Dec 29, 2007
Not quite American Idol...
For Christmas, one of the things Shan got for me is "SingStar 80's" for the PS2. It comes with two microphones and a PS2 game with 30 songs from the 80's. She and I had a BLAST singing the songs while the video plays in the background. You are given points based on how well you hit the notes, etc. We learned pretty quickly that we sound much better when the music is cranked up and we can't hear ourselves. :-) The only way I will ever end up on American Idol is on the blooper reel! I mean, I can't even beat out Crazy Dave (if you remember him)... I may sing horribly, but I still manage to rack up points! :-)
Here is a list of songs in the game. We have not tried singing them all yet, but (to borrow from the Cars movie), "We Will Have Our Day!"
Billy Ocean "Caribbean Queen"
Billy Joel "Uptown Girl"
Blondie "Heart of Glass"
Culture Club "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?"
Cyndi Lauper "Time After Time"
Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
Dexys Midnight Runners "Come on Eileen"
Duran Duran "Rio"
Erasure "A Little Respect"
Europe "The Final Countdown"
A Flock of Seagulls "I Ran"
Foreigner "I Want to Know What Love Is"
Kim Wilde "Kids in America"
Madness "Our House"
Madonna "Material Girl"
Men at Work "Who Can It Be Now?"
Nena "99 Red Balloons"
The Pretenders "Brass in Pocket"
Run D.M.C. "It's Tricky"
Simple Minds "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Soft Cell "Tainted Love"
Starship "We Built This City"
Survivor "Eye of the Tiger" *
Tears for Fears "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Thompson Twins "Hold Me Now"
Tina Turner "Simply the Best"
Twisted Sister "We're Not Gonna Take It"
Wham! "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Shan and I did really well with the Duets game, though we trashed Run-DMC's "Tricky" so badly, I don't even think the game will let us sing that song anymore... :-)
I am so hooked on the game that I bought "Amped" at Wal-Mart last night. I haven't tried yet, but will fire it up later today!
Amped songs include:
Alice in Chains "Would?"
Blink-182 "I Miss You"
Blue Öyster Cult "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"
Boston "More Than a Feeling"
Cheap Trick "I Want You to Want Me"
David Bowie "Changes"
Fall Out Boy "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race"
Foo Fighters "Best of You"
Free "Alright Now"
Iggy Pop & The Stooges "Real Wild Child (Wild One)"
Judas Priest "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"
The Killers "When You Were Young"
Motörhead "Ace of Spades"
Nickelback "Savin' Me"
Nirvana "Come As You Are"
O.A.R. "Love and Memories"
Pearl Jam "Alive"
Poison "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
Queens of the Stone Age "Go with the Flow"
Quiet Riot "Cum on Feel the Noize"
Radiohead "Creep" (radio edit)
The Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Steppenwolf "Born to Be Wild"
Stone Temple Pilots "Vasoline"
Tom Jones with The Cardigans "Burning Down the House"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Gold Lion"
Yes "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
ZZ Top "Gimme All Your Lovin'"
There are two other US versions (Pop and Rocks) that I will buy eventually. The kicker is, the UK has about 12-13 different versions! What is up with that!? And, of course, people are clamoring for a COUNTRY version, DUH! That would take sales of the SingStar series to new heights in the US for sure!