Yesterday I was thinking, I would love to see a club song about Poker. Preferably, sung by a woman in a skimpy outfit, some mumbling, and maybe centering on a poker face.
Today what do I see but a Poker Face video that is lighting the internet afire. Or not.
Anyway, today I did discover Lady Gaga playing poker and singing about it.
Who is Lady Gaga?
She looks like Christina A except a little more brutish or manish. She’s a club diva.
And from the song you can tell, she wants to “Holdem like they do in Texas.”
She’s also “bluffin with her muffin.”
The music is a little Gwen Stefani and a little Black Eyed Peas mixed with a club band. Now, this isn’t really my kind of music, though I do like the idea of bluffin’ with her muffin. It’s a catchphrase I will repeat everywhere I go. It went over great at Christmas with the grandparents.
Also, of note is the fact, the table she is playing at in the video, not that you’ll notice, but it is adorned with a huge bwin logo. I like it. That’s where I play.
This isn’t the best poker song out there but it does share one thing in common with another Euro club song about Poker, it gets in your brain and infects you from the inside out. Of course I’m talking about, the neo classic 95 Rocks Poker Song, “I Call You With Ace High”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKWaFqunGFA. Instead of saying “I win with the Ace High, Ye-ah, yeah,” or “There’s no luck” in moments of boredom your brain will endlessly repeat “mum-mum-mum my poker face” after listening to Lady GaGa. That’s not necessarily a good thing, I know.
However when I play online texas holdem my iPod whenever it’s on shuffle seems to seek out the Ace High song and other ditties I downloaded as a joke.
Some other poker songs?
Of course there is Kenny Rogers the Gambler. Yes, some truth in there. “You gotta know when to fold them and when to holdem.” I doubt Kenny’s man would be holding Ace High in the showdown like the Eurodonks in the great video linked above. It’s maybe Kenny’s best song though the “Coward of The County” is tough to beat.
This one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7PIjBr2LMw is only good that they dedicate it to TJ.
Marcel Luske of Holland took his crooning from a table distraction to an authentic poker song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlocf-4hFK8&feature=PlayList&p=6941258FBD6A4425&index=0&playnext=1 “Poker, Poker, Poker everybody plays poker… these days.” Marcel should stick to his day job. He still gets to sing there so it’s plus ev.
So in short, it’s not too hard to be a good poker song. Outside of the Gambler there really isn’t too much competition. Is Lady GaGa’s a good tune. I’m still repeating that inane chorus. So maybe.