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Jam Sessions contains Best Buy-exclusive songs


The song list for Ubisoft's Jam Sessions has been revealed, and it's pleasant enough to be worth checking out when you get tired of randomly making noises. There are some great selections, like "The Man Who Sold the World" and Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry" as well as a lot of stuff that we're too old and lame to know anything about. There are a few songs like Beck's fantastic "Jack-ass" that don't seem to have that much guitar in them, which leads us to question their appropriateness for this game. On the other hand, it's (sheet music providing instructions for playing) a Beck song in a video game. That's awesome.

We also have to wonder how Ubisoft decided to categorize covers by artist: for example, "Life Is A Highway" on the card is billed as the Rascal Flatts version rather than the original Tom Cochrane version, and the aforementioned "The Man Who Sold the World" is billed as Nirvana and not David Bowie, despite the guitar arrangements being identical in both cases and therefore indistinguishable. Oh, right, marketing. We should learn not to think too deeply about these things.

Speaking of marketing, Ubisoft is including a bonus that is either awesome or infuriating, depending on your proximity to a Best Buy. Three exclusive songs will be on copies of the game sold at Best Buy, including Jimi Hendrix's "Wild Thing" (what were we just saying about the covers?). GameStop shoppers will get a preorder bonus that doesn't require a separate pressing of the game: a free subscription to Spin magazine. The full song list is available after the break.

  • Amy Winehouse - "You Know I'm No Good"
  • Avril Lavigne - "I'm With You"
  • Beck - "Jackass"
  • Blind Melon - "No Rain"
  • Bob Marley - "No Woman No Cry"
  • Bob Dylan - "Like A Rolling Stone"
  • Cheap Trick - "Surrender"
  • Coldplay - "Yellow"
  • Death Cab for Cutie - "I Will Follow You Into the Dark"
  • Jackson 5 - "Never Can Say Goodbye"
  • James Taylor - "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)"
  • Janis Joplin - "Me and Bobby McGee"
  • Johnny Cash - "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"
  • Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On?"
  • Nirvana - "The Man Who Sold the World"
  • Rascal Flatts - "Life is a Highway"
  • The Fray - "Over My Head"
Best Buy exclusive songs:
  • Brad Paisley - "I'm Gonna Miss Her"
  • Jimi Hendrix - "Wild Thing"
  • Tom Petty - "Needles and Pins"

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