Bingo Call Songs
As you may imagine, we here at BingoPort are bingo fanatics; there are few things that get our hearts racing quite like the call of “eyes down”. Still, we have to admit that what makes the game truly special are the little rituals and eccentricities that go with the game—and what else could top that list than the bingo calls that accompany each number?
A little while back, we explored some ideas for bingo calls with a 21st century twist (still waiting for Let’s Be Havin’ You to catch on…), but why stop there? Having already proved that bingo and music go perfectly together in our song titles with a bingo twist article, we’ve come up with some alternative ideas for bingo calls based on some of the most popular songs of all time.
1: Blondie – One Way or Another
Understandably, there were plenty of options to choose between when it came to the number one—but with the slightly maniacal (and, let’s face it, pretty fitting) lyric “one way or another, I’m gonna win you”, we had to choose Blondie’s 1979 classic.
2: Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two
We can only assume that the “Yeah! Woo!” sample that features throughout the song was recorded following a particularly big win in a bingo hall.
3: Commodores – Three Times a Lady
When writing this song, Lionel Richie was inspired by his father’s comment about his mother: “I love you. I want you. I need you. Forever”. We have a similar attitude towards bingo.
7: The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
This song’s unforgettable riff may have become a famous chant on the football terraces, but you may want to avoid trying to start a crowd singalong in the middle of a quiet bingo hall.
8: The Beatles – Eight Days a Week
Although the song was a major hit, it took almost fifty years until Paul McCartney first performed the song live. Let’s hope it doesn’t take that long for you to experience the thrill of winning at bingo!
16: Chuck Berry – Sweet Little Sixteen
Some might argue that this song is really about a girl, but if you take a rather (very) liberal reading of the song, it could be about the universal popularity of bingo. Maybe.
22: Taylor Swift – 22
Even when you’re going through the ten stages of losing at bingo, “everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we’re 22”!
63: The Four Seasons – December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)
Few songs more accurately capture the first moments of meeting your one true love than this 70s classic—the same feeling many players go through on the way to becoming a bingo veteran.
69: Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69
It’s often been speculated that Summer of ’69 refers to more than simply the year 1969. We can only assume that this, too, is a hidden bingo reference.
90: George Michael – Freedom! ‘90!
Okay, so this song may not include the number 90 anywhere in the lyrics, but what better way could there be to cap off our rundown of bingo call songs than with one of George Michael’s most loved hits?
Got any more ideas for great bingo call songs? Let us know in the comments!