I really do take Rock Band for granted sometimes. If it wasn’t for Rock Band, I wouldn’t have discovered a lot of amazing bands and artists. One of my recently discovered artists from Rock Band is Pat Benatar. I really liked some of her recent tracks released in her February 6-pack (We Belong and Love is a Battlefield especially), so I thought I would feature one of the earlier released singles as this week’s Thursday Throwback post, Hit Me with Your Best Shot.
This song was released as a DLC single for Rock Band in February 2009, and was also featured on the Classic Rock Track Pack (a cover version is featured in Guitar Hero 3, for those keeping track). Easily one of her most recognizable tunes, it was no coincidence that it was Ms. Benatar’s first Top 10 song, as the single sold over one million copies.
The Tier 3 Drums are quite fun to play, due to frequent changes in the pattern. I have not played the song on Pro Drums, but it doesn’t appear to be much harder. The Tier 3 Guitar chart looks unsurprisingly similar to Guitar Hero 3′s, so expect simple but fun gameplay, with a great solo. The Tier 0 Bass does appear to be mirror much of the Tier 3 guitar (outside of the solos), while making less use of chords. As Bass and Guitar are quite similar in this song, if you like one, you should like the other! Add a Tier 1 Vocal chart, and this song is a blast.
I was unable to find a full band playthrough video, but included below are individual Guitar/Bass and Drum charts.
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