Sometimes music speaks much louder than words, telling stories about all facets of life. Gambling is definitely not an exception when it comes to song topics.
Have a look at the list of four best songs about gambling and make your pick as to which song is the best!
1. Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
The chorus to this song was written but by Bob Dylan, who recorded it in 1973, and the verses were added by Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show.
A few covers of the song were released but the one by Darius Rucker’s reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Song in 2013. The song tells the story of a man who is going back home in the South of America, after having little fortune while gambling in New England.
You can listen out for the reason he gives in the song for why he is travelling: “lost my money playing poker so I had to leave town’’. This upbeat country piece is really catchy and it’s sure to stay in your head long after you’ve heard it.
2. Pokerface – Ghostface Killah (ft. Shawn Wigs)
It’s hard to listen to Ghostface Killah and not imagine that you are in an actual game of poker.
The track features the sounds of cards being shuffled and chips clanking as if thrown on the table in front of you, which really triggers the feeling of getting ready to match and raise.
Other than the soundtrack, what makes this song a good soundtrack to betting online are all the lyrical references to a game of poker with phrases like 100/200 cash games or landing a $400K jackpot. And most importantly, hints that you should always trust your gut!
This is a rhythmic, easy to listen, and catchy track, definitely worth checking out.
3. Blackjack – Ray Charles
Ray Charles refers to blackjack as the game that ‘caused [him] nothing but trouble’. Unlike the rest of the songs on our list, in Blackjack, Charles isn’t singing about losing money at the game table, but about losing a bet on love.
At the start and at the end Charles sings: “I gambled on your love baby and a got a losing hand,”. Later in the song, he also expresses that he wished he could be “your king baby, yes and you could be my queen”, a clear analogy to the card game.
This Blues track is a bit low key than all our other songs, a good choice for a quiet evening.
4. That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker – O.A.R
This song was inspired by a Stephen King’s novel, the Stand. It describes the story of an unlucky man, who’s been losing at casino games all night.
Many of us have been there ourselves and it sounds like a fairly regular evening. One big difference is that he’s playing the devil. He loses all his money, all his gold, and all his possessions, but the devil can’t persuade him to gamble his soul!
This song features bourbon, a 45-calibre revolver, and good poker references getting a full house and then losing to a royal flush.
If you ever wondered about how it would be to play Poker against the devil, you have to listen to this right now.
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