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What Song Reminds you of Vegas?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by ThinkOTB, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. ThinkOTB

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    For me:
    Calvin Harris - Summer
    Chris Brown - Ayo
    Major Lazer - Lean on

    You?
     
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  2. Nevyn

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    Mainly songs I first heard in Vegas or were in heavy rotation when I was there with a rental car.

    Lets see

    I kissed a girl - Katy Perry
    State of my head - Shinedown
    Square Hammer - Ghost
     
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  3. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Bright light city....

     
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  4. Robin W

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    Suit and Tie by Justin Timberlake was in heavy rotation on my first trip to Vegas.
     
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    Viva Las Vegas!
     
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  6. mjames1229

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    I could go for the obvious ones, but I'll let others get to them :)

    But there are two in specific that instantly take be back to Vegas for completely different reasons.

    First is "Use Somebody" by the Kings of Leon. I have probably only heard this song in Vegas a couple of times, but about 10 years ago, Bill Simmons (then of ESPN) wrote a trip report (Part 1 and Part 2)...

    "You know, every Vegas weekend has one song that every casino beats into the ground to the point that people groan when it comes on. The song is always peppy, but in a nonthreatening way. It's designed to appeal to people of all ages. It has some sort of signature hook. And by the 10th time you hear it in 20 hours, you are ready to break a beer bottle against the blackjack table and start stabbing people with it.

    This year's song? "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon. Heading into this weekend, I wasn't for or against these guys. I had no opinion. Within 25 hours in Vegas? I hate them with every fiber in my body. "
    Ever since, I have not been able to hear that song and NOT think about being with my buddies in Vegas (even though I have never knowingly heard that song with my buddies in Vegas).

    As an Easter Egg, check out Simmons reports and let me know if the writing style is familiar...

    Second is "Someone Like You" by Adele. In the early-2010s, at the height of this song's popularity, I was on our poker trip with the guys, and while all of us were waiting for Phil to bust out of a poker tournament at the M Resort (back when they had poker), the rest of us were playing Pai Gow Poker and this song came on. The entire table wondered why such a slow, sappy song would be played in a casino on a Monday night. We were still playing and waiting for Phil about an hour later, and the same song came on again. I mentioned to the table about the Bill Simmons column and his comments on "Use Somebody" and I applied it to "Someone Like You".
     
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  7. gr8whitenorth

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    Handclap by Fitz and the Tantrums. My wife always loves when she hears that song. Reminds of us of far too many drunken nights at Lux.
     
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  8. ChilliPalmer

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    I have a whole Vegas playlist in Apple Music. I’d be happy to share with anyone here who uses Apple Music.

    I cover the whole thing! I start with trip booking music: “Two Tickets to Paradise”

    Then onto flight music: “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Flight of the Bumblebee”

    Then I get back into Vegas mode: “Viva Las Vegas” and “Waking up in Vegas”

    Then old school: “Luck be a Lady” and “Queen of Hearts”

    Then Party time: “All of the Lights” and “Let’s Go”

    I include a lot of Rat Pack, lounge music, themed music, and personal connections.

    Currently the playlist is 67 songs and over four hours long.
     
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  9. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Sinatra...

     
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    ardee It's only money.

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    "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" by Dean Martin & "Eee-O-Eleven" by Sammy Davis Junior...both from the '60 rendition of Ocean's Eleven.
     
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    HA i just was putting together our Vegas playlist and the first one is on there...

    Viva Las Vegas is the first song as it should be. Along with Luck Be A Lady
     
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    We Are Young by fun
    and Luck Be A Lady by Sinatra
     
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    The wife and I just came up with this list for our group trip on Saturday... 2 hours and 45 minutes

    This (for us) is a good mix of things. We have an age range of 56-24 on our trip. Most in their 30's though.

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    Viva Las Vegas - Elvis
    It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett
    A Little Less Conversation - Elvis
    Fireball - Pitbull
    Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry
    Knee Deep - ZBB ft. Jimmy Buffett
    I'm Free - Soup Dragons (this wasn't my choice but we have somebody who retired)
    Turn Down for What - Lil Jon
    Poker Face - Lady Gaga
    Good Feeling - Flo Rida
    Luck Be a Lady - Frank Sinatra
    Can't Hold Us - Macklemore
    The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
    Right Round - Flo Rida
    In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
    Viva Las Vegas (Live) - Jimmy Buffett
    Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith
    Timber - Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
    Suspicious Minds - Elvis
    Wild Ones - Flo Rida ft. Sia
    Sexy [email protected] - David Guetta
    Stay the Night - Zedd
    Turn Me On - David Guetta
    Old Town Road - Lil Nas X
    I Love This Bar - Toby Keith
    Without You - David Guetta ft. Usher
    Summer - Calvin Harris
    Let's Go - Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo
    Shots - LMFAO & Lil Jon
    This is What You Came For - Calvin Harris
    That Was a Crazy Game of Poker - O.A.R.
    Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
    Rack City - TYGA
    Put Your Ass Into It - Ice Cube
    Get Low - Ying Yang Twins
    Sexy & I Know It - LMFAO
    Apple Bottom Jeans - TPain
    Juke Box Hero - Foreigner
    Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
    I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
    Yeah - Usher ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris
    It's Midnight & I'm Not Famous Yet - Jimmy Buffett
     
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    I'll take me some Lil Wayne!

     
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    Wake Me Up in Vegas - Katy Perry
    Take Me Back to Vegas - Randy Taylor-Weber
    Luck Be a Lady - Frank Sinatra
    Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley
    PHamous - Midi Mafia
    Yeah! - Usher
    We R Who We R - Ke$ha
    Scream and Shout - will.I.am
    Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO
    Blow - Ke$ha

    There's an earthquake. It's over. Not a song; I really felt it.
     
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    Joker And The Thief - Wolfmother



    Thanks to The Hangover.
     
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  19. subafrk

    subafrk Longing to be sipping a Scotch at the Cromwell...

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    The Killers "Read My Mind" reminds me of when I was a Vegas local. I'm sure it's all in my head, but it seems like there are a lot of personal Vegas references. It starts with the first line. There have been quite a few times that I've been downtown and "On the corner of Main St, just trying to keep it in line"

     
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  20. Viva Las Vegas

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    Hard to pass up this thread. :thumbsup:

    My top five:









     
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