Motorhead’s Ace Of Spades named the greatest gambling song of all time

Motorhead in 1980: Lemmy, Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor and 'Fast' Eddie Clarke (Image credit: Fin Costello/Redferns - Getty)

Motorhead’s Ace Of Spades has been named the greatest gambling song of all time.

CardsChat report that PokerStars asked 1000 of their European customers to pick their best-loved poker-themed song – and it was Lemmy and co’s 1980 classic which topped the poll.

Second place went to Lady Gaga’s Poker Face, with House Of The Rising Sun by the Animals coming third.

It’s also reported that some of the other tracks to feature in the final list included Elvis Presley’s Lucky Be A Lady, The Gambler by Kenny Rogers and Big River by Johnny Cash.

Earlier this week, Metallica’s James Hetfield shared a video of himself rocking out to Ace Of Spades from behind the wheel of his car.

Hetfield can be seen – horns up – blasting out the track while singing along.

Here’s Classic Rock’s The Story Behind The Song feature on Ace Of Spades.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.