Donkey Konga: European Track List Announced

Tubthumping with Tubthumping?

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Nintendo Europe has today revealed the official list of tunes that it intends to bundle with the forthcoming Euro release of Namco's flam-tastic Donkey Konga. According to Nintendo Europe's website, the playlist is unique and targeted to appeal specifically to Europeans - a statement that appears to have been justified by the inclusion of a few British bands.

The official playlist only included the track titles so, being the great guys and gals we are here at SPOnG, we've done our best to dig deeper and/or blindly guess in order to bring you info on artists/bands as well.

The list has not been fully finalised yet, but it should go a little something like this:

Lady Marmalade - Labelle or Christina Aguilera + Pink + Some other bird

Canned Heat - Jamiroquai, unless it's the band Canned Heat with something like 'On the Road Again', which would be better

Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Alright - Supergrass (hopefully), possibly Cast

The Locomotion - Little Eva or Kylie (most probably the latter)

Dancing In The Street - Martha and the Vandellas or Bowie + Jagger

Para Los Rumberos - Either Masters at Work, Santana, or the amusingly titled Willie Colon

Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) - We can only imagine it's Benny Goodman and his Orchestra?

You Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross + Supremes or Phil Collins

All The Small Things - Blink 182

Oye Como Va - Santana

Last Day - Notorious BIG?

99 Red Balloons - Nena or possibly Goldfinger's punk cover

The Impressions That I Get - Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Busy Child - Crystal Method

Tubthumping - Chumbawamba

I Want You Back - Jackson 5 or possibly the terrible Bananarama song

Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai

Richard III - Supergrass

Wild Thing - The Troggs or the million other bands that have covered it

September - Earth, Wind and Fire

Back For Good - Take That

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Turkish March

Mario Bros. Theme

Kirby Green Greens

Zelda (Latin Version)

Rainbow Cruise


Donkey Konga Theme

DK Rap

Donkey Konga, complete with the amazing set of simian bongos, is due to hit European shelves on October 15th - we can hardly wait!


crafty bison 27 May 2004 16:12
The track listing looks excellent, I'm dead impressed! I expected less from Nintendo, however much it pains me to say it...
mrnull 27 May 2004 16:49
>The track listing looks excellent, I'm dead
>impressed! I expected less from Nintendo, however
>much it pains me to say it...

Yeah, who said Nintendo needed RARE to make a decent DK title... every forum user here. As much as I'd like to see a next-gen primate platformer, this game is getting better and better the more I hear. I can only hope that us kids in America don't get a specially focused track listing. Nelly and Blink 182 have already killed my radio. My games are my last bastion of hope!
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Rod Todd 27 May 2004 17:21
What is so amusing about a guy named after a punctuation mark?

Oh, I see, Willie. Like penis, Colon, like s**tpipe.

You guys have gutterminds.
DoctorDee 27 May 2004 17:24

SilverDogg 27 May 2004 18:10
im disgusted. im really really disgusted. the japanese version is still the far best one. the japanese songs are what you are after. damn they rule.

anyway, i really do hope that "99 red ballons" is the goldfinger version, although, i dont think it is ;_;.
Joji 27 May 2004 20:35
A case of some parts working and others not. Nice to see it coming to europe in the first place. And if you want the jap version you can have that on import( via freeloader) then have two bongo drums and diiferent two versions of the game. A much better option I'm sure you'll agree.

Just make sure you have to different versions of the game save on two different memory card.
Mixing them may reformat your card to a japanese one.
Alan is my first name 27 May 2004 21:05
You crazy Europeans get the better soundtrack between the American and overseas version.

You also get topless women running around for no particular reason. least that's what they tell me.
micta 28 May 2004 09:12
mrnull wrote:

>kids in America don't get a specially focused
>track listing.

We're the kids in America, woh-oh. You are Kim Wilde and i claim my free packet of seed
SilverDogg 28 May 2004 17:17
heh, i am gonna import the japanese game. it kicks ass =). im also gonna buy the american version and the european version. why so many you ask? well, they all have different songs =). then ill have to buy three different versions of dk2 aswell. yehaw!
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