We cannot start this text without the reference to one of the best ever songs about poker.
I wanna hold’em like they do in Texas, please
Fold ’em, let ’em hit me, raise it, baby, stay with me
Love game intuition, play the cards with spades to start
And after he’s been hooked, I’ll play the one that’s on his heart.
Do you recognize this masterpiece? Did this verse remind you of the good old days? If you still don’t remember what song we are talking about, you are at the right place. Today we are looking back at history and reminding some of the greatest songs about poker. Turn the volume up for maximum experience!
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Starting off with a bang. This pop song placed very high on the global charts back in 2009. It was best-selling single of the year. It’s one of Lady Gaga’s songs next to “Paparazzi” and “Just dance” that made her an icon resembling Madonna. Inspired by poker, it contains a lot of gambling-related expressions such as Texas Hold’em, poker face, casino, pay out and so on.
The Eagles – Desperado
Next one on the list of our songs about poker is Desperado. This ballad appeared in 1973 and it became every fan’s favourite very fast. Conjuring the images of the old west, it is probably one of the best poker songs ever.
Don’t you draw the queen of diamonds, boy, she’ll beat you if she’s able
The queen of hearts is always your best bet.
Sad and calming atmosphere are making this song very special and if you haven’t heard it yet, you definitely should.
Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas
We all know Las Vegas is the world’s most famous gambling destination. Elvis Presley’s hit named “Viva Las Vegas” became one of the most popular songs about poker. It is also said that this is the unofficial anthem of the Gambling Capital of the World.
I’m gonna give it ev’rything I’ve got
Lady luck, please let the dice stay hot
Let me shoot a seven with ev’ry shot.
Wishbone Ash – Diamond Jack
Wishbone Ash came up with an untold guitarwork that stills blows mind after all these years. The song talks about the uncertainty of life. This talented duo is usually unfairly neglected so we decided to put this great song on the list of the best songs about poker.
I had an ace of hearts, the dream of every man,
And I could see my destiny, the diamond jack,
Black magical lady luck who will show me the way.
Kenny Rogers – The Gambler
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done.
Finishing our list with one more great country hit. Songs talks about two men meeting on a train who share some interests and advice. As you can see, Kenny is giving us some solid poker tips. Or maybe a life lesson?
You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em
Know when to fold ‘em
Know when to walk away.
Songs About Poker – Make Your List
Hope you enjoyed our selection of best songs of poker and that you will listen to them. We are glad if this was the first time you heard some of them. Check them out and see if they match your music taste. Try playing them while playing at Yabby Casino and let us know if this playlist was your lucky charm!
For ultimate experience, make your own selection of songs and share it with us. Let’s exchange some good vibes here!