songs The Best Songs About Playing Games  

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Life is a game, or at least that's how it seems based on this list of songs about playing games. We're talking mind games, love games, emotional games, and all manner of gamesmanship. From playing to losing to just fun and games, it appears the term “game” can be a metaphor for anything and everything. If life is a game, then these songs are about life, and about the multitude of games you can play while living it. Play the game… or at least play the songs on this list.

Most of these songs focus on the games we play with our hearts, and most include the subject right in the title. “Love Is a Losing Game,” a fatalistic take on love, was Amy Winehouse’s final single. “The Game of Love” was a hit for Santana and Michelle Branch, and was co-written by Gregg Alexander, the man behind the New Radicals ‘90s smash “You Get What You Give.” Speaking of the '90s, Jewel’s “Foolish Games” was used in the soundtrack for Batman & Robin.

Which of these songs about games is are a sure win for you? Vote for your favorites! If there are songs about games you love that aren’t on the list, please add them.

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Mind Games The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

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Games People Play The Alan Parsons Project

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Crazy Games Mary J. Blige

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Future Games Fleetwood Mac

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Games People Play The Spinners

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Game of Love Ike & Tina Turner

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Evil Woman Black Sabbath

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The Game of Love Michelle Branch, Santana

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Guessing Games Hall & Oates

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Game Show Ministry

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Wicked Game Chris Isaak

You Quit Your Job: What Song Do You Play as You Leave?

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Love Is a Losing Game Amy Winehouse

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Quit Playin' Games Backstreet Boys

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Fun and Games The Isley Brothers

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Playing Games
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Game Face Gov't Mule

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Spitting Games Snow Patrol

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Game Over Destiny's Child

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Game of Pricks Guided by Voices

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Indoor Games King Crimson

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Games People Play Dionne Warwick

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Redneck Games Alan Jackson, Jeff Foxworthy

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Dangerous Games L.A. Guns

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Game of Life Snoop Dogg, Steady Mobbin', Steady Mobb'n

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The Game of Love Daft Punk

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Fun and Games Pennywise

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Fun and Games Killing Joke

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Eye Games Sweet

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Sick Little Games All Time Low

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Fun & Games Barenaked Ladies

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No More Fun and Games Jayceon Terrell Taylor

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Why Play Games Diana Ross

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Game Number Nine Ray Charles

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Car Games Olivia Newton-John

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Don't Play Games Barry White

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Games People Play Hank Williams, Jr.

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Evil Woman Crow

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Game of Love Ronnie Montrose

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Game Time Ghostface Killah, Trife Diesel

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No Games Breaking Benjamin

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Game Theory The Roots, Malik Abdul Basit-Smart

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The Phaeacian Games David Bedford, Mike Oldfield