On the third day of SingStar, Sony gave to us: Three French Songs. Except they didn’t thankfully, because the fourteen French songs are saved for the (wait for it) French release. All thirty songs released on the main UK version of the game are in English. Except for the American bands, they’re in American English. Ahem.
So, anyway, here’s the entire list:
The Automatic: Monster
Blink 182: All the Small Things
Blur: Coffee & TV
Britney Spears: Toxic
The Cardigans: Lovefool
Coldplay: Fix You
The Fratellis: Chelsea Dagger
Gorillaz: Feel Good Inc.
Gwen Stefani: Cool
Junior Senior: Move Your Feet
The Killers: Mr. Brightside
Macy Gray: I Try
Musical Youth: Pass the Dutchie
Ne-Yo: So Sick
Orson: No Tomorrow
OutKast: Hey Ya!
Primal Scream: Movin’ On Up
Pussycat Dolls: Beep
Radiohead: No Surprises
REM: Losing My Religion
Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman: Somethin’ Stupid
Scissor Sisters: I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
The Stone Roses: She Bangs The Drums
Twisted Sister: We’re Not Gonna Take It
U2: Beautiful Day
Weezer: Buddy Holly
Wolfmother: Love Train
The Zutons: Valerie
There’s some real shit in there, but there’s also some brilliant tracks – Stone Roses, REM, Macy Gray – and for the first time in the series the PS3 version actually reduces the vocals on the song as it detects you singing much like karaoke machines do. This is song dependent (it’s done real-time based on the stereo separation rather than having two versions of the track) but works surprisingly well on the modern songs.
Of course all these tracks are accompanied by the full videos too, and in high definition where available – again, the more recent bands benefit the most from a decent video. We’ve not been able to get online yet to test the SingStore, but we can safely assume that there’ll be a mix of standard and high-def videos on there too.
We’ll take one last look at the game tomorrow, then have the full TSA review on Friday. Stay tuned for all the SingStar goodness you can take!