Gambling as an inspiration of famous songs
Gambling is much older than Internet. It has a long history that dates far in the past. Usually when punter go to a land-based casino to play their favourite casino games live bands play the hit songs there.
There are a range of nice songs that have been inspired by gambling and online casinos.
These songs are a perfect background when you play an online slot or at a table game. The following hits songs can be great additions to you playlist.
"Ace of Spades" - Motörhead
Released: October 1980
This list of songs by Motörhead was inspired by their favourite online slot by NetEnt. Life must be reckless waiting the Ace of Spades to be dealt.
Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil,
Going with the flow, it's all a game to me,
Seven or eleven, snake eyes watching you,
Double up or quit, double stake or split,
The Ace of Spades
You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby,
I don't wanna live for ever,
And don't forget the joker!
"Blackjack" - Ray Charles
Released: October 1955
We don't always have lucky days. We all have moments of being on the losing end of a bad hand. With this song the voice of Ray Charles brings back the life to an unlucky gambler. .
I sat there with two tens
I thought I'd have some fun
The dealer hit sixteen with a five
Just enough to make twenty one
Hey hey hey yeah yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Yeah, blackjack takes it away from me
"Easy Money" - Billy Joel
Released: August 1983
This song was for Easy Money, a comedy starring Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Billy Joel succeeded to turn a story into a song.
You don't have to try too hard
I don't need a song and dance
I don't need an invitation
If you've got a game of chance
Take me to the tables
Take me to the fights
Run me like the numbers
Roll me like the dice
"The Gambler" - Kenny Rogers
Released: November 1978
This song is in the country style. The story of this song takes place on a train and records a conversation with a man known only as "the gambler".
You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
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
"Tumbling Dice" - Rolling Stones
Released: May 1972
Tumbling Diceis is a song about "gambling and love, an old blues track." Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones was chatting to the house keeper who loved to play dice when he decided to write this song.
Cause all you women is low down gamblers
Cheatin' like I don't know how
But baby, I go crazy, there's fever in the funk house now
This low down bitchin' got my poor feet a itchin'
You know you know the deuce is still wild
Baby, I can't stay, you got to roll me
And call me the tumbling dice
"Viva Las Vegas" - Elvis Presley
Released: April 1964
This song featured Elvis Presley as the main character. It was written for the Viva Las Vegas film. It became a hit and has been sung by numerous artists and has made an appearance in many different movies including Looney Tunes: Back in Action!
How I wish that there were more
Than the twenty-four hours in the day
Cause even if there were forty more
I wouldn't sleep a minute away
Oh, there's black jack and poker and the roulette wheel
A fortune won and lost on ev'ry deal
All you need's a strong heart and a nerve of steel
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas
Maybe you have your own favourite song from this list. You can play slots for free at our Free Slots Section.
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