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I have a theory that the '80s pop song "Two of Hearts" is the biggest hit with a playing card in the title, and I'm wondering if there are other songs that use this card theme in the title. The only others in my instant recall are:

"Ace of Spades" by Motorhead

"Queen Of Hearts" by Gregg Allman

Any other playing card title songs you can think of?

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"Queen Of Hearts" - Juice Newton (1981) #2 Hot 100, #14 Country

"Deck Of Cards"

T. Texas Tyler (1948) #2 Best Seller

Tex Ritter (1948) #10 Best Seller

Wink Martindale (1959) #7 Hot 100

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Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House - Garth Brooks - #1 - 1991 Billboard Hot Country Singles

From a Jack to a King - Ricky Shelton #1 - 1989 Billboard Hot Country Singles

The Joker - Steve Miller #1 - 1974 Billboard Hot 100 / #1 1990 reissue UK Singles Chart (and Irish, and Dutch and New Zealand)

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The Gambler ~ Kenny Rogers

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.

Winner Takes It All ~ Abba

I've played all my cards

And that's what you've done too

Nothing more to say

No more ace to play

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are we talking about specific cards, or games that involve cards? Cuz it's games that involve cards, there's a great one called

"That Was A Crazy Game of Poker" by O.A.R.

Also:

"Aces & 8s" ~ Uncle Kracker

"Queen of Spades" ~ Styx

"King of Diamonds" ~ Motopony

"King of Spaces" ~ Dare

"King of Hearts" ~ The Sleeping

"King of Hearts" ~ Lucinda Williams

"Ace of Spades" ~ Motorhead

"Ace of Diamonds" ~ Jandek

"Ace of Clubs" ~ Craig Herbertson

"Ace of Hearts" ~ Chris Rea

"Ace of Hearts" ~ Alan Jackson

"Ace of Hearts" ~ Average White Band

"Ace of Hearts" ~ Mark Wills

"Queen of Hearts" ~ Jason Derulo

"Queen of Clubs" ~ KC and the Sunshine Band (although this one is about a girl who hangs at clubs all night) :crazy:

"Jack of Hearts" ~ Sarah Darling (she's from my hometown!)

"Jack of Diamonds" ~ Connie Dover

"Jack of Diamonds" ~ Sonic Syndicate

"Jack of Diamonds" ~ Waylon Jennings

"Little Queen of Spades" ~ Eric Clapton

okay... back to work with me...

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"Dead Man's Hand" ~ Motorhead (refers to aces and 8's, the hand Wild Bill Hickok was holding when he was shot in the back of the head)

"King and Queen of Hearts" ~ David Pomeranz

"Queen of Hearts" ~ Whitesnake

"Aces and Eights" ~ Lita Ford

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Apologies for any duplication... :blush:

Silky Sam - Spirit (check the lyrics!) :)

Poker - ELO :)

Joker On The Run - Spirit (again) :)

Black Jack Davy - Steeleye Span :)

Queen Of Clubs - KC And The Sunshine Band :)

Jack O' Diamonds - Lonnie Donegan :)

The Jack - AC/DC :)

Solitaire - Andy Williams :)

Draw Of The Cards - Kim Carnes :)

Della The Dealer - Hoyt Axton ;)

Edited by Guest
There's more!

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Did AC/DC have a song that went "She's got the Jack"? Or am I imagining it?

Of course, it might nothave been about a card-game, though I seem to think some of the lyrics were "My ace was high, her deuce was wild..." or somesuch. It was a long time ago.

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You remember correctly, BF.

The song, "The Jack" was first released on their 1975 Australian release album, T.N.T. and on their 1976 U.S. release album, High Voltage.

The lyrics use cards as a euphemism to describe a venereal disease, "The Clap".

Here are the lyrics to the studio version of the song.

The lyrics change with different live versions that they have recorded.

"The Jack" - AC/DC (Studio Version Lyrics)

She gave me the Queen

She gave me the King

She was wheelin' and dealin'

Just doin' her thing

She was holdin' a pair

But I had to try

Her Deuce was wild

But my Ace was high

But how was I to know

That she'd been dealt with before

Said she'd never had a Full House

But I should have known

From the tattoo on her left leg

And the garter on her right

She'd have the card to bring me down

If she played it right

She's got the jack, she's got the jack

She's got the jack, she's got the jack

She's got the jack, she's got the jack

She's got the jack, she's got the jack

She's got the jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack

She's got the jack

Poker face was her name

Poker face was her nature

Poker straight was her game

If she knew she could get you

She played 'em fast

And she played 'em hard

She could close her eyes

And feel every card

But how was I to know

That she'd been shuffled before

Said she'd never had a Royal Flush

But I should have known

That all the cards were comin'

From the bottom of the pack

And if I'd known what she was dealin' out

I'd have dealt it back

She's got the jack, she's got the jack

She's got the jack, and who knows what else?

She's got the jack, yeah, yeah

She's got the jack, she's got the jack

She's got the jack, she's got the jack

She's got the jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack

She's got the jack

She's got the jack, she's got the jack,

Ooh, It was a bad deal, (Jack)

She gave me the (Jack), hey

She's got the (Jack), she's got the (Jack)

She's got the (Jack), ooh can't you tell

She's got the (Jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack)

(She's got the jack, she's got the Jack)

She's got the jack, she's got the Jack

She's got the jack, you never know!

She's got the jack, she's got the jack

She's got the jack

She's got the jack, and it hurts!

(She's got the jack)

She's got the jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack

She's got the jack

Aaaaaah!

Oooooh!

(Thank you, thank you, thank you people, thank you, thank you

I'm glad you like the show, yes, thank you very much folks.

Goodnight and God bless!)

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Summer Wages ~ Ian & Sylvia

Never hit seventeen when you play against the dealer

For you know the odds won't ride with you

Never leave your woman alone when your friends around to steal her

Years I've gambled and lost like summer wages.

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Carl ; I'm wondering if there are other songs that use this card theme in the TITLE. The only others in my instant recall are:

Laurie and MC dork out again ...lol

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