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Report: Only 35 songs from Guitar Hero World Tour work with GH5 [update]


Update: It appears as though Activision itself has answered the question of what songs specifically are importable into Guitar Hero 5 from World Tour (35 songs) as well as Smash Hits (21 songs), via the Activision Customer Support Center. The full list of songs available from each game has been dropped after the break -- thanks to everyone for sending this in!

We can't lie to you, friends -- when Activision claimed songs from last year's Guitar Hero World Tour would be playable in this year's Guitar Hero 5, we were skeptical. It seems that skepticism proved right, as USA Today reveals that a hair over one third of GHWT's tracks can be downloaded into the new game. Specifically, just 35 of World Tour's 86 tracks are playable in GH5, with an unspecified amount of Guitar Hero Smash Hits tracks available "later this Fall." The licensing fee for those 35 tracks is 280/$3.50 for Xbox 360 and PS3, though it remains unclear whether or not that fee would include Smash Hits' tracks when those are released.

We've asked Activision for clarification of which tracks specifically are available in GH5 and when Smash Hits will be ready for download, but unfortunately were told that we'd get a release tomorrow with "tons of details." So this is where we crowdsource things -- Guitar Hero 5 owners in the Joystiq Biomass™, please let us know which 35 of Guitar Hero World Tour's 86 tracks are playable! Our inbox is always open!

Guitar Hero World Tour:

"No Sleep Till Brooklyn" – Beastie Boys
"Dammit" – Blink-182
"Livin' on a Prayer" – Bon Jovi
"Sweet Home Alabama (Live)" Lynyrd Skynyrd
"L'Via L'Viaquez" – The Mars Volta
"About a Girl (Unplugged)" – Nirvana
"Spiderwebs" – No Doubt
"Re-Education (Through Labor)" – Rise Against
"Do It Again" – Steely Dan
"Demolition Man" – Sting
"Love Spreads" – The Stone Roses
"Santeria" – Sublime
"Are You Gonna Go My Way" – Lenny Kravitz
"Band On The Run" – Wings
"Heartbreaker" – Pat Benatar
"Hollywood Nights" - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
"Lazy Eye" - Silversun Pickups
"Never Too Late" – The Answer
"Obstacle 1" – Interpol
"One Armed Scissor" – At the Drive-In
"One Way or Another" – Blondie
"Our Truth" – Lacuna Coil
"Overkill" – Motorhead
"Shiver" – Coldplay
"Soul Doubt" – NOFX
"Stranglehold" – Ted Nugent
"The Joker" – The Steve Miller Band
"The Kill" – 30 Seconds To Mars
"Up Around The Bend" – Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Everlong" – Foo Fighters
"The Middle" – Jimmy Eat World
"Today" – Smashing Pumpkins
"Toy Boy" – Stuck in the Sound
"You're Gonna Say Yeah!" – Hushpuppies
"Stillborn" – Black Label Society

Guitar Hero Smash Hits:

"Caught In A Mosh" – Anthrax
"Cult Of Personality" – Living Colour
"Free Bird" – Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Freya" – The Sword
"Heart-Shaped Box" – Nirvana
"Hey You" – The Exies
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" – Pat Benatar
"I Love Rock 'N Roll" – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
"I Wanna Rock" – Twisted Sister
"Message In A Bottle" – The Police
"Miss Murder" – AFI
"Monkey Wrench" – Foo Fighters
"No One Knows" – Queens Of The Stone Age
"Nothin' But A Good Time" – Poison
"Play With Me" – Extreme
"Psychobilly Freakout" – Reverend Horton Heat
"Rock And Roll All Nite" – Kiss
"Shout At The Devil" – Mötley Crüe
"The Trooper" – Iron Maiden
"Woman" – Wolfmother
"Yyz" – Rush

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