Rocksmith 2014 DLC 3/29/2016 – Hit Singles V

Hello Rocksmith fans!

Today’s DLC is a four pack of Hit Singles you may or may not recognize. This time around we have two tracks originally from the 1970s (Edgar Winter’s Free Ride and @TheCarsBand Best Friend’s Girl) a song from the 1950’s, Eddie Cochran’s Summertime Blues, and from the 2000’s @Hoobastank’s The Reason!

Hit Singles V – $9.99 / Steam

All songs in E Standard


 

Are you excited for Hit Singles V or has the selection fallen flat for you? Let us know!

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Pieter
Pieter
March 31, 2016 4:03 pm

I Like this pack!

Secret Squirrel
Secret Squirrel
March 31, 2016 1:29 pm

Sweet! I love the Edgar Winter Group! Definitely will buy Free Ride. Makes me think of my dad since he used to love blasting that song at top volume and jamming along on guitar when I was a kid.

The rest is meh. I might have picked up Crawling in the Dark by Hoobastank, but The Reason is stupid AF.

j
j
March 30, 2016 1:33 am

I meant to click yeah yeah Yeah but accidentally clicked the other one. Love the cars, Like the other songs too. Great pack!

Cerealturtle
Cerealturtle
March 30, 2016 1:30 am

Got my bestfriend’s girl, its a blast on lead. also picked up The Cars pack yesterday which was well worth the purchase as well. didnt buy any others from the pack; Free ride and The reason are maybe for me in the future, and Summertime Blues just doesnt really appeal to me to play.

Great variety of Hits nonetheless 🙂

Synthecide
March 29, 2016 11:28 pm

Nice pack. :+1: It’s funny how I anticipate if I’m going to like (or not like) playing certain songs. I just started leveling up Summertime Blues and it’s really fun. Hitting that B7 chord feels good! Love Free Ride too, but too short.

The_Tuck
The_Tuck
March 30, 2016 2:22 pm
Reply to  Synthecide

That’s the chord a teenage Paul McCartney purportedly rode a bus across town to learn from some guy.

chris
chris
March 30, 2016 2:34 pm
Reply to  The_Tuck

damn things have changed i could just look up chord shapes on my phone and this guy had to take a bus to learn a freaking chord.

Jacob
Jacob
March 29, 2016 5:24 pm

Its a shame the reason made it to rocksmith before Crawling in the Dark and Same Direction (they’re best song)

D00d
D00d
March 29, 2016 2:27 pm

I was hopping to see “Summertime Blues” as performed by The Who, but it seem it ain’t happening anytime soon. 🙁

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
March 29, 2016 7:15 pm
Reply to  D00d

They could easily do another The Who 5-pack. With Won’t Get Fooled Again and some other songs

Rich
Rich
March 29, 2016 2:05 pm

The Cars song is a nice addition. Not really keen on the others, but I like the variety!

Yusuke
Yusuke
March 29, 2016 12:53 pm

Just to make sure everyone knows, “My Best Friend’s Girl” is another case of the song being pitched down, much like “Hitch A Ride” from the Boston Pack. It’s up for debate whether or not they played it in F during recording or whether or not it was sped up after recording, but the tune you will hear in game will sound considerably different from what you’re expecting.

Texy88
Texy88
March 29, 2016 7:14 pm
Reply to  Yusuke

Yes, that pitch-shifting surprised me, too. I am presuming that the extended permission required to get that song repitched was responsible for it not being in the original The Cars song pack.

Given that I recall Ubisoft saying that they try and use filmed footage of the band/artist playing to help with note-tracking, I have just looked at three different live videos of The Cars playing this song (one of which was noted as having dated back to 1979 — a year after the song came out), and it was in E major in both cases, suggesting that the original recording was indeed varisped up a semitone.

Spamhead
Spamhead
March 29, 2016 10:41 am

I like three songs but Hoobawhat’s it is so depressing while listening started wondering if my shoelace would support my weight if I hang myself from the curtain rail gonna buy three n forgo the discount

GoNad
GoNad
March 29, 2016 9:50 am

Blackberry Smoke or The Revivalists please.

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
March 29, 2016 10:08 am
Reply to  GoNad

Blueberry Smoke? I prefer hickory tbh

Rhett
Rhett
March 29, 2016 3:22 pm
Reply to  GoNad

I like turtles.

toshineon
March 29, 2016 6:35 am

Getting them all, but “Free Ride” and “The Reason” are the only songs I recognise.

Kenny
Kenny
March 29, 2016 6:17 am

“The Reason” is the only song on this that I’m even remotely interested in.

Honkythom
Honkythom
March 29, 2016 6:00 am

Damn, nothing I like besides Summertime blues, and it’s too short and too easy for me to buy. Oh well, I’m sure some people will be happy. Since Megadeth, for me, it’s been really weak DLC (ok I liked the women who rock pack).

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
March 29, 2016 10:11 am
Reply to  Honkythom

So has the DLC been weak since Megadeth, or since Women Who Rock? I’m dying to know, fam

Honkythom
Honkythom
March 30, 2016 11:22 am
Reply to  WonderWaage

I don’t know who ‘fam’ is, but the answer, as you can’t seem to work it out yourself, is since megadeth and besides women who rock. Pretty obvious really.

Bazz
Bazz
March 29, 2016 2:36 am

sigh, another HIT SINGLES pack with a “who the firetruck is that?” band

literally never heard of them,and I don’t mean Eddie 🙂

OK just youtubed it, really? that was a hit? oh my standards really did slip in the noughties

So lots of Americans bought it, it qualifies as a hit I guess, glad it never made it down under

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
March 29, 2016 10:06 am
Reply to  Bazz

What band are you fucking talking about? Every band there is well known.

Bonza Bloke
March 30, 2016 2:52 am
Reply to  Elliott

Bazz was just pointing out that Hoobastank aren’t that well known here in Oz.

I also had to look them up and had much the same reaction as Bazz.

The song did make it to #7 on the charts here, but I’ve never heard any of their songs played here on the radio.

Bonza Bloke
March 30, 2016 3:10 am
Reply to  Elliott

Don’t forget Barnsie, Farnsie, The Oils and Men At Work. 😉

Bonza Bloke
March 30, 2016 3:18 am
Reply to  Elliott

I hear Billy Talent have a big Facebook following

Casey
March 29, 2016 12:35 am

I am mostly indifferent to this pack. I would have considered buying Hoobastank’s Crawling in the Dark, but The Reason is a song I’ve heard way too many times. Free Ride has some great guitar playing in it, but its not a song I love or feel like I have to learn.

BlueCollarNINJA
BlueCollarNINJA
March 29, 2016 12:03 am

“The reason” is a great song…to sing in the shower!! Crawling in the dark would’ve been better. Still waiting on that Chop suey single.

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
March 29, 2016 10:12 am

Why don’t you go ahead and request Chop Suey through the request app

elemenohpe
elemenohpe
March 28, 2016 10:57 pm

Damn I wish The Reason was never a hit. Then maybe this pack would be 4 / 4.

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
March 29, 2016 10:13 am
Reply to  elemenohpe

So if we got The Reason, but it hadn’t been a hit, then you’d get it?

The_Tuck
The_Tuck
March 28, 2016 10:50 pm

I’m glad they went earlier than 1970!

PrinceDaniel07
PrinceDaniel07
March 28, 2016 10:18 pm

Am I the only one tired of all these “Hit Singles” packs? I prefer to get an artist pack not just some random assortment of songs.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
March 28, 2016 11:56 pm
Reply to  Elliott

It’s a good way to get a wide variety of music out at one time. Besides, I’m not sure there are many folks out there familiar enough with Eddie Cochran, Hoobastank, and Edgar Winter to warrant a full pack by each of these artists.

Plus, I’m sure some songs just fit well within a various artists pack. Case in point, I’m still waiting to see what pack Magic Man and Even It Up by Heart fit into. (C’mon Ubisoft what’s the hold up)?

PrinceDaniel07
PrinceDaniel07
March 29, 2016 4:00 am
Reply to  Elliott

Thanks for the info. I guess that’s why they make these packs, didn’t know people seemed to prefer them.

Kramer
Kramer
March 29, 2016 6:04 am
Reply to  PrinceDaniel07

I’d rather have the singles pack. At least I may have the option to get 1 or 2 compared to a 3-5 pack of an artist I have zero interest in. Though I wish they would find better songs that represent the 90’s and up

Rhett
Rhett
March 29, 2016 11:20 am
Reply to  PrinceDaniel07

I like the Hit Singles packs a lot, mostly for the reasons already listed here.

Zugobog
Zugobog
March 28, 2016 10:07 pm

As a bassist, I’ll grab the whole pack if not just for Free ride alone.

Wisenheimer
Wisenheimer
March 31, 2016 9:56 pm
Reply to  Zugobog

Yup, same… and enjoyed them all. 🙂

Jim
Jim
March 28, 2016 10:00 pm

So I pretty much refuse to buy singles from packs because I’m OCD about getting the pack discount and I figure as long as I like the pack overall, there’s value in learning songs that aren’t my favorite.

This is one of those weeks where I wish I wasn’t like that. 3 of the songs seem pretty good and I have no problem with Hoobastank (I’d even be all for Crawling in the Dark), but The Reason is probably among my least favorite songs in all of Rocksmith so far.

Ridiculo
Ridiculo
March 28, 2016 9:48 pm

Some maybe a little, maybe a little more, and maybe some not enough in my opinion. Who knows until we see it \(un)/

Stevel Kinevel
Stevel Kinevel
March 28, 2016 9:44 pm

“My Best Friend’s Girl” gave me a “Free Ride” and “The Reason” he has the “Summertime Blues”…
Nice diverse selection of tunes…

IZ
IZ
March 28, 2016 10:21 pm
Reply to  Stevel Kinevel

That song kind of works the other way though. Nobody gets that. She’s my best friend’s girl, but “she used to be mine.” Your friend is a dick and clearly doesn’t follow bro code.

Just Dave
Just Dave
March 28, 2016 9:18 pm

Ok…not nice…I am just joshin. Good stuff, just not suited to my mood right now. I will get it later.

Just Dave
Just Dave
March 28, 2016 9:14 pm

All your favorite oldies to accompany you from the 1st to the 44th floor…Lawrence Welk has warmed up the bubble machine to accompany the Muzak.

PJ-10 (yep, again)
March 30, 2016 6:26 pm

Love the cars .. Should burn the other 3! For real burn them.. Edgar winter is sooooooo horrible would like to forget music like that ever existed.. The other 2 are so bad,the best thing to do is not talk about them at all..stinky singles pack!

YYZ
YYZ
March 30, 2016 7:17 pm

Hey PJ. How has your day been?

Cerealturtle
Cerealturtle
March 31, 2016 1:36 am

I think someone needs to call your mom and tell her to change the wifi password, maybe give you a time out for once. You said you’re 12 right?