(aired 4/1/11)

games, twister

What games do you like to play? Today’s show features songs that mention the following games: poker, Life, Monopoly, twenty one, chess, Twister, Risk, simon says, pretend, hide and seek, ballgame, croquet, Russian roulette, crosswords, Parcheesi, charades, scavenger hunt, Queen of the Nile, gambling, crap shoot and dice. We also get to hear about the crying game, mind games, computer games, wicked games, parlor games, and the circle game.

After hearing such an exciting lineup, I want to now go play some kid games again! Next time you throw a party, pull out the board games and listen to this mix of music…

  1. Poker Face – The Backbeats [suggested by Elizabeth Hamer, for Lady Gaga version]
  2. Man on the Moon – R.E.M. [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  3. Love Is A Losing Game – Amy Winehouse
  4. Games Without Frontiers – Peter Gabriel [suggested by Austin Murphy, Wayne Zinkand]
  5. Simon Says – 1910 Fruit Company [suggested by Howie Morningstar]
  6. clip: The Crying Game – Boy George & Culture Club [general song suggested by Anjali Altman]
  7. Hide and Seek (Imogen Heap Cover) – UCLA’s Awaken Acapella [suggested by Elizabeth Hamer, for Imogen Heap version]
  8. Mind Games – John Lennon [suggested by Ray Morley]
  9. Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games – Of Montreal
  10. Take Me Out to the Ballgame [general song suggested by Susan Saladoff]
  11. Computer Games – Mi-Sex [suggested by Greg Ingber]
  12. Wicked Games – Chris Isaak [suggested by Laura Philips-Mao]
  13. Games People Play – Bettye Lavette [suggested by David Rood]
  14. Play Croquet – Green Street Station [suggested by Stephan Krueger]
  15. clip: Russian Roulette – Rihanna [suggested by Elizabeth Hamer]
  16. Crossword Puzzle – Jennie McGuinness [suggested by Jim Giancarlo, Steve Weyer]
  17. Indoor Fireworks – Elvis Costello [suggested by Nicole Strafaci]
  18. Party Out of Bounds – The B-52’s [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  19. The Game of Love (Ft. Nas & Salaam Remi) – Nat King Cole
  20. Linger – Cranberries [suggested by David Rood]
  21. clip: Games & Dames – Network Reps ft. Punchline & W [suggested by Greg Ingber]
  22. Tumbling Dice – Rolling Stones [suggested by Julaine Morley]
  23. Dear Prudence – Siouxsie And The Banshees [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  24. Broke Down Engine Blues –  Blind Willie McTell [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  25. Crazy Game of Poker – Oar
  26. clip: It’s All In The Game – Tommy Edwards [suggested by David Rood]
  27. The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell [suggested by David Rood, Susan Saladoff, John Seligman]

Originally aired on KSKQ on April 1, 2011. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

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