Music and poker go together. Good songs while grinding online is a must, the music is a good company to a sometimes very lonely chore.
Some players have special play lists for poker. Other use their ordinary playlist and some depend on the radio to deliver great music. I belong in the group of players that have a special playlist with songs for poker playing. In that play list there´s a mix of songs that makes me in a good mood and that makes me feel unbeatable.
There´s no lack of songs with poker themes or poker metaphores out there. A quick search on the Internet reveals a number of top lists with the best poker songs. Usually these top lists have Kenny Rogers song ”The Gambler” as number one. Many consider this song the best poker song ever and several other singer have done their version of the song whoes chorus goes as follows:
”You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em,
Know when to walk away, know when to run.
You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table,
There’ll be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done.” Source wikipedia
When Lady Gaga released the song ”Pokerface” it instantly became a hit in both the pokerrooms and outside. Many players added the song to their playlist and still today it has a given place on the top lists of best poker songs.
Other songs that often qualify on top 10 lists is ”The Ace of Spades” by Motorhead and ”That was a crazy game of poker” by O.A.R.
Regardless what you prefer, songs about poker, radio music, classic, jazz, rock or something else, the important thing is that you listen to the music that makes you feel psyched when you play poker.