Sony announces SingStar Anthems for Europe

Next version of the SingStar karaoke series to feature anthem-style tracklisting, including Queen, Cher, and Gloria Gaynor.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced that the next version of its karaoke series will be called SingStar Anthems. The game will be released on the PlayStation 2, and is set to arrive in Europe on August 4, 2006. The sixth game in the series will feature 20 new tracks that will be a mix of "classic tunes and diva anthems" from artists such as Donna Summer right through to the Scissor Sisters.

While a new SingStar disc is always cause for celebration among karaoke fans, the number of music tracks in SingStar Anthems is down from the usual 30 to 20. Our main criticism of SingStar Rocks! was its lack of new features, and with Sony now dropping the number of tracks in Anthems, it seems like the big improvements could be held off for the PlayStation 3 version of the game.

SingStar Anthems is going to be available in the UK for £39.99 ($74) along with two microphones and a USB adapter, or £19.99 ($37) for the stand-alone game. The full tracklist is included below, and we'll keep you posted as soon as we receive more details on the game's features.

SingStar Anthems tracklist:
- Queen: Radio Ga Ga
- Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart
- Take That feat. Lulu: Relight My Fire
- Cher: If I Could Turn Back Time
- Steps: Deeper Shade of Blue
- Dead or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
- Candi Station: Young Hearts Run Free
- Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive
- Bananarama: I Heard a Rumour
- Pussycat Dolls: Don't Cha
- LeAnn Rimes: Can't Fight the Moonlight
- Donna Summer: I Feel Love
- Bucks Fizz: Making Your Mind Up
- The Weather Girls: It's Raining Men
- Ultra Nate: Free
- Scissor Sisters: Laura
- Kim Wilde: Kids in America
- Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody
- Girls Aloud: Biology
- Charlotte Church: Crazy Chick

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25 comments
larda164
larda164

So sick and tired of singstar. Bring on more guitar hero I say!

tidus_swain
tidus_swain

Im happy just as long as we see more videos of guy performing the songs

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

lol what a lame list. Cher Lulu Take That. no thanks.

woohooforme
woohooforme

I'll stick with Karaoke Revolution, Sony.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I can't wait to see how sony goes about making SingStar for the PS3. THey said they want to bring it out on the PS3 after the PS2. Thats to bad no Arosmith I think I spelled it wrong but you know what I am talking about.

KamaKase
KamaKase

They really shouldn't release so many of these so generically, and work on improving their next gen one.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

I'm sure you'll be able to find it at

AKGermany
AKGermany

Pity - from the title I thought they would bring out an expansion with national anthems. Could have made sense for Europe.

soniqstylz
soniqstylz

>>What's Charlotte Church doing on there though!? Surely the name >>Anthems suggests these songs have been out for a while and built up >>their status As opposed to Pussycat Dolls?

0li
0li

*groan* not another one. When was the last time they announced one, like, 2 weeks ago?

erikers
erikers

roffleburger. who cares

guy_cocker
guy_cocker

I can't wait for this. All the singing on the Rock version will ruin my voice for these diva classics though. What's Charlotte Church doing on there though!? Surely the name Anthems suggests these songs have been out for a while and built up their status!?