The single's artwork

The Middle
Performed by Jimmy Eat World
Year 2002
Appears in Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades
Tier 2, 8
★★★★ (Expert)
★★★★★ (Expert)

"The Middle"is a single from Jimmy Eat World. It is the second single and third track from Jimmy Eat World's album Bleed American. It was a top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 2002. The song was a breakthrough hit for Jimmy Eat World (who had self-financed the recording of the Bleed American album after having been dropped by Capitol Records in 1999).

Appears In[]

Guitar Hero World Tour

Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades (00's Venue)

This song appears as a Master Track.

Tiers (career)

Guitar - 8. Rock Brigade (The Pacific)

Bass - 9. Rock Brigade (The Pacific)

Drums - 5. Bone Church (Poland)

Vocals - 12. Amoeba Records (Los Angeles)

Band - 8. Wilted Orchid (Sweden)



You'll need to have mastered basic alt-strumming to beat this song. If you have done this, then this song is a cakewalk, except for the solo. Don't let the easy beginning fool you, the guitar solo is fairly difficult. This song is  much harder to to fC due to chord changes, rapid strumming, the solo, and also very close together trills. This is definitely the hardest part of the song, so watch out.


On bass, this song is pretty easy. Just be able to put your fingers on the right buttons. There will be a lot of single notes in a row in this song. The hardest parts are before the choruses when there is a quick blue-yellow-red-green hammer on combination before a ton of orange notes in a row. This four-note combo can screw you up and give you at most a -1 run. You can also fuck up (and ruin your Rock Meter) if you succeeded in playing the hammer on combo and then put your finger on the wrong color note.


On drums, this song is not that hard to FC, if you know the song, the beat and the rhythm.

It is a pretty basic 4/4 drum beat, with few fills (except before the chorus) and a basic beat.

One thing that throws off many people and prevents an FC is how the drum beat pauses right on the part when the song goes 'It just takes some time...'.

Also, after that section, the beat changes slightly to suit the chorus.

However, once you get used to these, it shouldn't be all that hard to FC.

Make sure you exercise your wrist before playing this song and have plenty of endurance.


This song is pretty simple to sing. The notes are easy to hit in the verses, but the chorus is just a little harder. Like any other song, either try humming the song or play on a lower level.


Video shows expert guitar FC


Guitar Hero World Tour Guitar The Middle FC

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Songs of Guitar Hero World Tour
Psi Psi Kappa (USA)
Livin' on a Prayer - About a Girl - Mountain Song
Wilted Orchid (Sweden)
Beautiful Disaster - Obstacle 1 - The One I Love
Bone Church (Poland)
Some Might Say - Today - What I've Done
Pang Tang Bay (Hong Kong)
Band on the Run - You're Gonna Say Yeah - Up Around the Bend - No Sleep till Brooklyn
Amoeba Records (Los Angeles)
The Joker - Freak on a Leash - Misery Business - Hotel California
Tool (USA)
Parabola - Schism - Vicarious
Swamp Shack (Louisiana}
Eye of the Tiger - Spiderwebs - One Way or Another - Do it Again - Stillborn
Rock Brigade (The Pacific)
The Middle - Hey Man, Nice Shot - Feel the Pain - Dammit - Everlong
Strutter's Farm (Kentucky)
Heartbreaker - American Woman - Ramblin' Man - Go Your Own Way - Stranglehold
House of Blues (Los Angeles)
L'Via L'Viaquez - Kick Out the Jams - Santeria - On the Road Again - Love Me Two Times
Ted's Tiki Hut (Tahiti)
Monsoon - Aggro - Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast) - Good God - One Armed Scissor
Will Heilm's Keep (England)
The Kill - Shiver - Rebel Yell - Demolition Man
Recording Studio (Canada)
Lazy Eye - Too Much Too Young - Float On - Nuvole e Lenzuola - Pretty Vacant
AT&T Park (San Fransisco)
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Sweet Home Alabama - Assassin - Escuela De Calor - The Wind Cries Mary - Purple Haze
Tesla's Coil (Australia)
Toy Boy - Hail to the Freaks - Vinternoll2 - Hollywood Nights
Ozzfest (Germany)
Love Removal Machine - Our Truth - Antisocial - Prisoner of Society - Mr. Crowley - Crazy Train
Times Square (New York City)
Re-Education (Through Labor) - La Bamba - Scream Aim Fire - Overkill - Trapped Under Ice - B.Y.O.B - Hot for Teacher
Sunna's Chariot (Asgard)
Love Spreads - Soul Doubt - Never too Late - Pull Me Under - Satch Boogie
Guitar Battles
Ted Nugent Guitar Battle - Zakk Wylde Guitar Battle
Downloadable Tracks
That Was Just Your Life - The End of the Line - Broken, Beat & Scarred - The Day that Never Comes - All Nightmare Long - Cyanide - The Unforgiven Ill - The Judas Kiss - Suicide & Redemption J.H. - Suicide & Redemption K.H. - My Apocalypse - Rock and Roll Band - Hot Blooded - Jessie's Girl - No Rain - Ted Nugent Guitar Battle - Zakk Wylde Guitar Battle - Anything - Electrorock - Horse to Water - Man-Sized Wreath - Supernatural Superserious - Bang it Up - Waiting for the Rapture - The Shock of the Lightning - If 6 was 9 - Little Wing - Fire - G.L.O.W. - 1979 - The Everlasting Gaze - Salute Your Solution - Hold Up - Consoler of the Lonely - The Turning - I'm Outta Time - (Get off Your) High Horse Lady - Falling Down - To Be Where There's Life - Ain't Got Nothin - The Nature of Reality - Soldier On
Songs of Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades
Crushcrushcrush - Dirty Little Secret - The Pretender - Ready, Set, Go! - Tarantula - Take Over, The Break's Over
Can't Stop - I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Middle - One Step Closer - Remedy
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Buddy Holly - Down - No Rain - Volcano Girls
Any Way You Want It - I Can't Drive 55 - La Bamba - The One I Love- You Give Love a Bad Name
All Right Now - Free Ride - One Way or Another - Rock and Roll Band - Sweet Home Alabama
Bonus Tracks
Satch Boogie - Smooth Criminal - We Are the Champions