“Foolish Games” is a song by American singer-songwriter Jewel from her debut studio album, Pieces of You (1995). 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 version is shorter than the album version by one verse. The song details the frustration and agony of knowing that the intensity of one’s love is not reciprocated by one’s lover.
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” CD single had a hidden bonus track of the single version of “Foolish Games”. Because of this, instead of debuting and charting on the Billboard Hot 100 in the traditional way, “Foolish Games” was able to continue the chart life of “You Were Meant for Me”. The latter, which had peaked at number two and was spending its 41st week on the chart, rebounded to number 12 as “Foolish Games/You Were Meant for Me”, eventually peaking at number seven eight weeks later. As a result, Billboard listed “Foolish Games” as peaking at number two despite the song never actually reaching that position. “Foolish Games/You Were Meant for Me” was listed as the second best-performing song of 1997 by Billboard.