Jewel - foolish games

Jewel - foolish games
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Jewel - foolish games

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"Foolish Games" is a song by Jewel released as her third/fourth and final single, taken from her debut album Pieces of You. It was also the third single to be lifted from the Batman & Robin motion picture soundtrack. Jewel re-recorded the single for the soundtrack to produce a more radio-friendly version, similar to her other singles "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "You Were Meant for Me". This versions is shorter than the album version by one verse, and also appears on the soundtrack of Batman & Robin.

The song details one's frustration and agony of knowing that one's lover does not care about them as much as they care for him. The song parallels Bruce Wayne's relationship with Julie Madison, as well as his friendship/partnership with Dick Grayson/Robin. The melodic line and chord progression of the verses in "Foolish Games" carry echoes of "Diamonds & Rust", recorded by Joan Baez.

A CD single for the song was not issued in the United States, however, a re-released version of the "You Were Meant for Me" single CD had a hidden bonus track of the single version of "Foolish Games".

"Foolish Games"/"You Were Meant for Me" ranked at number 15 on Billboard's All Time Top 100[1] and held the record in the Guinness Book of World Records for longest chart run of a single for "Foolish Games"/"You Were Meant for Me", which charted for 65 weeks. This record was later surpassed by "How Do I Live" by LeAnn Rimes in 1997 and 1998 with 69 weeks, and "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz in 2008 and 2009 with 76 weeks. Jewel was also nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for this song.

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Tags

female vocalists | jewel | pop | singer-songwriter | 90s