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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11 8
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The Alan Parsons Project

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The Isley Brothers

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10 8
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Hall & Oates

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The Spinners

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7 5
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Fleetwood Mac

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7 5
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Mary J. Blige

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5 3
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Ike & Tina Turner

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12 11
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Backstreet Boys

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12 11
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12 11
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Black Sabbath

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4 2
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Michelle Branch, Santana

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12 12
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Chris Isaak

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3 2
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Snow Patrol

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8 8
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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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7 8
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Ministry

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2 3
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Alan Jackson, Jeff Foxworthy

22
2 3
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Gov't Mule

23
2 3
The Game is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Playing Games
*DSO* added The Arcana

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Sweet

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10 13
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Amy Winehouse

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5 7
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Diana Ross

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5 7
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Ray Charles

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0 1
The Waiting Game is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Playing Games
Larry Torre added

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4 6
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Olivia Newton-John

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2 4
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Hank Williams, Jr.

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2 4
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Barry White

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4 7
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3 6
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Breaking Benjamin

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3 6
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Guided by Voices

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2 5
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King Crimson

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2 5
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dimither-malamov added Bobby Brown

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2 5
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Dionne Warwick

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L.A. Guns

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5 9
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Snoop Dogg, Steady Mobbin', Steady Mobb'n

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0 3
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Jayceon Terrell Taylor

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0 3
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Barenaked Ladies

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0 3
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All Time Low

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0 3
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Pennywise

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0 3
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Killing Joke

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5 10
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Daft Punk

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3 8
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Sinéad O'Connor

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3 8
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2 7
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Ghostface Killah, Trife Diesel

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2 7
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The Roots, Malik Abdul Basit-Smart

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