With the recent announcement of We Sing Encore, we thought this might be a good time to take a look back at the original We Sing - a game which helped to revolutionise the Karaoke genre, and huge best seller, which was the first of it's kind to let four people sing simultaneously. Released on the 20th November 2009, the game contained 30 popular songs, with a real mixture of tunes to encourage even the most reluctant to have a blast. The full list is as follows:
A rare shot of Amy Winehouse looking *almost* thoughtful...
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
Aqua - Barbie Girl
Blondie - One Way Or Another
Charles and Eddie - Would I Lie To You?
Chesney Hawkes - The One And Only
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Duffy - Mercy
Duran Duran Hungry Like The Wolf
Can you say cheese?
Elton John with Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
James Morrison & Nelly Furtado - Broken Strings
John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
Kylie Minogue - Loco-Motion
Lady GaGa - Poker Face
Lily Allen - The Fear
Madness - Our House
What's that coming over the hill? Is it a new karaoke game?
Meatloaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
One Republic Featuring Timbaland - Apologize
Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha
Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
Shampoo - Trouble
Spice Girls - Wannabe
Sugababes - Girls
Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite
The Automatic - Monster
The Police - Every Breath You Take
Tom Jones - Delilah
UB40 - Red Red Wine
With three different modes on offer, you'll be bound to find something to rope your friends in, whether you want to test your skills in the solo mode, have fun with your friends in party mode, or do it the real way, in karaoke mode.
If you have a few friends round (or a partner who's not afraid to embarass themselves) you'll probably find yourself spending most of your time in the party mode, which features an additional five modes - We Sing (a co-operative, just for fun mode), Versus (a standard, competitive mode), Group Battle (where groups of two can face off against each other), Pass the Mic (a crazy mode where people take it in turns singing lines in a song) and First to 5000 points (which does exactly as it says on the tin - the first person to reach 5000 points wins). Like the upcoming sequel
, We Sing also features three different difficulty modes, so that everyone, from novices to experienced crooners, can join in the fun.
If you can't wait the few weeks until We Sing Encore's released, or just want something to get you in the mood for some singing, go out and grab a copy of We Sing - that is, if you can find it. The game's been such a sustained success, that we've only actually seen a shop with copies once. There's obviously a lot of Karaoke fans out there.