Rocksmith 2014 DLC 2/16/2016 – Hit Singles IV

Hello Rocksmith fans!

Today’s DLC is a mixed bag from the 70’s-2000’s! There’s two huge (imo) surprises in store for you so let’s take a look at the lineup for Hit Singles IV!

From the 70s it’s a song that I personally predicted (A Train) it’s yet another Yacht Rock artist, Doobie Brothers with their hit Long Train A Running. Of course, you already knew the 80s are being covered by Loverboy’s Working For The Weekend.  Next up is the 90s with another single from @Sublime! Yes, out of nowhere a sorely missing song from the five packBadfish off their 1992 debut album 40 oz. To Freedom! Finally the 00’s (2000s) feature the heavily requested and mysterious A Perfect Circle with one of their three singles off 2003’s Thirteenth Step, The Outsider.

More like @toymachinesh’s Hits 01 😉

Hit Singles IV – $9.99 / Steam

 

Is this the best Hit Singles pack yet? Or is it more of a miss? Let us know!

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Just Dave
Just Dave
February 17, 2016 1:55 pm

Doobie brothers nice…the rest are ok. I would really love black water by the doobies. This works though.

Kenny
Kenny
February 17, 2016 1:21 pm

Picked up APC. That’s all from this pack. It seems I usually just end up picking up one song with the “Hit Singles” packs.

rbb
rbb
February 17, 2016 7:28 am

It mite help to go in your audio settings and back off the gain a lil, or lower your neck pickup on the treble end just a tad, some things i did that worked for me.

JakeSeattleX19
February 17, 2016 3:52 am

Hopefully having a perfect circle in game opens some other doors to content.

Stevonwolf
Stevonwolf
February 17, 2016 3:27 am

I like the sound of Sublimes Badfish… Eye’ll pick that one up… will be the first of the new year for me…

Nick
Nick
February 17, 2016 3:00 am

Is anyone else having difficulty with note recognition on The Outsider? Short of changing strings, any suggestions around technique to help stop the strings from wandering?

I’m assuming that’s the problem -- even though it sounds reasonably spot on to my ear, I can feel my fingers moving a bit more than they usually would with standard tuning.

mags
February 17, 2016 3:18 am
Reply to  Nick

I find tuning any offending strings ever so slightly flat really helps. Fretting and picking adds a bit of tension so the notes have a tendency to register sharp.

Once I figured this out, I’ve been able to downtune as far as C Standard with no real issues using cheap crappy strings on a cheap crappy guitar.

Nick
Nick
February 18, 2016 3:33 am
Reply to  mags

Thanks for the tip, makes sense -- I’ll give it a go.

Jeam95
Jeam95
February 17, 2016 7:00 am
Reply to  Nick

If you want a good recognition you must change to 12 strings (Heavy gauge strings) and use a Chromatic tuner better 😉

Nick
Nick
February 18, 2016 3:35 am
Reply to  Jeam95

I know changing strings is the best way to go, but I’m looking for the easy way out. 😛

Wisenheimer
Wisenheimer
February 18, 2016 8:34 am
Reply to  Nick

For me the easy way out was to not buy any songs tuned lower than D, lol.

Jeam95
Jeam95
February 18, 2016 12:05 pm
Reply to  Wisenheimer

I’m totally agree

j
j
February 19, 2016 10:47 am
Reply to  Nick

I have medium Lights 11-50 and I was having the same issue at first. I noticed when I soften my strumming Rocksmith picked up the notes better. I think it is a combination of technique and how low your strings will go before they are too loose for C# down tune. Hope this helps.

connor
connor
February 16, 2016 10:26 pm

solid pack but why the fuck did they chart a HARMONICA for the guitar on Long Train Running??

jacksonplayer
jacksonplayer
February 17, 2016 12:44 am
Reply to  connor

Probably to make the song more fun to play, if it was the just the regular guitar we would just be playing that same riff over and over for 4 minutes.

Stevonwolf
Stevonwolf
February 17, 2016 3:30 am
Reply to  connor

If it’s a new tone that might be pretty cool to mess around with elsewhere… Anyone know if that’s the case…?

Rhett
Rhett
February 18, 2016 4:16 pm
Reply to  connor

When I saw that in the preview, I thought “Sweet! They charted harmonica to guitar!”

Prescott
Prescott
February 16, 2016 10:12 pm

😈
Perfect Circle -- Fuck Yeah Team America!
😈

In my mind it means a Tool Song Pack must be just down the road | or not a matter of if, but when.

Awesome

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
February 19, 2016 12:05 pm
Reply to  Prescott

This track does not at all signal Tool

j
j
February 16, 2016 10:05 pm

Perfect Circle is a good sign.

Secret Squirrel
Secret Squirrel
February 16, 2016 9:20 pm

This entire pack is actually pretty cool. Even Loverboy looks fun. I think for now, I’ll just be getting The Outsider. Maybe Two Weeks by ATR too, so I can have another song to play with it.

Russell
Russell
February 16, 2016 7:29 pm

I just played through the pack, excellent! but the pack should be called hit teaser pack because I would buy dedicated packs from each band. Even Loverboy still has: Turn me loose, the kid is hot tonite, and Lovin’ every minute of it. Enough for a 3 pack. The doobies speak for themselves. Nowell’s guitar work is always great, and playing APC in C# sounds heavy and rich. Thanks again RS

Dr.Banner Phd
Dr.Banner Phd
February 16, 2016 4:48 pm

MORE TOOL AND MORE APC PLEASE!

chris
chris
February 16, 2016 3:47 pm

Why does APC music sound like imitation of tool if only Maynard is in the band? Imitation sincerest form of flattery or just ripping off your sound is more like it. Tool is the real deal and Adam Jones, Danny Carrey and Justin Chancellor are the architects

Matt
Matt
February 16, 2016 7:53 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Agreed 100% Elliot

Nick
Nick
February 17, 2016 2:54 am
Reply to  chris

APC was my gateway to Tool. I always thought of Tool being too heavy for my tastes until APC’s first album eased me into the idea of giving Tool a decent run. And I’m really glad I did.

Alt
Alt
February 16, 2016 2:34 pm

I might be the only one picking up the Loverboy track and skipping the rest…

jacksonplayer
jacksonplayer
February 16, 2016 4:30 pm
Reply to  Alt

same

MS
MS
February 16, 2016 1:57 pm

That Loverboy song is among a collection of songs SNL has tagged in my mind--meaning I can’t hear the song without thinking of an SNL skit.

Others include:
(more cowbell) Don’t Fear the Reaper -- Blue Oyster Cult
(Schmitz Gay) Beautiful Girls -- VH
(Roxbury) What is Love -- Haddaway

Jeam95
Jeam95
February 16, 2016 10:52 am

Good pack, I’ll pick all except a perfect circle (I haven’t Heavy gauge strings =()

HA!
HA!
February 16, 2016 9:20 am

WHAMMY!

treehouse
treehouse
February 16, 2016 6:03 am

then maybe Deftones 2. ZZ topp, Coheed and Cambria, alice in chains2. Alice in Chains 2 should have hit by now, Grind would be cool, and sea of sorrow would be a tough one to learn for most but very instructional in alt playing theory.

treehouse
treehouse
February 16, 2016 5:57 am

A Perfect Circle!!!!!!!!!!! We are victorious this week! no more hipster bullshit, or something that sucked even back in the 80’s. ( thats why motley crue scored so low time for a hostile takeover! First thing A Perfect Circle Pack, then TOOL.

Jkro
Jkro
February 16, 2016 2:01 pm
Reply to  treehouse

TOOL finished up with a huge drawn out court case last year. So hopefully this will free up licensing…..if they allow it!

Tool wins multi-year lawsuit, ramps up production of new album

Xcypher
Xcypher
February 16, 2016 3:58 am

The outsider is the only track I’ll be getting this week!

Mike
Mike
February 16, 2016 12:39 am

Right, because guitar solos can’t be slow paced…..

Mike
Mike
February 16, 2016 12:42 am
Reply to  Mike

Shoot I tried to make my comment a reply to jacksonplayer but my phone screwed up.

jacksonplayer
jacksonplayer
February 16, 2016 1:58 pm
Reply to  Mike

Nah they can be slow paced, but I feel that part in badfish is too slow and easy to be one.

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
February 16, 2016 4:29 pm
Reply to  jacksonplayer

Do you not understand the meaning of the word “solo” or do you just come up with your own meanings for words, like a modern-day William Shakespeare

Russell
Russell
February 16, 2016 7:21 pm
Reply to  jacksonplayer

jackson your incorrect. It is indeed what is termed a solo in the guitar and music world. It is also one of the more complex songs of the pack in the key of A mixolydian with some intermediate legato technique. Ironically, working for the weekend (the only one you say you’ll purchase) doesn’t have a true solo, and is one of the more basically constructed songs of the pack, unless your judging on tempo and quantity of notes alone. You dont need to try and twist facts to support your opinion, you can simply say you dont like the song 🙂

DLC
DLC
February 16, 2016 12:35 am

Looks like all music games dlc is nothing for me this week.

Every hit singles had a song i like until now.

YYZ
YYZ
February 16, 2016 12:09 am

Metal, Skapunk, 80’s rock AND reggae/yacht rock in one pack? Nice to see they’re adding variety. (also fellow Alabama Shakes fans, Sound And Color won Best alt album! [too bad not AOTY though])

Wisenheimer
Wisenheimer
February 15, 2016 11:30 pm

C# standard? Lol… No thank you. Cheers.

The_Tuck
The_Tuck
February 15, 2016 11:29 pm

:100 Cool Variety

Bob
Bob
February 15, 2016 10:29 pm

OMG OMG OMG OMG MORE SUBLIME

Stoneloco
Stoneloco
February 15, 2016 10:24 pm

Any Maynard is a good pick. I don’t really care for The Outsider but makes me hopeful for a Tool pack and Judith in very near future.

Just saw Tool & Primus on 1/20 in KS. Been really Jonsing for some Prog in RS for awhile .

jacksonplayer
jacksonplayer
February 15, 2016 10:17 pm

I just listed to that sublime song and it is absolute garbage, it is pretty much just the same chord repeated for over 3 minutes. Just learn that chord and save your self the 3 dollars or whatever it costs, and this is coming from a guy who really enjoyed the sublime pack.

jacksonplayer
jacksonplayer
February 15, 2016 10:35 pm
Reply to  Elliott

I would not call it a solo in my opinion, it feels to slow and easy to be one. more of a lead lick if anything and thats not until over two minutes in, I could not make it that far in with out falling asleep. The doobie brothers song is way too repetitive as well, its pretty much that same riff over and over for 4 minutes, granted its a cool riff, but it gets old real fast.

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
February 16, 2016 12:58 am
Reply to  jacksonplayer

Go see a doctor, you might have narcolepsy.

jacksonplayer
jacksonplayer
February 16, 2016 1:53 pm
Reply to  WonderWaage

Nah I just prefer exciting and non repetitive music.

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
February 16, 2016 4:30 pm
Reply to  jacksonplayer

“Non repetitive music”. You playin’ bruh?

BlueCollarNINJA
BlueCollarNINJA
February 15, 2016 9:15 pm

Kramer
Kramer
February 15, 2016 8:32 pm

A music video, wow. My neighbors kid made a music video In their garage. Maybe they will make the next “hits” DLC

old guy
old guy
February 15, 2016 8:21 pm

Great pack. Needed Badfish.

Kramer
Kramer
February 15, 2016 7:53 pm

APC could have used a big pack of their own. Can’t complain when I get a chance to pull out the baritone.

Must have been sleeping the year Bigfish was a hit

Jacob
Jacob
February 15, 2016 9:22 pm
Reply to  Kramer

APC definitely needs their own pack including the noose, weak and powerless, judith and so on.

Scoobs
Scoobs
February 15, 2016 7:45 pm

APC?! Holy crap! Time to load up on the Xbox points again. Now you’re talkin’!

reaperforelife
reaperforelife
February 15, 2016 7:44 pm

Long Train Running and The Outsider FTW!!! By and Down would be an awesome follow up for APC!

Xavier
Xavier
February 15, 2016 7:41 pm

I’ll only take Doobie Brothers “Long Train Runnin’” from this DLC Pack.

Russell
Russell
February 15, 2016 7:40 pm

yes, yep, for sure, definitively…. love all four tracks, especially badfish. Definite instabuy

Hammer1021
Hammer1021
February 15, 2016 7:38 pm

Cool pack. Give me some more Sublime 🙂

Cartman@respectmyauthority.net
Cartman@respectmyauthority.net
February 15, 2016 7:36 pm

Hmm…. Next hit singles pack please replace the “00’s” song with one from the 60’s. This is my least favorite hit singles pack so far. Good hit on “long train running” at least.

elemenohpe
elemenohpe
February 15, 2016 7:29 pm

APC makes this entire pack worth the price. Here’s to more APC (or TOOLOMGZWTF@!!1!) in the future.

elemenohpe
elemenohpe
February 15, 2016 7:33 pm
Reply to  elemenohpe

also, isn’t most APC in C# standard? that would put our C# standard song count to 3! (Two Weeks by ATR on all pathes and the bass path for Memeshikute by Golden Bomber)

BlueCollarNINJA
BlueCollarNINJA
February 15, 2016 9:10 pm
Reply to  elemenohpe

Don’t forget dethklok!!

forge
forge
February 15, 2016 7:09 pm

Best hit singles pack yet!

Mike
February 15, 2016 7:08 pm

If you’re not excited for The Outsider, then please hand over your Rocksmith fan license.

YYZ
YYZ
February 15, 2016 7:06 pm

WOAH. That was unexpected. I didn’t expect both APC to come to RS and I didn’t expect Badfish in anyway at all. Damn good surprising pack.

Odabi
Odabi
February 15, 2016 7:04 pm

The Outsider for sure makes this the best hit singles pack yet!