Speculation: The Cars drive in to Rocksmith 2014!

Cars

Greetings Rocksmith fans!

It’s time to take a look at another clue! Dan kicked the weekend off with this mysterious image on the forums.

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Speculation ran wild, with many people believing that we’d see some Aussie music show up this week. Almost just as many people figured it would be legendary American rockers The Cars. One of those groups was correct, and the other wasn’t. And if you’ve looked at the picture or title of this article, you’ve probably figured out who’s in what camp. As Dan would clarify:

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So we found out that it wasn’t just The Cars, but that we’d also be getting a five pack from the 70s group. So, without further ado, here’s what we think the pack could shape up to be!

Candy-O

Man, just listening to this song makes me excited at the prospect of learning it in Rocksmith! Some awesome guitar work going throughout the song is guaranteed to make this a stellar track!

Drive

This is probably the least likely song to show up, due to its sparse guitar part, but it’s also arguably their biggest hit, so there’s, in my eyes, a moderate chance of this showing up.

Good Times Roll

A simple, yet effective riff is the primary focus of this song. Despite that, however, it’s sure to make for a great beginner song and it’d even be fun at a more advanced level!

My Best Friend’s Girl

Another somewhat simple riff, but also features a couple different patterns. Probably the perfect song to graduate to once you’ve mastered Good Times Roll!

Just What I Needed

Because, let’s face it, there’s pretty much no chance this song ISN’T showing up!

So tell us, are The Cars your speed, or will you be taking a detour to avoid these songs?

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berad88
berad88
March 2, 2015 9:39 pm

So excited for this pack ๐Ÿ™‚

jayrocksd
March 2, 2015 9:06 pm

Very sad that My Best Friend’s Girl isn’t in the pack, but still a good one.

New Wave Fan
New Wave Fan
March 2, 2015 3:50 pm

YES. YES. YES. Best DLC 2015 leggo.

1. Just What I Needed
2. Shake It Up (that guitar solo…unf)
3. Tonight She Comes
4. Sad Song
5. My Best Friend’s Girl

My god picking a 5 pack for this band is ridiculously difficult, they have so many Rocksmith-worthy songs.

Kai
Kai
March 2, 2015 2:50 pm

Was just listening to The Cars while driving home this past Friday. I thought to myself “I hope they release some on Rocksmith someday”. I will get all 5 in the pack, but I am hoping for “Bye Bye Love”. Tonight I will listen to AC/DC and make the same wish…Ha!

Basslestorm
Basslestorm
March 2, 2015 7:32 am

Who are they ? Never heard of.

Casey
March 2, 2015 6:02 pm
Reply to  Basslestorm

Instrumental in the New Wave movement. Band out of Boston. Their debut album plays like a greatest hits album.

IZ
IZ
March 1, 2015 11:18 pm

I’m a little confused, was that Milkwood song confirmed as part of the pack?

Elliott
Admin
March 2, 2015 12:11 am
Reply to  IZ

Long story short, no.

Jack
Jack
March 1, 2015 10:48 pm

Count me in for Best Friend’s Girl…That 50s style lead is something I’ve been hoping to see on Rocksmith for a while. Also hoping for Bye Bye Love and You’re All I’ve Got Tonight.

Their mega-hits pay the bills but aren’t necessarily the most compelling for guitarists, so I’ll likely be cherry picking. But no complaints here, this is a great choice!

Clovernuts
Clovernuts
February 28, 2015 7:35 pm

Yes Please

D00d
D00d
February 28, 2015 7:19 pm

The first proper DLC of 2015! F, yes!

MS
MS
February 28, 2015 6:04 pm

Really, was Drive their biggest hit? Not trying to make a joke here. Just the way the words worked out. When I think of the Cars the first song that comes to mind is You Might Think. That is largely do to the music video. (there weren’t too many interesting videos in the early days of MTV.) This happened to be one of them.

floo
floo
February 28, 2015 4:31 pm

Please don’t bore us to death with Drive. There are SO many amazing songs to choose from by this band. Drive is phenomenal to listen to but I prefer to stay awake while playing RS.

floo
floo
February 28, 2015 4:32 pm
Reply to  floo

Oh, and I’d love Heartbeat City.

Wisenheimer
Wisenheimer
February 28, 2015 3:10 pm

sold! classic stuff

Aly Edge
February 28, 2015 2:59 pm

I’ll cherry pick Just What I Needed and My Best Friend’s Girl. Probably won’t get the whole pack.

Terminus
Terminus
February 28, 2015 2:39 pm

Very pleased to see a Cars pack. Aside from Drive, I could take just about anything. No one has mentioned any songs from their last release “Move Like This” from 2011. I wouldn’t be opposed to tunes from that like Hits Me, Drag On Forever, or Free. The album is quite reminiscent to earlier stuff, but w/ obvious absence of Ben Orr. They chose to have Greg Hawkes fill in bass on keyboards as opposed to replacing him.

CruZer
February 28, 2015 12:36 pm

“the Cars” ?ยง
I’m ashamed, never heard of them.

Terminus
Terminus
February 28, 2015 2:40 pm
Reply to  CruZer

As well you should be… (ashamed)

Jam Bone
Jam Bone
February 28, 2015 12:33 pm

Refreshing change.

dallas dave
dallas dave
February 28, 2015 12:21 pm

A buy for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Zombie Client
Zombie Client
February 28, 2015 12:02 pm

Take my money!!!

Ben
Ben
February 28, 2015 11:49 am

Take. My. Money.

Rhett
Rhett
February 28, 2015 10:54 am

I give this pack a big “Hellz yeah!” ๐Ÿ™‚ Like others have said, I don’t think they can pick a set that would stop me from getting the whole pack. I see my palm muting technique getting a lot better since I really like this band and will be playing these songs a lot.

Scoobs
Scoobs
February 28, 2015 10:50 am

Oh please, let them skip Drive. If that song is included, I’m walking -- straight to Pantera! (My deep seeded hatred for that song goes back to my kid-dom).

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
February 28, 2015 10:45 am

I hate this band so very much. And I will not be buying any of this DLC.

Stoopid_Trippin
Stoopid_Trippin
February 28, 2015 10:41 am

I can’t stand most of these songs. The First of the 5 “picks” isn’t bad but I hear the other 4 every Damn morning on the radio can’t stand them. I’m glad people love this band but I’ll buy nickel back before I get any of these.

HA!
HA!
February 28, 2015 10:36 am

You know what is most exciting? No one is here complaining about this choice. Woot!

I am sooo pumped for these. Instant download. I personally haven’t bought any dlc in weeks (just not my flavor), but I’m ok with that. The ‘ol wallet can stay closed for a while, and surely the developers are sick of being told to shut up ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jeam95
Jeam95
February 28, 2015 9:31 am

Awesome!!!

Alistair
Alistair
February 28, 2015 5:39 am

“Drive” can be the first Rocksmith Keytar song, so stoked

Grumble Volcano
Grumble Volcano
February 28, 2015 5:37 am

The big question here is whether there will be any songs not from their self-titled album (i.e. not already in Rock Band, that game got the full self-titled album and nothing else). I’m skipping this week as I prefer Papa Roach and didn’t have time to pick up that pack until now.

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
February 28, 2015 2:35 am

Given I only knew Drive, which is a cool slow song, but that is no guitar track. Listening to the given selections I feel like searching for a cozy cave, chase out the bear population occupying it and start winter sleep myself.

j
j
February 28, 2015 2:28 am

The Cars have so many good songs!! Definite buy for me. It would be cool if we got some new music soon though.

j
j
February 28, 2015 2:34 am
Reply to  j

Can’t get enough of “Just what I needed” !!

JohnAHuff
JohnAHuff
February 28, 2015 2:18 am

I’m hoping for

1. Moving in Stereo
2. My Best Friend’s Girl
3. Drive (sometimes I slow it down)
4..You’re All I’ve Got Tonight
5. Bye Bye Love
6. Touch and Go
7. Since You’re Gone
8. Dangerous Type
9. Just What I Needed
10. It’s All I Can Do
11 Doncha Stop
12. Let’s Go
13. Let the Good Times Roll
14. Shake It Up
15. You Might Think
16. Magic

Bob
Bob
February 28, 2015 1:19 am

I’m gonna drive into the horizon with this one.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
February 28, 2015 12:40 am

A “Hurry up and take my money!” band. Fairly sure there isn’t a song choice that would stop me from getting the entire pack regardless.

Even if ‘Drive’ is included (and I don’t see how it wouldn’t be), sure its simple, but this is a game for learners as well as experts. Some popular simple songs, like “Jane Say’s”, are needed on here too. It also leaves the door open for a pack #2 if there are still great songs missed in the initial pick.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
February 28, 2015 12:47 am
Reply to  Bonza Bloke

/Pollyanna

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
February 28, 2015 1:01 am
Reply to  Bonza Bloke

Well said!

Big Boss Man
Big Boss Man
February 27, 2015 11:47 pm

I requested this!

A. Merican
February 27, 2015 11:06 pm

Looking for “Since your gone”

JD
JD
February 27, 2015 10:46 pm

1. Moving in Stereo
2. Just What I Needed
3. You’re All I’ve Got Tonight
4. Drive
5. Magic

Would also love: Blue Tip, Shake It Up, You Might Think, Best Friends Girl, Tonight She Comes. They can’t go wrong!

Aces Higher
Aces Higher
February 27, 2015 9:17 pm

The Cars will provide some fun guitar tracks, that’s certain. Some awesome and understated guitar work, even in some of their synth-heavy work. It can get pretty tricky at times, too, even if it doesn’t seem like it-- no slouch on the guitar.

I’m not sure how much I’d want to see Drive or even Candy O in there. Drive is boring as all hell, so I hope they don’t include it simply because of its popularity status like we saw with Jane’s Song.

There’s a ton of good stuff buried in their albums and I’d be happy with just about any of it, though. I’ve been wanting Cars DLC since the original game came out and I’d convinced myself they wouldn’t ever see inclusion, so they could release Drive and four of their worst songs and I’d still purchase it.

Crossing my fingers for You’re All I’ve Got Tonight, if anything.

Aces Higher
Aces Higher
February 27, 2015 9:37 pm
Reply to  Aces Higher

Alright, pack predictions:

Just What I Needed
Let the Good Times Roll
Best Friend’s Girl
Let’s Go
Drive

…and wishful thinking:

Just What I Needed
Best Friend’s Girl
You’re All I’ve Got Tonight
Bye Bye Love
Tonight She Comes

(honorable mentions to Shake it Up, You Might Think… fuck it, half of ’em. Bring on pack #2)

The_Tuck
The_Tuck
February 27, 2015 9:16 pm

“You Might Think” would be really fun!

Anthony Blancett
Anthony Blancett
February 27, 2015 9:15 pm

Looks good. Hurry up and get the downloads ready.

Redhed
February 27, 2015 9:08 pm

Excited for this one.

Dream 5 pack:
Moving In Stereo
You’re All I Got Tonight
Just What I Needed
You Might Think
My Best Friend’s Girl

Although, Drive and Let the Good Times Roll will probably make it due to popularity.

Aces Higher
Aces Higher
February 27, 2015 9:24 pm
Reply to  Redhed

I think you’ve got a perfect pack right there. It’s almost painful knowing that some of those songs are going to get dropped for the two you’ve listed at the end there, even though they’re known to inspire narcolepsy in guitar players.

Bye Bye Love would be the only addition I would make-- your wishful thinking pack has a good blend of popular songs and well-known radio tunes so there’s nothing that’s unlikely like Heartbeat City or Magic or Hello Again, but Bye Bye Love has some fun guitar work and I would say anecdotally that it’s played more than Moving in Stereo, You Might Think, or All I’ve Got Tonight.

Scoobs
Scoobs
February 27, 2015 8:38 pm

Just What I Needed is a nice and easy song that is a ton of fun to play on the acoustic. Can’t wait to see what is in store for us here.