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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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Take Me Out to the Ball Game BY FRANK ZAPPA

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Viva Las Vegas BY ELVIS PRESLEY
 
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Take me out to the Ballgame

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The Boxer

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Kenny Rodgers - The Gambler

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Take me out to the Ballgame!

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Charlie Brown: The Coasters (shooting dice in the boy’s gym)

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I’ve Seen All Good People:  Yes (chess as a metaphor for getting on in life).

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Madame George -- Van Morrison

 

"In a corner playing dominoes in drag, the one and only Madame George ... "

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City Of New Orleans- Steve Goodman; Arlo Guthrie; others (dealing card games with the old men in the club.car, penny a point ain’t no one keeping score).

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Yesss!!!!
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Almost any song by Fleetwood Mac- a group that I love but here goes-

The Chain, Little Lies, Second hand news, Gold dust woman, I don’t want to know- basically the whole Rumours album lol. Genesis is big for them also- In too deep, No reply at all, That’s all. Also Dirty deeds done dirt cheap by AC/DC.

And Drive my car by the Beatles. Games adults play have yielded tons of songs!

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Paradise By The Dashboard Light-   Meatloaf (baseball... as a metaphor for “scoring”).

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At Seventeen -- Janis Ian

 

"We all play the game, and when we dare to cheat ourselves at solitaire ..."

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Poker Face - Lady GaGa

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House Of The Rising Son-   The Animals (My father was a gamblin’ man down in New Orleans).

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Indoor Games - King Crimson

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"Hank Williams Jr. a credit to the song "Games People Play" titled many times by many artists. 8~\

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Keep The Ball Rolling-   Jay & The Techniques (keep the ball rolling; girl the name of the game is love)

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'Games of Magic': "Raindrops chasing the light..They play games in the night."

Bread

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Solitaire-   The Embers

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Go your own way by Fleetwood Mac

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Add credits to Fleetwoodmac for the song "Future games"

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“Carrie-Ann” (The Hollies). When we were young our games were simple; I played the janitor, you played the monitor...

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 Don't you draw the Queen of Diamonds, boy

She'll beat you if she's able

You know the Queen of Hearts is always your best bet

 
 
Desparado - The Eagles 
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“1,2,3 Red Light” (1910 Fruit Gum Company).  [a low point in R&R]

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“Rip Van Winkle” by The Devotions, about 1961   (bowling)

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Redneck Games: Alan Jackson and Jeff Foxworthy
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Games People Play, Alan Parsons Project, 1980

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Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones

Pinball Wizard - the Who

Wicked Game -Chris Isaac

Games People Play - Joe South

 

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