We all know the classic ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor, the song is a favourite for many a gym goer as they get themselves pumped up ready for an hour or so of sweating.
Taste in music varies from person to person and that is a good thing with different styles emitting different feelings of emotions
Music is embraced across the world and used to relax, to inspire and even to get you in the mood for a trip to a casino, so we take a look at four songs that get the juices flowing to get you in the mood for gambling.
Kenny Rogers -The gambler
Rogers 1978 the gambler is a true tale of a gamblers life-style. Within the first thirty seconds the line ‘Son I’ve made a life, of reading peoples faces’ enters the fray and immediately you know you are in for more than just a song, but a gamblers story.
The chorus blasts in ‘You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away, and know when to run’.
Sound advice indeed, Rogers voice is mesmerizing throughout and you will find yourself humming away to the catching tune and lyrics well on your way to the casino even if you opt to play Blackjack instead of Poker.
Ace of Spades – Motorhead
For the rockers, out there, Motorhead’s iconic 1980 hit Ace of spades is the perfect tonic to get you in the mood for gambling.
The song is about a die-hard gambler living on the edge, and the speedy riffs and gruff vocals of lead singer Lemmy (sadly now passed away) will raise your heart beat and get your juices flowing ready to get the cards out.
Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley
Ah why not, a bit of an oldie but how can you not get in the mood for a night of gambling listening to a song about the granddaddy of all Gambling locations Las Vegas?
The song was the title music piece in a film of the same name also starring Presley who portrayed a race car driver down on his luck having to wait on tables in order to pay off his debts in Sin City itself.
Hearing and seeing Elvis dance with the MGM Grand’s dancing girls is sure-fire way to lift your spirits and make you eager to hit the tables.
The Jack – AC/DC
Heavy bass, strong lyrics and a constant beat makes AC/DC’s hit ‘the Jack’ the perfect song to get you in the mood for a night of gambling.
Initially released in 1975 on the album High Voltage, the song quickly became a gamblers favourite and its slow tempo speeding up half way through a memorable riff is a winner.
AC/DC have the ability to turn anything into a double entendre including a playing card making all gambling fans smile.
Coupled with Brian Johnson’s instantly recognisable voice, this song will see you nodding your head along to the beat all night long especially of you are sat at a poker table.