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Total Nerd The Best Songs About Video Games  

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This list of songs about video games is ready to plug and play. These video games songs aren't from video games, they're about or inspired by video games. Gaming has gone from a niche industry to a massive part of pop culture, so naturally musicians have written songs about their favorite games. Gamers can be a fickle bunch, but thankfully these songs about video games never go out of style. From arcade origins to the newest consoles, these songs about video games span the course of digital history.

This video game music covers a whole lot of different eras, artists, and styles. “Video Games” was Lana Del Rey’s breakthrough hit, an ode to her boyfriend’s digital obsession. It's been a long time since Ronnie Jones riffed on “Video Games” in 1980, but Daft Punk later sampled the track for for “Technologic.” The title track on George Clinton's first solo album after disbanding Parliament and Funkadelic? "Computer Games."

Which of these songs about video games do you give a high score? Vote up your favorites, whether they're inspired by 8-bit adventures or modern RPGs! If you love any songs about video games that aren't on this list, press the start button and add them!

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Pac-Man Fever Buckner & Garcia

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My Console Eiffel 65

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Video Games Lana Del Rey

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The Psychos - Pac Man Fever is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
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Bad Religion - Frogger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
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Lou Reed - My Red Joystick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
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Lou Reed - Down at the Arcade is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
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Video Games The Occupants

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Hostiles Damon Albarn

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Video Games Metro-Jetz

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Human Video Game DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

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Nintendo 89 Audio Karate

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Computer Games George Clinton

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Kill Screen Jean Grae

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Video Games Fingers

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Proto Culture Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Khaos Unique

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Murphy's Law - Sit Home and Ro... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
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Samus' Stardrive Andy McKee

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Final Boss MC Frontalot

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Game Over Falling in Reverse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
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Computer Games Yellow Magic Orchestra

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Atari 2600 Little Brother

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Video Burnout Little Toni Marsh

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Video Games Seduction

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Video Games Ronnie Jones

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King of the Koopas Ambassadors of Funk