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Billy Idol, Backstreet Boys And Hurts In The 7 March SingStore Update!

Hello singers!

Good to see you and I hope you all got the message about the delay of the last update from me via James!? On with this update though. We’ll be releasing the Billy Idol song pack tracks as singles this week, so if you’re feeling a bit ‘Hot In The City’ and really don’t fancy a ‘White Wedding’, you can make your choice now.

Hurts_Stay

The Backstreet Boys seem to be quite popular with you lot, so here’s ‘I Want It That Way’ and also the massive Hurts hit ‘Stay’ plus, you can’t go wrong with a little King and Luther, right?

Backstreet Boys_I Want It That Way

Don’t forget to vote in our ‘You Decide’ poll on Facebook for a theme of discounted tracks to be released later this month! Looks like 80s is winning at the moment but you can still change that so get voting now.

The ‘Number Ones’ songs are still up in the ‘Charts’ section so hurry and get your hands on them before it’s too late. Check out the full list of songs here.

We’ve also updated the DanceStar Mobile app which is now available in most EU countries, so if you haven’t already downloaded it, do it now. Here’s some more info on it and a link to the download page. It’s fab.

Have a great week,
Nina xx

In English
Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way
Billy Idol White Wedding
Billy Idol Mony Mony
Billy Idol Cradle Of Love
Billy Idol Hot In The City
Billy Idol with Generation X Dancing with Myself
Herman’s Hermits I’m Into Something Good
Hurts Stay
King Love & Pride
Luther Vandross Never Too Much
M Pop Muzik
In Italian
Eros Ramazzotti Fuoco Nel Fuoco

Track has previously been released on a disc.

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vherostar 5 March, 2012 @ 3:05 pm   1

Again with the classics instead of chart songs.. I bought over 120 songs on singstore since the launch but havn’t bought one song in 6 month now. This is down to nothing good appearing anymore. You already released most of the top classics and then you finally release chart songs a couple of years later. Would actually like to sing chart songs on Singstar. That’s why people buy the game..

    Nina Scherer 5 March, 2012 @ 4:39 pm    

    We’d like that, too. It’s not that we don’t want to give them to you.

 
fauxtronic 5 March, 2012 @ 3:25 pm   2

Hello Sony. I purchased my PS3 for the primary purpose of watching blu-ray discs and streaming internet media, such as LoveFilm and Netflix. If you want the PS line of products to be taken seriously as multi-purpose, multi-media entertainment devices (and I think you do, due to the inclusion of movies and music based services), then you urgently need to question whether 20+ hours of downtime a month is acceptable. I understand that maintenance is required, and would have no problem if the downtime was limited to PSN, but it is not.

I pay £9.99 a month for LoveFilm, and £5.99 a month for Netflix. Both services go down on the PS3 *every* *single* *time* you pull the plug on PSN which happens at least two or three times a month. What’s more, you don’t give any warning on the device itself so if anybody plans on having friends around to watch a film on LoveFilm or Netflix, they can’t count on it because service availability is so unpredictable.

Do you have any idea how much I wish I’d bought an internet enabled TV now?

    Nina Scherer 5 March, 2012 @ 4:41 pm    

    Hello!

    I’m afraid I can’t help you with your query as this is the SingStar/DanceStar Party blog. I’ll see who I can get to answer your questions though!

    Thanks,

    Nina

Awesome update, Nina! Best one in 2012 so far. I love me some White Wedding & Cradle of Love! I’m Into Something Good is a strong contender as well, that song makes me think of Naked Gun every time I hear it. =)

 

trine 2 wednesday = good times

ShinyGoldfish 5 March, 2012 @ 5:04 pm   5

Excellent, looking forward to the Billy Idol + Hurts tracks! Thanks Nina :D

P.S. If you’re allowed anywhere near the dungeons where the DanceStar devs are kept, could you ask them about adding a mirror mode(flipping the videos + moves, so you can hold the glowing ping pong ball in your left hand), please?

 
SideshowN 5 March, 2012 @ 6:09 pm   6

Good update Nina. There is a handful of songs I will grab.

dionf_uk 5 March, 2012 @ 6:21 pm   7

More Hurts please. The more the merrier!

HumpyMunky 5 March, 2012 @ 6:24 pm   8

YES! Thanks for the Backstreet Boys song! And a great Hurts song!

I, too, would love stuff currently on the charts and I imagine it must be incredibly frustrating for Nina and the team that the companies won’t just license them their music. The record companies are all worked up about people “stealing” music and that their profits are dropping, but they drag their butts and don’t license quickly (or at all) to the Singstar team. It’s additional profit for them!! But they’re too busy crying about how they don’t make enough money to bother using this revenue stream. I’M frustrated by it, so I can’t imagine how frustrated Nina must be, especially when she has to listen to everyone complain to her like it’s her fault!

 

Hi,
Im glad about Backstreet boys and Hurts…
Can we get some more weird al?

also
I have a few videos uploaded to the server, and when i went to show my friends them on the weekend i saw that they were padlocked. and on them it said that they were not viewable… it had a weird code at the bottom. (com.scee.singstar.game.common.model.title@5e524c70) the number at the end changes.

I have 4 videos uploated, and the disc songs dont work, only Youre my mate which was DLC.

are you guys aware of the situation or is this new?

Also thanks so much for another Jesse J song Last week… Loved It

    Nina Scherer 13 March, 2012 @ 12:09 pm    

    Mhh, can you give me some more info? Is this in game? Are they working again now?

 

Great update! Can’t wait to sing “Stay” from Hurts.

It’s also great to see from the last few updates that they seem to get better and better. Keep it up :)

 

Any word if there’ll be any more Depeche Mode songs?

 
Bumblebee 5 March, 2012 @ 11:18 pm   12

“The Backstreet Boys seem to be quite popular with you lot”

Generalising gamers to be fans of Backstreet Boys is utterly, utterly ridiculous. Which is partly why I think SingStar is failing these days… rather than targeting gamers you seem to be targeting… well, I don’t know. But of all the people I know in all walks of life, the only ones who are stupid enough to be fans of Backstreet Boys wouldn’t even know what a PS3 controller looked like.

Have the SingStar team actually done research into the listening habits of PS3 gamers or is the selection as random as it seems? Because I know loads of people with PS3s, loads of people who love SingStar but for months, if not years now, the choice of songs given are far from what any of them would ever listen to.

 
Bumblebee 5 March, 2012 @ 11:19 pm   13

I’m not requesting chart songs – chart music is generally awful – just a broader choice. It was much better back in the original days of release.

As for the licensing, I can’t believe the power that Sony have behind them isn’t enough to persuade music companies to license their songs; it’s not like they can be easily pirated and if anything it would be good exposure for loads of bands, not to mention extra revenue. I just don’t think it’s being “sold” to them the right way.

I think it’s also a marketing thing; if SingStar was advertised in the right way it could be huge, but it’s just put to one side. Sadly this generation Sony have totally messed up their marketing avenues. For a massive company with a lot riding on their tech, they are quite useless as selling their products and keeping customers on side.

 
AlexAtkinUK 5 March, 2012 @ 11:27 pm   14

I hope this means all the Backstreet Boys hits will slowly be released on Singstar as I would be willing to buy most of them.

I also agree we need more Weird Al, its odd there is just the one song on there.

 
Bumblebee 6 March, 2012 @ 2:38 am   15

I can’t believe that
a) people actually like Backstreet Boys and
b) people actually admit it in a forum.

I know a few girls who liked them back in the day I suppose. Yes, I must assume that those who are admitting to liking them are girls.

Girls with no taste. Thank goodness I live in a town well populated with girls that rock and don’t just gobble down the tripe that commercial radio stations spoon-feed them.

 
xscapeguy2007 6 March, 2012 @ 8:31 am   16

I seriously think that Singstar is dying! I used to look forward to the new updates now it seems instead of getting a flood of song titles we are now getting a few trickles! Come on Singstar team force the licence’s to get with it and sort us all out some of the most wanted requests we have on the Singstar forums!

Plus when is there going to be a new Singstar release to take into account the new songs out there now. I mean we cannot keep going back in time!
One huge release that still , (for the life of me i dont understand!)has not been taken advantage yet is Michael Jackson! Come on Singstar we need the King of Pop! get with it please guys!
Terry

 
Dunph_UK 6 March, 2012 @ 4:30 pm   17

Nina last month I asked if you cold look into downloading the latest songs via the singstar party pack. I bought the wireless mics party pack which lets you download 20 songs. However u have to do this through a redemption code and it states go into the transactions if you want to redownload or don’t want 20 songs in one go. None of the songs released in 2012 are on this list can you help ?

    Nina Scherer 13 March, 2012 @ 12:14 pm    

    Have you looked into this again in the last month? The Party Pack store that end should have been updated recently to incorporate the latest songs. Please let me know if not and I will speak to someone to rectify it.

Miikon_96 6 March, 2012 @ 8:48 pm   18

hello Nina.
some good songs this time, but I might only get Hurts.
is the songs from the Elton John, Adele, Take That and 80′s 4 pack soon coming as seperate songs?
and is there any Olly Murs songs in the near future? :)

    Nina Scherer 13 March, 2012 @ 12:15 pm    

    Yes, they all will soon! Not sure about Olly though. On the list but not heard anything.

Pussmis 9 March, 2012 @ 11:25 am   19

It could be nice if it would be possible to be more then 2 players to sing in Singstar :-)

 
Raingmc 13 March, 2012 @ 7:55 pm   20

they’re still padlocked, its in game, but it also the other songs have been removed from singstar.com…

i opened a thread on the forum but it has no replys except one other person who says its happening to him too… http://community.singstar.com/t5/SingStar/Uploaded-Video-Problems-Padlocked/td-p/15249595

I can see if i can add some screen caps if needed

Other than that…. is Canada/US ever getting the discounted singstar songs?

Fruffnee 13 March, 2012 @ 7:55 pm   21

Thanks for a great update. I was wondering when the new discounted tracks go up. And also what the chances of more Radiohead songs are. Karma Police please please please.

Ruskino 14 March, 2012 @ 2:34 pm   22

Hi Nina
Are the dance add-ons now a thing of the past?

Ruskino 14 March, 2012 @ 2:37 pm   23

Hi Nina
Are the dance add-ons a thing of the past now?
Thank you