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10 Best Guitar Hero 5 Songs

Get ready: Guitar Hero 5 is landing in stores September 1, with new features including all songs unlocked from the start. Considering there's a colossal song list--85 to be exact--we've created this handy guide of the 10 Best Guitar Hero 5 Songs as rated by AOL Radio listeners. After you've played the game, tell us what your favorite Guitar Hero 5 song is in the comments!
'Plug in Baby'
The song reached No. 11 on the UK charts and has been featured on every live Muse album release.
Muse Plug in Baby
'Sultans of Swing'
In 1988, the band performed 'Sultans of Swing' with guest guitarist Eric Clapton as a tribute for South African President Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday.
Dire Straits Sultans of Swing
'Hungry Like the Wolf'
This Guitar Hero song was created while playing around with new audio equipment during a band session. The lyrics are based on the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the repetition is an homage to Gordon Lightfoot.
Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolf
'2 Minutes to Midnight'
The subject of the song is the Doomsday clock, which has been monitoring the world's potential destruction from nuclear warfare since the 1940s. The clock's urgency is measured in its closeness to midnight. The clock reached '2 Minutes to Midnight' in 1953 when the Soviet Union was testing nuclear devices.
Iron Maiden 2 Minutes to Midnight
'You Give Love a Bad Name'
The music video for 'You Give Love a Bad Name' is the only song off the 'Slippery When Wet' album to have a music video in color.
Bon Jovi You Give Love A Bad Name
'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
The title of this Guitar Hero song came from lead singer Kurt Cobain's friend (and Riot Grrrl singer) Kathleen Hanna, who spray painted 'Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit' on his wall. Hanna was referring to the brand of deodorant Cobain's then girlfriend used, but Cobain viewed the meaning as revolutionary. It was not until months after the single was released that he discovered Teen Spirit is a brand of deodorant.
Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit
'Looks That Kill'
25 years before becoming a Guitar Hero song, it spent 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first single from the band to be recognized by MTV. However, the music video was scrutinized for sexist imagery.
Motley Crue Looks That Kill
'Ring of Fire'
'Ring of Fire' was co-written by songwriter Merle Kilgore and Cash's wife June Carter. The song was originally recorded by June's sister, Anita Carter. Although, it did not become a hit until Johnny Cash released his version in 1963.
Johnny Cash Ring of Fire
The 2007 album featuring 'Demon(s)' garnered massive attention from metalcore fans. Before becoming a Guitar Hero song, it was featured in an episode of the acclaimed HBO show 'True Blood.'
Darkest Hour Demons
'Sweating Bullets'
The most loved Guitar Hero 5 song by AOL Radio listeners is about dissociative identity disorder in which a person suffers from having several, distinct personalities. The lyric "Someday you too will know my pain, and smile its black-tooth grin" inspired Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell to name his favorite drink "Black-tooth Grin."
Megadeath Sweating Bullets
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