“GH: Smash Hits” GH1 songs announced

The official Guitar Hero: Smash Hits website is slowly but surely unveiling the song listing for the upcoming “best of” compilation, and today announced a number of songs originally seen in the original Guitar Hero. Here’s what we now know will be included from GH1:

Blue Oyster Cult – “Godzilla”
Boston – “More Than a Feeling”
Deep Purple – “Smoke on the Water”
The Donnas – “Take It Off”
The Exies – “Hey You”
Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”
Helmet – “Unsung” (Live)
Incubus – “Stellar”
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – “I Love Rock N’ Roll”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Bark at the Moon”
Pantera – “Cowboys from Hell” (Live)
Queen – “Killer Queen”
Queens of the Stone Age – “No One Knows”
White Zombie – “Thunder Kiss ’65”

If you’re wondering why anyone would buy a game made up of songs already in previous games, many of those were originally PS2-only, now they’re moving to other consoles with all the upgrades added over the past few years, like full band play, online support and smaller tweaks like proper hammer-ons and such. Another advantage is that these songs are now all master tracks instead of the covers found in the first few games, as well as some live tracks like Pantera’s “Cowboys from Hell” and Helmet’s “Unsung.” The site is also soliciting feedback on which part of the setlist gets unveiled next, so head over and vote for GH2, GH3 or GH 80’s (please, please, let “Seventeen” and “Play With Me” be part of that list).