This Week On The SingStore (12 November 2009)

Hi there and welcome to the next SingStore update.

This week, relive the lauch of MTV by downloading Buggles and ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ (the first video to be played out on the station) or alternatively, just get ‘Ready For The Weekend’ with Calvin Harris’.

Coldplay_Strawberry Swing

Buggles_Video Killed the Radio Star

Foreign language singers’ choices this week include: Jürgen Drews with ‘König Von Mallorca’, ‘Pidä Kädestä’ by Indica and Buraka Som Sistema with ‘Kalemba (Wegue Wegue)’.

The SongPack this week comes from Amy Winehouse, so warm up those vocal chords and take on Amy with her distinctive soulful tunes.

The Italian Starter Pack SongPack, Il Pop Italiano, will be released onto the store on 25/11 – tracklisting below.

Enjoy and see you in two weeks!

Nina x

In English

  • Ace of Base – Don’t Turn Around
  • Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game
  • Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good
  • Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
  • Calvin Harris – Ready For The Weekend
  • Coldplay – Strawberry Swing
  • Dave Dobbyn – Loyal
  • Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
  • Duffy – Rain On Your Parade
  • Erasure – Chains Of Love
  • Everclear – I Will Buy You A New Life
  • Gabriella Cilmi – Sweet About Me
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Never Miss A Beat
  • Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
  • Mika – Grace Kelly
  • Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Into My Arms
  • Rick James – Super Freak
  • Snow Patrol – Take Back The City
  • Snow Patrol – You’re All I Have
  • Superfamily – Taxi Dancing
  • The Cardigans – Erase / Rewind
  • The Poodles – Metal Will Stand Tall
  • Wes Carr – You
  • Yazz And The Plastic Population – The Only Way Is Up

Snow Patrol_Take Back the City

Calvin Harris-Ready for the weekend

In Dutch

  • Guus Meeuwis – Laat Mij In Die Waan

In Finnish

  • Indica – Pidä Kädestä
  • Samuli Edelmann + Sani -Tuhat Yötä

In German

  • Almklausi – LoLoLos Geht’s
  • Bakkushan – Baby Du Siehst Gut Aus
  • DJ Abschleppdienst – Party, Palmen, Weiber Und’n Bier (Beach Mix)
  • Jürgen Drews – König Von Mallorca
  • Marco Bandero – Herzfest
  • Stefan Peters – Schwarze Natascha
  • Tim Toupet – Ich bin Ein Döner

In Portuguese

  • Buraka Som Sistema – Kalemba (Wegue Wegue)
  • D’ZRT – Percorre O Meu Sonho

In Spanish

  • Amaia Montero – Quiero Ser
  • Chambao – Papeles Mojados

Song Pack

  • Amy Winehouse
    • Back To Black
    • Tears Dry On Their Own
    • Rehab
    • You Know I’m No Good
    • Love Is A Losing Game
  • Starter Pack: Il Pop Italiano (Released on 25/11)
    • Daniele Silvestri – Salirò
    • Lu Colombo – Maracaibo
    • Tiziano Ferro – E fuori è buio
    • Vasco Rossi – Vita Spericolata
    • Velvet – Boy Band
75 Comments
22 Author replies

Hey Guys any chance of some real rock songs from maybe Foo Fighters, Red hot Chilli Peppers, Oasis etc? That would be great.

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Hi –

Not currently form these artists, I’m afraid, but we’ll certainly see what we can do about ROCK in general.

Nx

Great update thanks to Ace of Base !!!

But that’s a pity there’s no french song…
Nina, can you change this for the next update, please? Because, as you probably know, english language is not the french cup of tea…;-) so the same french songs are played everytime during karaoke parties at home !!!

By the way , I forgive you if you put other Ace of Bas tracks in the next update! :-)

Cheers from France!!

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I know, I know, it’s not ideal but it’s not easy getting French content for the store at the moment. Maybe you’ll fiond some more English language tracks like Ace Of Base that are your tasse du the in the meantime? :)

Great update this week! Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, Keane, Mika and Snow Patrol! Thanks for these songs.

Is there any chance to get never-released-by-singstar-yet songs by Keane in the near future?

Thanks for your reply

Emmanuel from France

3.1

You want MORE Keane? ;)

Gotta say I’m happy with Ace of Base and Yazz! Pretty meh for the most part tho :(
Need more Bubblegum pop and late 90’s classics!!!!

So Nina, since Kelly Clarkson has pretty much been one of the most Downloaded since she was added to the store, are we gonna be getting anymore Kelly Clarkson tracks anytime soon? :D

4.1

Mhhh, not sure…

Hi Nina, any news about more alternative/electronic bands?
Björk, Air, Massive Attack, Portishead, Beck, Fat Boy Slim….
There are a lot but you know what kind of music i mean.

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I know what you mean :)

Nothing i can promise right now but we are constantly working on so much stuff, it’s hard to say what can be released sooner or later.

Mostly UMG PS2 disc stuff, but I’ll still get a few tracks from this.
A fantastic update for newcomers though!
Hope you keep the Erasure valve open :D

Hmmmm. Cheap week for me then :( Do you not want my money lol

Maybe get some in the next update ;)

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I hope you do! :)

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Nina! Do you know if there’s any other Tiziano Ferro song coming soon? “E fuori è buio” is beautiful, but how about “Alla mia età”, “Il Regalo Mio Più Grande”, “Non me lo so spiegare”… Thank you!

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Hi, I am not sure apart from the one in the Italian Starter Pack. Sorry!

When will we be able to import the tracks from singstar ABBA, Queen or the PS2 collection into the main game and on to the harddisk?

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I can only reiterate this again… I relly don’t know if this will ever be possible but certainly not in the very near future. I’ll keep you informed if anything changes.

Hi Nina!

Any chance that these songs will be available?

(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams

Will the songs of ABBA and Motown be available via PSN soon/ at all?

Btw. who was responsible for the Singstar Disney Tracklist!
What were they thinking =O)

Hey Nina
nothing there i plan to get , sorry

but
have you got any news about Miley Cyrus or JLS being on the singstore , a while ago you said there was something in the works , could we expect them before christmas ?

is there any kind of big update planned just before christmas ?

and i would love to have Jason Derulo – Watcha Say in the singstore , please , would be a good male/female duet

11.1

Hey – next updates are planned for 26/11 and 17/12. You’ll just have to wait and see…

We miss you in America Nina. The US people are not very talkative at all. :(

12.1

Ahhh, I’m sorry – I miss you guys, too. If you want to ask me anything on here, I’ll try and answer things for you as much as I can though :)

Hey Nina,

I just wanted to ask you, if you can tell us if the cool songs of the starter-set dics will become available for us any time soon. Amazon for example has listed “Broken Strings”, “Dance with Somebody” and “Wire to Wire” but i obviously can’t invest 60€ for a disc with 5 songs :P

Anyways, hope you can give us some insight

Xardas

‘Into my arms’ very nice! :)
Any news on Coldplay – Viva la vida? I just love this song!

And like wotta said. Any rock songs? Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit maybe?

This update is awesome… So many good artists from nowadays, the 90’s and 80’s… Good job… Hey Nina do you know when Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus are going to appear in the Singstore? Thanks!

“I can only reiterate this again… I relly don’t know if this will ever be possible but certainly not in the very near future. I’ll keep you informed if anything changes.”

Thats a shame, it looks Guitar Hero and Rockband are doing a better job. Changing discs during a party is always a show stopper and I often get questions why I caný put them on the HD.

Any word on HD clips instead of the oldfasion SD?

Months ago people came up with loads of good ideas to make Singstar even better (like being able to anly see the videoclip to enjoy or play Singstar with friends online).
Any word if you guys are doing something with those sugestions?

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All suggestions have definitely being heard and taken onboard.

On the HD clips: There are not many videos we are getting supplied in HD format so SD will be around for a while.

it’s sad that there’s still no french song…

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When is Alphabeat – Fascination coming to the store, its been on the USA Store for ages, i have been waiting ages for the song to hit our singstore. Do you know if we are getting this song?

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Any chance of any Robbie Williams? There seems to be a lack of his songs considering how many records he sells in Europe.

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Maybe…

Very nice and varied update. However, is there any chance that more hard rock/metal tracks will hit the store?

Bands like Tiamat, Slipknot, KoRn, Cradle of filth, Slayer, godsmack, Motörhead and the likes?

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I hear you all on the Rock/Metal front but we’ll have to see what we can get…

Yay! Finally some Coldplay, and possibly my favourite song of theirs too!

:P

Kid :)

Ready For The Weekend & Erase/Rewind (I want more songs from Cardigans :D)

AWESOME :D

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Some GREAT songs on that list :) THANK YOU!

Can you plz tell me if there will be more Sugababes and Pussycat Dolls? I ve asking for them for ages :( ( I know we have one song for each, but if you could get more…)

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Possibly some more Sugababes soon…

1 dutch track! xD

Hi Nina,

Thanks for the update. Is there any likelihood that we will be able to purchase the entire contents of a Singstar disc on the SingStore? For example, my wife loves the idea of the Singstar Take That, but just wants all the tracks adding to the library, and doesn’t want to have to insert a separate disc every time.

cheers

adavidm

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Hiya,

The store and discs are very separate entities and some songs which are on a disc we cannot release on the store. This is not neccessarily true for Take That but certainly discs in general, so the short answer would be unfortunately no, not for now.

Cheers,
Ninax

Awesome update… I want to ask if there is any chance to add in the SingStore songs from Utada (even the ones from Kingdom Hearts series [ps2 games]) and more songs from Robbie Williams and Lady Gaga (Paparazzi and Love game) ?

Is there any chance for Greek Songs to make it in the game through DLC? There are rumors about a SingStar Greek version, but not a real confirmation. Thanks in advance :)

Please, please PLEASE can you allow us to import the ‘catalogue’ of our Singstar discs? Not the songs, just the song names, artist + 10 second preview. If you pick a song which is on a different disc, then just a message to say “Insert Singstar Vol. X” would make the whole experience of browsing songs (because let’s face it, the lack of a “proper” import feature is incredibly irritating) a darn sight more pleasant.

I have 6 Singstar discs, and it such a pain to change discs just to see what’s on it – and even worse, I’ve ended up buying tracks from the SingStore that were on one of my other discs!

27.1

Hi –

see answer above #9

Thanks,

Nina

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Are we ever going to see boybands like Backstreet Boys, NSync, and 98 Degrees? Or Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, and Mandy Moore on the female side?

Also when is Coldplay’s Viva La Vida ever going to make its way to the store? That’s the one I keep waiting for but never shows up. :(

Great update as usual!

The thing I miss most on the singstore however is Michael Jackson. We have “Billie Jean” on singstar vol. 3 and “I want you back” with Jackson 5 on the singstore but other than that it’s kinda empty in that department.

Will more songs with Michael Jackson be added in the near future or will there be a “Singstar Michael Jackson” disc?

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Maybe next month….???

I noticed that Strawberry Swing(and the video) was on the front page, and then I instantly 5* this most excellent of posts! Some great tunes, you fellas have got going on!

Hiya, The misses said she would love a Singstar Musicals. I can’t think of anything worse personally, but she would make me buy it for her, so thats one guaranteed sale!

I will get Strawberry Swing. But where is Viva La Vida? I have been waiting for this song for ages.
Any chance of any GLEE songs, or Paparazzi or Bad Romance from Lady Gaga.
More mainstream.

Thanks for an Ace of Base tune, but what we really want is “All that she wants”, “Wheel of fortune” and “Beautiful morning”.

And while it, The Cardigans has a far better song: “Rise and Shine”. :)

Songs I’d like to see in SingStar in the future:

The ones I bought from the SingStore that have disappeared from my carousel despite the game saying they are downloaded, but can’t be deleted and are basically down some big mysterious dark SingStar hole somewhere, wasting my precious money.

In other words, the last update/patch was HORRIBLE and broke my SingStar and lost me songs that cost me money. PLEASE can we have a fix, please?

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Hiya,

Thanks for reporting these issues as always. The team are aware about some people having encountered problems with the last patch and are working hard to fix these. Please bear with us while we try and get this done.

Cheers,

Nina

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Lots of demand for rock and metal it seems, please listen!

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I’m listenin’!

Hi Nina, nice update with Snowpatrol!, atleast something I can sing! :), So pleace give us more of that and more Radiohead! :)..
Also as noted over here I would like to see the Abba songs online, even if I could buy them cheaper on disc I would buy online instead, too much work swapping disc you understand! :)… Also my kids would love to sing more, as there not much for they in the store, so some kids song on Norwegian would be wery thankful, or even some english aswell!… Keep up the good work!

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great update,nina!

a question….will there be more celine dion and steps in the future? (i hope you can answer)

greetings mark

VincentVendetta 09 November, 2009 @ 22:00
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Nina, I’ve published my SingStar wishlist on my blog, with a whole lot of french songs (that you truly need). Oh, and great timing for “Strawberry Swing” and “Video Killed the Radio Star”.

Thanks a lot.

http://bloguebve.wordpress.com/singstar-wishlist/

We want NEK on Singstar Store, “Laura no está”.

Some great tracks on this update Nina. I will be purchasing:
* Ace of Base – Don’t Turn Around
* Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
* Coldplay – Strawberry Swing
* Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
* Kaiser Chiefs – Never Miss A Beat
* Rick James – Super Freak
* The Cardigans – Erase / Rewind

I just have one question. I notice that on Singstar Vol 2(UK) there is Fratellis Chelsea Dagger. It would be great to see this song on the singstore as well as Flathead, Henrietta, and Creeping up The Backstairs. This band is perfect for the game! Thanks and keep up the great updates since the UMG deal!

lovin this update, will be getting keane and dead or alive. any chance of getting modern talking your my heart, your my soul and brother louie? and how about a bond theme tune song pack? preferably the roger moore movie songs

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Modern talking is already available in the Starter Pack: Party-Kracher SongPack if you can’t wait for it to be released as a single :)

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Thanks for another great update, my hard drive will shrink this week! Can we get some Kylie Minogue, some of her new stuff in the past decade as it seems europe’s queen of pop has only 1 song on the SingStore…

Thanks Nina!

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Hi,

I have a question. Is it possible to make some kind of playlist with songs you like? There are some songs on the disc i don’t like but they can’t be turned off. I hope this will be possible in a next patch/version.

Keep on singing!!

Dave

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Hi Nina,

Can you please tell if there are some christmas numbers due for the singstore in the next update?

Can you also ask to ad the following songs

Anouk – Three Days In A Row
Anouk – Woman
Some numbers of Kane (Dutch band) (not Keane)

Thanks Nina and have a nice day.

Greetings MonsterRacer

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I think we might have something christmasy in store for you – only if you behave though :)

yeah new singstar tunes :)

you know what would be great though (i doubt if it’s possible but one can dream)

A MUSICAL DISC OR SOME SORT,

WITH SONGS FROM MOULIN ROUGE/HAIRSPRAY/GLEE AND SO ON

would probably make for the gayest singstar disc ever but you’d have my (and lots of peepz i know) money :D

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Yeah, that would be FAB!

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Posted on 10 November, 2009 at 11:43 am by Nina Scherer
I think we might have something christmasy in store for you – only if you behave though

Hi Nina,

I will try ;-)

By the way, thanks for answering our question, I really appreciate.

Also the answer that you gave on the Michael Jackson songs
Mayby next month??? I can’t wait !!!! ;-)

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I didn’t say Michael Jackson actually :) – you’ll just have to wait and see…

[quote=”Nina”]
see answer above #9[/quote]

Hi Nina,

Thanks but that doesn’t actually answer my question. I know that importing the songs themselves to HD is another licensing nightmare.

What I am asking for is to be able to do is this :

– Load SingStar
– Insert another singstar disc
– SingStar scans the disc and adds those tracks to the carousel
– Insert another singstar disc
– SingStar scans the disc and adds those tracks to the carousel
– Pick a song from the carousel
– If the song is not on the disc currently in my PS3 SingStar pops up a box saying “Please insert SingStar XXXX disc”

What I would like is for SingStar to keep a record of which songs I own, both on the HD (via SingStore) and on my SingStar discs.

When you have a singstar party, you have to basically sing through the interesting songs on the disc currently in the machine, changes discs, see whats on that one “Oh nothing I fancy”. Change disc again.

Honestly, try owning 6 SingStar discs and remembering which songs you...

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[quote=”Nina”]
see answer above #9[/quote]

Hi Nina,

Thanks but that doesn’t actually answer my question. I know that importing the songs themselves to HD is another licensing nightmare.

What I am asking for is to be able to do is this :

– Load SingStar
– Insert another singstar disc
– SingStar scans the disc and adds those tracks to the carousel
– Insert another singstar disc
– SingStar scans the disc and adds those tracks to the carousel
– Pick a song from the carousel
– If the song is not on the disc currently in my PS3 SingStar pops up a box saying “Please insert SingStar XXXX disc”

What I would like is for SingStar to keep a record of which songs I own, both on the HD (via SingStore) and on my SingStar discs.

When you have a singstar party, you have to basically sing through the interesting songs on the disc currently in the machine, changes discs, see whats on that one “Oh nothing I fancy”. Change disc again.

Honestly, try owning 6 SingStar discs and remembering which songs you have on all of them + downloaded ones.

Many thanks

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Hi Nina,

Isn’t this a reaction on MJ than??

Posted on 9 November, 2009 at 7:52 pm by Swede_78
Great update as usual!

The thing I miss most on the singstore however is Michael Jackson. We have “Billie Jean” on singstar vol. 3 and “I want you back” with Jackson 5 on the singstore but other than that it’s kinda empty in that department.

Will more songs with Michael Jackson be added in the near future or will there be a “Singstar Michael Jackson” disc?

Posted on 10 November, 2009 at 11:26 am by Nina Scherer
Maybe next month….???

I hope that it’s just that you may not tell us yet ;-)

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Hi Nina,

Isn’t this a reaction on MJ than??

Posted on 9 November, 2009 at 7:52 pm by Swede_78
Great update as usual!

The thing I miss most on the singstore however is Michael Jackson. We have “Billie Jean” on singstar vol. 3 and “I want you back” with Jackson 5 on the singstore but other than that it’s kinda empty in that department.

Will more songs with Michael Jackson be added in the near future or will there be a “Singstar Michael Jackson” disc?

Posted on 10 November, 2009 at 11:26 am by Nina Scherer
Maybe next month….???

I hope that it’s just that you may not tell us yet ;-)

Please tell me Wham’s “Last Christmas” will be up this year, hell, I’d even buy a songpack with 5 cover versions of the song! :p

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