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Lips: Number One Hits

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Microsoft

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'Lips: Number One Hits' (X360) Gets New Features, Release Dates

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT

Grab your friends and family and warm up those vocal chords! It’s time to transform your next get-together into a memory-making musical affair with Lips: Number One Hits. Combined with the original game, Lips: Number One Hits sets the stage for the ultimate singing party with a new collection of global chart-topping songs to satisfy even the choosiest of performers.

Grab your friends and family and warm up those vocal chords! It’s time to transform your next get-together into a memory-making musical affair with "Lips: Number One Hits." Combined with the original "Lips" game, "Lips: Number One Hits" sets the stage for the ultimate singing party with a new collection of global chart-topping songs to satisfy even the choosiest of performers. So regardless if your preferred stage is an amphitheatre, or just your living room, everyone will love the latest from Xbox 360’s exclusive singing franchise.

With 40 songs on-disc from Coldplay, Sugababes, Lady Gaga and more, plus an additional five song pack of your choice to download for free from Xbox LIVE, “Lips: Number One Hits” will let everyone find the perfect song to let loose to.

At launch, “Lips: Number One Hits” will offer new and improved singing features to increase the fun, including:

  • New Gameplay Challenges
    • Scoring:  Be a superstar singer and build up your combo meter when you nail those notes.  Consistency and accuracy will be essential to achieving top billing in score and rank.  The longer you can sing perfectly for continued periods, the higher your score will be. 
    • Leaderboard Rankings: New in-game rankings mean you can literally see how much you’re rocking out during a song, with the active Leaderboard feature that ranks you as you sing. When you’re nailing your performance, you’ll see your ranking fly up and know when you need to push it over the edge to reach the top.    
    • Prize Cups: You and your friends can share in the glory by winning Bronze, Silver, Gold and Diamond prize cups.
  • Getting Into the Game
    • Timed Play: Your Xbox LIVE Avatars will jump into the on-screen video when the time is right to show you how to use your Xbox 360 Wireless Microphone’s motion-sensing technology to perform a song-specific gesture, such as clapping your hands or strumming an air guitar. You also use the light-up mics to shake, clap and kick it up a notch for timed percussion segments while you sing.
  • Styling It Up with Your Avatar
    • Unlockable Accessories: Deck out your Avatar with fun, new accessories through the Dashboard Avatar editor and show off those duds in the game and to your friends on Xbox LIVE.  Unlock “Lips”-exclusive accessories by singing your way to them. Your Avatar will now also guide you through the “Lips” timed gestures in-game, so your virtual alter ego is sure to be the hit of the party! 

Complete Tracklist:

Artist

Song Title

Song Fun Fact

Country

2Pac feat. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman

California Love

This song earned 2Pac a posthumous Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance, Duo or Group, in 1997.

U.S.

Akon

Don’t Matter

Akon made music history by simultaneously holding the #1 and #2 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart twice, in 2007 with this song.

U.S.

Aqua

Barbie Girl

A breakthrough international hit, this song featured the band’s lead singers as the toy couple Barbie and Ken in the music video.

Denmark

Atomic Kitten

The Tide is High (Get the Feeling)

This song, originally performed by The Paragons in 1967, was also covered by Blondie, among many others.

U.K.

Beck

Loser

His first breakout hit, this song was an example of Beck’s practice of making up ridiculous songs, just to see if the audience was listening.

U.S.

Black Eyed Peas

Don't Phunk With My Heart

Influenced by Indian music, this song sampled the Bollywood cult hit film "Don," a movie about a man posing as the leader of a gang of international smugglers.

U.S.

Blondie

Heart of Glass

This hit song is ranked #255 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Times.

U.S.

Bob Sinclar

Love Generation

This song was featured during the 2006 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament hosted in Germany when Italy defeated France.

France

Bobby McFerrin

Don't Worry, Be Happy

This song was the artist’s only #1 single, back in 1988.

U.S.

Colbie Caillat

Bubbly

This song was posted on the artist’s MySpace profile, which was the top unsigned artist profile in her genre for four months.

U.S.

Coldplay

Viva la Vida

The band’s first #1 U.S. and trans-Atlantic single, from their fourth album.

U.K.

Culture Club

Karma Chameleon

The group's biggest hit and only U.S. #1 back in 1984.

U.K.

Cutting Crew

(I Just) Died in Your Arms

This smash hit reached #1 in 1986 and helped to give Virgin Records its first U.S. number one record.

U.K.

DJ Ötzi

Hey Baby

A remake of a 1962 song by Bruce Channel, the 2002 DJ Ötzi version soared from #45 to #1 on the U.K. charts.

Austria

Extreme

More Than Words

This tender acoustic ballad ironically was the metal band’s most successful single.

U.S.

Fergie

Big Girls Don’t Cry

This single from The Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie is #89 on Billboard's Hot 100 list of All-Time Top Songs.

U.S.

Fine Young Cannibals

She Drives Me Crazy

This single was a worldwide #1 hit for the band and was most recently covered by the legendary singer/actress Dolly Parton.

U.K.

James Morrison feat. Nelly Furtado

Broken Strings

From the British sensation’s sophomore album, this is his most successful single to date.

U.K.

Jason Mraz

I’m Yours

While this artist’s music has appeared on the charts since 2003, this single is his first chart-topping hit.

U.S.

Kanye West

Heartless

This is the first single in "pop art" music, a new genre which West describes as making pop music in an "artistic" way.

U.S.

Lady Gaga feat. Colby O’Donis

Just Dance

The debut song of this very theatrical pop singer became an international smash hit, in the U.S., Europe and beyond.

U.S.

Lily Allen

The Fear

From her second album, this song is the artist’s social commentary about the dark side of celebrity and consumer culture.

U.K.

LL Cool J

Around The Way Girl

This ballad was the highest chart-rising single of the rapper/actor's biggest selling album.

U.S.

Mariah Carey

Touch My Body

This song was Carey's 18th #1, which pushed her into second place behind the Beatles as the artist with the most chart-topping singles.

U.S.

Marvin Gaye

I Heard it Through the Grapevine

A landmark song in pop music, it’s #80 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

U.S.

MC Hammer

U Can't Touch This

The artist is currently a sensation on the small screen, by starring in his own reality show called Hammertime.

U.S.

Nickelback

How You Remind Me

This hit single earned the Canadian band four Grammy nominations and four JUNO awards.

Canada

Pet Shop Boys

Always on My Mind

The Daily Telegraph’s music critics ranked the band's cover of this Brenda Lee song as #2 of the all-time best cover songs.

U.K.

Plain White T's

Hey There Delilah

This song was written as an ode to a girl named Delilah that the band’s singer met only once by chance in NYC.

U.S.

Rihanna

Disturbia

The artist’s longest lasting hit on the U.S. Hot 100 chart.

Barbados

Robbie Williams

Millennium

A former member of the boy band Take That, this single was Williams’ first solo chart-topper in the U.K. and became his first single to be released in the U.S.

U.K.

Roxette

The Look

The words to this 1998 hit single were originally written for singing practice as guide lyrics.

Sweden

Roy Orbison

Oh, Pretty Woman

This song was inspired by Orbison’s wife as she "walked down the street" to the store; he actually finished writing the entire song by the time she returned.

U.S.

Scissor Sisters

I Don't Feel Like Dancin'

This song was written with the legendary artist Elton John and features his piano playing in the melody.

U.S.

Sugababes

Push the Button

This song was the girl group’s fourth #1 single in the U.K. and topped the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.

U.K.

Tears for Fears

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

This successful single was written and recorded in two weeks, becoming the band’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 and peaking at #2 on the U.K. Top 40 chart.

U.K.

The Beach Boys

I Get Around

This song became the first top 10 hit in the U.S. and U.K. for the harmonizing group.

U.S.

The Cardigans

Lovefool

This love song was a smashing success on both sides of the Pacific, topping the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and hitting #2 on the U.K. singles chart. It was also featured in the movie, Romeo + Juliet, directed by Baz Luhrmann.

Sweden

Timbaland feat. OneRepublic

Apologize

This is currently the most legally downloaded song in the U.S.

U.S.

Tokio Hotel

Ready, Set, Go!

This is the German band’s English version of "Übers Ende der Welt" which was a number one hit in Germany.

Germany

To keep those singing sessions fresh, “Lips: Number One Hits” will soon let singers purchase Game Add-on songs releasing each week on Xbox LIVE via the Sing main menu, where you can see and sort your entire “Lips” music collection. The new Hot Tracks feature will also let you preview downloadable songs, along with their original music videos. “Lips: Number One Hits” makes it even easier to see and find your favorite music so you can jump immediately into your songs.

Combined with the power of the motion-sensitive LED wireless microphones, which are compatible with the top third-party music games releasing this fall, "Lips: Number One Hits" should let even the shiest closet singers grab a mic and strut their stuff with friends and family.

Lips: Number One Hits and the original Lips game combine to create the ultimate singing party, with more songs to keep the fun rocking all night long. But for singers with an insatiable appetite for variety, both the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and the in-game Get Music Store feature a vast library of tunes that can be downloaded for both titles. New tracks of all genres and artist-specific songs packs are added regularly each week, so personal catalogs can keep growing and growing. "Lips," combined with the power of Xbox LIVE, makes Xbox 360 the best destination for music game fans.

Lips: Number One Hits will debut in North America on Oct. 20, across Europe on Oct. 23, and in Asia, Australia and New Zealand on Nov. 26, 2009.


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