Play with Me (song)

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"Play with Me"
Single by Extreme
from the album Extreme
Released 1989
Format Radio airplay
Recorded 1988
Genre Heavy metal, speed metal, neo-classical metal
Length 3:29
Label A&M
Writer(s) Nuno Bettencourt
Gary Cherone
Producer(s) Mack
Extreme singles chronology
Play with Me
(1989)
Kid Ego
(1989)

"Play with Me" is Extreme's first single from their self-titled debut album, which was based on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. It is one of the band's best known songs as well as a popular list song. It includes a fast and complex guitar solo by guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, and takes its intro riffs from Mozart's Alla turca.

The lyrics list a wide variety of children's games, toys, and playground songs, and includes backing vocals from The Lollipop Kids. The bridge consists of K-I-S-S-I-N-G, sung by the band with their voices altered to make them sound like children. It includes the line, "Then comes Nuno in a baby carriage," which is immediately followed by a fast guitar lick that ends with Shave and a Haircut, segueing into the guitar solo.

The song was featured in the movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure during the mall-chase scene, as well as in Jury Duty as Pauly Shore's stripping song.

A cover of the song appeared on the PlayStation 2 game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s as the final track in the game. It is claimed that the high popularity the song gained by its inclusion in Guitar Hero was the reason the band decided to reunite in 2007, as it sparked their popularity once again.[citation needed] A master version of the track appears in the video game Guitar Hero: Smash Hits.

The song was released to radio stations but not on a CD single or vinyl. It was released on the Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure soundtrack.

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