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The Best Songs About Video Games 

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Updated December 10, 2019 638 votes 188 voters 12.6k views 41 items

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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clint8213 added Game On- Waka Flocka Flame
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clint8213 added Zelda Rap - Smosh
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clint8213 added Super Brooklyn - Cocoa Brovaz
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Game Over Falling in Rev... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
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Buckner & Garcia
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Mason John Allen added The Who
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clint8213 added Plastic Slug. - demuizj
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Eiffel 65
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Bad Religion - Frogger ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
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Lana Del Rey
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Lou Reed - Down at the A... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
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The Occupants
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TheWelshGuy added
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Lou Reed - My Red Joysti... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
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MC Frontalot
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George Clinton
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Space Invader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
cornyoconnell added Space Invader Pretenders
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Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Khaos Unique
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Fingers
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The Psychos - Pac Man Fe... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
Gary Sargent added
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Pac-Man - Weird Al is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Video Games
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