Games People Play (The Alan Parsons Project song)

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"Games People Play"
Single by The Alan Parsons Project
from the album The Turn of a Friendly Card
B-side "The Ace of Swords"
Released US December 1980
UK March 1981
Format 7"
Recorded late 1979 to mid-1980
Genre Soft rock, progressive rock


3:17 (7" edit)
Label Arista
Producer(s) Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
The Alan Parsons Project singles chronology
"The Turn of a Friendly Card"
"Games People Play"
The Turn of a Friendly Card track listing
"May Be a Price to Pay"
"Games People Play"

"Games People Play" is a 1980 song by the Alan Parsons Project. It peaked at #16 in March 1981 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It appears on the album The Turn of a Friendly Card and was sung by Lenny Zakatek.

In popular culture[edit]

The song is featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories as part of its soundtrack in the fictional pop radio station, Flash FM.

Cover versions/sampling[edit]

The chorus of "Games People Play" was sampled for Soul Du Jour's song "Here We Go Again" in 2001, as well as on Yung Berg & Twista's "Where Do We Go" in 2007.

The song was covered in Spanish by the Asturian group Cuélebre on their album Ave Fénix under the title "Juegos de la gente".