If you’ve only played Beat Saber’s default levels, you’re missing out! A community of enthusiasts have created lots of unofficial levels which are easy to install, many featuring recognizable tunes that make the game even more fun. We’ve got a list of 11 great community-made custom songs for Beat Saber that are definitely worth a try.

First thing’s first: if you haven’t installed any custom songs for Beat Saber yet, click over to this simple guide to install the mods you need to download and play custom songs.

Second: this list is focused on Expert-level play; if you’re still playing Beat Saber at Hard or lower difficulty, consider continuing to practice with the default levels, as custom songs skew toward even higher difficulty, and not all custom songs include difficulties easier than Expert and Hard (some have Expert+!).

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So, once you’ve got the mods installed, you’ll find a ‘Beatsaver’ button insider of Beat Saber on the main menu. Clicking on it will show you all of the custom songs available for download. There’s many to choose from, but the quality of each beat map can be hit or miss. So here’s some fun and challenging songs to get started (don’t miss the ‘Search’ button at the top of the list inside the game to find these easily):

  • Believer – Imagine Dragons (Beat map by Rustic)
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars (Beat map by BennyDaBeast)
  • Hyper Drive – Jaroslav Beck, Generdyn (Beat map author unknown)
  • New Dawn – PrototypeRaptor (Beat map by Rustic)
  • Popcorn Funk – Monstaz. (Beat map by Rustic)
  • Can’t’ Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake (Beat map by BennyDaBeast)
  • Uso No Hibana (V2 fixed) – 96Neko (Beat map by WinEpic)
  • Never Sleep Alone – Kaskade (Beat map author unknown)
  • Burn – Ellie Goulding (Beat map by BennyDaBeast)
  • X Gon’ Give It To Ya – DMX (Beat map by attackpanda11)
  • Harder Better Faster Stronger – Daft Punk (Beat map by RunRockGame)

It seems that the best Beat Saber levels find a way to make your movements reflect the feeling of each song, and that’s certainly exhibited in many of the above. Thanks to all the community members who have put these quality beat maps together for the rest of us.

Know a great custom song for Beat Saber that’s not on this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • DanDei

    Too many awesome ones to list them all, but here are three gems I keep on going back to because they flow brillantly and have a perfect balance of challenge and fun:

    Muse – Knights of Cydonia
    My personal favorite. Truly epic sequencing, brillant lights and a wall-section that is actually fun

    The Killers – Mr. Brightside

    Kung Fu Fighting

    • Brian Elliott Tate

      I just wrote back to F1ForHelp below. I Really like some of your songs choices. Would you also be interested in helping? Thanks!

  • F1ForHelp

    My favorite is Lonely Departure Chroma. It’s more on the difficult side of songs, but difficulty ends up translating into fun the more you play beat saber. (57 hours currently.)

    … Don’t take my leaderboard spot, pls…

    • Brian Elliott Tate

      Hey! Good choice! Would you be interested in helping to review some of the songs on bsaber.com or maybe create a playlist of some of your favorites? That would be REALLY helpful for a lot of people! You can find me as one of the admins in the Beat Saber Modding Discord. Thanks!

      • F1ForHelp

        I may have seen that site before, but now I’m seeing that there a bunch of good features on it. I’ll think about creating a playlist. Hopefully it gets more popularity from Beat Saber players.

  • Jack

    My two favorite songs:
    – Shake it off (Tailor Swift)
    – Gangnam style (Psy)

    • johngrimoldy

      Gangnam Style is incredibly well mapped and just a lot of damned fun.

    • Tony Cortese

      100% agree! I laughed when Gangnam Style was recommended to me, but someone did an amazing job putting this one together.

  • Pierre-Luc Denis

    My favorites are Cookies and Hype, both from Tokyo Machine

  • gothicvillas

    Eins zwei polizei!!

  • Mike Childs

    Michael Jackson’s Beat It also has a great custom song

  • fuyou2

    So, where do you PAY for these songs?

    • gothicvillas

      custom tracks are free of charge! Every day dozens are uploaded. Lots are not great but plenty of custom tracks are simply awesome and even better than what original devs make.

      • johngrimoldy

        I think his point is more that the artists are not being compensated for the use of their music in these custom tracks.

        • gothicvillas

          I have discovered a fair amount of artists via Beat Saber, artists I wouldn’t have known otherwise. But I get what you are saying. Oh well, not going to cry much about it.

          • johngrimoldy

            I agree with you. The reality is that the recording industry is trying desperately to hold onto a business model that’s just too easy to circumvent. I’m not sure what the answer is, but it’s not my fight and I’m not losing sleep that Psi or Van Halen are losing out on pennies from me.

        • Eric Jaakkola

          Also worth noting that the people spending hours upon hours making the tracks to go with the music are doing the work for free and without credit.

  • nargorn

    Rasputin Funkoverload.

    • F1ForHelp

      That’s a pretty good workout song. My new workout song now is some 4 minute Miku map.

    • Gabriel Breiling

      Oh my god this song was the death of me when I first started. Kinda weird to think of it as an easy one now.

      Hashtag gains?

  • Quack

    FWLR – Good Intentions

  • Woodrowe Bones

    There is a michael jackson one thats pretty good….. makes you do his moves sort of

  • PJ

    Get as many downloaded as possible whilst you still can, there’s surely a legality issue here, the artists and most importantly the labels arent getting a penny from this

    • Yup hurry up, just been 2 years and no foreseeable threats, HURRY!!!!!

  • Angelo Tartanian
  • Melissa Oakley

    “Glimpse of Love” by Franz Ferdinand is insanely well mapped. Hits every beat, and is a good challenge on expert!

  • 3Daniel

    Believer – Imagine Dragons is fantastic, but only available in Expert mode. Is there a normal or hard mode available as well?

  • Skippy76

    Ah ha Take on me is great but my favorite is still Rasputin. Such fun to play and hilarious to watch noobs play

  • Ricecoal

    Darude – Sandstorm (not kidding)

  • Angela

    The Final Countdown — Europe (epic guitar solo sequence)
    What is Love — Haddaway (great workout)

  • Laura Brown Jones

    I have tried these, and I love them. Thanks for the suggestions! Also, I was looking for a good Rasputin map, since I liked it a lot in Dance Central. Good stuff!!! More suggestions, please!

  • You

    if people wanna start talking about “paying” then why dont they start by “paying” the Earth they’re standing and living on and to the Sun they’re enjoying the warmth from?

  • B M

    Ylvis – the fox