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We Sing 80s

Platform(s): Wii
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Release Date: October 2012 (US), Sept. 28, 2012 (EU)

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'We Sing 80s' (Wii) Reveals Partial Track List #2 - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2012 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT

The '80s will be remembered for many things – big hair, fluorescent socks and Cabbage Patch Kids, to name 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.

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.

The second batch of songs to be revealed is:

  • Cyndi Lauper – True Colours
  • Tears for Fear – Shout
  • Yazoo – Only you
  • Lisa Stansfield - All Around the World
  • Paula Abdul – Straight Up
  • Simple Minds – Alive and Kicking
  • Baltimora – Tarzan Boy

The hugely popular True Colours is known worldwide and rightfully fits on the tracklist for We Sing 80s. Performed by Cyndi Lauper, it spent two weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and the song received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Shout, sung by the British band Tears for Fears, was released in 1984, the heart of the 80s. A synth-rock anthem, Shout would become one of the most successful pop songs of 1985 eventually reaching the Top Ten in 25 countries.

Yazoo released Only You in 1982, featuring its smooth synthesized melody beat that took Only You to as high as number two in the UK charts. The song’s popularity was further increased by being covered the Flying Pickets, which took it to the UK Christmas number one in 1983.

All Around The World was a relatively late release in the 80s, with the title being launched in November 1989. However Lisa Stansfield made this song a hit with All Around The World hitting the top spot for two weeks in a row in the UK and reaching number one in 11 other countries.

Paula Abdul is a woman of many talents; a singer-song writer, dancer, choreographer, actress and a mainstay in American television reality show The X Factor USA. Paula Abdul will always be remembered for her 1988 hit single Straight Up which reached number one in the Billboard Hot 100.

Simple Minds were certainly Alive and Kicking in 1985 with the title making it to number seven in the UK singles chart and hitting the heights of number three in the US Billboard Hot 100, retaining a spot in the top five for four weeks. Alive and Kicking remains a classic today having been used on BSkyB’s FA Premier League trailers.

In 1985 Baltimora released its debut single Tarzan Boy and it became an instant hit with its smooth dance beat, dominating charts across Europe. Its great success was in France where it topped the charts for five consecutive weeks. Tarzan boy was so successful it has been covered by many artists over the years.

“These next set of titles we’ve accumulated for We Sing 80s truly does justice to the music from that era” says Nik Blower, Sales and Marketing Director, Nordic Games. “There are tracks in there everyone will know and love and we look forward to revealing further hits next week.”

Previously announced songs are:

  • Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky
  • Spandau Ballet – True
  • Musical youth – Pass the Dutchie
  • Yazz and the Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up
  • DeBarge – Rhythm of the Night
  • Smokey Robinson – Being With You
  • Roxette –The Look

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