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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The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

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28 19
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14 9
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The Alan Parsons Project

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14 10
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Hall & Oates

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10 6
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The Spinners

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7 3
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Ike & Tina Turner

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8 6
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Mary J. Blige

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7 5
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The Isley Brothers

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13 12
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Backstreet Boys

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12 11
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Black Sabbath

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12 11
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7 6
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Fleetwood Mac

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4 3
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Michelle Branch, Santana

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8 8
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Ministry

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13 14
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Chris Isaak

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4 4
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Destiny's Child

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3 3
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3 3
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Snow Patrol

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3 3
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Gov't Mule

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8 9
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3 4
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3 4
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Hank Williams, Jr.

23
2 3
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Alan Jackson, Jeff Foxworthy

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Sweet

25
0 1
The Waiting Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Playing Games
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