Songs About Gambling & Luck

CardsnDiceSome people got it ….. some people don’t Luck, that is — and hopefully the good kind. Gambling can take many different forms. Could even be the destination of a road trip to the nearest casino, or off to the track to wager on the thoroughbreds, or simply over to your friend or co-workers house for the weekly poker night. The following list of songs are split into two groups. The first group features songs with any form of the word “gamble” in the title. Also included are words that reference types of gambling such as playing cards, card games such as poker or blackjack, dice, or the mention of Las Vegas.  The second group of songs feature songs with “luck” or lucky” in the title. Also included here are reference words such as fortune. This gives you a decent amount of songs from many different genres of music and almost a century timeline to compile a playlist for so you can take with you to your next gambling opportunity. So whether you’re headed to Atlantic City, Las Vegas or an Indian Casino, maybe the nearest sports book, a poker tournament at the local card room, to the track for the horse races, or the Saturday night poker game at your buddy’s house, there’s sure to be some great “gambling” songs or “luck” songs on this list that can get you pumped up before arriving at your vice of choice and remember — not all luck is necessarily good 😛

Without sounding redundant — Good Luck 🙂

Songs About Gambling

  1. Ace In The Hole – George Strait
  2. Ace of Spades – Motorhead
  3. Aces – Suzy Bogguss
  4. Aces & Eights – Lita Ford
  5. Aces High – Iron Maiden
  6. The Angel & The Gambler – Iron Maiden
  7. Blackjack – Ray Charles
  8. The Card Cheat – The Clash
  9. Casino Boogie – Rolling Stones
  10. Casino Queen – Wilco
  11. Deal – Grateful Dead
  12. Deal – Tom T. Hall
  13. Deal ‘Em Again – Christopher Cross
  14. Draw of The Cards – Kim Carnes
  15. Dyin’ Crapshooter’s Blues – Blind Willie McTell
  16. Dying Gambler – Blind Willie McTell
  17. Five Card Stud – Ace Frehley
  18. From A Jack To A King – Ned Miller (1963)
  19. From A Jack To A King – Ricky Van Shelton (1989)
  20. Gambler – Madonna
  21. The Gambler – Woody Guthrie
  22. The Gambler – Leonard Cohen
  23. The Gambler – Kenny Rogers (1978)
  24. Gamblin’ Bar Room Blues – Sensational Alex Harvey Band
  25. Gambling Bar Room Blues – Jimmie Rodgers
  26. Gambling Bar Room Blues – John Cougar Mellencamp
  27. Go Down Gamblin’ – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  28. Holdin’ A Good Hand – Lee Greenwood
  29. Hot Shot Gambler – The Sweet
  30. The Jack – AC/DC
  31. Jack of Diamonds – Waylon Jennings
  32. Kentucky Gambler – Merle Haggard
  33. Lazy Poker Blues – Status Quo
  34. Life’s Like A Card Game – Big Joe Turner
  35. Lily, Rosemary & The Jack of Hearts – Bob Dylan
  36. Little Queen of Spades – Robert Johnson
  37. Lonesome Loser – Little River Band
  38. The Loser – Grateful Dead
  39. Losing Hand – Ray Charles
  40. Moonlight Gambler – Frankie Laine
  41. Poker – Electric Light Orchestra
  42. Poker Face – Lady Gaga (2008)
  43. Queen of Hearts – Dave Edmunds
  44. Queen of Hearts – Juice Newton
  45. Rambler, Gambler – Bob Dylan
  46. Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man – Bob Seger (1968)
  47. Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Wife – Bob Dylan
  48. Rambling Gambler – The Dixon Brothers
  49. Rambling Gambling Willie – Bob Dylan
  50. Riverboat Gambler – Carly Simon
  51. Roll of The Dice – Bruce Springsteen
  52. Roll The Bones – Rush
  53. The Roving Gambler – Elton Britt
  54. Son of A Rotten Gambler – The Hollies
  55. St. John The Gambler – Townes Van Zandt
  56. That Was A Crazy Game of Poker – O.A.R.
  57. There’s A Place In The World For A Gambler – Dan Fogelberg
  58. Three Card Trick – The Clash (1979)
  59. Tumbling Dice – Rolling Stones
  60. Tumbling Dice – Linda Ronstadt
  61. Turn of A Friendly Card – Alan Parsons Project
  62. Two of A King, Workin’ On A Full House – Garth Brooks
  63. Two of Hearts – Stacey Q (1986)
  64. Uptown Poker Club – Jerry Reed
  65. Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley
  66. Viva Las Vegas – ZZ Top
  67. The Winner Takes It All – Abba
  68. Whiskey, Women & Loaded Dice – Joe Liggins

Songs About Luck

  1. Bad Luck – Dinah Washington
  2. Bad Luck – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (1975)
  3. Bad Luck – Social Distortion (1992)
  4. Bad Luck Soul – BB King
  5. Down On Your Luck – Thin Lizzy
  6. Fortune Teller – Rolling Stones
  7. Fortune Teller – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  8. Good Luck – Mirsa
  9. Good Luck, Bad Luck – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  10. Good Luck Charm – Elvis Presley (1962)
  11. Good Run of Bad Luck – Clint Black
  12. Hard Luck Stories – Neil Young
  13. Hard Luck Woman – Kiss (1976)
  14. Have A Lucky Day – Morphine
  15. I Got Lucky – Elvis Presley
  16. I Feel Lucky – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  17. I Should Be So Lucky – Kylie Miogue
  18. If I Get Lucky – Arthur Crudup
  19. I’m A Bad Luck Woman – Memphis Minnie
  20. I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover – Art Mooney
  21. Lady Luck Blues – Bessie Smith
  22. Love & Luck – Jimmy Buffett
  23. Luck Be A Lady – Frank Sinatra
  24. Luck In My Eyes – k.d. Lang
  25. Luck Of The Draw – Bonnie Raitt
  26. The Luckiest – Ben Folds Five
  27. Lucky – Britney Spears (2000)
  28. Lucky – Greg Kihn Band (1985)
  29. Lucky – Radiohead
  30. Lucky – Seven Mary Three (1997)
  31. Lucky – Jason Mraz
  32. Lucky Charm – The Boys (1989)
  33. Lucky Devil – Carl Dobkins Jr. (1959)
  34. Lucky 4 You (Tonight I’m Just Me) – SheDaisy (2001)
  35. Lucky Arms – Lefty Frizzell (1974)
  36. Lucky Day – George Olsen (1926)
  37. Lucky Guy – Todd Rundgren
  38. Lucky In Love – George Olsen (1927)
  39. Lucky In Love – Mick Jagger (1985)
  40. Lucky Ladies – Jeannie Seely (1974)
  41. Lucky Ladybug – Billy & Lillie (1958)
  42. Lucky Ladybug – Four Seasons
  43. Lucky Lindy – Vernon Dalhart (1927)
  44. Lucky Lips – Ruth Brown (1957)
  45. Lucky Lips – Cliff Richard (1963)
  46. Lucky Love – Ace of Base (1996)
  47. Lucky, Lucky Me – Marvin Gaye
  48. Lucky Man – Emerson Lake & Palmer (1971)
  49. Lucky Man – The Verve (1998)
  50. Lucky Man – Montgomery Gentry (2007)
  51. Lucky Me – Chiffons
  52. Lucky Me – Anne Murray (1980)
  53. Lucky Me, Lucky You – Lee Roy Parnell (1997)
  54. Lucky Moon – Oak Ridge Boys (1991)
  55. Lucky Number – Lene Lovich
  56. Lucky One – Laura Branigan (1984)
  57. Lucky One – Amy Grant (1994)
  58. Lucky One – Faith Hill (2006)
  59. Lucky One – Alison Krauss (2001)
  60. The Lucky One – Faith Hill
  61. Lucky Song – Dean Martin
  62. Lucky Ones – Loverboy (1982)
  63. Lucky Star – Madonna (1984)
  64. Lucky Town – Bruce Springsteen
  65. Lucky You – Lightning Seeds (1994)
  66. My Lucky Day – Bruce Springsteen
  67. Old Mr. Bad Luck – Earl King
  68. Piece of My Luck – Sam Brown
  69. Sister Luck – Black Crowes
  70. Some Guys Have All the Luck – Rod Stewart
  71. Trying Your Luck – The Strokes
  72. We Are The Lucky Ones – Charmed
  73. With A Little Luck – Paul McCartney & Wings
  74. You Are My Lucky Star – Petula Clark
  75. You Got Lucky – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1982)

Songs About Magic & Mystery

magic_hat_gloves_wand_in_globeThere’s an alluring fascination with magic and the occult. The Harry Potter movie and book series has brought the subject up often over the last few years. I haven’t come across too many music selections on this topic specifically, so I thought I’d give it a shot from my own collection of music. As with my other song lists I’ve done in the past, I’m trying to keep this list narrowed down to only those that mention magic, magical and magician within the title. I have deviated enough to include in the “bonus section” other songs that refer to magical potions or spells without crossing over to “luck, lucky, miracles, gypsy, witch, warlock, devil and Satan” titled songs. (That could very well be another post some time in the future.)  Other bonus material included here are songs with words that suggest magic potions or spells within the title such as “abracadabra, hocus pocus, potion, spell, illusion, disappear, wizard and voodoo”.

So, below you will find a fairly decent selection (with a wide span of years and music genres) of “magic and mystery” songs to make a playlist for your Ipod, mp3 player or cd to burn. They’re listed alphabetically along with the years they came out (in some cases) when known. More may be added if I get any suggestions or locate others “magically” 🙂

Songs About Magic

  1. A Kind of Magic – Queen
  2. Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac (1969)
  3. Black Magic Woman – Santana (1970)
  4. Blue Magic – Jay-Z (2007)
  5. By The Light of A Magical Moon – T-Rex
  6. Could It Be Magic – Barry Manilow (1975)
  7. Do You Believe In Magic – Lovin’ Spoonful (1965)
  8. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – Police (1981)
  9. Five Magics – Megadeth
  10. If It’s Magic – Stevie Wonder
  11. Magic – Pilot (1975)
  12. Magic – Olivia Newton-John (1980)
  13. Magic – The Cars (1984)
  14. Magic – Bruce Springsteen
  15. Magic – Ben Folds Five
  16. Magic America – Blur
  17. Magic Bus – The Who (1968)
  18. Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf (1968)
  19. Magic Dance – David Bowie
  20. Magic Eyes – Jack Grayson & Blackjack (1981)
  21. Magic Fingers – Eddie Fisher (1955)
  22. Magic Guitar – Bunny Paul (1953)
  23. Magic In The Air – Badly Drawn Boy
  24. Magic Hollow – Beau Brummels
  25. Magic Man – Heart (1976)
  26. Magic Melody – Billy Murray (1915)
  27. Magic Moments – Perry Como (1958)
  28. Magic Moon – The Rays (1961)
  29. Magic Pie – Oasis
  30. Magic Power – Triumph (1981)
  31. Magic of Your Eyes – Charles Harrison (1917)
  32. Magic Tango – Hugo Winterhalter (1954)
  33. Magic Touch – Hugo Winterhalter (1953)
  34. Magic Touch – Aerosmith
  35. Magic Stick – Lil’ Kim (2003)
  36. Magic Town – The Vogues (1966)
  37. Magic Woman Touch – Hollies (1973)
  38. Magical Mystery Tour- The Beatles (1967)
  39. Magical Mystery Tour – Ambrosia (1977)
  40. Night Time Magic – Larry Gatlin
  41. Puff (The Magic Dragon) – Peter, Paul & Mary (1963)
  42. She Didn’t Do Magic – Lobo
  43. Spanish Castle Magic – Jimi Hendrix Experience
  44. Strange Magic – Electric Light Orchestra (1976)
  45. That Old Black Magic – Glen Miller (1943)
  46. That Old Black Magic – Sammy Davis Jr.
  47. This Magic Moment – The Drifters (1960)
  48. This Magic Moment – Jay & The Americans (1968)
  49. You Can Do Magic – America (1982)
  50. (You’ve Got The) Magic Touch – Platters (1956)

Bonus Song Selection …..

These are the songs that refer to various magical terminology (as mentioned above).

  1. Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band (1982)
  2. Disappear – INXS
  3. The Grand Illusion – Styx
  4. Hocus Pocus – Focus (1973)
  5. I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  6. I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968)
  7. Love Potion Number Nine – The Coasters
  8. Love Potion Number Nine – The Clovers
  9. Love Potion Number Nine – The Searchers
  10. Pinball Wizard – The Who
  11. Pinball Wizard – Elton John
  12. Spellbound – AC/DC
  13. Spellbound – Siouxsie & The Banshees
  14. Spellbinder – Foreigner
  15. Voodoo – Godsmack
  16. Voodoo Child – Jimi Hendrix
  17. The Wizard – Black Sabbath
  18. The Wizard – Uriah Heep

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Here is the last category on songs with “mystery” or “mysterious” in the title. Not much success in finding many here. I hope to include more as suggestions are made or I find more “mysteriously” in my collection or searches.

Songs About Mystery

  1. Magical Mystery Tour – The Beatles (1967)
  2. Magical Mystery Tour – Ambrosia (1977)
  3. Mysterious Ways – U2 (1992)
  4. Mystery – Paul Biese Trio (1920)
  5. Mystery Lady – Billy Ocean (1985)
  6. Mystery Man – Tom Petty
  7. Mystery of Tallahatchie Bridge – Roger White (1967)
  8. Mystery Train – Elvis Presley (1955)
  9. She Is Still A Mystery- Lovin’ Spoonful (1967)
  10. That Mysterious Rag – Arthur Collins & Albert Campbell/American Quartet (1912)

As always — additional suggestions are always welcomed ……….