Wednesday, December 12, 2007

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY... IN SONGS

About Games in Songs


A) CARD GAMES

1) Black Jack

Go Down Gamblin’-BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS (1971 /Black jack hand)

2) Poker

Lucky In Love-MICK JAGGER (1985 / A Royal flush... & other Casino games)
Spanish Train-CHRIS DeBURGH (1975 / Joker is the name, poker is the game)


B) STRATEGY GAMES

1) Checkers

McArthur Park-RICHARD HARRIS (1968), DONNA SUMMER (1978 / and the old men playing checkers by the trees)

2) Chess

One Night In Bangkok-MURRAY HEAD (1984 / Since the Tirolean spa had the chess boys in it)


C) CHILDREN'S GAMES

1) Hide & Seek (in Greek: kryftouli)

Hide & Seek-HOWARD JONES (1984)
Straight Up-PAULA ABDUL (1988 / you play hide & seek)
(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me-ALEXANDER O’NEAL
(1987 / playing games of Hide & Seek... looking high & low)

2) Peek A Boo (in Greek: koo-koo-tsa)

Peek-A-Boo-SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES (1988)
Peek-A-Boo-STYLISTICS (1973)

3) Table games

Calling It Quits-AIMEE MANN (1999 /Monopoly money)
Man On The Moon-REM (1992 /Game of Life, Monopoly, Twenty one, Chess, Twister, Risk)


D) FAIRGROUND GAMES

1) Carousel

I Love You But You’re Boring-BEAUTIFUL SOUTH (1989)
Spaceman-BABYLON ZOO (1995 / can’t get off the carousel)
Why Can’t I Have You-CARS (1984 / carousel up and down)
Windmills Of Your Mind-NOEL HARRISON (1969)

2) Merry-Go-Round

Blinded By The Light-MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND
(1976 / I tripped the Merry go round)
Carnival-CARDIGANS (1995 / Merry go round)
Magic-CARS (1984 / it’s like a Merry go round)
I Am Love-JENNIFER HOLIDAY (1983 / Merry go round)
Is It Love You're After-ROSE ROYCE (1979 / do I have to ride the merry-go-round)
Puppet On A String-SANDIE SHAW (1967 / Merry go round)

3) Roller Coaster

Come Together-BEATLES (1969 / roller coaster)
Life Is A Roller Coaster-RONAN KEATING (2000 /rollercoaster)
Wish You Were Here-INCUBUS (2001 / roller coaster)

4) Wheel Of Fortune

Feel So High-DES’REE (1992 / I’m riding on the wheel of fortune)


E) DANGEROUS / LETHAL GAMES

Don’t Need A Gun-BILLY IDOL (1987 / "Russian Roulette"’s no fun)
Master & Servant-DEPECHE MODE (1984 / domination’s the name of the game...let’s play)
Original Sin-INXS (1984 / you might know how to play with fire)
Somewhere Down The Crazy River-ROBBIE ROBERTSON
(1988 / where people play games with the night)
Superfly-CURTIS MAYFIELD (1972 / the only game you know is "Do Or Die")


F) SUPERNATURAL GAMES

Der Teufel Und Der Junge Mann-PAOLA (1980)
The Devil Went Down To Georgia-CHARLIE DANIELS BAND (1979)
The Seventh Seal-SCOTT WALKER (1969 / tonight I played Chess with Death)
Spanish Train-CHRIS DE BURGH (1975)
Sympathy For The Devil-ROLLING STONES (1968 / the nature of my game)
There Must Be An Angel-EURYTHMICS (1985 / playing with my heart)


G) ABOUT THE GAME OF LOVE

1) Is love a game? (Love Games Part 1)

All Of Me-SABRINA (they (boys) think that love’s a game)
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying-GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (don’t you know that love is a game)
Every Rose Has It’s Thorn-POISON
(hear the DJ say love’s a game of easy come easy go)
Game Of Love-JIM CAPALDI
Game Of Love-FAIGROUND ATTRACTION
Game Of Love-MINDBENDERS (1965)
Get Ready-RARE EARTH (if you wanna play hide & seek with love)
Give It Up-KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
(come on & play the game of love)
I’m On Your Side-ANGELA BOFILL, JENNIFER HOLIDAY (game of love)
It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over-LENNY KRAVITZ (playing games with love)
Just Be Good To Me-SOS BAND / Dub Be Good To Me-BEATS INTERNATIONAL (love is a game of chances)
L-O-V-E-NAT KING COLE (love is more than just a game for 2)
Love Games-LEVEL 42
Love Is Strange-EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL
Put Your Head On My Shoulder-PAUL ANKA
(people say that love’s a game, a game you just can’t win)
Singing In The Shower-RITA MITSUKO featuring THE SPARKS (It was only a lovers game)
Still Got The Blues-GARY MOORE (I found that love was more than just a game)
To Be With You-MR BIG (game of love)
Yesterday-BEATLES (love was such an easy game to play)
Yesterday When I Was Young-SHIRLEY BASSEY (game of love)
You Can’t Hurry Love-SUPREMES, PHIL COLLINS (it’s a game of give & take)

2) Playing Love Games In General (Love Games Part 2)

Back To Life-SOUL II SOUL (foolish game)
Boy Who Cried Wolf-STYLE COUNCIL (for playing this stupid game)
Broken Land-THE ADVENTURES (1988 / these are the games we played at school)
Candy-IGGY & KATE (I need love, not games)
Classic-ADRIAN GURVITZ (you was my best toy)
Everything Will Flow-SUEDE (so many games to play)
Freedom 90-GEORGE MICHAEL (the way I play the game is not the same)
Great Pretender-PLATTERS (I play the game)
Handsome Dudes-HELEN REDDY (I know the game you’re playing)
Hang On To Your Love-SADE (in heavens name why do you play this game)
Heart Turns To Stone-FOREIGNER (1987 /what you thought was a game, a game you were winning)
Hot & Soul-VICTOR LAZLO (try to see it as a game)
I’m Only Shooting Love-TIME BANDITS (Come with me, our game has just began)
I Don’t Care Anymore-PHIL COLLINS (I don’t play the same games that you play)
It’s A Heartache-BONNIE TYLER (fools game)
Just My Imagination-CRANBERRIES (game we used to play)
The Last To Know-JOHNNY HATES JAZZ (Innocence it’s just a game you play with me)
Let’s Go To Bed-THE CURE (stupid game)
Looking For The Summer-CHRIS REA (this ain’t no game of kiss & tell)
Lowdown-BOZ SCAGGS (same old school boy game got you into this)
Make Me Smile-COCKNEY REBEL (a game for us to play)
Maria Magdalena-SANDRA (play for affection & win the prize, I know those party games too)
Memories Fade-TEARS FOR FEARS (with hungry joy I’ll be your toy, just hoping you will play)
The Model-KRAFTWERK (she plays hard to get)
Multiplication-BOBBY DARIN (that’s the name of the game)
Music To Watch Girls By-ANDY WILLIAMS (the name of the game)
My Eyes Adored You-FRANKIE VALLI (playing make believe you’re married to me)
Never Never-ASSEMBLY (1983 / it’s just a game I play)
No No No-TERRY HALL (1995 /what is this game you're playing)
The Night As A Thousand Eyes-BOBBY VEE (cause your game I’m gonna play)
Of Course I’m Lying-YELLO (I love your games)
One Night Stand-JANIS JOPLIN (play that game again)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart-ST. ETTIENE (games that I was playing)
Only You-YAZOO (when it’s only a game)
Part Time Lover-STEVIE WONDER (two can play the game of part time lovers)
Perfect-FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION (life is too short too play silly games)
Playing Your Game-BARRY WHITE
Prisoner Of The Light-ANIMALS (1983)
Private Eyes-HALL & OATES (you play with love)
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number-STEELY DAN (we could stay inside & play games)
Say You Say Me-LIONEL RICHIE (playing games)
St. Elmo’s Fire-JOHN PARR (play the game)
Stay With Me Till Dawn-JUDIE TZUKE (1991)
Take My Breath Away-BERLIN (Watching every motion in my foolish lover’s game)
Tell It Like It Is-AARON NEVILLE, DON JOHNSON
(If you want something to play with, go & find yourself a toy)
This Is Your Life-BANDERAS (playing games)
We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off-JERMAIN STEWART (a quick hit that’s your game)
What’s On Your Mind-INFORMATION SOCIETY (it’s a game I have to play)
You And I-MADLEEN KANE (playing games)
You Give Love A Bad Name-BON JOVI (you play your game)
You’re A Woman-BAD BOYS BLUE (this is more than just a game)
You Keep Me Hanging On-SUPREMES (playing with my heart)
You’ll Never Know-HI GLOSE (what a childish game to play)


H) GAME OF LIFE

Life Is Just A Ballgame-WOMACK & WOMACK
Street Life-CRUSADERS featuring RANDY CRAWFORD
(I play the street life... play your life away)
Suicide Is Painless-THEME FROM MASH (the game of life is hard to play)


I) VARIOUS OTHER GAMES

Double Dutch-MALCOLM McLAREN
Games People Play-PETER GABRIEL
Giddy Up A Gogo-AD VISSER & DANIEL SACHULEGA (up down like a jojo)
Jeopardy-GREG KIHN BAND
Magic Moments-PERRY COMO (The penny arcade, the games that we played, the fun and the prizes)
Summertime-D.J. JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE (Double Dutch)


J) GAMES IN GENERAL

Crying Game-DAVE BERRY, BOY GEORGE
Hey Matthew-KAREL FIALKA (it’s all a game, I hope)
Hurricane-BOB DYLAN (where justice is a game)
Name Of The Game-DAN HARTMAN
Vicious Games-YELLO

Limbo Rock-CHUBBY CHECKER

Play Dead-BJORK

Δικαίωμα στο όνειρο-ΛΑΚΗΣ ΜΕ ΤΑ ΨΗΛΑ ΡΕΒΕΡ (σ’ ένα παιχνίδι χαμένο ψάχνεις για κερδισμένο)

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