This Week On The SingStore (26 November 2009)

Hi all,

Welcome to the penultimate SingStore update of 2009! Christmas is approaching as fast as Santa on a rocket-powered sleigh so, with this weeks update, you can already start preparing for your festive SingStar parties.

Corner Shop - Brimful Of Asha

Download the crackin’ ‘Festive Fun 2’ SongPack which includes classics such as Doris Day version of ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’, ‘Step Into Christmas’ by Elton John and Nat King Cole with ‘A Cradle In Bethlehem’. If you’re after something a little less traditional, you could give ‘Please Come Back Home’ by Glasvegas or Sarah Connor’s ‘Christmas In Your Heart’ a try.

Elton John - Step Into Christmas

But because it’s not time for jingle bells and mince pies just yet, below is a full list of songs you can keep yourselves occupied with whilst waiting for Santa. Personally, I’ll be passing my SingStar time with a little bit of Cornershop, Placebo, James Morrisson and Mika this week.

I hope you’ll also be very excited about the Snow Patrol SongPack which is exclusive to the SingStore! Please note that the French Starter Pack: Hits français listed below will be released on 2/12.

Snow Patrol - Run

Last but not least, I have just had some good news on the upcoming 4.30 patch from the dev team which I’d like to pass on:

‘The SingStar v4.30 update was submitted to our Format QA teams (FQA) last Friday. We delayed the submission by several days to put in some code that will allow us to unlock the save data in a future release. This was done because of your feedback. This morning I received conformation that the SingStar v4.30 has passed FQA for Europe. We are now waiting for the Format QA teams in America to pass SingStar v4.30, which we expect to happen this week. Additionally the final checks for the new server are being conducted this week. We are now firmly on track for release on the 1st December’.

Any questions on that, post them here and I’ll get the team to reply to them asap.

Remember that the next and final SingStore update this year will hit your PS3s in three weeks’ time (17/12) – but I promise you, the extra week will be well worth the wait!

Byeee,

Nina x

In English

  • OMC – How Bizarre
  • Daniel Bedingfield – If You’re Not The One
  • Dodgy – Good Enough
  • James Morrison – You Give Me Something
  • McFly – All About You
  • Mika – Love Today
  • Orson – Bright Idea
  • Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha (Norman Cook Remix)
  • Delta Goodrem – Believe Again
  • Dr Alban – It’s My Life
  • Glasvegas – Please Come Back Home
  • Ida Maria – I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked
  • Natalie Bassingthwaighte
    • Alive
    • Someday Soon
  • Placebo  – The Never-Ending Why
  • Rogue Traders – I Never Liked You
  • Sarah Connor – Christmas In My Heart
  • Superfamily – It’s A Lie
  • Whimsical – feat. Maria Mena Everytime
  • Babyface – Sleigh Ride
  • Celine Dion – Christmas Eve
  • Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime
  • Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
  • Toni Braxton – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Dr Alban - ItsMyLife

In Spanish

  • Aleks Syntek – Con Ana Torroja Duele el amor
  • Chayanne – Torero

In German

  • Chris Marlow – Santa Maria
  • Jan Delay – Für Immer Und Dich

In Finnish

  • Indica – Valoissa

Song Packs

  • Festive – Fun 2
    • Elton John – Step Into Christmas
    • Doris Day – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    • Cliff Richard – Saviour’s Day
    • Johnny Mathis – When A Child Is Born
    • Nat King Cole – A Cradle In Bethlehem
  • Snow Patrol
    • Run
    • Set The Fire to The Third Bar
    • Chocolate
    • Shut Your Eyes
    • Spitting Games
  • Paul McCartney
    • Paul McCartney -Dance Tonight
    • Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace
    • Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony And Ivory
    • Paul McCartney & Wings – Mull Of Kintyre
    • Paul McCartney & Wings – Band On The Run

Starter Pack

  • Hits français
    • Helmut Fritz – Ca M’enerve
    • Julien Doré – Moi lolita
    • Tété – À La Faveur De L’Automne
    • Christophe Willem – Berlin
    • Grégoire – Ta Main
66 Comments
24 Author replies

Great update thanks again Nina!!!

Whooo !! Great update. Thanks Nina !!

Hey Nina :)

I came here intending to post how I’d like to see more Australian songs in SingStore updates, but you absolutely FLOORED ME with this ABSOLUTELY AWESOME AWESOME UPDATE. Delta Goodrem, Nat Bassingthwaighte, Rogue Traders… WOW. This is the best birthday present (7 days early) I could’ve ever asked for. :D :D :D

Um, so yeah. I *was* going to say that I know that you listen to our feedback, and how to help boost Aussie/New Zealand content on the Store I was going to recommend an Aussie/NZ artists or two each week.

First recommendation is Ladyhawke, a New Zealand electropop artist. Songs from her 2008 debut album have been Top 10 hits in AUS + NZ, and have performed reasonably well in the UK. Particular songs that would be great for SingStar include “My Delirium” (#8 AUS, #9 NZ, #33 UK), “Paris Is Burning” and “Dusk Till Dawn”.

But yeah. WOW. YOU ARE SO AWESOME. WOW! :D

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I knew it was your birthday next week ;)

Might be able to give you some Ladyhwke soon but no promises!

Good stuff, but please tell us we’re getting Last Christmas by Wham on the next update! :}

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Mhhh, afraid not. Maybe if you’re a good boy Santa will bring you some Wham! next year? I’ll have a word…

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Not so many for me, but since most of the people is happy, I have to be happy :D Thank you Nina!

For me :
James Morrison – You Give Me Something
Delta Goodrem – Believe Again

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I never knew Ladyhawke was from New Zealand. You learn something new everyday. Great song choices Tntnnbltn.

Was the Snow Patrol songpack the little teaser in the last SingStar newsletter, or can we expect a Snow Patrol disc too?

Ta!

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Hey – nope, that would have been for the SongPack!

Just a few request and I it’s early for christmas songs but I know you need time to get though all the red tape.

>Aerosmith – I don’t want to miss a thing
>Meatloaf – You took the words right out of my mouth (already on PS2)
>Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
A few requests
>Whitney Houston – How Will I Know
>Whitney Houston – My Love Is Your Love

Christmas songs
>The Pogues – Fairytale of New York
>Wham – Last Christmas
>Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
>Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Also any new on the beta team applications?

Any news of the news on a 4.3 update???

>>Could it be a option to have a categoes menu like on singstore with the choices like pop rock r & b etc but also song decades like 50’s 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s,00’s.

>>Switch songs on a off (such as christmas songs for the rest of the year) and retain them on the hard-drive.

>>When highlighting a song would it be possible to say little bits of info like how many days since the song was last sang and how many times in total it’s been sang, top score on easy/normal/hard.

>>Have the leader boards split so you have 6 instead of 3. 3 long and 3 short leader boards.

>>Only 1 Identy on the leader board. Some of the board as full of just me or my partner and we forget how high are own top score is. Or could be listed at bottom of board on board screen.

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Hi jchurley,

Thanks for all your questions…

I suggest you check out Mike and Dave’s blog from a few weeks ago when they were answering questions from the community (link below). I am sure you will find tons of useful information there and get some of your questions answered.

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/11/13/singstar-developers-response-to-the-community/

Thanks,

Nina

will there be ever michael jackson songs in the singstore?

9.1

I don’t know as yet, sorry.

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I second the previous comment. Can we please have:-

Christmas Songs:
Wham! – Last Christmas
Band Aid – Do they know it’s Christmas?
Mariah Carey – All I want for Christmas
The Pogues – Fairytale of New York

Other Artists Songs wanted:
Wham / George Michael
Michael Jackson
More Elton John
Phil Collins
Bon Jovi
Madonna
Prince

Thank you for the service – its great fun. But please, comm’on guys, give us the artists we want!

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I second the previous comment. Can we please have:-

Christmas Songs:
Wham! – Last Christmas
Band Aid – Do they know it’s Christmas?
Mariah Carey – All I want for Christmas
The Pogues – Fairytale of New York

Other Artists Songs wanted:
Wham / George Michael
Michael Jackson
More Elton John
Phil Collins
Bon Jovi
Madonna
Prince

Thank you for the service – its great fun. But please, comm’on guys, give us the artists we want!

Bon Jovi would be amazing I’d 15quid if you only could over it as a huge deal with 15 of there tracks!

As others have Mentioned…any chance of some of the better mainstream Christmas songs?
Wham, Mariah and Band Aid (I’d even settle for Band Aid 20)?

Last Years Festive Pack was bad, but this years is seriously awful! Whoever picked these is off my Christmas Card list! lol

Negatives aside, Positive time: YAY @ SNOW PATROL PACK, I do have to thank you for this :D
Also a couple of pretty decent and unexpected songs on the store coming up :D

So 3 weeks til next update, I Assume this will be the one that will include the coming Sugababes song that was in the maybe pipeline a few weeks back (Fingers crossed its a good one from the pre-Amelle era)?!
Also how long til we get James Morrison & Nelly Furtado – Broken Strings? If at all that is!

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Afraid that would be a ‘no’ on the above Christmas songs. I agree, great choices and it’s not that they are not on our wishlist already – sadly, we couldn’t get them for this year. Maybe next time…

Anyone still having trouble getting on the singstore been unable to get on for a few days?

So gutted just realised that the next one’s not for 3 weeks :( :( :( Not gota chance of getting Wham, Mariah and Band Aid song much before christmas so won’t get much time to sing them this year if they appear on the singstore.

Thanks, Nina. I know the whole no promises thing (pesky licensing ;)), but fingers crossed. :D

Hey Nina, thanks for the reply much appreciated :D

And yea I totally understand the issues with getting those…they are probably “Too mainstream” for their own good, making them a pain to liscense as most likely they’ll cost a ton more :( (Greedy corporates!)

You know like since its 3 weeks away and we have to wait a week longer for the next update…any chance of some “Maybe” hints as to what we might get?
Yea I understand you maybe can’t do that since between now and then things might change, but I’ve been a goodboy this year so C’mon just one or two maybe artists?! lol

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Erm, maybe…no. Ever heard of Secret Santa? :)

Wow, the Christmas songs are as bad as last year.
There where a lot of sugestions then, but it looks like non of the artists want to make money from the Singstar comunity.
Anyway, I won’t see any Christmas songs in my carousel the whole year.

Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Delta’s new song!!!! Aaaaah I’m gonna wet myself! Thanks SingStar team!!!

Unbelievable!!!
5 french songs in the same update is a nice present especially after months of starving… Thank you Santa-Nina-Claus!!
Just wanted to notice that the recent french song updates are recent songs. A next update with 80’s or 90’s french songs and I start believing in Santa Claus. These french songs are hits but we are waiting for ancients songs that everybody knows and not only teen music… And I can give artist names if needed.
Please keep on updating Singstar this way and I promise that we won’t use any hands for the football world cup in South Africa!!!

Been a while since we had some danish acts on Singstore, anything coming up soon?

Nina,

The announcement posted by the Facebook Team includes Erasure – “Stop”. Is this meant to be on this list here?

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Hiya,

Unfortunately we have had some issues with that video so this won’t be released for now.

Cheers,

Nina

VincentVendetta 23 November, 2009 @ 19:50
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Cool, a french pack… and I don’t know any single one of them! AWESOME!

Pure_Mind_Games 23 November, 2009 @ 20:08
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some nice crimbo tunes there, any chance of getting “The Pogues – Fairytale of New York” any time soon?

23.1

Not for this year, sorry.

The last update was better… But I’m hoping for great songs on December 17th… Nina, do you know if Broken Strings by James Morrison feat. Nelly Furtado will be available until the end of the year? Please I want to sing this song with my mom on Christmas day :(

i only hope the 90’s are gonna be released on singstar the 17-

Rozalla-everybodys free
2 brother on the 4th floor
4tune fairytales
critical mass..

just 2 name a few :)

Hey Nina, Great songs!! I will be getting some. Is there a chance to have any GLEE songs on the store or any more Lady Gaga before christmas?

26.1

My lips are sealed.

Hey Nina,

Since SingStar Mecano is out in Spain now, how about giving the peeps outside Spain their (internationally) famous song “Hijo de la Luna” as a SingStore title at least? It would be a shame to restrict such a wonderful and widely known song to one country only… Heck, even having Loona’s cover of it would be a start. :)

Some good songs this week, by the way, here’s hoping we’ll have more goodness to look forward to three weeks from now.

27.1

I agree, massive hit! I’ll see what we can do…

Hi. I’m from Russia and I have a question… When the russian songs come to Singstar for PS3?

28.1

Hi Traitress,

There are no plans at the moment to release Russian language songs on the SingStore at this point in time. I’ll let you know if anything should change on that.

Thanks,

Nina

GAGA!!!!!!!

G’day Nina,
I would like to know if the Singstar Store will have any Idol songs like from American Idol Australian Idol etc? Because I know my wife would love to have them on her lists.

Nothing interesting for me. :( But I’ll be buying Singstar Mecano this week for sure and I’ll wait until December’s update to see if there are any suprises. :D

wiiman07,
There’s already some singles from artists like Damien Leith and Wes Carr on the store. Will they appease your wife’s interests for now? :D

SHAKEY! This, Elton, and perhaps Ida Maria for a laugh. Other than that, MEH, and needs more rock and indie. And no, I don’t count Snow Patrol because they are LIMP.

But, Wham’s Last Christmas not being there is a massive shame.

Personally I’m not buying any songs until the patch fixes my game. I’ve lost too much money down the drain on songs I can’t play already.

FINGERS CROSSED FOR THE PATCH.

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Hi Nina!

Any plans on releasing some Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian songs on the store? There are almost 25 million Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian-speaking people in Europe and millions more in the US or Australia who would certainly enjoy singing some balcan tunes (Goran Bregovic, etc.).

Thank you for your reply.

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Hi Riddler1612,

Not at the moment, sorry but we can certainly do a little reseach into some artists/songs in the meantime. Thanks for your suggestion.

Thanks,

Nina

hey nina

last update you told me to make sure i look at the next 2 updates , when i asked about miley cyrus & JLS , theres nothing in this update , so i do hope they are in the update

its ma sisters b’day sunday and i wanted to surprise her , guess ill have to do that surprise at christmas now (that is if they come out then)

please could we have some Eminem songs
and
i would love to have Jason Derulo – Watcha Say , that would make a great male/female duet

35.1

Lips…still…sealed!

sorry ment ”hope they are in the next update”

we really need a edit comment option

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Nina, I know you dont have the time for this, but besides the answers to our questions I would love to see some comments from you about us(Our comments and behaviour) . I assume we will all be REALLY excited after those lips unseal in 3 weeks :P And I d love to see Nina as a person and not as our Singstar info provider and helper :)

Support for this game in America still is making me sick. I want to love Sing Star but it has stopped loving me.
Please Sing Star Europe, nag, berate and stay on Sing Star America’s Case until they give us better support and wireless mics!!

Still miss you Nina! :(

38.1

SingStar still loves you! Keep on hanging in there…!!!

Nina,

After your responses to some questions, I think you should definitely try to get The Go-Go’s – “Our Lips Are Sealed” added to the store. ;)

39.1

:)

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Was about to say nothing for me yet again… but then I spotted the Placebo song :D

Please, please, please keep that sort of thing coming!

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I miss you too, Nina!!

As an American, is there any way I can get some of the EU songs on my PS3? Will they work if I make an EU account?

Being from the United States this update is terrible due to unknown artist. Nina is totally hinting at the Go Go’s version of Our Lips Are Sealed. Since Rock Band and Band Hero got this song it makes sense that it will pop up on the Singstore very soon.

Oh and another thing. Karaoke Revolution that came out in the United States got Katey Perry “I kissed a Girl”. This song should of been released on a Singstar disc or the store a long time ago. Put this song in there immediately!

Great, for the next update I have a request:

ANASTACIA RECQUEST
I Would really love some more song from Anastacia! She has so many good nr 1 hits, but only one song in Singstore. There where two more songs released on singstar games to PS2, Left Outside Alone & Sick N Tired why are they not available on Singstore?. What about a Anastacia pack or two? Its Really time for uploading more of her song to the store.

Would love some more of her songs like:
Cowboys and Kisses
Not That Kind
Why’d You Lie To Me
You’ll Never Be Alone
One Day In Your Life
Sick N Tired
Left Outside Alone
Heavy On My Heart
Welcome To My Truth
Pieces of A Dream
I Can Feel You
Everything Burns ft. Ben Moody

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Great, for the next update I have a request:

ANASTACIA RECQUEST
I Would really love some more song from Anastacia! She has so many good nr 1 hits, but only one song in Singstore. There where two more songs released on singstar games to PS2, Left Outside Alone & Sick N Tired why are they not available on Singstore?. What about a Anastacia pack or two? Its Really time for uploading more of her song to the store.

Would love some more of her songs like:
Cowboys and Kisses
Not That Kind
Why’d You Lie To Me
You’ll Never Be Alone
One Day In Your Life
Sick N Tired
Left Outside Alone
Heavy On My Heart
Welcome To My Truth
Pieces of A Dream
I Can Feel You
Everything Burns ft. Ben Moody

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Unfortunately, a song being released on a disc doesn’t automatically mean we can release it on the store.

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nina can you please but James Morrison – Wonderful World into the singstore

much thanks

WildCherryCandy 26 November, 2009 @ 14:26
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Hello nina,

I know i’m not the only one who ask, but is it possible to get any info about getting Eminem on the SingStore ?

atm if i’m right, only in the Vol.2, we can get “Without Me” but i’m not gonna buy 1dvd for 1 song.

So please tell me that we gonna have it soon ^^

ty for your great work.

46.1

Hi there,

We might be able to get this Eminem track on the store in the future.

Thanks,
NIna

Pathetic work by the singstar team…. again….

Sony should be able to do better then this!!

Wheres Beyonce?
Rihanna?
The Strokes?
M.I.A?
Wham?
Katy Perry?
Adele?
Black Eyed Peas?
Florence and the Machine?
Sugababes?

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Nina how come there’s no I wish it could be christmas everyday by wizard, everyone knows they made the BEST christmas song EVER! Though i guess it’s not my place to complain i’m only the consumer.

48.1

This is already on the store :)

The french starter pack is missing on the update. Where is it???

49.1

Hi Kahliel,

This is released on the 2nd of December as detailed in the post.

Cheers,
Nina

Oh and as I’m here… a “Singstar Glee” would be a must buy ! ^^

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