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This Week on the SingStore

Nina Scherer's Avatar Posted by Content Manager, SCEE

Hello! It’s good to be back with the SingStore update!

SingStar - Blondie "Rapture"

Some great tracks this week from Blondie with ‘Rapture’, Spandau Ballet’s ‘Through The Barricades’ and ‘Here Comes your Man’ by The Pixies. Please check out the whole list of tracks and artists below.

The SongPack this week comes courtesy of the amazingly talented Dizzee Rascal including ‘Dance Wiv Me’, ‘Fix Up, Look Sharp’ and his latest hit single with Armand van Helden, ‘Bonkers’.

To everybody who downloaded the Coldplay 2 SongPack: If you could delete and re-download it, the medley should definitely be working now! Sorry for the delay with fixing this one.

Also a big thanks to Erin for filling in for me two weeks ago!

Keep on singing and see you soon,

Nina x

In English

  • Eoghan Quigg — “28,000 Friends”
  • The Libertines — “Can’t Stand Me Now”
  • Pixies — “Here Comes Your Man”
  • The Sounds — “Painted by Numbers”
  • Friendly Fires — “Paris”
  • Blondie — “Rapture”
  • September — “Satellites”
  • Spandau Ballet — “Through the Barricades”
  • I’m From Barcelona — “We’re From Barcelona”

In Spanish

  • Sidonie Los Olvidados


  • Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris & Chrome — “Dance Wiv Me,” “Flex,” and “Holiday”
  • Armand van Helden – “Bonkers,” and ” Fix Up, Look Sharp”

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diablo103 said:

September 14th, 4:22 pm

if its out of your hands then let us talk to someone whos hands this issue is in. theres no reason that shakiras she wolf isnt released yet. YOU OWN THE RIGHTS. on top of that her video played in PlayStation HOME for a while it still is probably playing.

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    Nina Scherer said:

    September 17th, 4:55 am

    And by \’you own the rights\’ you probably mean Sony Music? Unfortunately the prefix of SONY doesn\’t automatically mean we get treated any different to anyone else :( – It\’s a seperate company!

D34DL1N3R said:

September 14th, 4:26 pm

Who gives a rats you know what!

Instead of this garbage, how about filling the consumer in on what point Sony is at on fixing the 3.0 firmware issues?

We deserve a time frame.

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    Nina Scherer said:

    September 17th, 4:57 am

    I am afraid as I look after the SingStore and this is a SingStore post, I can\’t help you with the firmware issue. Sorry.

Logan22 said:

September 14th, 7:00 pm

Michael Jackson songs please.

Majin_Neo said:

September 14th, 7:57 pm

Gotta say love the game, wireless mics would be nice but I LOVE THE QUEEN EDITION! KEEP ON KEEPIN ON!

RsTRbN said:

September 14th, 10:00 pm

I love singstar, and have more than 100 songs (Singstar, Singstar 2, Singstar Country, and 81 DLC), but I have to say I have been less than happy with the DLC support since the honeymoon period of Singstar on the PS3. I am getting tired of the same songs, and do not want to reach for barely entertaining DLC for play with my friends. I have had many friends who after playing Singstar with me say how much fun they had, and consider getting a PS3 just for this game, however without better updates how can I recommend to them they buy it?

Oh-what I wouldn’t give for Singstar Disney! or even the ability to rip songs to my library from PS2 or PS3 singstars. Or even an easy way to upgrade to a PS3 slim and keep all my Singstar DLC (which I may have to do the ‘hard way’ noted in other update comments, as I am nearing HD capacity) And of course wireless mics would be nice too :)

As I have become increasing frustrated over the last few months, it has become more and more likely that I will be buying rockband, just for the better available DLC content/song selection (that is a $200 investment on my part just to switch games!).


RsTRbN said:

September 14th, 10:00 pm

I felt it was important to post and give Sony the opportunity to read about my frustration with their lacking support for what I believe is an entertaining and fun game. In my opinion by not providing better songs on a constant basis Sony is losing substantial potential income, which can be important, especially in these economic times. Based on EU updates I might have 20+ more DLC songs as every update there seem to be 2-3 songs I would love to have

Please provide US Singstar with increased DLC support. I realize that SCEA is doing their best to get us the content we want, but it just isn’t good enough anymore, and I am tired of waiting.

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    Nina Scherer said:

    September 17th, 4:59 am

    I understand your frustration. I feel the same but there is nothing I can say at the moment that would make you (or me) feel any better :(

RsTRbN said:

September 14th, 10:03 pm


I felt it was important to post and give Sony the opportunity to read about my frustration with their lacking support for what I believe is an entertaining and fun game. In my opinion by not providing better songs on a constant basis Sony is losing substantial potential income, which can be important, especially in these economic times. Based on EU updates I might have 20+ more DLC songs as every update there seem to be 2-3 songs I would love to have.

Please provide US Singstar with increased DLC support. I realize that SCEA is doing their best to get us the content we want, but it just isn’t good enough anymore, and I am tired of waiting.

RsTRbN said:

September 14th, 10:04 pm

Apologies for the double post :/

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Nina Scherer said:

September 15th, 4:49 am

Thanks everyone for your nice messages to me. Nice to know you understand :)

I can’t possibly answer all your questions individually so I apologize for that in advance.

I’ll be back later today and see if I can shed some more light on things (NOT on the wireless mics though as nothing has changed from when I last posted about this) :)

Speak soon,


Mox007 said:

September 15th, 6:21 am

thanks Nina.

I look forward to any news you can give us concerning Singstar.

My wife and I love the games. Maybe our friends are tired of us busting out Singstar every chance we get, LOL. but, really they enjoy the game too.

Ladyhawke said:

September 15th, 6:38 am

I am seriously at the point of just giving Sing Star up for good. The music for the US just plain sucks!

Se7enthSign said:

September 15th, 9:03 am

Hopefully, you will be able to get to my question. I just want to know if there will ever be a way to upload media from Singstar PS2 games, or make them available from Sing Store. Currently, I have a lot of PS2 items on the local drive, but it can not be uploaded to my profile.

sscoolChea said:

September 15th, 9:39 am

This week on the SINGSTORE…

Absolutely NOTHING

I Have come to a conclusion that since this is SCEE game . We at NA will continue to get NOTHING . What a joke this has turn out to be, especially when sony is a music GIANT .


This is coming from the people that supported your games. You see what the community wants and all you can do is will pass this along. When you have one of those meetings about what songs thats needs to get license . Is there one intelligent person in there that can stand to these people and say those song sucks can we have these instead .


Se7enthSign said:

September 15th, 10:22 am

Solution: Create a UK account. It’s the only way you will find enjoyment in Singstar.

Sigmakan said:

September 15th, 10:51 am

Thanks for the update Nina! Look forward to any further updates regarding songs and such.

Sigmakan said:

September 15th, 11:30 am


Is there someone state-side that we should be voicing our concerns to? Someone at SCEA that we need to spam with angry emails?

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    Nina Scherer said:

    September 17th, 5:02 am

    I\’ll see whether I can get someone from SCEA to talk to you guys soon on here! Be nice though :)

dakazu said:

September 15th, 1:05 pm

Everytime I look at the list of updates for EU I’m like I want that, that, and that and then look at our list and I’m like I want, hmm…. Nothing. Like a previous person said why do you hate us so much that you guys don’t want to try your hardest to get us what the others have gotten their players of their country. It just seems like you guys have the feeling of as long as you get paid for your time why put in an effort to work hard.

I’m sorry but that’s just how I feel as all these good songs keeps coming out but of course not for us. I just never really rush to look what’s coming as usually it’s either delayed or there’s just stuff and people I’ve never even heard of.

But I can I do love the game I play it at least once a week but I probably would play often if tree were better songs.

Also I’d like to see more Pink songs. You some but not the ones I really like.

rowlystravel said:

September 15th, 1:28 pm

to the US users:
1) just order the mics from europe and ship them over

2) you do realise it is very easy to download the european songs from the USA very very easily?!?!?!?!

google is you friend…

Sigmakan said:

September 15th, 1:31 pm


Many of us do not want to have to go through the hassle of importing things (and paying extra)

I dont believe you can play UK content on a US game.

rowlystravel said:

September 15th, 1:37 pm

sigmaken, you can as long as your tv can display PAL, i believe you wont get trophies until the game is officially released though ( i may be wrong)

with regard to the mics, you either want them or you don’t, all im saying is there is no point everyone having a go at nina when you can order them online if you really want to..

Sigmakan said:

September 15th, 1:49 pm

I think you may be wrong about the PAL thing, but considering I dont have first hand experience with this I can’t really be a judge of that.

Also, I really do not think its crazy to ask for wireless mics when other regions have them. HOWEVER, people attacking Nina is completely assinine. She has no control over most the news she reports (I mean that in a nice way :) ). Its quite disheartening to see people attack her so harshly.

rowlystravel said:

September 15th, 1:54 pm

i agree. serious about the PAL though, it is correct, the PS£ switches between PAL and NTSC and/or SECAM at will… the only thing the PS3 cant do is change your physical TV, in Europe the vast majority of our TVs or VCRs/DVDs are designed to be multiregion which means we can watch any american stuff or french stuff (france uses SECAM)

i use USA singstars with nay problem… try it!! you may be surprised.. the best way to test is to get a european song from the singstore. pm me i will explain how, and try it that way.. worst case scenario you lost less than a buck fifty!! bosh…

we should start a Save Nina campaign… btw Nina, how about some foo fighters, or some of the US singstar amped stuff making its way to Europa!!

Sigmakan said:

September 15th, 1:56 pm

Hmmm interesting. I’ll look to see if my TV supports PAL.

In regards to the save Nina campaign, we need T-shirts.

rowlystravel said:

September 15th, 1:58 pm

if you want my email address is my username above @ a microsoft owned email provider .com

if you get stuck lemme know

rowlystravel said:

September 15th, 2:00 pm

if you get stuck you can contact me on my username at a microsoft owned email

rowlystravel said:

September 15th, 2:00 pm

yeah, Nina show youself so we can put you on fabric!!

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    Nina Scherer said:

    September 17th, 5:11 am

    Only if I can have a T-Shirt, too :)

Galack_X said:

September 15th, 4:54 pm

i have a request: some Steve Winwood, A) Higher Love is a classic. B) he’s amazing.

Phil Collins maybe?

dakazu said:

September 15th, 7:33 pm

Well just to say thanks to nina. I know it’s not your fault as you are a Content Manager for SCEE and just relaying the information to us. And from what I noticed your team is doing a really good job at getting your people good songs… Is there a way you can try and motivate our people over at SCEA to try and get us good songs too???

monkeydunce said:

September 16th, 5:18 am

Singstar needs to bring some linkin park or more general songs people enjoy listening to and can sing.

sscoolChea said:

September 16th, 11:07 am


You do know that the songs you download from the euro store doesnt work in the us right . So what are you talking about ?

adpham2 said:

September 16th, 10:28 pm

to nina…thanks for updating us.

to singstar usa branch…thanks for updating us…w/ songs that many americans don’t listen to. and thanks for giving the customers what they want….wireless mics, good singstore, DL from old ps2 singstar into ps3 harddrive

ive been having fun w/ the song selection for rock band…i’ve been checking for news if any of the 3 main request have been answers for months…i’ll be playin rock band while i wait

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Nina Scherer said:

September 17th, 8:42 am

Hi all,

I’m sorry but this SingStore update is a little delayed. This update is now planned to go live tomorrow morning (UK time).



i3lacknek0 said:

September 17th, 2:38 pm

i don’t think people would care if the update for the US is late since there’s not much songs to download from in the first place. I remember before, it’s always late, n then we’d get “more” songs even though it’s from previously skipped updates. haha.

But yea, i gave up on singstar, there is no hope for the US singstore. =(

jasonddly said:

September 17th, 7:17 pm

Cool I will snatch the Dizzee Rascal stuff…bonkers especially but could you upload Neneh Cherry Buffalo Stance for me thanxxx…

wandererbr1976 said:

September 17th, 10:56 pm

Update is late again? Is this going to become a standard? The US store gets less songs, and it’s late? Is this a sign that the US Singstore is on its last breath? I was just checking the european Singstore, and there are songs there I would kill to have: Keane, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Morrissey… they even got Lady Gaga this week. The european Singstar site is awesome, too. You can browse the songs, see what’s new… the US deserves a site like that.

I think it’s very disrespectful of SCEA to leave it in Nina’s hands to deal with us, since she’s from SCEE and can never give us a direct answer to our questions… it’s time that SCEA takes responsibility for what they’re doing — or not doing — with Singstar in the US.

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Nina Scherer said:

September 18th, 6:38 am

Hi all,

The store has now been updated. Apologies for the delay. Have a great weekend, all!


rowlystravel said:

September 19th, 2:09 am

you are wrong.. downloads will work..fact
just do a google search

Chilith said:

September 19th, 4:19 pm

I agree with a majority of what I am reading here. I am a thirty-seven yr old mom of two teenagers, and own both vols. 1 & 2. There are maybe three or four songs amongst both discs that ANY of us like. GET MORE GOOD STUFF & I WILL PAY TO DL IT!!!

AAGLC120 said:

September 19th, 10:33 pm

Nina-Over here! How exactly do you guys go about choosing songs and getting their rights. Why can’t you guys just release the massive collection Sony has to offer (Michael Jackson) and also why no untie the internal stores. I find it really annoying I have to buy the Queen disk when it could simply be DLC, like it is in the UK store. Also how about some Latin American(Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Bachata, Etc.) music as oppose to just Spanish music. Love the concept of singstar and it has so much potential but these simply issues can be fixed with a little logic.

SmoothC911 said:

September 20th, 7:51 am

Poor Nina, I really feel for you. Sorry you have to hear the same complaints about songs, wireless mics, etc., but they are valid. Please do pass them on to your associates; there must be something that can be done. Legal issues only become hairy when lawyers get involved LOL :)

bigpezz said:

September 20th, 9:35 am

Dear Nina,

I’m a 58 year old newbie and I’ve been frustrated with the preponderance of difficult to sing and obscure songs in Sinstore, I’ve purchased an Outcast song so I’m not a complete dork! But I was just wondering if it is even possible to include the occasional American standard video by Sinatra, Bennett, Garland, and others. There’re lots of contemporary singers of standards too! I think Singstar is making a big mistake thinking that only pop songs of the last 30 years will sell. There are a lot of frustrated singers out there (like me) who would love a chance to try their hand at some old fashioned melodies. We have money and we will buy!

Senjutsu_Dav said:

September 20th, 12:02 pm

Simple, to have the best songs, you could simply copy the soundtrack of guitar hero new games for exemple. The songs are way better, at least for an american audience. More of groups like “The Fray”, “The Killers”, “blink 182”, “Linking Park”, “Green Day”, “Good Charlotte”, Faber Drive, Smash Mouth, etc…

Right now there is way too much european songs that none of us know or wanna sing. I mean, you would do more cash listening to us more, because we’d buy those songs…

zombiej76 said:

September 21st, 9:47 am

The new Karoake Revolution game comes out in Nov. 17th. If the Singstore hasn’t given any good songs I’ll stop playing Singstar. The new revolution game has licensed songs and they are going to have downloadable songs as well. I’m sick of swapping discs and not having even one song that I want when the store updates with the crappy euro songs that we don’t want. Would it kill you guys to put out a Singstar Black Sabbath?

DarrenJones said:

September 23rd, 6:42 am

is there a website that has records of all our stats? songs sung,average rating, random stuff like that? or is there another way to tell how much media ive rated or song bits ive listened too, for trophy and curiosity purposes?

jonathanpiferrer said:

September 24th, 3:37 pm

Hi Nina, its my first time at this Great Blog.

I’m from Argentina, obviously, besides we have great artists, it wouldnt be possible ever have a Singstar Song included at Singstore… But at least we would Like to have Songs from Latin American Artists like:

– Chayanne, Ricardo Arjona, Luis Miguel, Ricardo Montaner, Shakira, etc…

Please think about us, we are aprox. 200.000 users, who download songs from Singstar, and growing each day…


palillo3122 said:

September 28th, 8:09 am

Hi Nina. I agree with jonathanpiferrer. I am mexican. I really like argentinan groups. It is possible to add songs like “El Gran Señor” or “Besandote” performed by “Los Autenticos Decadentes” or “Vasos Vacios”, “Calaveras y Diablitos” performed by “Los Fabulosos Cadillacs” or “Musica Ligera” perfomed by Soda Estereo? There are to many great songs in Spanish, not only in coming from Spain. Just as a start you can put in the store the songs from Singstar Latino(PS2) and the songs from Singstar Clasicos (Also for PS2, the one which has songs like “Olvidame y Pega la Vuelta – Pimpinela”, “Soy Rebelde – Jeanette” and “Me Gustas Mucho – Rocio Durcal”. Please put this kind of music in the store. We beg you. Thanks.

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