SingStar Pop jams on PS2

Sony dropped us an emailand it's going to be music to the ears of aspiring crooners. For those who found the gritty edge of songs like "Love Shack" and "Rocket Man"from SingStar Rocks too in your face, SingStar Pop is here sporting an impressive roster of inoffensive radio-friendly pap. We applaud Sony for finally combating the public humiliation ofAmerican Idol auditions by giving the people the opportunity to vocallyembarrass themselves in the privacy of their own homes.

SingStar Pop comes packed with twomicrophones which you can deftly employ in the team-based Pass the Mic mode or in Duets. And we should also mention that the game isone of the few remaining reasons to kick the dust off of the old EyeToy USB camera. The game streets on April 3rd, and until then check out the track list below to fill your heart with song.To date, not a single member of the GamesRadarstaff has made it through a rendition of "Sk8er Boi"without sobbing like an orphan on Christmas, but hey,welove a challenge.

Above: Don't let this hellacious image from SingStar Rocks intimidate you - Pop'srockitude should be significantly gentler

3 Doors Down -Kryptonite
A-Ha -Take On Me
Alicia Keys-Fallin'
All American Rejects -Move Along
Ashlee Simpson -Invisible
Avril Lavigne -Sk8er Boi
Blue October -Hate Me
Britney Spears -...One more time
Cartel -Honestly
Cyndi Lauper -Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Daniel Powter -Bad Day
Destiny's Child -Survivor
Franz Ferdinand -Take Me Out
Gorillaz -Feel Good, Inc.
Hinder -Lips of an Angel
Hoobastank -The Reason
James Blunt -You're Beautiful
Jesse McCartney -Beautiful Soul
Lifehouse - Hanging By A Moment
My Chemical Romance -Helena
Natasha Bedingfield -These Words
Panic! At the Disco -I Write Sins, Not Tragedies
Rihanna -SOS
Ryan Cabrera -On The Way Down
Snow Patrol -Chasing Cars
The Clash -Should I Stay or Should I Go
The Fray -Over My Head
The Raconteurs -Steady, As She Goes
U2 -Vertigo
Whitney Houston -I Wanna Dance With Somebody

February 12, 2007