The Song
The Single
The Lyrics
The Story

The Song:

"Play the Game"
Written by: Freddie Mercury
Sung by: Freddie Mercury
Song Length: 3:27
Appears on: The Game, Greatest Hits

The Single:

United Kingdom:

Released: May 30, 1980
B-Side: A Human Body
Chart Position: 14
Weeks On Chart: 8

United States:

Released: June 6, 1980
B-Side: A Human Body
Chart Position: 42
Weeks On Chart: 9

The Lyrics:

The most accurate, up-to-date lyrics for this song are provided courtesy Queenwords.

The Story:

"Play the Game" was the first song released by Queen that featured the new technology of the snythesizer.
The song, and its album The Game were the advent of synthesizers in Queen songs. This angered many fans.


Well, there are two good MIDI files for this song. The first features percussion.

However, the second has the intro, but no drums.

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