added: 24 Sep 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
The word 'luck' is derived from the German word 'gelucke' and is a deterministic concept that dates back to the mid-15th century and which suggests that events are prescribed to individuals by seen forces such as gods or spirits. The Aztecs, Mayas and Incas all believed strongly that certain rituals would bring them good luck and many existing Asian cultures believe in a relationship between numbers and luck.
Belief in luck is clearly a widely understood concept and as such it has inspired many songs in modern popular music. GalaCasino.com have put together a list of lucky songs for us, enjoy!
Get Lucky ' Daft Punk
Having had their first album since 2005, Random Access Memories, go straight in at number one earlier this year, it is clear that Daft Punk have luck on their side. The title of their first single from the album is therefore somewhat appropriately titled 'Get Lucky', which is the French duo's first ever number one single in Britain, having sold over 163,000 copies in its first week.
Ace of Spades - Motorhead
With an instantly recognisable riff and hard-driving rhythm, the song is a great taste of rock 'n' roll, but can also act as a cautionary tale for those who like to spend too much of their time in casinos. Some seasoned gamblers have made it their personal theme song, as it evokes the carefree attitude of many high-rollers.
Luck Be a Lady - Frank Sinatra
Another cautionary tale, this ode to Lady Luck describes how she can often abandon those who love her the most, while turning her favour to strangers instead. The song was originally performed by Robert Alda for the movie Guys and Dolls.
Poker Face ' Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has claimed that this song relates to her own personal experience with bisexuality and the way in which she fantasises about a woman when with a man, all the while having to maintain a poker face so that the man does not suspect. The idea for the song was purportedly taken from the similarly poker-themed and innuendo-driven song, 'The Jack' by AC/DC.
Blackjack - Ray Charles
This song relates to the way in which blackjack, while addictive and a lot of fun, is also hard to win. Ray's own experiences with blackjack were more fruitful than the song might suggest, having written this ode to gambling after beating fellow musician T-Bone Walker at the game one night.
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