A good poker playlist can put someone in the mood to win big. Music is subjective, just like gameplay, but it is hard to go wrong with some classics from the 70s and early 80s. Here are a couple suggestions of songs to add to your poker playlist. Let us know in the comments any songs we are missing.
‘The Gambler’ by Kenny Rogers
This Kenny Rogers song is something of an anthem for poker players. With lyrics like “you’ve gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em”, it is pretty obvious what this song is about. This country song from 1978 is definitely a classic for the poker lovers out there.
‘The Joker’ by Steve Miller Band
Always a jam, ‘The Joker’ is the kind of song that no one ever skips. It is a blues rock song recorded in 1973. Ever so popular, it gets the people singing along. It sets a good vibe to groove and relax to while getting in the zone playing some hands.
‘So Into You’ by Atlanta Rhythm Section
Following the same vibe as ‘The Joker’, ‘So Into You’ gives the feeling of old school soft rock. Recorded in 1976, the song talks about attraction to a stranger. It is always a great choice to have in the background while checking your cards and wearing a mysterious poker face.
‘Ace of Spades’ by Motorhead
This song is a 1980 metal rock song was made for card games. With lyrics like “pushing up the ante, I know you gotta see me”, poker players can get aggressive with this song playing.
‘Right Down the Line’ by Gerry Rafferty
‘Right Down the Line’ is a soft rock love song from 1978. It was a huge hit about a man going all in on the one woman he knows is right for him. A love song about someone who is always there for you can be motivating when playing poker for cash.
‘Another One Bites the Dust’ by Queen
British rock group Queen put out this epic song in 1980. This funk rock song is satisfying when players are getting knocked out of the game left and right. When you are feeling on top of the world in a poker game, let Queen sing it.
‘Take It Easy’ by Eagles
The last song on this list is to remind players to relax. Poker is meant to be fun, don’t let the stress get to you. This 1972 classic rock hit is the ultimate song to, as the lyrics put it, “lighten up while you still can”.
Next time a poker game is in session, let loose with some music and remember to have fun in a classic game with some classic tunes.
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