Games were often used in songs as playing the heart of someone making them believe that you loved them. Sometimes, it was also used in literal games which includes card games.
Backstreet Boys- Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
I think this song is one of the most successful “game” songs. In this pop track, it’s about not playing with one’s heart like a game. It was a top 5 hit worldwide in 1997.
Jewel- Foolish Games
When you feel like being played, it will tear you apart. This “game” song from Jewel was released along with her biggest hit “You Were Meant for Me”.
Lady Gaga- Love Game
Well, it’s not really about playing love like a game, Gaga knows what it is all about. It turned out to be Gaga’s hit songs as it is one of her earliest hit songs.
Santana and Michelle Branch- Game of Love
No matter what you feel in a relationship, it is because it is part of the “game” of love. The light rock song became a top 5 hit in Billboart charts.
Peter Gabriel- Games Without Frontiers
Peter Gabriel came out with this “game” song which became a top 5 hit in UK.
Alan Parsons Project- Games People Play
Oh well, one of the great old “game” songs. It was released in early 1980’s and went to the top 40 of the charts.
Foreigner- Head Games
One of the most popular rock songs then, this “game” song from Foreigners helped their album to success.
Abba- The Name of the Game
Abba wants to know the name of the game, I don’t know either. Lol! This song became an international hit for the Swedish group. It also became a Billboard hit.
Shirley Ellis- The Name Game
This is one of the catchiest “game” song. No real meaning of the song and it is clearly a “game” song. It was very popular even until now.
Amy Winehouse- Love is a Losing Game
Love was considered a game which was bound to lose as Amy implied. This song was a top 40 hit in the UK.
Some facts from Wikipedia