Gambling has traditionally been a huge mine of material for films, series and, of course, songs. For this reason, here we want to review the ten most famous songs of all time.1.Elvis Presley - Viva Las Vegas (1964)Surely, the first song that has come to your mind. It was the soundtrack of the movie of the same name that the mythical Elvis Presley starred in in 1964.A musical comedy in which the genius also brought out his acting side and which perfectly reflects what he experienced in the casino mecca during the 1960s. Charles Aznavour - Poker (1965)A mythical song that tells the story of a poker player who one day discovers that it is never a good idea to raise the bet of another player who already has a trio of ladies at the table.
The ending is really sad. And the fact is that, besides ending up plucked, it's his turn to sleep in the dungeon.3 AC/DC. The Jack (1975)Another of the great musical classics about poker. Specifically, it is about a man who is playing a game against a girl who, in spite of giving him good moves, ends up leaving him without money because he has his hands ready, that is to say, he does not play fair.4.Carly Simon.
Riverboat Gamblers (1976) This is one of those songs in which it is difficult to discern if you are talking directly about a poker game or if you are making a metaphor about your personal relationship. In any case, it became a huge bestseller that captivated millions of people.5.The Gambler (1978)A song that narrates the encounter between the singer and an old anonymous poker player. While they drink and smoke, the latter gives him a series of valuable tips on how to play and win a game.6.Inna - Roulette (2017)It is absolutely impossible not to listen to this catchy and danceable song and not remember, for example, the roulette games of 888.Gambler (1985)Madonna composed this song herself to serve as the soundtrack for the film 'Vision Quest', in which she acted herself. In it she defines herself as a player and a danger to others at the table.
It was part of her famous 'Virgin Tour'.8 Sting. The shape of my heart (1993)A song in which the card game is the circumstance that motivates the story, not the story itself. Again, it is difficult to distinguish between what is real and what is a metaphor for love.9 Of a Revolution. That was a crazy game of poker (1997)Another unforgettable classic of the mid-90s that, for sure, you have heard more than once.
Of course, it is about poker and tries to reflect its craziest and most exciting side.10.The Angel and the Gambler (1998) 'El Ángel del Jugador', as the title of this song should be translated, is one of the best songs that Iron Maiden, one of the most emblematic 'heavy metal' bands in history, gave us as a gift by tackling the subject of poker.