Some movies become popular and fade out over time, and some movies are timeless. Martin Scorsese’s “Casino” is a masterpiece that will stay long on the pages of cinematography. Media and bloggers talked so much about this movie, presented different aspects, explained the ending of the movie, separated scenes, and talked about the movie from the perspective of gambling. Albeit there is an underrated angle, that is the big part of this amazing work: It’s the music that accompanies different scenes throughout the movie.


“Casino” is a crime film, and despite all the drama around that topic, it couldn’t be all about mafia and gambling. When people play casino games for real money, they know dramatic can life become in a minute, taking you to the top of the hill or dragging you down if you didn’t act carefully. That’s not a surprise that casino movies never lack a catchy plot. But when a movie talks about a gambler while also keeping his love story under the spotlight, everything becomes even more intense and dramatic.


Where there is a passion and love story, there is a piece of beautiful music as well. In this article, we picked 5 best songs from “Casino”, that made the movie even more impressive and memorable. Keep this list, add the songs to your playlist, and enjoy these beautiful pieces.


1.   Zooma Zooma by Louis Prima

You may have heard this song many times, maybe in other movies as well. It’s joyful and active, colorful, and jazzy. Once it starts playing “O mamma, zooma zooma baccala”, you start tapping your feet and then having the desire to dance.


Lois Prima was an American singer who was born in 1910, in New Orleans. The singer had not an easy relationship with his wife, as the main character in the movie does. There are even some stories that after the divorce, Prima became a gambler. Although this is an assumption, he used to have performances in casinos and may have had a love for games.


2.   You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You by Dean Martin

This calm and charming voice! Dean Martin is one of the most popular celebrities, who was born in 1917, in Steubenville, Ohio. He worked in casinos at the beginning of his career and played in movies, one of which featured one and only Frank Sinatra as a co-star. The song “You're Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You” is a beautiful song about love and its role in life, that can make people valuable.


3.   Long Long While by The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are considered one of the greatest Rock and Roll bands of all time, formed in 1962, in London, and sold millions of albums across the world. The song is a beautiful love story:Still you have those happy eyes, I will try and apologize”.


This is not the only song in the movie by the Rolling Stones. Other songs include (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Heart of Stone, Sweet Virginia, Can’t You Hear Me Knocking, and Gimme Shelter, which is one of the best songs of the group.


4.   Takes Two to Tango by Ray Charles and Betty Carter

You may have heard of this phrase that it takes two to tango, which is used to describe a difficult situation where two people are involved, so it’s something that one cannot handle alone. Although at first glance, this is not the meaning of the song, the phrase is typical to it as well: It takes two to have a perfect love story.


The duet of Ray Charles and Betty Carter is so much pleasant. Charles was a widely admired singer and musician, and Carter was a unique jazz performer who was famous for improvising and trying new things in this genre. Well, good jazz is improvised jazz, and when the singer does that masterfully, then everything seems perfect. Listen to the song of these two great singers.


5.   What a Difference a Day Makes by Dinah Washington

A short song with an abundance of love and great performance. Dinah Washington, who was a renowned singer, tells the 24 little hours and the significant changes they can make in life. It feels like this song will never get old, but if you enjoy new performances, you can consider listening to the contemporary artists who present the song in a new way. Since many now love listening to Lady Gaga’s Hold My Hand from “Top Gun: Maverick”, find her performance of Washington’s song, with fresh notes and another type of strong voice.


Final Thoughts

Scorsese’s “Casino” is a real masterpiece, and if you haven’t watched it yet, git it a try after listening to these songs. You will find those in different scenes and will feel deep impressions from the combination of a good movie and good music.