Sony unveils Singstar track listing
Karaoke Stage in May, then Singstar in summer. They're going to kill us!
Sony has revealed the track listing for Singstar, the karaoke party game from the team behind EyeToy at Sony's London Studio. It's a singing game along similar lines to Konami's Karaoke Stage, in that it measures your vocal skills (pitch, tone, timing, etc) and provides feedback, but it also includes EyeToy compatibility allowing players to see themselves singing along. It's described as a singing game "with a twist", so we're guessing that's meant to be the twist.
Due out this summer, Singstar will ship with two microphones that plug in via USB adapter, and apart from officially licensed music (cast eyes down, numpty!) and videos, it will also have various multiplayer modes for up to eight people to compete, including a "Pass the Mic" game encouraging duets and other combinations, whilst also offering various options for the lone vocalist - a simple pick-up-and-go sing-along and even a "Star Maker" mode that charts your path from bedroom crooner to sell-out superstar. Singstar, sorry.
As with dancing title EyeToy: Groove, Sony has cast its net very wide for potential songs, focusing on the adult and/or alternative (The Darkness, Motorhead) just as often as the mindless pop tarts (Liberty X, Mis-Teeq, Pink, Jamelia, etc) and the karaoke stalwarts (Village People). It would certainly make an interesting mix tape...
- Liberty X - Just a Little
- Mis-Teeq - Scandalous
- The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
- A-Ha - Take on Me
- Pink - Get the Party Started
- Jamelia - Superstar
- Motorhead - Ace of Spades
- George Michael - Careless Whisper
- Avril Lavigne - Complicated
- Petula Clark - Downtown
- Sophie Ellis Bexter - Murder on the Dancefloor
- Daniel Bedingfield - If You're Not the One
- Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
- Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
- Westlife - World of Our Own
- Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca
- Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
- Madonna - Like a Virgin
- Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
- S Club - Don't Stop Movin'
- Deee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart
- Sugababes - Round Round
- Elvis - Suspicious Minds
- Busted - Crashed the Wedding
- Village People - YMCA
- Good Charlotte - Girls and Boys
- Blondie - Heart of Glass
- Dido - Thank You
- Atomic Kitten - Eternal Flame
- Blue - One Love