The Singapore National Stadium will be turned into a massive karaoke session with 29,000 fans singing along to lyrics flashed on the 360 LED screens and jumbotron, during the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens tournament next weekend, on 15 and 16 April.
Overwhelming response for favourite fan songs
Earlier, Rugby Singapore had asked fans for their favourite songs to sing along to, and the response was overwhelming.
Having singalong songs is a first for a sports event in Singapore, and out of all the nominations, the top 10 songs had been decided through a social media poll.
The winning songs
In alphabetical order, the winning songs are as follows:
- Delilah – Tom Jones
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauder
- I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
- Living on A Prayer – Bon Jovi
- Roar – Katy Perry
- Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
- Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
- Wake Me Up – Wham
- Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and The Waves
- You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling – The Righteous Brothers
This list forms a roster of the who’s who of rock and pop history, with legendary chart-toppings songs from the past six decades making it to the top 10. Some songs also have associations with legendary sporting spectaculars from around the world.
Some of the older songs include Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond (1969) and Delilah by Tom Jones (1969). Said to be inspired by the late president John F. Kennedy’s daughter, Sweet Caroline rings around Boston’s Fenway Park whenever the Boston Red Sox plays at home.
Delilah, on the other hand, has been an inspirational anthem for the Welsh Rugby Team at the old Cardiff Arms Park and the new Millennium Stadium.
From the 1980s, there is Canadian Superstar, Bryan Adams’ Summer of 69 (1984) and Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer (1986).
Representing the present day is Katy Perry’s Roar (2013), and what better place than the Lion City with the Stadium Roar, to belt out this song?
Tickets are still available
The more popular songs will get more repeats, and if you do not want to miss out on the hottest singalong of the season, tickets are still available for the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens. Two day category one tickets are priced at $150 for adults, and $65 for both youths aged 12-18 and children aged under 12.
Family packages, as well as Premium packages and VIP tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, please visit www.singapore7s.sg.