Music and gambling goes together like fish and chips, ham and eggs or cheese and crackers (can you tell that I am hungry?) so we thought it would be an idea to pull up some of the best gambling songs of all time.
We whittled down a huge selection to seven. Why seven, you ask. Because sevens are apparently lucky. Here goes:
If you had to choose one gambling song to represent, well, poker and gambling, you would have to choose Kenny Rogers' The Gambler. The song has plenty of solid advice, plus the classic line "You've got to know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em" which makes it a winner in our eyes.
Ace of Spades
While The Gamber may be THE gambling song, Motorhead's Ace of Spades is the one I would listed to get my blood pumping. I'd try to avoid necking a bottle of Jack Daniels while playing though, despite the fact frontman Lemmy has drank one a day for as long as he can remember.
Viva Las Vegas
The Mecca of gambling is Las Vegas, so a song about it has to rank highly in a list of gambling song, surely? You're singing the chorus now, aren't you?
Luck Be a Lady
Frank Sinatra is synonymous with Las Vegas after some legendary run ins with casino bosses. "Ol' Blue Eyes" may have had alleged dodgy ties to organised crime, but his frequent songs about gambling were quote awesome, with Luck be a Lady being up there with the best of them.
OK, it's not about poker or gambling really but it mentions poker in it and was a number one for what seemed like an age. When asked about the song by Rolling Stone magazine, Lady Gaga said: "It's about a lot of different things. I gamble but I've also dated a lot of guys who are really into sex and booze and gambling, so I wanted to write a record my boyfriends would like too."
Three Card Trick
Three Card Trick was a track on the famous 1979 album London Calling by The Clash and involces a crooked poker player being shot dead. Nice.
The Winner Takes it All
Swede's are great at poker. Swedes are great at pop music. I guess Swedes are good at gambling pop music, just ask Abba. Shame they make horrific album art!
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