Thursday 16th February: Tinie Tempah joins forces with Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Adele and Hanson, as first tracks from We Sing Pop! are unveiled – with guest appearances from Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mickey Rourke.
The official top 30 countdown has begun, as Nordic Games today announces the first seven tracks which will feature on the forthcoming We Sing Pop!, available exclusively on Nintendo Wii from March 23rd 2012.
Those desperate to get some early practice in can listen to the first seven songs on the game’s Facebook page now (http://www.facebook.com/WeSingGame), thanks to collaboration with Spotify.
Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, released in November 2010, went to number one in 11 countries including America – the singer’s first chart topper in the States. A dark bluesy-disco tune, it recounts the raw emotion of a spurned lover and is already one of the most-sung songs in karaoke establishments up and down the country.
A UK number one for four weeks, and racking up sales close to 900,000, Enrique Iglesias’s Hero is the 17th best selling song of the 2000s. The video – featured in full in We Sing Pop! will see Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mickey Rourke in the homes of Wii owners, making the song as easy on the eyes as it is the ears.
Released in 1997, MMMBop, by Hanson, is one of the most memorable songs of that decade – and one that endures to this day. Its breezy verse and contagious chorus bagged it number ones in the UK and US, among many others.
Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance sold 9.7 million copies worldwide in just over a year, receiving a Grammy Award in the process. The first single release from Gaga’s all-conquering The Fame Monster album, it remains one of her most recognisable hits – and certain to be a favourite in We Sing Pop!
Released in 2003, Outkast’s Hey Ya still fills the dancefloors week in, week out. A US Billboard Hot 100 number one for nine weeks, it remains the duo’s biggest hit to date.
Rhianna’s Don’t Stop The Music, released in 2007, has become one of the artist’s most celebrated songs, and a staple of her live tours since. The song’s pulsating backing track, infectious chorus and more than a nod to Michael Jackson’s Wanna Be Starting Something, made it a worldwide smash, reaching triple-Platinum status in the US.
The last song to be confirmed today is probably the one which rings out most frequently in pubs up and down the land. Written In The Stars by Tinie Tempah ft Eric Turner is currently used by Sky Sports for its Premier League broadcasts. A UK number one in October 2010, its popularity continues to grow globally – with the New York Giants picking it as their entrance music for last week’s Superbowl.
“Despite the fact we’re only releasing seven tracks from our 30-strong tracklist, you can already see this is a real statement of intent for We Sing Pop!” says Nik Blower, Sales and Marketing Director, Nordic Games. “The entire tracklist oozes quality – and with hits from the 60s right up to last year, there is something for everyone.”
We Sing Pop! will be released on March 23rd 2012, exclusively for Nintendo Wii. Seven more songs will be unveiled next week. Check out the playlist to date at http://www.facebook.com/WeSingGame