Computer Games (song)

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This article is about the 1979 Mi-Sex song. For the 1978 Yellow Magic Orchestra song, see Yellow Magic Orchestra (album).
"Computer Games"
Single by Mi-Sex
from the album Graffiti Crimes
Released 1979 (Australia/NZ)
Recorded 1979
Length 3:53 (Graffiti Crimes version)
4:01 (Where Do They Go? version)
Label CBS
Writer(s) Murray Burns, Steve Gilpin, B Stanton
Producer(s) Peter Dawkins
Mi-Sex singles chronology
"But You Don't Care"
"Computer Games"

"Computer Games" is a single by New Zealand group Mi-Sex, released in 1979 in Australia and New Zealand and in 1981 throughout Europe. It was the single that launched the band, and was hugely popular, particularly in Australia and New Zealand. It was produced by Peter Dawkins.

The single won the award for Best Australian Single at the 1979 TV Week/Countdown Music Awards.[1]

The song was also re-recorded as the final track for the band's final album Where Do They Go? in 1983.

The music video was filmed on location at what was at the time Control Data Corporation's North Sydney centre and included gameplay from the 1979 arcade games Speed Freak, Basketball and Star Fire.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
Austria[2] 16
Australia ARIA Charts 1
New Zealand 5
The Netherlands GfK Top-40[3] 44
France 82
Canada 2[4]
Argentina 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[5] 61


  1. ^ Countdown Show no.235 Aired: 13/4/1979 on ABC, Australia
  2. ^ "Mi-Sex - Computer Games -". Retrieved 6 July 2009. 
  3. ^ " - Mi-Sex - Computer Games". Retrieved 6 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Sergent, Bruce. "Mi-Sex". New Zealand Music of the 60's and 70's. Bruce Sergent. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( Mi-Sex > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Retrieved 6 July 2009. 

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