Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Buckner & Garcia – Pac-Man Fever

I pumped A LOT of dimes into the jukebox at Happy Joe’s in DeWitt, IA when this came out! I’m pretty sure mom and dad were very annoyed with it by the third or fourth play…

Jerry Buckner and Gary Garcia were a musical duo that were really just writers that were putting out the occasional novelty tune. With the whole video game craze of the early 80s in full swing, Buckner & Garcia saw a perfect chance to make some money while the gettin’ was good. “Pac-Man Fever” was released at the end of 1981 and by March of 1982, it had made it to the #9 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was certified Gold by the RIAA.

The full album release had songs all based on video games of the day;

  • Pac-Man Fever (Pac-Man)
  • Froggy’s Lament (Frogger)
  • Ode To Centipede (Centipede)
  • Do The Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong)
  • Hyperspace (Asteroids)
  • The Defender (Defender)
  • Mousetrap (Mouse Trap)
  • Goin’ Berzerk (Berzerk)

Yes, I do have the vinyl! Thanks for asking!