Hurricane by Scorpions is a rare gem. It was originally released in 1984 and has since become a song that is not only loved by all generations but also acknowledged as one of the top metal songs of all time.

Known for its massive opening guitar solo and signature chorus riff, this song appears in the 5th tier of Guitar Hero 3 setlist and is a relatively easy one to pass.

14. Welcome to the Jungle by Guns and Roses

The Greatest Hard Rock song ever, ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ by Guns and Roses is one more favorite among the players. This song appears in tier 5 of the GH 3 setlist and it is played as the encore after guitar battle with Slash. According to players, the first and the second verse of the song is relatively easy to play compared to the third verse as it involves triple notes. The funny thing is the riffs of this song are harder to play than the solos.

15. Raining Blood by Slayer

This one hits different but for sure one of the best. Released in 1986, ‘Raining Blood’ is Slayer’s one of the most popular tracks from their third studio album ‘Reign in Blood’. This track appears in the 8th tier of the GH 3 setlist and according to ScoreHero this is the 3rd hardest song in GH 3 behind ‘One’ and ‘Through Fire And Flames’. Mosh and Flood are the two main sections that make this song too hard to FC.

16. Miss Murder

One more fun-to-play song by AFI from their Decemberunderground album. This one appears on the 3rd tier of the Gh 3 setlist and is referred to as one of the easiest songs to FC as it consists of long lines of the same notes. The only tricky part in this song is the main riff, but it gets easier after few repeated plays. This track also appears as a master track on Guitar Hero: Smash Hits.

17. Mississippi Queen by Mountain

Hands down, Mississippi Queen is the easiest song among all other tracks in the game, be it in hard or expert mode. This is the reason why you will find this song in every player’s fav list. 

18. Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson

Written by Eric Johnson, ‘Cliffs of Dover’ is a 4:10 minutes long guitar instrumental from his ‘Ah Via Musicom’ album and appears in the 8th tier of GH 3. Packed with a catchy melody and three guitar solos, this instrumental is considered one of the amazing songs in the GH 3 setlist.


Guitar Hero 3 Hardest Songs

Playing Guitar Hero 3 can be challenging. Especially when you are asked to play some of the hardest songs in the game. Some of these songs might seem easy, but they can be so much more difficult than they seem. Here are Guitar Hero 3 hardest songs to play.

  • Through the Fire and Flames by DragonForce
  • Raining Blood by Slayer
  • One by Metallica
  • The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band
  • Cult of Personality by Living Colour
  • Knights of Cydonia by Muse
  • Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson
  • The Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden
  • Before I Forget by Slipknot
  • The Way It Ends by Prototype

Guitar Hero 3 Rock Songs

Who doesn’t love rocking out to their favorite songs and playing the guitar hero on the PS3? To be honest, it’s a great way to practice when you are not feeling to play the actual guitar. With that being said, here are the best rock songs on Guitar Hero 3 for you to check out.

  • Welcome To The Jungle by GnR
  • Rock You Like A Hurricane by Scorpions
  • Slow Ride by Foghat
  • Story Of My Life by Social Distortion
  • Suck My Kiss by RHCP
  • La Grange by ZZ Top
  • School’s Out by Alice Cooper
  • Helicopter by Bloc Party
  • Rock and Roll All Nite by Kiss

Heavy Metal Guitar Hero 3 Songs

Do you love metal? Do you like playing music games like Guitar Hero 3? If you answered yes to either question, here are some heavy metal guitar hero 3 songs that will leave your fingers burning. It’s no surprise that these songs are chock full of hard-hitting riffs and solos, so you should be prepared to get your fingers in shape before you even start playing.

  • The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
  • Raining Blood by Slayer
  • One by Metallica
  • Through Fire and Flames by Dragon Force
  • My Curse Killswitch Engage
  • Take This Life by In Flames
  • The Way It Ends by Prototype
  • Before I Forget by Slipknot
  • The Metal by Tenacious D

Here are all the songs in Guitar Hero 3 in Order


Tier One: Starting Out Small

  • Slow Ride by Foghat
  • Talk Dirty To Me by Poison
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar
  • Story Of My Life by Social Distortion
  • Encore: Rock And Roll All Nite by Kiss
  • Co-op Encore: Sabotage by Beastie Boys

Tier Two: Your First Real Gig

  • Mississippi Queen by Mountain
  • School’s Out by Alice Cooper
  • Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream
  • Barracuda by Heart
  • Guitar Battle Tom Morello
  • Encore: Bulls On Parade by Rage Against the Machine
  • Co-op Encore: Reptilia by The Strokes

Tier Three: Making the Video

  • When You Were Young by The Killers – 2006
  • Miss Murder by AFI
  • The Seeker by The Who
  • Lay Down by Priestess
  • Encore: Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones
  • Co-op Encore: Suck my Kiss by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tier Four: European Invasion

  • Paranoid by Black Sabbath
  • Anarchy In The U.K. by The Sex Pistols
  • Kool Thing by Sonic Youth
  • My Name Is Jonas Weezer
  • Encore: Even Flow by Pearl Jam
  • Co-op Encore: Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll by Blue Oyster Cult

Tier Five: Big House Blues

  • Holiday In Cambodia by Dead Kennedys
  • Rock You Like A Hurricane by The Scorpions
  • Same Old Song And Dance by Aerosmith
  • La Grange by ZZ Top
  • Guitar Battle – Slash
  • Encore: Welcome To The Jungle by Guns n’ Roses
  • Co-op Encore: Helicopter by Bloc Party

Tier Six: Hottest Band On Earth

  • Black Magic Woman by Santana
  • Cherub Rock by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Black Sunshine by White Zombie
  • The Metal by Tenacious D
  • Encore: Pride And Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Co-op Encore: Monsters by Matchbook Romance

Tier Seven: Live In Japan

  • Before I Forget by Slipknot
  • Stricken by Disturbed
  • 3’s & 7’s by Queens of the Stone Age
  • Knights of Cydonia by Muse
  • Encore: Cult Of Personality by Living Colour

Tier Eight: Battle For Your Soul

  • Raining Blood by Slayer
  • Cliffs Of Dover by Eric Johnson
  • The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
  • One by Metallica
  • Final Battle Vs Lou: The Devil Went Down To Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band

Guitar Hero 3 Bonus Songs

  • Avalancha by Héroes del Silencio
  • Can’t Be Saved by Senses Fail
  • Closer by Lacuna Coil
  • Don’t Hold Back by Sleeping
  • Down ‘N Dirty by LA Slum Lords
  • F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. by The Fall of Troy
  • Generation Rock by Revolverheld
  • Go That Far by Bret Michaels Band
  • Hier Kommt Alex by Die Toten Hosen
  • I’m in the Band by Hellacopters
  • Impulse by Endless Sporadic
  • In Love by Scouts of St. Sebastian
  • In the Belly of a Shark by Gallows
  • Mauvais Garçon by Naast
  • Metal Heavy Lady by Lions
  • Minus Celsius by Backyard Babies
  • My Curse by Killswitch Engage
  • Nothing for Me Here by Dope
  • Prayer of the Refugee by Rise Against
  • Radio Song by Superbus
  • Ruby by Kaiser Chiefs
  • She Bangs the Drums by The Stone Roses
  • Take This Life by In Flames
  • Way it Ends by Prototype
  • Through the Fire and Flames by DragonForce