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Songs About Games, Games People Play

So here's a song topic that I don't recall us having played - Songs about Games. What songs can you think of about games, mentioned or implied, of any sort in the title or lyrics? 

 

So I'll start with this one as sort of a "blanket" title - - -

 

The Games People Play - Joe South 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Centerfield - John Fogarty

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Games People Play by the Spinners?

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1 2 3 Red Light - 1910 Fruitgum Company

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Skip A Rope:  Henson Cargill

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Hope For The Future was a song recorded by Paul McCartney for the video game Destiny, and released as a digital download in December 2014.

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Only A Pawn In Their Game:  Dylan

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Drag City:  Jan & Dean (drag racing: game or sport or both?)

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Ooo Baby Baby:  Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (I did you wrong my heart went out to play but in the game I lost you; what a price to pay).

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Adult Education by Hall&Oates

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Poker Face Lady GAGA

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Rip Van Winkle:  The Devotions (those little elves bowled on the green).

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warren zevon

’the hockey song’

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wicked games

by: chris isaak

...the prize and/or pain of love...

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Thick As A Brick:  Jethro Tull. (Teach him to play Monopoly).

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Quit playin games with my heart - Backstreet Boys

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  • The Hunter gets captured by the Game by the Marvelettes
  • A great song about the game of love and seduction!
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This song is about how the younger generation had fear about the future in 1965 called the Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire if interested play it on utube brings back memories. It's not funny or humerous but not everything in the world is.

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Love that song. Was just singing it this afternoon.

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Bang Bang:  Cher (kids playing cowboys, shooting at each other).

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Apple,  Peaches, Pumpkin Pie

Sung by Jay and the Techniques

 

( Apples Peaches, Pumpkin pie.

Who's not ready, hollar "I"

That's a games we used to play,

Hide and seek was its name)

 

 

 

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"My Woman's Always Playin Games With Me" by the Smokey Holler Riders, circa 1964.

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Back in the day, THE SPINNERS  had a song called "Games People Play"; (aka: "They Just Can't Stop It (The Games People Play)". It began with a piano/trumpet lead-in to the vocal which went:

"Can't get no rest, don't know how I work all day.

When will I learn? memories get in the way.

I walk around... can't hear a sound - folks talking loud... but I

Don't see at all. I gotta get away, gotta get away, I don't

Know where to go, it's hopeless so, I guess I'll leave it alone...."

Then comes a second verse, which leads to the Bridge:

"GAMES PEOPLE PLAY, NIGHT OR DAY THEY'RE JUST NOT MATCHIN',

WHAT THEY SHOULD DO, KEEPS ME FEELIN' BLUE,

BEEN DOWN TOO LONG, RIGHT WRONG I JUST CAN'Y STOP IT

SPENDIN' ALL DAY, THINKING JUST OF YOU...."

As you can probably tell, this was one of my favorite songs of all time.  GTT

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Simon Says:  1910 Fruitgum Company.

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Tumbling Dice - Rolling Stones

Mind Games - John Lennon

Pinball Wizard - The Who

Wicked Games - Chris Isaak

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Poker Face, Game of Love, Take me out to the Ball Game! Two of Hearts, , Guessing Games (Hall & Oates), Spitting Games (Snow Patrol)

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games people play - joe south    game of love - santana & others  pinball wizard - the who  centerfield -j fogerty

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Skip a rope - Henson Cargill

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Let's bowl - cast of Grease 2

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Queen of hearts - Juice Newton

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Game of Love by Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders

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