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Do you remember the 1980's? How everything was in neon colors? How fresh and new were those music videos? Don Johnson, driving around Miami, arresting bad guys? One thing about the 80's that put it above all the other decades, was the music, and that sweet music is aplenty in this game. Welcome to SingStar '80's, where the player can re-live that decade with a little help of this game and a microphone. The main focus of the game is singing those songs as well as one can. The game gives points which are distributed by the purity of singing, as in, how well the player manages to stay on tune. It doesn't matter if the player changes octaves in the middle of the song, or what words the player is singing (the game doesn't have a word recognition), and so singing is rated instead by how well the player manage to hit the correct note at the correct time.

This fourth installment of the series includes the following songs:
  • Alice Cooper - Poison
  • Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
  • Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
  • Blondie - Atomic
  • Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
  • Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
  • Dolly Parton - Nine To Five
  • Duran Duran - Rio
  • Erasure - A Little Respect
  • Europe - The Final Countdown
  • Fairground Attraction - Perfect
  • Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The Power Of Love
  • Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
  • Katrina And The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
  • Madness - Our House
  • Madonna - Material Girl
  • Marillion - Kayleigh
  • Nena - 99 Red Balloons
  • Run DMC - It's Tricky
  • Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
  • Soft Cell - Tainted Love
  • Starship - We Built This City
  • Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
  • Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
  • The Cure - Just Like Heaven
  • The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
  • Tina Turner - Simply The Best
  • Vanilla - Ice Ice Ice Baby
  • Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go


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Jolt (UK) Dec 02, 2005 9 out of 10 90
EL33TONLINE Dec 06, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Oct 17, 2005 7 out of 10 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nov 03, 2005 7 out of 10 70


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Evilhead (1048) added SingStar: '80s (PlayStation 2) on Nov 28, 2005