A casino-themed party is a great way to get guests together of all ages. When choosing music, consider the ages of those attending and select timeless and popular songs everyone can enjoy. Pop songs will create an exciting more upbeat atmosphere with some classic “rat pack” songs if you are entertaining older guests.
Setting the atmosphere for your party is through décor, a dress code and your choice of music which together enhance the theme and create an extra level of energy, particularly if you download the best casino software apps to your phone for real-time casino play. Here are some of the top casino-themed pop songs for your next party
Waking Up In Vegas – Katy Perry
This song from 2009 is one of Katy Perry’s most popular songs. An instant hit, the song’s lyrics explain how she spent her time in Las Vegas, famous for its casinos and nightlife. She takes the “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” standards of drunken debauchery, high-risk gambling, and bad decisions but does not leave them in Sin City. The lyrics include her admission that she dressed up like Elvis and got married, a very Vegas outcome.
The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
The Kenny Rogers country vibe in The Gambler, released in 1978, is loved by all ages. The famous chorus is so catchy that everyone will be singing it, but it is not just about poker strategy but is really a metaphor for life which may have its challenges, but every day should be enjoyed as much as possible since we all eventually die.
Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley
This hit from The King was released in 1963 for the movie of the same name. Whilst the movie was not great, this song is a timeless pop track perfect for inclusion in every casino party playlist. The vibe is of a luxury Las Vegas casino, with Elvis crooning “Oh, there’s blackjack and poker and the roulette wheel. A fortune won and lost on every deal. All you need’s a strong heart and a nerve of steel. Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas!” The song was covered by dozens of musicians including Z Top and Engelbert Humperdinck.
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is one of the most eccentric pop artists in the world and her 2008 synth-pop hit Poker Face was a hit in 20 countries when it was released. It is now played at many casino-themed parties because of its upbeat tempo though it is worth pointing out the song uses poker slang to illustrate how Lady Gaga charms victims to fall into her “love trap” which many consider a bit risqué.
Casino Boogie – Rolling Stones
Released in 1972, Casino Boogie was alleged to have been written by grouping together words and phrases spread out on a studio table. The band picked the words at random and made up the song which has a bluesy vibe. There is also a superb saxophone solo by Bobby Keys and strong backing vocals. The message of the song is simple, gambling is fun and even the inexperienced can enjoy a fantastic time at a casino. Yet it can also be a dangerous game for some.