Show tunes: Wii Music licensed tracks revealed

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Finally! A rhythm game track list built exclusively for grown folks: 60s pop? Check! Motown hits? You betcha! Show tunes? Groovy! Inspirational motion picture themes? Far out! George Michael? Oh hells yeah!

While Nintendo has yet to release the complete track list for Wii Music, expected to feature some 50 tunes, Variety simply popped open the game manual and plucked out a list of credited, licensed music. (All 14 tracks are listed after the break.) It might not "rock," but hey, props to Nintendo for almost getting a Beatles song in the game -- John Lennon's ode to Yoko is close enough, right?

Licensed Wii Music:
  • "Chariots of Fire" (theme) - Vangelis
  • "Daydream Believer" - made famous by The Monkees
  • "Every Breath You Take" - Sting
  • "I'll be There" - made famous by The Jackson 5
  • "I've Never Been to Me" - made famous by Charlene
  • "Material Girl" - Madonna
  • "Please Mr. Postman" - made famous by The Marvellettes
  • "September" - Earth, Wind & Fire
  • "Suriyaki"- Kyu Sakamoto*
  • "The Loco-Motion" - made famous by Little Eva
  • "Woman" - John Lennon
  • "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" - George Michael
  • "Jingle Bell Rock" - made famous by by Bobby Helms
  • "Do-Re-Mi" - Rogers and Hammerstein (from The Sound of Music)
*Trivia: The first and only song sung entirely in Japanese to top the Billboard pop charts in the US; doing so for three weeks in 1963.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.