There’ll be more songs for you to sing/ruin, now that Sony Computer Entertainment has signed a deal with Universal Music. This deal will deliver some of the label’s songs to SingStore, the online store for SingStar on PlayStation 3.
The first batch of songs courtesy of the deal is listed below, and will be downloadable 8 August 2009. It’s a grab bag of genres – from the cheesy “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher to the grunge cred of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”; from the noughties “Somebody Told Me” by The Killers to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s classic Neil Young putdown “Sweet Home Alabama” – not to be confused with Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long”. And kids, if you do download Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades”, be sure to warm up those neck muscles if you want to emulate Lemmy’s microphone work in the song’s old film clip.
And due to what Sony claims is “popular demand from the SingStar community”, the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” is available for download right now.
If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher
Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long Long Time) – Elton John
Love Machine – Girls Aloud
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
The Reason – Hoobastank
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Everybody’s Changing – Keane
Celebration – Kool And The Gang
Get It Shawty – Lloyd
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Ace Of Spades – Motorhead
Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth
Come As You Are – Nirvana
Crazy – Patsy Cline
Laura – Scissor Sisters
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears