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
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Pieter

I Like this pack!

Secret Squirrel
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Secret Squirrel

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.

PJ-10 (yep, again)
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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
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YYZ

Hey PJ. How has your day been?

Cerealturtle
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Cerealturtle

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?

j
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j

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

Cerealturtle
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Cerealturtle

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
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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
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The_Tuck

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

chris
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chris

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
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Jacob

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

D00d
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D00d

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

WonderWaage
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WonderWaage

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

Rich
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Rich

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

Yusuke
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Yusuke

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
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Texy88

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
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Spamhead

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
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GoNad

Blackberry Smoke or The Revivalists please.

WonderWaage
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WonderWaage

Blueberry Smoke? I prefer hickory tbh

Rhett
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Rhett

I like turtles.

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

Kenny
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Kenny

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

Honkythom
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Honkythom

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
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WonderWaage

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

Honkythom
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Honkythom

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
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Bazz

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
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WonderWaage

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

Casey
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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
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BlueCollarNINJA

“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
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WonderWaage

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

elemenohpe
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elemenohpe

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

WonderWaage
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WonderWaage

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

The_Tuck
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The_Tuck

I’m glad they went earlier than 1970!

PrinceDaniel07
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PrinceDaniel07

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.

Rhett
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Rhett

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

Zugobog
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Zugobog

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

Wisenheimer
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Wisenheimer

Yup, same… and enjoyed them all. 🙂

Jim
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Jim

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
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Ridiculo

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
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Stevel Kinevel

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

IZ
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IZ

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
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Just Dave

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

Just Dave
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Just Dave

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.