The gambling and the casino world I general have been with us for ages.
And that’s why, they have been a certain inspiration for many icons though history, whether that’s artists, signers, songwriters or other types of experts.
Some of them like to think while they are playing a round of poker, baccarat, blackjack or even the ordinary slot machines.
Some of them are inspired by the casino buildings.
And, some of them are inspired by the whole concept of gambling.
That’s what we are going to talk about today.
About songs that have been sung because of the art called ‘casino’.
Read on to find out the top gambling songs and who stands behind them.
Luck Be A Lady – Frank Sinatra (1950)
Everyone knows Frank Sinatra.
Some of them now him as a marvelous singer, but others now him as a gambler.
‘Luck Be A Lady’ is a song that was dedicated to his biggest passion in life; ladies and casinos.
Waking Up In Vegas – Katy Perry (2009)
Katy Perry was the icon of the 10s pop music, and she still is. eve n though at the moment she is more on the familiar side.
Meaning that she nurtures her private life more rather than her career.
We can help but notice that this famous song was a certain hit the moment it was released.
Her love for gambling is obvious.
But, after all, can you blame her?
Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley (1963)
Elvis Presley was the icon that everyone was dying for.
He left a historic mark so big that it will forever be in front of our eyes.
We will never forget it.
The song ‘Viva Las Vegas’ shouldn’t surprise us; after all, Elvis Presley except for being a music icon was also a big casino star as well.
Ace of Spades – Motorhead (1980)
Motorhead is probably one of the most popular bands in human history.
There is no way that you don’t know their hit ‘Ace of Spades’.
It was so popular back in the day that everyone started to go even more crazy for the band itself.
Lemmy himself was a famous slot player and he wasn’t afraid to show it.
Even when he got fatally sick, his love for the slot machines was still in his heart.
He nurtured it until his very last breath.
The casino world has its ups and downs, and it always had.
But when it comes to the music industry, they were always close.
The music and the gambling were always friends, we just weren’t aware of it.
And very old friends indeed, for that matter.
This is how the hits that I mentioned above came to life.
Because of this friendship.