Here's a song that is both stupid and crass--to be sure, the lyrics are really lame ("I got a callus on my finger and my shoulder's hurting too, I'm gonna eat 'em all up just as soon as they turn blue") but the obviousness of the "song" is far worse than anything it has to say.
Pac Man is, of course, the early 80s video game that took the world by storm at the dawn of the "arcade era." The game, for those of you who may have lived under a rock for the last 30 years or so, had a little yapping yellow circle gliding around a maze eating pellets whilst being pursued by wide-eyed ghosts who attempted to kill the creature...not exactly something that lends itself well to a 3 minute pop song, but then, neither, I suppose, was that doggie in the window...
Bruckner and Garcia were radio jingle writers living in Atlanta who saw cash to be made off the wild phenomenon of video games. They threw together a song and released it as quickly as possible and "Pac Man Fever" was the result, a record that went gold and reached #9 on the Billboard charts, and was their only hit.
The only way to explain such a vapid song becoming a hit is to remember there was once a world where things weren't available all that immediately or easily--many kids wouldn't even have had access to an arcade in the 80s, let alone a personal computer, and would have longed to have been a part of the "arcade action." "Pac Man Fever," which included sound effects from the game, was like a souvenir, something to take home with you and cherish while you were saving up your (or your parents') quarters to toss into a Pac Man machine soon.
For my part, I had access to a local arcade, was a "Pac Man Addict" officially, and found the song, which resembled something "The Oak Ridge Boys" might record trying to sound "new wave," pretty stupid!