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Songs About Games
Songs About Games Background
I decided to try to think up names of songs about games or that had something referring to a game or games in the title. Surprisingly, there are quite a few songs about games. It surprised me how many there actually are. I'm sure there are many more songs about games that I have forgotten. Can you add to my songs list about games?
About Joe South
Joe South was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1940. He is a Grammy winning singer. Games People Play was his biggest hit. It won two Grammys. He has also written many popular songs sung by others, including I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Down in the Boondocks, Hush, Yo-Yo. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden also won a Grammy.
Games People Play by Joe South
About Tommy Edwards and the Song It's All in the Game
It's All in the Game was sung by Tommy Edwards on the Ed Sullivan Show. The hit song reached number 1 on the charts in 1958 and stayed there for 3 weeks.The song was composed by the future vice president of the United States, Charles Dawes.
Tommy Edwards died of a brain aneurysm at the young age of 47 in Richmond, Virginia. It was rumored, but not proven, to have been caused by alcoholism.
It's All in the Game by Tommy Edwards
ABBA The Name of the Game Song Background
Swedish band whose name was derived from the singers' initials of their first names. This song was released in 1977. It was the first single from ABBA - The Album. The ABBA song hit number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. The Visitors was the last ABBA album.
The Name of the Game by Abba
Name Game Song by Shirley Ellis
Pinball Wizard Song Information
Pinball Wizard was written by Pete Townshend and first performed by The Who. It hit #4 on the UK charts in 1969. Elton John recorded the song in 1975 for a theater production of Tommy. It hit #7 on the song charts in 1977. Rod Stewart also recorded the song.
Pinball Wizard by Elton John
About Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse is an English singer born in London. She has quickly become a popular singer with her sultry jazzy voice. She has won five Grammys.
Unfortunately, Winehouse has had her share of personal problems and run-ins with the law and the tabloids. She is sometimes referred to as a British Britney, just to give you an idea.
Love Is a Losing Game by Amy Winehouse
About John Fogerty
John Fogerty was born in Berkeley, California. John Fogerty formed Creedence Clearwater Revival with his brother Tom. The band was originally called Tommy Fogerty and the Blue Velvets in the 1950s. John left Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1971 because of problems with his brother and other members of the band.
Fogerty had a lawsuit filed against him for the single Old Man Down the Road from his Centerfield album released in 1985. His music publisher claimed that Old Man Down the Road was too similar to a Creedence Clearwater Revival song, Run Through the Jungle.