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  1. Play the Game

    "Play the Game is a song by British rock band Queen, written by Freddie Mercury. It is the first track on the first side of their 1980 album The Game. It also appears on their Greatest Hits album. The single was a hit in the UK, reaching #14 in the charts, and in the US it peaked at #42.


  1. Play the Game

    "Play the Game" is a song by British rock band Queen, written by Freddie Mercury. It is the first track on the first side of their 1980 album The Game. It commences with a series of overlapping rushing noises on an Oberheim OB-X synthesizer, heralding the band's acceptance of electronic instruments into their once explicitly "no synths" sonic repertoire. They played it in their live shows from 1980 to 1982. The single was a hit in Queen's home country reaching #14 in the charts. In America, however, it gained small response at reaching only #42. The song features a soft vocal by Mercury including a strong G4 rising in pitch all the way to C5 in chest voice, contrary to the other C5s being hit in falsetto. He also played piano on the track. The B-side, "A Human Body", was for many years one of the few Queen songs only available on vinyl. It appeared on the bonus album "Complete Vision" in the 1985 The Complete Works box set. It was eventually released on CD in 2009 as part of The Singles Collection Volume 2 and also included on the bonus disc of the remastered version of the album The Game in 2011. The cover of the single, as well as its promotional video directed by Brian Grant, marked the first time Freddie Mercury appeared in either format with what later became his trademark moustache. The video is also notable in that Brian May did not use his trademark Red Special guitar, instead using a Fender Stratocaster replica made by Satellite. This was likely due to the risk of damage involved in the shot in which Mercury snatches the guitar from May, then appears to throw it back to him which was played back in reverse so that it would be easier for May to play the solo after "catching" the guitar in the video. A shot of the band in the unedited blue screen set for the video was later used for the cover of the "Another One Bites the Dust" single release.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of play the game in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of play the game in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of play the game in a Sentence

  1. Henrik Sedin:

    It’s nothing you think about when you play the game of hockey, but for us, we put our head down and put our work in every day. We get the most out of our talent. That’s what we’re most proud of today.

  2. Brian Kelly:

    I haven't seen coaches play the game before. Players play the game.

  3. Dabo Swinney:

    We think that we've got a great team and I think that our guys have done a great job of embracing every role that we've been put in for the last seven years to be honest with you, it's not about being the favorite and being the underdog, it's about how you play the game, and our core values and the things that we believe in -- the things that we think help us win are the same in this game as they are all these other games.

  4. Tyronn Lue:

    It was just about, ‘keep competing’ — that’s the culture that we’ve established around here, no matter who is on the floor or who is out, no excuses and continue to play the game the right way.

  5. Windie Lazenko:

    I speak their language from the get-go, i'm not law enforcement. I'm not out there to bust them. They don't have to play the game with me. They're going to respect me and I'm going to respect them. ... I know what it is to be out there.


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