Ubisoft Reveals Top 40 Requested Artists

A constant request on the Rocksmith facebook page and everywhere else you can think of, is for Ubisoft to reveal the top requested songs/artists/genres. While I’m not sure what the point of that is because MUSIC LICENSING, people asked for it and today they delivered.

Along with this pretty infographic they also released a lengthy FAQ explaining pretty much everything they can tell you about Song Selection!

Nothing left to do but start…

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Michael
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Michael

How about a list of all the artists requested over all, that also have been contacted? 😛

Shim
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Shim

Would love to see some U2 packs and Prince packs

Terminus
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Terminus

Looks like most requests are for bands from the Classic Rock genre. This begs the question: why is most DLC something else?

cheese
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cheese

The Headstones .. “Tweeter and the Monkey man”, ” Unsound”, “Cubically contained”, ” Blonde and blue”, “its all over”, ” Settle”, “Smile and wave”, ” When something stands for nothing”

Zombie Client
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Zombie Client

Would be awesome to see you guys do a covers set. Pack 1 could be 5 tracks by the original artists, Pack 2 could be the Contemporary cover tracks. See what sells better. My money would be on both packs of course.

Chris
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Chris

I request a way to request that does not require me to make a facebook account

Dan Amrich
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You do not need a Facebook account to use that app. You only need a Uplay account. Try it.

Vitas Janukonis
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I'd love to see a Trivium pack thrown in there

Christian King
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Christian King

Yeah and so we can petition and harass those artists too!

Jeremy Brooks
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Jeremy Brooks

It would be great if the bands who are listed in the Top 40, but fall into the 4th category of "Simple Not Interested" could be marked as such… it could alleviate false hopes on our end and we could focus on requesting songs from artists who are willing to participate.

Jayson
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Jayson

I’m surprised that there is no Dire Staits, that guy plays like a Carvin now, only the desperate are endorsed by carvin.

Jayson
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Jayson

Where’s mike? Hundreds if not thousands of song requests had to occur to make this thread possible and we don’t get to hear mike’s unique take on the situation. I’m bummed.

Mike
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Mike

Really guys. How could I prevent someone from requesting something 403 times?

Javier Villagómez Mejía
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Javier Villagómez Mejía

I think that these bands have made lots of money, and as Chris Prajzner says, maybe their management are saying no… For sure bands can make more money granting permision to be in Rocksmith and it'll be a great honor to have millions of people learning and playing their songs… Well, that's my opinion…

Dusty Fortyfives
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Dusty Fortyfives

So… the 50 year old guys from my tiny small town's local bar are the ones requesting DLC apparently… I'm still holding out for more punk/pop punk/ skate punk… to buy Rocksmith. The Clash pack was exciting, but I'd love to at least see a mixed bundle with big hits like MC5s Kick out the Jams & Dead Boys' Sonic Reducer. Maybe some Joan Jett.
But way less mullet rock please…

Honky thom
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Honky thom

also I would love to know who the @sshat who requested the same song 403 times is, and what song it was!!! 😀

Honky thom
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Honky thom

what, no alice donut? 😉

Dan Amrich
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We have received requests for Alice Donut.

Honky thom
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Honky thom

Yes, from me for one! Haha! You mean there’s more than me asking for it?

Alexander Pettersson
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Nice. Very detailed explanation.

alex rockett
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alex rockett

No skillet I mean monster and hero are great songs

Matthew
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Matthew

And to think… I was losing hope in the world’s taste in music. It’s really cool how many of these they already have up, and it would be great to see them double dip from a couple. The lack of any Clapton really surprises me though, I would’ve thought that Layla, Sunshine, and Crossroads would be some of the highest requested songs. In fact, I don’t think I’ve requested them yet, off to the app I go!

Cédrick
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Cédrick

Now they should tell those which will never be on Rocksmith,like GnR and Pink Floyd 🙁

Terminus
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Terminus

I agree -- so people won’t waste their time on requests that are completely futile. That would also include Led Zeppelin and Beatles. Concentrate on bands/songs that actually have a chance.

I would liked to have seen the list ranked by # of requests as opposed to alphabetically.

Abraham Jhared Flores
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Abraham Jhared Flores

Seth Le Septième At least I want the Animals or Resistance song, it just nice and the other is really tricky for what i saw on youtube 🙂 but in anyway your right, in that case I want (at least) the Arctic Monkeys or Let Her Go from Passenger

old guy
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old guy

I’m all for more blues guitar. I would pay for SRV, Pink Floyd, more Clapton, etc. I do love the metal but my hands fail me therefore I won’t request it.

I very much appreciate the variety and I have bought most of the packs. THANK YOU ROCKSMITH.

Seth Le Septième
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Seth Le Septième

What do you want from Muse ? We already have the bests songs to play (Unnatural Selection and Knights Of Cydonia) ! The only song I would like is Survival, I have to admit it it's fantastic to play…

jarryd
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jarryd

I’m surprised there aren’t much instrumental artist up there like Eric Johnson, Steve vai, satriani etc but lots of metal which is cool

blkspade
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blkspade

I think that it has more to do with a mainstream audience. Instrumental artist just aren’t hugely popular. The fact that they had one Satch song on 2014 gave me hope that we’d get more instrumental guitarist included. Or at the very least more Satch, and maybe Vai.

Rockwarrior86
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funwithsongrequests time!
the Sultans of swing belive that Fairies wear boots and give a Whole lotta love and Money but No one knows if the Master of puppets was Foolin’ you to Shout at the devil in the Purple haze so Mr.crowley can give yo a Welcome to the jungle

John Doeson
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Eight songs is enough for me.

Jeam95
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Jeam95

awesome! I hope they come all the top 40

Bicknasty
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403 times wow!

chris
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chris

We already have half of the 40 artists so that means we have arrived. If we see another 10 or more from that list I’ll be surprised

Dyseman
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Dyseman

Man, where’s my Styx and B.T.O.?

SlackR
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SlackR

Yes please to almost all of those… Some melodic Gary Moore blues would be tasty, but wailing on some Gilmour lead would be my idea of perfection!

Abraham Jhared Flores
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Abraham Jhared Flores

Ok, I don´t now but MUSE songs need another round for the DLC´s packs 🙂

Geo
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Geo

Dire Straits, Def Leppard = awesome choices 😀

Doos
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Doos

Ok, now everyone go request some Extreme and Carcass tunes.

I know I did! Fantastic guitar in both.

bob
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bob

Disappointed there’s no Kings of Leon or Arctic Monkeys on the list.

Dan Amrich
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You can change that. 🙂

Fantom
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Fantom

Don’t let him know that 😛

StevenCX
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StevenCX

i only want about 4 of those

BruiserBryan
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BruiserBryan

All those are great choices. Good job everyone. You know what else is great? No White Stripes on the list. :mrgreen:

Forge
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Forge

I’m surprised Dire Straits, Bullet For My Valentine, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Scorpions and Stevie Ray Vaughn are so hard to acquire.

James
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James

I agree, especially on Nirvana. My assumption is that Courtney Love would license the entire catalog for a toilet paper commercial if someone waved enough money at her… or maybe even a couple packs of smokes.

Zombie Client
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Zombie Client

Still wondering about the fogey rock. The old guys have the money to pay for the DLC. Give us BTO, Steve Miller Band, Jim Croche, Cat Stevens, Moody Blues, Jefferson anything, Journey. And while on the subject how about some more from the 50s good motown, and of course CHUCK MF’N BERRY!

JD
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JD

No U2 on the list? Come on people.

Edward
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Edward

I would love to see, Moody Blues, CCR, Prince and the Revolution, Meatloaf, of course Metallica.

436 Rocksmith songs available? Not on my console are they mostly PC only?

König Wurstbrot
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König Wurstbrot

So Led and Pink were requested. That will never happen due that Led says no to such things per se and Pink songs would be more the albums which were concepted as one big experience and not just a song. Maybe Vai and Gilbert would be good but also VERY VERY complicated to play.

John Doeson
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Billy Talent next week.

Chris Prajzner
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Are the actual artists saying no? Or is it their management? And do they really know what they are saying no to?

This is not a game… ITS A WAY OF LIFE. Why listen to the music when with Rocksmith you can LIVE the music.

Money aside, saying "Yes" seems like a no brainer.

PS: How does The Cult not make the top 40? A 5 song Cult pack would sell out!