For immediate release
Scissor Sisters, P!nk and Goldfrapp
Pop fun, for everyone
<February 19th 2007> Calling all wannabe pop gods! The wait is over, the microphones are back and it's time to bring the party spirit to 2007. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe [SCEE] brings you SingStar® Pop Hits, the latest release in the multi-million selling SingStar franchise. Now is the time to step up to the mic and get your vocal cords around some of the hottest chart-topping exclusive to your own living room - all courtesy of SingStar Pop Hits and PlayStation®2.
With an all star line-up including Fall Out Boy, Gorillaz and Girls Aloud; SingStar Pop Hits brings together more than 30 great international artists to provide the perfect entertainment for a late-night party session. What better way to follow an evening on the town than by inviting friends back for the ultimate singing competition?
Unlike other games, SingStar will get the whole room cheering on a mate, bopping to the tracks or lining up to sing their hearts out and rock the mic to their favourite tunes. It's a chance for the girls to perform huge hits from chart-topping divas including Jamelia and Britney Spears or for the boys to take over the lead vocals of rock icons from U2 to Travis.
SingStar Pop Hits has a track for everyone with highlights including:
All Saints - Black Coffee
Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
P!nk - Who Knew
U2 - Beautiful Day
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
Goldfrapp - Oh La La
Jamelia - Beware Of The Dog
Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing
Sugababes - Push The Button
Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous
Lemar - It's Not That Easy
James Morrison - You Give Me Something
Guaranteed to deliver for indie-kids and rockers, cheese fans and soulful groovers alike, not to mention those who simply love good pop music - SingStar Pop Hits is both the perfect way to liven up any party and a great finale to a night out.
The SingStar range is now a multi-million best seller in its own right with more than six million sales to date so whatever SingStar title you choose you know you are in good company! Add to SingStar Pop Hits your favourite tunes from the 80's, legendary tracks from the past four decades or those chart topping hits that really get the party started. With more than 200 tracks to choose from across 7 Discs* including SingStar® Rocks! SingStar® Legends and SingStar® Party, now is the time to claim your rightful place as the star of the sitting room!
SingStar Pop Hits delivers a superb playlist for anybody who appreciates the talents of Lemar, the flamboyant verses of the Scissor Sisters or the soulful melodies of James Morrison and is available on shelf from April 2007.
Contact your local PR manager for more information.
*Does not include local releases
Notes to editors:
The SingStar franchise:
SingStar® is a sophisticated singing-based game for the PlayStation®2 console that uses software and specially designed microphones to judge your pitch, tone and rhythm to give you a score.
The SingStar franchise has been a huge hit internationally selling over 6million copies across PAL regions - SingStar is now a house-hold name in over 67 different countries. With the top rock, pop and party tracks from the world's biggest artists, SingStar offers fans a diverse and eclectic mix of dance floor classics for any occasion with six great titles to chose from.
SingStar® Pop Hits will be released as a standalone software pack and bundled with x2 SingStar® Microphones and USB Converter.
The original 'SingStar®' was launched in May/June 2004 exclusively on PlayStationâ2 to public and critical acclaim, entering the charts at number one in most of Europe's biggest countries.
SingStar® Party, the follow-up, was launched pre-Christmas 2004-and included not only another great line-up of international artists, but also further 'party' and multi-player features, such as duets.
SingStar® Pop followed in the Spring of 2005 introducing yet more original features and options including rap scoring and medleys, plus 30 of the biggest and best hits of the last three years.
SingStar® '80s arrived in time for the 2005 festive season, offering a real treat for all SingStar fans, and serving as an essential Christmas party accessory!
SingStar® Rocks! is a collection of the hottest bands on the planet right now, The Hives, Blur, Bloc Party and The Killers all take to centre stage to drive their way to SingStar® glory. Only rock songs are allowed to appear on this stage no pop allowed.
SingStar® Legends was released in early November 2006 and allowed SingStar® users to claim their place in the musical hall of fame, taking centre stage and performing the tunes that have inspired generations. SingStar® Legends is the ultimate singing game. U2, John Lennon, Aretha Franklin and The Jackson 5 all made their presence felt on this ultimate collection.
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