Gaming can be an addicting and exhilarating experience. And what better way to get even more hyped up for some gaming action than by listening to some awesome tunes?
Whether you’re a hardcore gamer or just enjoy playing games every now and then, you’ll love these 20 songs about gaming! These tunes will have you feeling the excitement of the game world and the thrill of victory. So put on your headphones, and get ready to game on!
- 1. “All In My Head” by Whethan
- 2. “Pinball Wizard” by The Who
- 3. “Take Over” by Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember) ft. MAX, Henry
- 4. “Little Games” by The Yardbirds
- 5. “Game On” by Waka Flocka Flame
- 6. “Roll of the Dice” by Bruce Springsteen
- 7. “Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner & Garcia
- 8. “Computer Games” by Mi-Sex
- 9. “Game Over” by Falling in Reverse
- 10. “Kernkraft 4000” by Zombie Nation
- 11. “PAC-MAN” by Gorillaz feat. ScHoolboy Q
- 12. “My Console” by Eiffel 65
- 13. “Warriors” by Imagine Dragons
- 14. “Nintendo Game” by Alessia Cara
- 15. “Welcome to Los Santos” by Oh No
- 16. “Snake Eater” by Cynthia Harrell
- 17. “Bliss” by Muse
- 18. “Video Games” by Lana Del Rey
- 19. “Space Invaders” by Player One/Playback
- 20. “The Legend of Zelda” by Rap Smosh
- Final Thoughts
1. “All In My Head” by Whethan
Featured in one of Valorant’s trailers, this song by Whethan will set you in the right mood for some gaming action.
The lyrics talk about being fully immersed in the game and everything’s just stuck in your head. So if you’re looking to get lost in your favorite game, play this track and let its catchy beat take over.
2. “Pinball Wizard” by The Who
If you used to spend your quarters on pinball machines, this song is sure to take you back. “Pinball Wizard” is a classic rock staple about being the best at the game. It’s been covered by everyone from Elton John to Taron Egerton, but nothing can top The Who’s original.
3. “Take Over” by Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember) ft. MAX, Henry
This one is for all the hardcore gamers out there. “Take Over” is a high-energy track about dominating your opponents and taking what’s yours.
Jeremy McKinnon of A Day To Remember teams up with MAX and Henry to create an anthem for anyone who’s ever come out on top. This track was made for League of Legends’ world e-sports event trailer and it now has over 71 million views on Youtube.
4. “Little Games” by The Yardbirds
If you’re just looking for a chill time, “Little Games” is a great listen. This 60s classic by The Yardbirds is all about how games are just for little boys. It’s a light-hearted tune that will make you feel good no matter how intense your game session gets.
5. “Game On” by Waka Flocka Flame
Now, this is a pump-up song if we’ve ever heard one. “Game On” by Waka Flocka Flame is all about getting in the zone and coming out on top.
With its intense beats and lyrics, this track is sure to get you hooked and keep you winning those matches. It was featured in the Pixels movie and it now has over 16 million views.
6. “Roll of the Dice” by Bruce Springsteen
Gambling and games have always gone hand-in-hand, so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of songs about it. “Roll of the Dice” by Bruce Springsteen is a great example.
It’s a thrilling ride from start to finish and it’ll even get you grooving along to its very catchy chorus. If you’re a fan of old but gold tracks, then this song is a great addition to your playlist.
7. “Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner & Garcia
Have you ever been so into a game that you just can’t get it out of your head? “Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner & Garcia is all about that feeling.
This song was released in 1981, the same year as the classic arcade game, and it quickly became a hit. The album of the same name sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
8. “Computer Games” by Mi-Sex
You can already tell by the title that this song is going to be about, well, playing computer games. “Computer Games” by Mi-Sex is a new wave track that was released in 1979.
In an era where video games were just starting to become popular, this song was way ahead of its time. You can still stream it on all music platforms out there.
9. “Game Over” by Falling in Reverse
The intro to this song will give you nostalgic feels if you used to play video games in the 2000s. “Game Over” by Falling in Reverse is an emo track about, you guessed it, feeling like you’re stuck in a game that’s impossible to win. It’s a heavy song with a message that many can relate to, even in their personal lives.
10. “Kernkraft 4000” by Zombie Nation
If you love listening to instrumental songs, then you’ll enjoy “Kernkraft 4000” by Zombie Nation. This techno track will give you major gaming vibes with its fast-paced beats and synthesizers. It’s the perfect song to listen to when you’re in the zone and trying to beat that high score.
11. “PAC-MAN” by Gorillaz feat. ScHoolboy Q
Gorillaz is no stranger to creating songs about video games, and “PAC-MAN” is one of their best. The track samples the classic video game sound effects and includes a verse from ScHoolboy Q, making it a great track to get hyped to while gaming. You can find it on their Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez album.
12. “My Console” by Eiffel 65
If you love your Playstation or Xbox more than anything, this track is for you. Eiffel 65’s “My Console” is all about dedicating your life to video games and letting the real world slip away. You’ll totally relate if you can’t just let go of that controller.
13. “Warriors” by Imagine Dragons
Here’s another song from League of Legends’ e-sports event. “Warriors” by Imagine Dragons gets you pumped for battle with its anthemic chorus and hard-hitting drums.
This is one of their most popular tracks which has also been featured in the hit movie Insurgent. With over 300 million views on Youtube, it’s easy to see why this song is a fan favorite.
14. “Nintendo Game” by Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara’s “Nintendo Game” is a lighthearted ode to classic video games like Mario and Zelda. It’s a fun track that will take you back to your childhood gaming days. You can find it on her The Pains of Growing album which was released in 2018.
15. “Welcome to Los Santos” by Oh No
Here’s another instrumental, this time from the game Grand Theft Auto V. “Welcome to Los Santos,” is a funky, soulful number that definitely gives off a ’70s vibe.
It will remind you of the good old days when GTA was a top-down game. With over 4 million views on Youtube, this remains a gamer’s favorite.
16. “Snake Eater” by Cynthia Harrell
“Snake Eater” is the perfect song for Metal Gear solid fans. It’s a great way to get pumped up for a gaming session, especially when you’re playing as Snake. It was released in 2004 and can be streamed on all music platforms out there.
17. “Bliss” by Muse
Next on the list is “Bliss” by Muse. This song is perfect for any type of gamer, as it’s an instant adrenaline rush. It was released in 2001 and can be found on all major streaming platforms. This track will make a great addition to any hardcore gamers’ playlist!
18. “Video Games” by Lana Del Rey
This next song is a little bit different, but it’s still a fan favorite Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” is an ethereal and dreamy ode not to a game, but to a gamer.
The lyrics talk about how you are willing to do anything to make your loved one happy, even if it means playing video games all day. It’s a different perspective on gaming, but it’s one that many people can relate to.
19. “Space Invaders” by Player One/Playback
This next tune is a bit of an older one, but it’s still a great classic. “Space Invaders” by Player One/Playback is a late ’70s-inspired synth-pop song that is all about, you guessed it, the arcade game space invaders.
It will take you back to a simpler time when all you needed was a couple of quarters and a high score to have a good time.
20. “The Legend of Zelda” by Rap Smosh
Last but not least, we have “The Legend of Zelda” by Rap Smosh. This hilarious rap song tells the story of Link, the main character in the Legend of Zelda games, and his quest to save Princess Zelda. It’s a fun and light-hearted take on a classic gaming franchise that is sure to make any fan smile.
These are just a few of the great songs out there that are about gaming. Whether you’re a fan of the classics or the latest and greatest, there’s bound to be a tune out there that you’ll enjoy. So put on your favorite game and crank up the volume, it’s time to get your game on!