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Games People Play (The Alan Parsons Project song)

"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 as well as #18 on Cash Box.[1][2] It appears on the album The Turn of a Friendly Card and was sung by Lenny Zakatek.

"Games People Play"
Games people play cover.jpg
Single by The Alan Parsons Project
from the album The Turn of a Friendly Card
B-side"The Ace of Swords"
ReleasedDecember 1980
RecordedLate 1979 to January 1980
GenreProgressive rock, dance-rock, soft rock
3:17 (7" edit)
Songwriter(s)Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
Producer(s)Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
The Alan Parsons Project singles chronology
"The Turn of a Friendly Card"
"Games People Play"
Audio sample
"Games People Play"


In popular cultureEdit

The song is featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories as part of its soundtrack in the fictional pop radio station, Flash FM.[3]


Year Chart Position
1981 Billboard Hot 100 16

Release historyEdit

Country Date
United States December 1980
United Kingdom March 1981


  1. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Cash Box 3/14/81". Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  3. ^ "The Music of GTA: Vice City Stories". IGN. 26 October 2006. Retrieved 11 July 2016.