Sony belts out SingStar ballads

Latest release for the karaoke-style SingStar franchise, Rock Ballads, includes Duran Duran, Harry Nilsson, Heart, and Starship.

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SingStar 90s is due out tomorrow, but the SingStar franchise is still full speed ahead, with a new selection of "Rock Ballad"-themed songs due out in late September for the PlayStation 2.

The latest iteration of the popular party game will include crooning classics such as Air Supply's "All Out of Love," Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet," Boston's "More Than A Feeling," and Toto's "Africa."

SingStar Rock Ballads will come in two editions, one with microphones for £39.99, and one without (for those who have already picked up a pair from one of the previous games) for £19.99.

The first SingStar game was released in 2004 for the PlayStation 2, and since then there have been seven follow-ups, including SingStar Legends, SingStar Anthems, and SingStar 80s. SingStar 90s is due for UK release on August 3.

The full list of tracks is as follows:

Air Supply -- "All Out of Love"
Alannah Myles -- "Black Velvet"
Anastacia -- "Left Outside Alone"
Avril Lavigne -- "I'm With You"
Boston -- "More Than A Feeling"
Boy Meets Girl -- "Waiting For A Star To Fall"
Cutting Crew -- "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight"
Cyndi Lauper -- "Time After Time"
Duran Duran -- "Ordinary World"
Europe -- "Carrie"
Heart -- "Alone"
Jon Secada -- "Just Another Day"
Lone Star -- "Amazed"
Marc Cohn -- "Walking In Memphis"
Meatloaf -- "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)"
Mr Big -- "To Be With You"
Mr Mister -- "Broken Wings"
Mr Mister -- "Kyrie"
Nickelback -- "How You Remind Me"
Nilsson -- "Without You"
Poison -- "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
Queen -- "The Show Must Go On"
Roxette -- "It Must Have Have Been Love"
Roxette -- "Listen To Your Heart"
Starship -- "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
Sugababes -- "Too Lost In You"
The Calling -- "Wherever You Will Go"
Tina Arena -- "Chains"
Toto -- "Africa"
T'Pau - "China In Your Hands"

Discussion

24 comments
Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

This is going to be huge here in Australia as usual, straight to number 1 on the charts for sure.

senjutsu
senjutsu

you can buy more songs for the game online (singstore) so the game is cool. My sister will like it.

bryehngeocef
bryehngeocef

I wish they'd release more of these over here. we can't get enough karaoke games at my house.

SilverArrows
SilverArrows

The Xbox 360 needs a singing game like this. Honestly all these songs suck, and most songs in every singstar have sucked ...... but they are all guilty pleasure songs. Songs that everyone knows and can sing along too. MICROSFT, get me a freaking singing game.

neXtgenisis
neXtgenisis

i like how at e3 they had blink and queens of the stonage but there not on this list, what a scam

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

some nice songs there...lving the Mr Big and Jon Secada choices...lol

gollum007
gollum007

why do they always choose the wrong songs from the right bands? i mean queen-The Show Must Go On"? how about "You're My Best Friend"?

TTDog
TTDog

This is presumably so the Chavs can practice their pitiful attempts at Karoake at home before they inflict their hideous warblings on the drunks at the local pub.

Reetesh
Reetesh

with the Ps3 singstar going to have Itunes type download service.. I dont know if there will be need of new version there :P These songs sound good though...

Newnab
Newnab

Toto - Africa... ... My dreams have come true.

Darth_Homer
Darth_Homer

Wow. That's not such a good playlist. WTF is up with incluidng two songs by Roxette? Just swung on by the Singstar Amped playlist. That is MILES better than anything on that disc. Shame it's only a NA release...

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Some good ones, but the vast majority aren't that great. Upset over how this franchise is being whored out.

7thRonin
7thRonin

oliver_475 The question is.... Who Cares about these cra**y singstar titles? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well olivier if you would have a social life you would care... its the best game to hook gals , however using other methods is highly to be considered too

TWOC2689
TWOC2689

Not one I am interested in (except Queen).

sanjt
sanjt

Sugababes? *gets out shotgun*

oliver_475
oliver_475

The question is.... Who Cares about these cra**y singstar titles?

SonyGameHolder7
SonyGameHolder7

got some good songs, and some bad. Waste of time IMO.

Saphire_Kitsune
Saphire_Kitsune

Pretty good track (was hoping for a better queen song), but I have little interest in singing games.

don_juvin
don_juvin

am I supposed to be happy about this?