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SingStar Update: European Track Catalog Coming, 64 Songs Coming 12/15

David Thach's Avatar Posted by Sr. Manager, International Software Development

I’m excited to share some great news regarding the US SingStore. Many of you have expressed your frustration over the months on the difference in songs on the US and European SingStore. Your voices have been heard and we’re happy to announce today that we have secured an agreement in the US with Universal Music, the world’s leading music company.

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So what does this mean for you SingStar fans? This means that moving forward SingStar updates will be one and the same for both stores, and that fans in the US will have access to the same great music and artists as our friends across the pond. In addition to delivering new Universal content to the SingStore, we’ll also be going back and releasing tons of songs in large updates that previously have only been available on the European SingStore as our way of thanking you for your patience as we worked to negotiate this contract.

So, get ready as the first update with Universal content is coming this Wednesday, December 15th. Over 64 new songs will be added to the store this week from popular and legendary artists such as Lady Gaga, Rick James, Lil Wayne, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rihanna, U2, Timbland, Black Eyed Peas, Nirvana, and many more. Ten new song packs also will be added to the store and highlights include rockers Bon Jovi and Kings of Leon, as well as packs from Lady Gaga, Jackson 5, and Sum 41. And this is just the beginning, as there will be lots more great Universal content to come in 2011.

For all you SingStar Dance fans, 11 additional SingStore songs from artists including Ciara, Sister Sledge, P!nk and more have been dance enabled for some dancing fun with PlayStation Move. The full track list for this week’s update is included below, as well as the breakdown on song and dance-enabled track pricing. So, if you’re looking for a way to entertain the family during the holiday break, dust off your vocal cords, break out the dancing shoes and get your SingStar on! See you in 2011 with the next SingStore update…

SingStar for PS3: Lady Gaga: Bad RomanceSingStar for PS3: Rihanna: We Ride


New SingStar Tracks – $1.49 Each:

  • 10CC, I’m Not In Love
  • Aled Jones, Walking In The Air
  • Aswad, Don’t Turn Around
  • Bing Crosby, Auld Lang Syne
  • Black Eyed Peas, Shut Up
  • Buggles, Video Killed The Radio Star
  • Celine Dion, O Holy Night
  • Cheryl Cole, Fight For This Love
  • Cliff Richard, Saviour’s Day
  • David Essex, A Winter’s Tale
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations, I Second That Emotion
  • Doris Day, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Duffy, Mercy
  • Elton John, Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long Long Time)
  • Elton John, Step Into Christmas
  • Gwen Stefani, 4 In The Morning
  • Iggy Pop, Real Wild Child (Wild One)
  • James Morrison, You Give Me Something
  • James Morrison feat. Nelly Furtado, Broken Strings
  • Johnny Mathis, When A Child Is Born
  • Lady Gaga, Bad Romance
  • Lady Gaga, LoveGame
  • Lady Gaga, Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
  • Lady Gaga, Poker Face
  • Lady Gaga feat Colby O’Donis, Just Dance
  • Lil Wayne, Go D.J.
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet Home Alabama
  • Martha Reeves, Dancing in The Street
  • Morrissey, First Of The Gang To Die
  • Nat King Cole, A Cradle In Bethlehem
  • Nirvana, Come As You Are
  • Patsy Cline, Crazy
  • Pereza, Lady Madrid
  • Propaganda, Dr. Mabuse
  • Rick James, Super Freak
  • Rihanna, We Ride
  • Steppenwolf, Born To Be Wild
  • Stereo MC’s, Connected
  • Taio Cruz, Break Your Heart
  • Take That, Back For Good
  • Take That, Could It Be Magic
  • Take That, Promises
  • Take That, Everything Changes
  • Take That, Sure
  • The All-American Rejects, Move Along
  • The Beach Boys, Wouldn’t It Be Nice
  • The Exponents, Why Does Love Do This To Me
  • The Hives, Tick Tick Boom
  • The Jackson 5, Mama’s Pearl
  • The Jackson 5, Never Can Say Goodbye
  • The Jackson 5, I’ll Be There
  • The Jackson 5, Dancing Machine
  • The Jackson 5, ABC
  • The Kinks, You Really Got Me
  • The Mamas & The Papas, California Dreamin’
  • The Supremes, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Tiffany, I Think We’re Alone Now
  • Timbaland feat. One Republic, Apologize
  • U2, With Or Without You
  • Wolfmother, Woman
  • Dance Add-Ons – $0.49 to Upgrade:
  • Tiffany, I Think We’re Alone Now
  • Cheryl Cole, Fight For This Love
  • Pink, Get The Party Started
  • Rick Astley, Never Gonna Give You Up
  • Ciara, One Two Step
  • a-ha, Take On Me [ORIG]
  • Sister Sledge, We Are Family
  • Nena, 99 Red Balloons
  • Avril Lavigne, Sk8er Boi [NTSC]
  • 2 Unlimited, No Limit
  • Lady Gaga feat Colby O’Donis, Just Dance

The Jackson 5 Song Pack – $6.99:

  • Mama’s Pearl
  • Never Can Say Goodbye
  • I’ll Be There
  • Dancing Machine
  • ABC

SingStar for PS3: Jackson5

Lady Gaga Song Pack – $6.99:

  • Bad Romance
  • LoveGame
  • Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
  • Just Dance (Featuring Colby O’Donis)
  • Poker Face

SingStar for PS3: Lady Gaga Songpack

Kings of Leon Song Pack – $6.99:

  • Sex On Fire
  • Use Somebody
  • Charmer
  • On Call
  • Molly’s Chambers

SingStar for PS3: Kings Of Leon

Bon Jovi: Ballads Song Pack – $6.99:

  • Blaze Of Glory
  • Bed Of Roses
  • I’ll Be There For You
  • Wanted Dead or Alive
  • Always
  • Bon Jovi: Rock Song Pack – $6.99:
  • Livin’ On A Prayer
  • It’s My Life
  • You Give Love A Bad Name
  • Born To Be My Baby
  • We Weren’t Born To Follow

SingStar for PS3: Bon JoviSingStar for PS3: Bon Jovi 2

Sum 41 Song Pack – $6.99:

  • With Me
  • Walking Disaster
  • Still Waiting
  • Pieces
  • In Too Deep

SingStar for PS3: Sum 41

Alternative 80s Song Pack – $6.99:

  • The Stranglers, Always the Sun
  • The Mission, Tower of Strength
  • The Damned, Shadow of Love
  • Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Passenger
  • The House Of Love, Christine

80s Part 2 Song Pack – $6.99:

  • MC Hammer, Can’t Touch This
  • Thompson Twins, Hold Me Now
  • Rick Astley, Never Gonna Give You Up
  • Tiffany, I Think We’re Alone Now
  • Duran Duran, Hungry Like The Wolf

Soft Rock Ballads Song Pack – $6.99:

  • Toto, Hold The Line
  • Mr. Big, To Be With You
  • Whitney Houston, Greatest Love Of All
  • Elton John, Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long Long Time)
  • Foreigner, I Want To Know What Love Is

SingStar for PS3: Soft Rock Ballads

Top Tracks of 2010 Song Pack – $6.99:

  • Cheryl Cole, Fight For This Love
  • James Morrison feat. Nelly Furtado, Broken Strings
  • Timbaland feat. One Republic, Apologize
  • Kelly Clarkson, Since U Been Gone
  • Black Eyed Peas, Shut Up

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BananaFish said:

December 13th, 8:10 am

This is GREAT NEWS as it had been a LONG TIME since I’ve played Singstar due to lack of support. Give us WIRELESS MICROPHONES and I’ll actually dust off the ole boy and shake the rust off my vocal pipes!

PS I’m certain there is not a ‘legal issue excuse’ for not selling wireless mics in north america. NO EXCUSES. Just do it!

Chase167 said:

December 13th, 8:10 am

about got damm time

davebyron17 said:

December 13th, 8:13 am

What about Canada?

Mox007 said:

December 13th, 8:13 am

Agreed! Great update, lets keep ’em coming.

jelly_bean said:

December 13th, 8:14 am

Great job guys… Now Singstar in THE best karaoke game in the world… I’m looking forward to see a huge success over here… This update will be my christmas present… So happy :)

NHDrumline17 said:

December 13th, 8:16 am

Glad to hear!!! :D

UndyingSarge said:

December 13th, 8:16 am

AHH YOU NEED MARVIN GAY LETS GET IT ON. Other then that yes singstar is the best karaoke game around

Bug42 said:

December 13th, 8:19 am

Great News!
Does this me we are finally getting some Depeche Mode?

mywhitenoise said:

December 13th, 8:20 am

I would NEVER buy any DLC from Singstar, since it’s only allowed on one console…and if anything happens to your console, good luck getting those songs back.

Gogaku said:

December 13th, 8:27 am

This is nice and all, but just one question… How come the “Top Tracks of 2010” features such old songs that wasn’t at all in the top during 2010? Maybe it’s the top songs of SingStar and not in the music industry?

Feisar said:

December 13th, 8:29 am

Guys? TEARS FOR FEARS? Where’s my Head over Heels?

Morgus said:

December 13th, 8:32 am

The Damned, Mission UK and Siouxsie And The Banshees, WOW.
you seriously made my Xmas.
But, please release some Depeche Mode tracks.

TwinDad said:

December 13th, 8:33 am

I’m almost speechless.

2nd more Tears for Fears.

AmericanNinja1 said:

December 13th, 8:34 am

Thank you for listening!

usAREM_ said:

December 13th, 8:35 am

Wow!!!! Finally!! it took a LOOOOONG time!
I had to create a UK account, bought a lot of songs there, too bad there’s no way to transfer it to my American account, to have all my stuff in only one account.}
However! this is THE news i was expecting!
Thanks a lot!

The_FPS said:

December 13th, 8:40 am

Wow! Finally! We just bought a whole bunch of songs this weekend. I guess we’ll have to buy even more. I’m guessing easily 50 bucks.

guitarded77 said:

December 13th, 8:42 am

AWESOME!!!

Rick Astley, Never Gonna Give You Up.

Llave said:

December 13th, 8:47 am

someone pinch me. I must be dreaming. UMG tracks, Kings of Leon, Bon Jovi..just for this i’ll buy SingStar Dance.

ixnine said:

December 13th, 8:52 am

Neat! It’s been a while since I’ve downloaded some new songs from the SingStore. Thanks, Sony!

reubensitos said:

December 13th, 9:03 am

Oh My Lanta…. now this is unreal… its about TIME! This makes me quite happy, my neighbors not so much… lol

usAREM_ said:

December 13th, 9:07 am

Oh by the way! can you let us only buy the add-ons? I create an UK accoutn for singstar songs. and i bought a lot there! but now with this great news i can stay with my American account, but when you try to buy an add on, it won’ let you, because you have to have that song on that account, or have to buy it again. Can you please let to buy only the add on if you already have the song on your HDD?

SmoothC911 said:

December 13th, 9:16 am

What can be said but wow! A long time coming, but very welcome nonetheless. Thanks for finding a way to get this done & listening to the community; no more UK account needed for me! :)

RodSquad1167 said:

December 13th, 9:20 am

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.

Not one more penny goes to Singstar until wireless mics are available in the USA.

If that means never, then that’s your loss, not mine.

mywhitenoise said:

December 13th, 9:35 am

@RodSquad, I would LOVE wireless Singstar mics…and I don’t even own Singstar. They would be really helpful for Rock Band fans.

rjejr said:

December 13th, 9:38 am

A couple of questions should anybody want to answer:

1. Downloaded the 93MB Singstar Viewer app. from the US store last night and THEN had to download a PATCH (not background downloadable) of -get this – 119MB. For future customers you should fix this.

2. We have the 2 mic Singstar Bundle from 2008 and are getting the Move bundle for Christmas, do we need to buy another game or peripheral for the “Dance” songs?

rawstory said:

December 13th, 9:39 am

Yeah…we’ll see.

The update includes tons of songs that I already own on old Singstars instead of new songs…and I’m not buying a full pack just to get one Souxsie Sioux song. which is typical. We’ll see if the US gets Depeche Mode etc.

What are the 11 dance enhanced songs?

Chase167 said:

December 13th, 9:44 am

now give us those wireless mic

texas_ride said:

December 13th, 9:54 am

yes! thanks a bunch.

Jerel said:

December 13th, 10:11 am

Hooray! Now where’s my wireless mic? ;)

Grouken said:

December 13th, 10:22 am

Make Singstar DLC similar to other music games and move it to Playstation Store, I don’t want to miss it in case of PS death.

Sassy_pants said:

December 13th, 10:33 am

RA RA RA AH AH ROMA ROMAMA AH GAGA OOH LA LA

M3wThr33 said:

December 13th, 10:42 am

That’s NUTS. You just made my wife’s Christmas.

goatowski said:

December 13th, 11:09 am

Good job. Good job indeed.

VincentVendetta said:

December 13th, 11:17 am

David, I love you, man!

black26ss said:

December 13th, 11:33 am

i been waiting on lil wayne is it going to be more songs of him?

Rockstarmd said:

December 13th, 11:36 am

That is awesome guys thank you so much for listening to the community that is great news for sure now get us those wireless mics :) Good job though and really pleased. Now just hoping for Singstar Glee

TopDogg069 said:

December 13th, 11:51 am

Good news. Now just work on getting some more songs from other record labels too and keep the updates flowing.

saintaqua said:

December 13th, 12:12 pm

This is awesome, but to be honest, it’s almost too late.
I’ve already switched over to Rock Band after waiting since launch of the PS3 Singstore for better quality music.
I might pick some up, but my friends just don’t like Sing Star compared to RockBand, and the load times and lag I’ve been experiencing in Sing Star make it difficult for even me to enjoy.

As long as I’m signed in, Sing Star lags and is the only PS3 title I own to do so.

J-Wat said:

December 13th, 12:31 pm

PLEEEEEASE add the rest of the UK store songs quickly. I love the commitment you’ve made here, but action speaks louder than words. 64 songs is a good start, but the UK store is loaded and it is gonna take a long time if you only add 64 songs a week.

plaztiksyke said:

December 13th, 12:54 pm

@38, I agree. The load times in SingStar are *insane*. Whatever it is that is being done serially, needs to be put on the hard drive and parallelized. It’s just ridiculous.

That being said, SingStar has a lot of songs that Rock Band doesn’t; and for a lot of my friends, seeing the music videos is a great part of the experience.

*That* being said, the video and audio quality is pretty bad and draws comments from many different friends such as “this looks like youtube from 2006”. SingStar definitely feels like it hasn’t been optimized for HDTVs.

Hopefully these new tracks from the UK SingStore use better audio and video sources, as well as encoding.

PS: The guitar stuff is sort of fun, but super frustrating since it doesn’t allow for calibration and isn’t very forgiving either. Please fix!

bigdaddy6703 said:

December 13th, 1:08 pm

@9 I got my songs back. I called Sony and it took about 3 weeks but I was able to download all my songs again.

ManaKnight said:

December 13th, 2:24 pm

I’m so happy. I plan to download A LOT. Love the dance songs too.

Tyrsis said:

December 13th, 2:33 pm

WHERE
ARE
THE
WIRELESS
MICROPHONES.

CelicaCrazed said:

December 13th, 3:25 pm

SUM41!! YES!! :D

Now from Universal, I would also like Metric, Arkells, Mumford & Sons, Silversun Pickups, Alexisonfire, Cage The Elephant, Florence + The Machine, K-OS, Rise Against, Dirty Heads, Down With Webster, The Fratellis…..uh, well let’s start with that before I spend the rest of the day reading/listening to Universal’s site ^_^

WWESuperstar said:

December 13th, 4:11 pm

Nice. I’ve been trying to buy Dance for the longest. I shall do very soon now

Chapulin140 said:

December 13th, 5:37 pm

Thank you soooooo much!!! can’t wait to download all the songs.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Senjutsu_Dav said:

December 13th, 6:14 pm

WOW, that’s a great moment for all of us. My god, this is UDGE, and really appreciated. We always wanted to buy great musics but the best around was songs like “cotton eyed joe”… lol (Not that I didn’t buy it, haha).

This is a nice move, I was thinking about moving to karaoke rvolution but why the hell now? =D

lokashnow said:

December 13th, 7:05 pm

Thank god it is about time, the wife has been going bonkers about not having all the songs that were available in Europe. Thank you SCEA!

subadictos said:

December 13th, 8:03 pm

Please… MOTOWN!!!
I love the tracks of “Singstar Motown”, but it’s impossible to get it here in Chile.
I promise to buy every song!!!

Squiggy2010 said:

December 13th, 8:21 pm

Drunk girlfriend and her tone-deaf posse – 1.
Boyfriend – 0.

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