Thursday 8 th 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 23 rd 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 23 rd 2012, exclusively for Nintendo Wii.
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, it was the first singing games to support four microphones. There are currently seven released titles: We Sing, We Sing Encore, We Sing Vol.2, We Sing Robbie Williams and We Sing UK Hits, and the localised titles We Sing Down Under and We Sing Deutsche Hits. Further additions will be announced in coming months.
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.