Pac-Man Fever (song)
|Single by Buckner & Garcia|
|from the album Pac-Man Fever|
|B-side||"Pac-Man Fever" (Instrumental)|
|Genre||Pop, chiptune, pop rock|
5:51 (extended 12-inch version)
18-02673 (7-inch single)
44-02762 (12-inch single)
|Producer||Buckner & Garcia|
"Pac-Man Fever" is a hit single by Buckner & Garcia. Capitalizing on the video game craze of the early 1980s, the song, about the classic video game Pac-Man, peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US in March 1982. That same month, it was certified Gold by the RIAA for over 1,000,000 units shipped to retailers; the single sold 1.2 million copies by the end of 1982, and 2.5 million copies in total as of 2008. VH1 ranked it at #98 on their list of 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.
A follow-up release in May 1982, "Do the Donkey Kong", just missed the Billboard chart, ranking #103.
- "Pac-Man Fever". Time Magazine. 1982-04-05. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
- RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - Pac-Man Fever. RIAA.com. Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- "Ode to Joystick". SPIN (SPIN Media) 20 (9): 86. September 2004. ISSN 0886-3032.
- Turow, Joseph (2008). Media Today: An Introduction to Mass Communication (3rd ed. ed.). Taylor & Francis. p. 554. ISBN 0-415-96058-4. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
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