Today as I tried to update my music library I decided that I needed some gambling related songs to put in it. There have been gambling related songs released by really good artists in the past decades. Gambling has shifted in meanings throughout history and there are have always been songs alludinf it. Whatever it may be, there is definitely something about gambling that has inspired artists to write and compose songs about related topics.
In this post I would like to share with you some of the songs that made it to the top of my list and some others that are just well-known and I think the general audience can relate to.
- Poker Face – Lady Gaga
- Winner Takes it All – Abba
- Ace of Spades – Motorhead
- Deal ’em Again – Christopher Cross
- Cowboy Junkies Lament – Townes Van Zandt
- Easy Money – Billy Joel
- Draw Blank – State of Alert
- Gambler – Madonna
- The Jack – AC/DC
- Losing Hand – Ray Charles
- No Cheap Thrill – Suzanne Vega
- Moonlight Gambler – Frankie Lane
- Kentucky Gambler – Merle Haggard
- Riverboat Gambler – Carly Simon
- Royal Straight Flush – Banda Conexao
- Shape of my Heart – Sting
- Smoke! Smoke! Smoke that Cigarette – Tex Williams
- Strangers Song – Lenard Cohen
- Walking Away a Winner – Kathy Mattea
- Poker – Electric Light Orchestra
Some of these songs are all-time classics and some others were just the tune of the time. I hope you can enjoy them all and some even have interesting lyrics to focus on. If you are a gambler it will easier for you to descipher the meaning of the songs as you should be familiar with the vocabulary and the connotations in the words.
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