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Song Information

Composition/Lyrics: Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Load, Paice
Arrangement/Guitars/Bass/Keyboards & Drum Programming: Mutsuhiko Izumi
Vocals: Brad Holmes
Recording Engineer: Masami Kenmoku(Qtec), Miho Toyoda
Original Artist: Deep Purple
Album: Machine Head (1972)
BPM: 115
Length: 1:36
Movie: 770
First Music Game Appearance: GUITARFREAKS 3rdMIX
Other Music Game Appearances: None.


We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn't have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground
Smoke on the water
A fire in the sky
Smoke on the water (Wow!)
A fire in the sky

Song Connections / Remixes

  • A loose, licensed cover of Smoke on the Water, titled Smoke, appears in DanceDanceRevolution 2ndMIX.
  • Smoke on the Water also appears in Guitar Hero. Like the GuitarFreaks version, it is a cover.


  • Smoke on the Water was later released as a single in 1973, with the B-side being the live version of this song from their album Made in Japan.
  • Machine Head is Deep Purple's sixth studio album.
  • SMOKE ON THE WATER is the only license in GUITARFREAKS 3rdMIX not arranged by Qtec.
  • Leftover chart, audio and graphical data for SMOKE ON THE WATER can be found in GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX.
    • Data for a Bass EXTREME chart can also be found, although it is a duplicate of its Bass ADVANCED chart.

Song Production Information


Video Production Information


Difficulty & Notecounts

Difficulty for early GF/DM games rated from 1 to 10 stars. GF/DM difficulty for GF5/dm4 and beyond rated from 1 to 99. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

Game Drum Guitar Bass Open
Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme
Notecounts - - - 174 174 - 230 230 - - - -
GF3→GF4 - - - 3 5 - N/A N/A - - - -
GF3/dm2 CS - - - 3 5 - N/A N/A - - - -