It’s no secret that some of the most passionate gamblers enjoy this activity to the extent that they don’t just enjoy playing their favorite games, but also like to consume other gambling-related content. That’s why there are numerous movies and songs made about gambling. Some of the versed casino games aficionados even have their preferred gambling soundtracks they enjoy listening to while playing their favorite games.
That being said, here’s a list of top entertaining soundtracks dedicated to poker and dice you’ll surely enjoy giving a listen to the next time you log onto your favorite online casino.
1. Gambler – Madonna
If you’ve ever seen the movie Vision Quest, you’ve probably already heard this pop hit by our queen, Madonna. Catchy tune, Madonna’s amazing voice and the quality of production earned this song a spot among top 10 songs on UK, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland and Norway charts. Although being an instant hit, Madonna performed the song live only one during her 1985 tour. If you enjoy listening to a good bop while gambling online, make sure to give this song a listen.
2. The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
We simply can’t discuss some of the best gambling songs without almost instantly mentioning The House of the Rising Sun by The Animals. Although beautifully performed and instantly recognizable by its firs couple of notes, this song is quite gloomy and talks about the not-so-glorious side of gambling. This 1964 hit also made its way to top 10 charts across the world. Many believe that the house referenced in this son is a real place that can be found in New Orleans, but the band never confirmed or denied this.
3. Go Down Gamblin’ – Blood Sweat and Tears
In 1971, Blood Sweat and Tears released a real hit called Go Down Gamblin’. This song follows a life of life of a gambler who’s “born a natural loser” but even though he loses in every single game he plays, he doesn’t really consider himself to be one simply because “I’ve been called a natural lover by that lady over there; Honey, I’m just a natural gambler but I try to do my share.” So, even though you may not win every game you play, that doesn’t necessarily have to mean that you’re a loser.
4. The Winner Takes It All – ABBA
People can deny all they want, but the fact is that all of us secretly love this Swedish band. With numerous great hits, and even a Eurovision contest win in 1974, ABBA has a recognizable sound and some of the best lyrics. The Winner Takes It All is an amazing song that’s supposedly inspired by the divorce one of the band members went through. The comparison between poker and divorce is the most obvious in the part ”I’ve played all my cards and that’s what you’ve done too, nothing more to say, no more ace to play”.
5. Gambling Man – The Overtones
“I played my hand, I rolled the dice, now I’m paying for my sins, I got some bad addiction.” More often than not, every new love is compared to gambling. In this 2010 hit, the singer does just that, comparing his new love interest to dice game, where the outcome is quite uncertain. This relatively new title has been extremely popular ever since it first launched. So, if you’re looking for good background music when gambling online, make sure you include this title into your playlist.
6. The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
Arguably near the very top of the list of gambling songs is Kenny Rogers’ hit The Gambler. This country classic can be interpreted in many ways but one thing’s for certain – it talks about life in general and how things don’t always work out the way one thought they would. As the song states: You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, and know when to run; You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table, there’ll be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done.” This is a great message and a great rule to live by – both in the world of gambling and in life, in general. Plus, the music and the voice of this country legend only make the song that more impactful.
7. Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Whiter you like her or not, you really can’t read Lady Gaga’s poker face. Even though this song signs more about all the games that can happen in a romantic setting, we can once more see love being compared to gambling. Whichever way you look at it, having a poker face that’s not easy to read will work amazingly in both scenarios, so we can safely say that Lady Gaga will probably come out as a winner, regardless or the situation.
8. Roll of the Dice – Bruce Springsteen
“Well, I’ve been a losin’ gambler, just throwin’ snake eyes, Love ain’t got me downhearted. I know up around the corner lies, My fool’s paradise in just another roll of the dice.” You may be surprised to learn that Roll of the Dice is actually the first Springsteen’s song that he didn’t write entirely by himself. Nonetheless, this hit is usually referred to as describing “desperate fun” which many gamblers can easily relate to.
These were some of the absolute best songs about poker and dice. So, if you too enjoy spending time enjoying some of these games, consider improving the experience with an amazing soundtrack that features some of these songs.