In a first for sporting event in Singapore, a social media poll has decided the top 10 songs that will be played on a live, in-stadia, karaoke at the rock, ruck and rumble that is the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s on 15 and 16 April at the National Stadium.
The HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s fast becoming a mecca for great music, epic rugby and mega fun! And the fun doesn’t stop every time the rugby players take a breather, it just goes on with the incredible musical line-up.
The chosen songs (in alphabetical order) are:
1. Delilah – Tom Jones
2. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauder
3. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
4. Living on A Prayer – Bon Jovi
5. Roar – Katy Perry
6. Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
7. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
8. Wake Me Up – Wham
9. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and The Waves
10. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling – The Righteous Brothers
The list is an authentic roster of the who’s who of rock and pop history, with legendary, chart-topping numbers from across not one, not two … but a whopping, six decades making it to the top 10. And some of the songs have associations with legendary sporting spectacles from around the world.
There’s something in it for everyone, truly delivering the message that the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s has become a fun-event for the whole family, audiences of every age and fans from every nation.
Among the older ballads are Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline (1969) and Tom Jones’ Delilah (1969). Said to be inspired by the late President’s John F. Kennedy’s daughter, Sweet Caroline rings around Boston’s Fenway Park every time the Boston Red Sox play at home.
Delilah has long been an inspirational anthem for Welsh rugby at the old Cardiff Arms Park and the new Millennium Stadium, and will be right at home at the Kallang this Easter.
Though they’ll be a few thousand miles from home, Scotland’s Rugby 7s team will feel right at home when fans belt out The Proclaimers’ 500 Miles (1988). This song is belted out at Scotland’s home games of rugby union at Murrayfield, Edinburgh and for football at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
From the 1980s we’ll have two of the greatest stadium rock numbers ever – the Canadian superstar Bryan Adams’ Summer of 69 (1984) and Bon Jovi’s Living on A Prayer (1986). Every air guitarist worth their Fenders must have performed Living on a Prayer thousands of times in front of mirrors, and our Air Guitar Contest is sure to create some manic energy.
Fast forward to the here and the now, and representing contemporary pop is Katy Perry’s Roar (2013). And what better place than the Lion City with the Stadium Roar for a full-house to belt out this song.
The more popular songs are certain to get more repeats, and if you don’t want to miss out on the singalong of the season, please make sure you have the hottest ticket in town. And every ticket purchased, enters the buyer into a lucky draw with fantastic prizes that include a customised Harley-Davidson™ Roadster ® motorbike and tickets on Fiji Airways.
Two-day Category 1 tickets to the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s are priced at SGD150 for adults, SGD65 for youths aged 12-18 years and SGD65 for children below 12. Family packages range from SGD140 (for one adult, one child) to SGD180 (for one adult, two children) and SGD260 (for two adults, two youths or children).
Those that prefer to watch from the lap of luxury may wish to consider Premium (SGD200), Platinum (SGD300) or the Sevens VIP Club (SGD1,600) packages for two days of high-class sports entertainment and hospitality. All prices are subject to booking fees and taxes.