Create Karaoke-Style Lists of Your Rock Band Catalog


It’s no doubt that people who visit this site are big fans of Rock Band. As much as I love playing Rock Band solo, playing it with a group of people at a party or get-together is the bee’s knees. (That’s what you kids call it now, right?) How can you not have fun while playing with SEVEN people at once? And with the list of potential songs in the entire Rock Band library over 3,000 songs, it is sometimes a pain when people are trying to select their song in game. Well, it looks like there is a pretty kick-ass solution to this problem.

If you keep track of your DLC inventory at either DLCQuickplay.com or MyRockBandSongs.com, you can use a very handy automated tool set up by Troy on his site to create karaoke-style lists of your Rock Band song catalog. With this tool, you can easily set up and print lists of songs to have on hand for parties so friends can peruse the list, rather than go through potentially thousands of songs in the game to make a selection.

Troy also included a number of options you can change so you can customize the look of your lists. You want a cover page that has your newest song additions? You can do that. You want to sort by song rather than artist? You can do that. There’s an even an option to choose between your Rock Band and Guitar Hero song libraries! Basically, this tool is a MUST for your next Rock Band party!

Just remember, you have to have an account at either DLCQuickplay.com or MyRockBandSongs.com, and add the songs you have in your library, for this to work properly! It may take some time on the front end, but it’s DEFINITELY worth it!

[Rock Band Karaoke List Maker]

33 Responses to “Create Karaoke-Style Lists of Your Rock Band Catalog”

  • Chris says:

    I’ve been doing this with Troy’s site for a while now and people over for parties LOVE it.

  • Troy says:

    Hi, I’m the guy that created the karaoke list tool. 😉

    If you don’t already have an account on either DLCQuickplay.com or MyRockBandSongs.com, and you’re trying to figure out which one you want to spend your time on, here’s some information for you.

    I personally print my list using my MyRockBandSongs.com song list, because there’s been some trouble recently with the “date added” information coming from DLCQuickplay.com. However, you have to be a donor to MyRockBandSongs.com to get access to the feature needed to make it work with my site.

    The option to a Guitar Hero song list only works with DLCQuickplay.com.

    If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know.

    And if anyone has one of those Rock Band t-shirts with the four instrument logos across the chest, I’ve always wanted one (medium). Or Microsoft Points. Or XBox DLC codes. 😉

    • boomsniper77 says:

      This may be a stupid question, but since DLCQuickplay.com only lists my dlc, will the printout include the songs on the Rock Band 3 & Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock discs?

      • Troy says:

        “will the printout include”

        What a strange question. What happened when you tried it?

        • boomsniper77 says:

          I haven’t yet. I was just asking whether the dlc list I print out will include on disc songs since DLCquickplay doesn’t include Rock Band 3 songs on their list.

          For example, when showing songs under Lynyrd Skynyrd, will it omit “Free Bird”

          • a tech support employee says:

            i don’t understand why you still have not tried to find it out for yourself, either. your’e not making it easy for him to help you..

          • boomsniper77 says:

            I don’t have a working printer and the library isn’t open today. All I want to know is will the Rock Band 3 disc songs be on the list I print out.

          • Troy says:

            It spits out a PDF. It can’t force you to print it.

            Please. Try. It. 🙂

        • Toothball says:

          PDF is a simple but nice touch. You could presumably fire that off to a nearby tablet or phone too instead of printing it out.

    • Mikey says:

      Very slick… I LOVE the idea of being able to print party lists that are not 50+ pages long…

  • Croq says:

    This is a great tool. Like Troy stated above though, I use DLCQuickPlay, and the recently added information doesn’t seem to be getting populated correctly. It shows the last song I added was on August 12 and doesn’t include the Fall Out Boy stuff I added last week. They do show up in the song list a few pages later though.

    • RickC says:

      Did you purchase the whole pack? It seems like when DLCQP has a note on your page like, “August 23 – JohnDoeRB added Incubus Pack 01”, it does not make the list of recent additions. I am guessing the actual individual track names need to be listed in order for tdavis.org to figure out the date the track was added. I am not sure if there is an easy way around that for him. Mapping pack names to all the individual songs within the pack is probably required and that might not be a trivial undertaking.

      • Croq says:

        That did it! I deleted the songs and added them back individually, and they now show up (wrong date, but at least the last few weeks of stuff is there now)!

      • Troy says:

        “I am guessing the actual individual track names need to be listed in order for tdavis.org to figure out the date the track was added.”

        I don’t really “figure out” anything on my side. Both the MRBS and DLCQP guys provide me an XML dump for a user that has a list of songs, and each item in the list has artist and title (required) and date purchased (not required). The date purchased field is either populated or it isn’t.

  • madman on the loose says:

    What I did was put the 500 songs I have for the game on an Excel file arranged by group name and by the type of track (classic rock, metal, 21st century, comedy, country, etc) so the people who play the game with me can easily find they type of songs they want to play.

    When I know others will be playing the game, I print the files for them to see.

    • TSarcasm says:

      Ain’t Excel great?!? 🙂

      I use it for the same reason (good call on adding genre btw), but 4 pages of 8 font is sometimes a deterrent for some of the more casual “I only play guitar” partygoers. That said, having a list is 100x better than scrolling back-and-forth through hundreds of songs!

      • madman on the loose says:

        Knowing the variety of people who play my system, I decided on my own the genre/type/era to use and apply to songs since some categories were created for the game after songs that belong in them were first released.

  • Kirksplosion says:

    Great plug! Been using MyRockBandSongs for a while now, and it’s awesome.

  • Croq says:

    I’d like to make two suggestions for this tool (which is awesome already). Feel free to ignore any of these, they’re just ideas…

    1. It would be nice to be able to sort by 2 things, like maybe sort by Genre, then Artist.

    2. It would be nice to have some sort of indicator for each song as to its source (RB1, RB2, RB3, Lego, GD, DLC). I think you could avoid the “track packs” since they are just repackaging of other DLC (or at least they eventually become DLC if they’re not already released whet the track pack comes out).

    3. Not sure if you have access to this through the API you use, but including duration for the songs would be VERY helpful.

    4. Maybe offer a symbol indication of what parts are available for a given song.

    Thanks for your attention, LOVE this already!

    • Anon says:

      (not the creator of this tool)

      I have a long-term idea for creating an RB site which automatically builds you library based on the leaderboards and would allow for printing things like what you’re suggesting and previewing songs. Kind of like a combination of DLCQuickplay/MyRockBandSongs, this tool, and Keldon’s site.

      But it is a VERY long term idea. I have other programming projects which are more important.

      • samjjones says:

        Or….RB/HMX can just build this functionality onto their site, since they already have a way of knowing which account has which songs, right?

        I don’t really care “who” implements it, but what you’re describing is definitely a good idea.

        • Anon says:

          Well, yes, HMX should do something like that (but it wouldn’t be cheap, and they are a company). From what they had been saying pre-RB3 I had been expecting a complete revolution with online integration. What they did do (linking account so you can view goals online and see what you’ve done recently) is pretty much pointless, especially since goals gained offline (at least on the PS3) don’t sync.

      • Anon says:

        Oh, also: Making it possible for users to specify difficulty ratings and genres separate from the “official” genres and ratings.

    • Troy says:

      “1. It would be nice to be able to sort by 2 things, like maybe sort by Genre, then Artist.”

      Sorting by genre is a feature I want to do, so that people who like country can find that crap quickly.

      It will probably be implemented as a “Group by genre? Yes/no” option, and if yes, then there will be a bolded and centered header with the genre name, then within genres the existing “song grouping” would be respected.

    • Troy says:

      The “group by genre” option has now been implemented.

  • charliesmile says:

    I’ve been on DLC quickplay for a while (http://dlcquickplay.com/user/charliesmile), but I’m signing up for My Rock Band Songs right now 🙂

  • RickC says:

    “Just remember, you have to have an account at either DLCQuickplay.com or MyRockBandSongs.com, and add the songs you have in your library, for this to work properly! It may take some time on the front end, but it’s DEFINITELY worth it!”

    Not sure about MyRockBandSongs.com, but I believe DLCQP has an Import feature to automatically populate your DLC list with songs that you have posted scores for on the Leaderboards. Thus, if you have hundreds (or thousands!) of songs, there is a workaround for having to check them all off manually. The time spent on front end may not be as intimidating as it first seems.

    • Anon says:

      Except that, at least when importing from Keldon’s site, it seems to only look at song NAMES, not ARTISTS, so if you have one of two songs with the same name it would auto-add both to your DLCQP library.

  • QuestionMark says:

    This is a great tool that I’ve been using for a few months now. A few minor glitches (double shows artists occasionally) but I think that has more to do with the source (DLCQP).

    • Troy says:

      I have a duplicated song in my list generated from DLCQP. Removing/re-adding the duped songs from your collection sometimes fixes it.

  • Polka Nuns says:

    This is a great tool! Been using it for awhile thru DLCQuickplay (unaware it was independent).
    I had gone on dlcquickplay.com under Songs | Export & chose Karaoke List PDF Booklet. Didn’t know until now that was your work — kudos!

    I agree; dual sorting would be nice.
    I would love Review/Lighter sorting too.
    I would LOVE if HMX made separate Lighter Ratings for individual instruments possible (hinthint)

    If I get an Xbox code; it’s yours. 🙂