Casino Night: The Perfect Playlist

FSD Staff

Putting on a casino night can be a lot of fun.

In addition to choosing the right games, which could include roulette, card games like blackjack and poker, and dice games like craps, you will want to choose the perfect playlist to get the party started and make your casino night one to remember.

It is a good idea to have starter songs playing as your guests arrive. Upbeat tracks that are not too overwhelming are best to help get people in the right mood. But once your guests are ready to start playing casino games, you should be prepared with a great playlist that suits the theme of your night.

Here are some fantastic choices that you will want to consider including on your casino night playlist.

Viva Las Vegas

There are plenty of catchy gambling and casino songs that could accompany your evening well. One song to play at the start of the evening that is guaranteed to get everyone in the mood is the classic Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley.

The song is one of Presley’s most recognized numbers and there is perhaps no other track that is as synonymous with casinos.

If Elvis is not quite to your taste, you could always go with one of the famous cover versions of the song. For heavier versions, check out the ones by ZZ Top and the Dead Kennedys.

Vegas

Another Vegas-themed track you should consider for your casino night playlist is Kendrick Lamar’s Vegas, which describes a love story in the casinos of Sin City. It also mentions specific casino games, like blackjack, craps, and slot games.

Not only is Vegas a kick-ass tune. It also contains some fantastic lyrics, like “I’m rollin’ dice with Lucifer” and “You’re the one who keeps the slot machines spinnin’ around.

It Was a Good Day

This old-school classic by Ice Cube may reference a day of adventures, but it is perfect for a casino night.

At one point, the lyrics talk about playing the popular casino dice game craps. Ice raps “What’s the ’haps on the craps?” before coming in with the catchy repetition of “Shake ’em up, shake ’em up, shake ’em up, shake ’em!” which all of your guests can join in with.

Poker Face

While Lady Gaga’s song Poker Face is actually about bisexuality and features plenty of sexual innuendos, there are also plenty of casino game analogies that make it a winner for a casino night.

For instance, Lady Gaga sings “I wanna hold ‘em like they do in Texas”, referencing the poker game Texas Hold ‘Em, before going on to sing “Fold ‘em, let ‘em hit me, raise it, baby, stay with me.

Besides the appropriate lyrics, Poker Face’s robotic-sounding hook and uplifting chorus are ideal for a casino party.

I’m So Paid

Akon’s track I’m So Paid may not be directly about gambling, but it has loads of references to money and winning and its melodic groove makes it a great song to include on a casino night playlist.

When Akon begins singing about succeeding against all odds, your guests are sure to join in.

Blackjack

Going back in time to the original rhythm and blues era of the 1950s, if you want to slow down your playlist as you head into the small hours, Ray Charles’ Blackjack is the ideal choice.

Released in 1955, Charles allegedly wrote the song after playing blackjack with the famous blues musician T-Bone Walker.

 

 

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