Even before the invention of high technology musical instruments and equipment, music was already a huge part of our lives. What do you do when it’s quiet and you’re alone or bored? You play music. As the popular saying goes, ‘Music is the universal language of mankind’. Even if you don’t understand the language or the meaning behind the song, you get to enjoy it because of its catchy rhythm.
It might not be a part of modern pop culture but there is such a thing as casino-themed songs. As a matter of fact, casino references can be traced as early as the jazz era. Most of the pop songs in the ‘90s are also somehow related to gambling.
Even though the concept of gambling is still taboo to the majority, it still made a huge impact in the music industry. To give you an idea, here are some of the casino-themed songs you should add to your playlist:
The Angel and The Gambler (Iron Maiden)
While you play your favourite Bitcasino slot games, don’t forget to turn the volume up as you listen to The Angel and The Gambler from the Iron Maiden’s Virtual XI album released in 1988. This song is also the longest single with a total running time of 9 minutes and 56 seconds. The Angel and The Gambler simply describe the satisfaction from betting.
To market and support the song with more airplay, the band released a music video with a shortened version of the song. Aside from its catchy music, the song also gained popularity because of its bizarre music video. It is filled with computer-generated graphics, aliens, and other terrifying characters.
Waking Up in Vegas (Katy Perry)
Waking Up in Vegas by Katy Perry is a pop-rock track that tells the story of an underaged couple getting drunk and spending a huge amount of money while having fun in Las Vegas. According to Andreas Carlsson, one of the co-writers of the song, the couple wanted to show everyone that they are having the time of their lives.
The pop star also revealed that this song was inspired by a man she dated. They had a fun night in Vegas and even decided to fake their marriage and prank their family.
Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple)
Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple has one of the most iconic intro music. In fact, this song was included in the top 100 greatest guitar tracks in 2015 and Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 greatest songs in 2004. Believe it or not, Smoke On The Water tells the story of when the band went to Montreux, Switzerland to record their sixth studio album in a mobile recording studio outside Montreux Casino.
During the eve of the recording session, the band found out that The Mothers of Invention and Frank Zappa’s concert was held in the casino’s theatre. The show was running smoothly until someone from the crowd lit a flare and threw it on stage. Fortunately, there were no casualties. However, the casino floor was burned to the ground.
These songs show the satisfaction and thrill of betting at land-based casinos or even while playing Bitcasino slot games. Rather than betting in silence, play these songs and feel the adrenaline of casino games!