Look, forgetting the lines of a song mid-show is only allowed in one of two instances. One: You, and the boys (or girls) drank Patron pre-show thinking just because the stuff was clear it was as non-alcoholic as water. Two: There is no other excuse. It's a lack of professionalism, an adherence to the creed and code of rock and roll that'll separate you from the other local dive bar bands on your way to gold plated records, "phat" cribs, and a VH1 "Behind the Music" special.

Because you might not be familiar with all the songs in Harmonix's Rock Band, we decided to take care of you, loyal readers. Beneath the break, we've linked the lyrics for the vast majority of the game's set list, minus some of the bonus songs. Well, what are you waiting for? Start learning those lyrics and paving your pathway to success.

1960s

Rolling Stones, "Gimme Shelter"

1970s
Black Sabbath, "Paranoid" (Cover)
Mountain, "Mississippi Queen" (Cover)
Deep Purple, "Highway Star"
The Who, "Won't Get Fooled Again"
David Bowie, "Suffragette City"
Sweet, "Ballroom Blitz" (Cover)
Aerosmith, "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (Cover)
The Outlaws, "Green Grass and High Tides"
The Ramones, "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Boston, "Foreplay/Long Time"
Blue Oyster Cult, "Don't Fear the Reaper"
Kiss, "Detroit Rock City"
The Police, "Next To You"
Molly Hatchet, "Flirtin' With Disaster"

1980s
Rush, "Tom Sawyer" (Cover)
Iron Maiden, "Run To The Hills"
The Clash, "Should I Stay or Should I Go"
Bon Jovi, "Wanted Dead or Alive"
Faith No More, "Epic"
R. E. M., "Orange Crush"
Pixies, "Wave of Mutilation"

1990s
Metallica, "Enter Sandman"
Nirvana, "In Bloom"
Radiohead, "Creep"
The Smashing Pumpkins, "Cherub Rock"
Weezer, "Say It Ain't So"
Beastie Boys, "Sabotage"
Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun"
Stone Temple Pilots, "Vasoline"
Hole, "Celebrity Skin"
Garbage, "I Think I'm Paranoid"
Foo Fighters, "Learn to Fly"

2000s
The Hives, "Main Offender"
Queens of the Stone Age, "Go with the Flow"
Fall Out Boy, "Dead on Arrival"
Jet, "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
The New Pornographers, "Electric Version"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Maps"
The Strokes, "Reptilia"
Coheed and Cambria, "Welcome Home"
Nine Inch Nails, "The Hand That Feeds"
Ok Go, "Here It Goes Again"
The Killers, "When You Were Young"
Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Dani California"

Bonus Songs
Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld, "Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld"
The Konks, "29 Fingers"
Flyleaf, "I'm So Sick"
The Acro-brats, "Day Late, Dollar Short"
Anarchy Club, "Blood Doll"
Bang Camaro, "Pleasure (Pleasure)"
Crooked X, "Nightmare"
Death of the Cool, "Can't Let Go"
Freezepop, "Brainpower"
The Mother Hips, "Time We Had"
Vagiant, "Seven"
Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives, "I Get By"
Tribe, "Outside"

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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