Thursday 8th March: Nordic Games has today unveiled the final songs to be added to the We Sing Pop! tracklist, available exclusively on the Wii on the 23rd March 2012.
In collaboration with Spotify, all 30 of these chart topping hits can now be found exclusively on the We Sing Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WeSingGame
So without further ado we can now reveal that the final line up of tracks will include:
Girls Just Want to Have Fun, the first hit record to come from Cyndi Lauper. Released in 1983, it is a signature song of the 1980s and is bound to be a massive hit with girls playing We Sing Pop! together with four microphones. Originally written for a man, Cyndi Lauper changed the lyrics slightly to convey female solidarity in a playful way.
Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine was the second single to be released from their debut album Lungs. The song is featured on NMEs 2011 Top 150 on the last 15 years, beginning with an intricate acoustic intro and building to a crescendo with the power of Florence Welsh’s voice.
Kelis’ best charting single to date is Milkshake, taken from the album Tasty. The song peaked in the top three in the charts across the UK and US and was named Best Single by the Observer in 2004. Written and produced by the Neptunes, the song is heavily influenced by their distinctive electronic funk sounds which the duo is known for.
The empowering Don’t Hold Your Breath by Nicole Scherzinger was released in August 2011, and is the second single from her debut studio album with the Pussycat Dolls, Killer Love. The pop song tells the story of the female protagonist who realises her relationship is over and has made the decision never to go back. It was her first solo single to go into the UK charts at number one.
Written by The Killers, When You Were Young peaked in the charts at number two in October 2006. It was one of their most successful songs to date and was the lead single on their second album Sam’s Town. It has been reported that the song was influenced by Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run.
American girl group, the Pussycat Dolls released When I Grow Up in May 2008 exploring the desire to become famous. It is said to be the stand out track on the album Doll Domination, hitting the top five in UK, Ireland, France, Australia and peaked at number nine in the US on the Billboard 100 chart.
I’m Your Man by iconic 80s duo Wham! will make for the perfect duet on We Sing Pop! The 1985 hit went straight in at number one and was a top five track in the US charts. Six months after the track was released Wham! then announced their split.
Featured as the Weekend Anthem on BBC Radio 1 in March 2011, Unorthodox is the final single to be added to the tracklist. The song by Wretch 32 featuring Example samples the 1989 smash hit Fools Gold by The Stone Roses and reached number two in the charts making it Wretch’s most successful song to date.
“We Sing Pop! boasts 30 of the best Pop songs from the 60s right up until now – we’ve continued our theme of providing something for everyone,” says Nik Blower, Sales and Marketing Director, Nordic Games. “These pop songs compliment a four player game perfectly as they are real crowd pleasers that make you all want to get up and sing together.”
We Sing Pop! will be released on March 23rd 2012, exclusively for Nintendo Wii.