Pac-Man Fever

Album: Pac-Man Fever (1982)
Charted: 9
  • I got a pocket full of quarters, and I'm headed to the arcade.
    I don't have a lot of money, but I'm bringing everything I made.
    I've got a callus on my finger, and my shoulder's hurting too.
    I'm gonna eat them all up, just as soon as they turn blue.

    [Chorus]
    'Cause I've got Pac-Man fever;
    Pac-Man fever.
    It's driving me crazy.
    Driving me crazy.
    I've got Pac-Man fever;
    Pac-Man fever.
    I'm going out of my mind.
    Going out of my mind.
    I've got Pac-Man fever;
    Pac-Man fever.
    I'm going out of my mind.
    Going out of my mind.

    I've got all the patterns down, up until the ninth key.
    I've got Speedy on my tail, and I know it's either him or me.
    So I'm heading out the back door and in the other side;
    Gonna eat the cherries up and take them all for a ride.

    [Chorus]

    I'm gonna fake it to the left, and move to the right;
    'Cause Pokey's too slow, and Blinky's out of sight.

    Now I've got them on the run, and I'm looking for the high score;
    So it's once around the block, And I'll slide back out the side door.
    I'm really cookin' now, eating everything in sight.
    All my money's gone, so I'll be back tomorow night.

    'Cause I've got Pac-Man fever;
    Pac-Man fever.
    It's driving me crazy.
    Driving me crazy.
    I've got Pac-Man fever;
    Pac-Man fever.
    I'm going out of my mind.
    Going out of my mind.
    Repeat and fade Writer/s: GARY LEE GARCIA, JERRY BUCKNER
    Publisher: EUFAULA MUSIC INC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Nikki Humphreys from MorristownI would like to know more about these lyric I found from my grandmother Zelda Buckner in 1974
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1982 {March 20th} Buckner and Garcia performed "Pac-Man Fever" on the ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time "Pac-Man Fever" was at position #10 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, the following week it would peak at #9 {for 2 weeks} and it spent nineteen weeks on the Top 100...
    A month later on April 20th it also peaked at #9 {for 2 weeks} on the Canadian RPM Singles chart...
    Buckner and Garcia had one other charted record, but not on the Top 100 chart, their "Do The Donkey Kong" reached #103 on Billboard's Bubbling Under The Top 100 chart...
  • Brian from Boston, MaThis may very well be the best song of all time.A song by wich every other song will be measured. .When I think of legends in the music industry the first names that come to mind are Buckner and Garcia. If I remember correctly Pacman fever is the biggest selling single of all time.When I saw Buckner and Garcia live in 82 at a sold out Madison Square Garden I knew I was seeing history unfold. When they announced their breakup in 84 I don't think any of us will ever forget where we were or what we were doing when we heard the news much like the Kennedy assasination or 9/11 Pacman fever is one of of those songs that comes around only once in a liftime. Even though it is still constantly played on the radio I will never get sick of it
  • Stormy from Northport, MiThose were the days.
  • Barcrest from Birmigham, England2 other popular arcade spin off games were baby pacman which was a pinball/video game hybrid and Pac Land.
  • Joseph from Alabama, Alokay okay. howard. your a loser. nathan. your gay. jes. well we all know that you are a transvestite. but thats okay. we all agree on one thing i believe. that Ferris Bueller is really fat and old.
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnThis was the song the defined the video game era.
  • Nathan from Defiance, OhI hope you're kidding Jes!
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