Monday 3 rd September: The countdown continues as Nordic Games today announced the second group of tracks for the much anticipated We Sing 80s.
Last week Nordic Games introduced the first seven of the 30 chart topping, sing along classics from the 80s, as the full list is gradually revealed over the course of four weeks. This week the next seven tracks are revealed via the Facebook Jukebox app and once again fans using the app will have a chance to win a copy of the game.
The second batch of songs to be revealed is:
· Cyndi Lauper – True Colours
· Tears for Fear – Shout
· Yazoo – Only you
· Lisa Stansfield - All Around the World
· Paula Abdul – Straight Up
· Simple Minds – Alive and Kicking
· Baltimora – Tarzan Boy
The hugely popular True Colours is known worldwide and rightfully fits on the tracklist for We Sing 80s. Performed by Cyndi Lauper, it spent two weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and the song received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Shout, sung by the British band Tears for Fears, was released in 1984, the heart of the 80s. A synth-rock anthem, Shout would become one of the most successful pop songs of 1985 eventually reaching the Top Ten in 25 countries.
Yazoo released Only You in 1982, featuring its smooth synthesized melody beat that took Only You to as high as number two in the UK charts. The song’s popularity was further increased by being covered the Flying Pickets, which took it to the UK Christmas number one in 1983.
All Around The World was a relatively late release in the 80s, with the title being launched in November 1989. However Lisa Stansfield made this song a hit with All Around The World hitting the top spot for two weeks in a row in the UK and reaching number one in 11 other countries.
Paula Abdul is a woman of many talents; a singer-song writer, dancer, choreographer, actress and a mainstay in American television reality show The X Factor USA. Paula Abdul will always be remembered for her 1988 hit single Straight Up which reached number one in the Billboard Hot 100.
Simple Minds were certainly Alive and Kicking in 1985 with the title making it to number seven in the UK singles chart and hitting the heights of number three in the US Billboard Hot 100, retaining a spot in the top five for four weeks. Alive and Kicking remains a classic today having been used on BSkyB’s FA Premier League trailers.
In 1985 Baltimora released its debut single Tarzan Boy and it became an instant hit with its smooth dance beat, dominating charts across Europe. Its great success was in France where it topped the charts for five consecutive weeks. Tarzan boy was so successful it has been covered by many artists over the years.
“These next set of titles we’ve accumulated for We Sing 80s truly does justice to the music from that era” says Nik Blower, Sales and Marketing Director, Nordic Games. “There are tracks in there everyone will know and love and we look forward to revealing further hits next week.”
We Sing 80s will be released on September 28 th. Eight more songs will be unveiled next week and you can check out the playlist to date on the Facebook app: http://www.facebook.com/WeSingGame
For more information on We Sing 80s please email Lauren.Dillon@premiercomms.com
About Nordic Games Publishing
Nordic Games Publishing is the wholly owned publishing arm of Nordic Games Holding AB. Formed in 2008, Nordic Games Publishing launched its first titles on PS2 and Wii™ in April 2009 and now successfully sells and markets its games in over 20 countries.
Its We Sing range of games for Wii™ first went on sale in November 2009. Since that time it has reached genre-leading status, while remaining the first singing games to support four microphones. There are currently seven released titles: We Sing, We Sing Encore, We Sing Robbie Williams, We Sing UK Hits, We Sing Rock! and We Sing Pop! and the localised titles We Sing Down Under and We Sing Deutsche Hits.
Nordic Games recently released the first extension to its ‘We’ range of games We Dance. Supporting four dancers at any one time it features 40 tracks across four decades and a variety of genres.
Nordic Games also continues to enjoy commercial success with two multiformat releases under the Dance Party banner and the publisher has nine racing games currently in the market. Nordic Games welcomes fun, engaging and original game concepts and is always seeking to engage the best development talent. For more information please visit: www.nordicgames.se.