Thursday 23rd February 2012: The We Sing Pop! countdown, in collaboration with Spotify, continues as the next eight songs on the poptastic 30 strong tracklist are revealed through the We Sing game Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WeSingGame
Bruno Mars, this year’s winner of the International Male Solo Artist BRIT Award, released Just the Way You Are in September 2010. It is a Grammy award winning track and was the singer’s second single in the UK that went straight in at number one for a week and then re-entered the charts in October in the top spot for a further three weeks.
Big Girls Don’t Cry, taken from Fergie’s debut solo album The Duchess, sold 3,080,000 copies and became her third number one track to top the Billboard 100 in America. Produced by her fellow band member from the Black Eyed Peas Will.i.am, the song is a three times platinum selling single. It was the 8th most successful song of the 2000s.
One of the best selling singles of all time, Lady Gaga first teased the world with Born This Way at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards but the song wasn’t officially released until February 2011. It was the lead single on her second studio album also titled Born This Way. On release it was the fastest selling single on iTunes, selling 1 million copies in five days.
I’m Yours by Jason Mraz spent an incredible 76 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and now holds the record for a song that has spent the most time in the charts. Originally released on the limited edition EP titled Extra Credit in 2004, it was then re-released on their album We Sing We Dance We Steal Things.
The 80’s influenced track, Fireflies, by Owl City, is a song about fireflies, summer and insomnia but with a child-like twist on the lyrics. The song topped the charts in a number of countries including the UK, US, Australia and Finland.
The toe-tapping I Don’t Feel Like Dancing by Scissor Sisters spent 27 weeks in the Official UK Top 40. Written by the one and only Elton John, it was the bands first UK number one and remains their most recognisable song.
Vanilla Ice’s, Ice Ice Baby is always a hit on a karaoke tracklist and 23 years later this remains Ice’s biggest selling track. It was the first single in its genre to be featured in the Billboard Top 100 and helped to introduce Hip Hop to a more mainstream audience.
The 15th track to be revealed is Wet Wet Wet’s Love Is All Around, released in 1994 after it was featured in the highly popular Hugh Grant film Four Weddings and a Funeral. It spent two weeks at the top of the UK singles chart and then a further 35 weeks in the top 40. By 2011 the song sold 1,298,131 retail copies in the UK.
“From these eight tracks you can truly grasp how strong We Sing Pop’s full tracklist is going to be,” says Nik Blower, Sales and Marketing Director for Nordic Games. “When choosing the tracklist we looked into what pop songs performed strongest in the charts and these are a selection of those that have had long running success.”
We Sing Pop! will be released on March 23rd 2012, exclusively for Nintendo Wii. More songs will be unveiled next week. Check out the playlist to date at http://www.facebook.com/WeSingGame