7 more tracks for We Sing 80s game revealed, including Queen and Toto
Following the success of We Sing Pop!, We Sing 80′s is coming in a few weeks and we can reveal the next 7 tracks.
The 80s will be remembered for many things – big hair, fluorescent socks and Cabbage Patch Kids, to name but three – but perhaps its most famous export is the music.
Fans of the decade which gave us power ballads, soft rock and some of the most memorable songs ever written are in for a treat this October, as Nordic Games Publishing announces We Sing 80s.
We Sing 80s will feature 30 nostalgic favourites, covering the unforgettable decade’s cult hits and dazzling disco tracks, all of which include the original videos. Each song has its own difficulty rating and can be played in short or full length song modes.
Party mode includes We Sing, Versus, Group Battle, Pass The Mic, First to X, Marathon, Blind and Expert. There’s also Solo mode, which can also be played in Blind and Expert mode. Karaoke mode strips the track of vocals to really challenge players, or those that fancy an authentic karaoke experience.
Other features include Singing Lessons to help singers fine tune their voices and a Jukebox to queue up songs like their own personal music channel.
In-game awards come from playing either single or multiplayer modes, adding further depth and replay value to We Sing 80s. Plus, once a track has been sung, players can replay performances and add cool effects to their voice.
More points come thanks to Star Notes which provides extra points for hitting hard notes and Player Statistics give a detailed breakdown on performance on notes hit and missed with a comment on your performance at the end.
The third batch of songs to be revealed is:
· Queen – I Want to Break Free
· Toto – Africa
· Frankie Goes to Hollywood – The Power of Love
· Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
· The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
· Sade – Smooth Operator
· Lionel Ritchie – All Night Long (All Night)
· Cameo – Word Up!
One of the most famous rock bands in history, Queen, make their way on the tracklist for We Sing 80s with I Want To Break Free. In April 1984, the song hit number three in the UK and featured in the top 10 of a number of European and Latin American countries.
Africa, sung by rock band Toto featured on their 1982 album Toto IV. It reached number three in the UK Singles Chart in February 1983 and in the same month Africa took the sates by storm and achieved the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Released by Frankie Goes to Hollywood in November 1984, The Power of Love had a slower melodic rhythm that stood out from other tracks. With the video’s decidedly festive theme, the track reached the top of the tree as the Christmas number one in the UK.
One of the most memorable tracks of the 80s, Don’t You Want Me sung by The Human League had music lovers euphoric, with 1,400,000 copies sold in the UK, making it the 25th most successful single in UK Singles Chart history. In 1981, Don’t You Want Me hit was Christmas number 1 in the United Kingdom and later topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in the United States in July 1982.
Smooth Operator was the fourth and final single to be released from the group Sade from their debut album Diamond Life in 1984.The song lives up to its name with beautiful instrumental and smoothly sung lyrics. It peaked at number five in the US Billboard Hot 100 charts and was Sade’s most successful international hit.
The ever famous Lionel Ritchie raised his profile ever more with timeless classic All Night Long (All Night). Lionel Ritchie took a new dance approach, which proved popular and helped All Night Long reach number one on three Billboard charts (Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary). It was also a huge success in the UK, remaining at number two on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks.
Cameo, the soul-influenced funk group from America focused on their funk dance tracks and the track Word Up! saw a continuation of that theme. The song was an immense success in the 80s making many chart appearances, with Cameo’s first US Top 40 hit peaking at number six. Word Up! also spent three weeks at number one on the US Hot Black Singles chart, one week at number one on the US Hot Dance Singles chart and reached number three in the United Kingdom.
So that’s the next 7 of the 30 tracks revealed. Back at Gamescom a few weeks ago I got a sneak preview of the rest of the tracks, and even sang one of them, and I can reveal that I sang Don’t You Want Me by the Human League, but I didn’t sing it alone, did I Luke?
Visit the We sing website: www.wesinggame.com
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