Songs that were secretly written about bowling


There's a lot that goes into organising a bowling party at ZONE BOWLING. You've got to make sure all the important people get invited (and keep it secret from the boring people), maybe come up with an awesome fancy dress theme, and think about the all-important playlist.

Choosing music is tough, so to help you out we've put together this list of songs that we're 99.99 per cent sure were actually written about bowling. Maybe you can include some of them on your next bowling playlist.

I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat​ Loaf

The 'that' Meat Loaf was referring to was actually the dreaded 7-10 split. We've all been there - a girl promises to go on a date with you so long as you knock down both pins (that's a common occurrence, right?). We heard a rumour that it happened to Meat Loaf, and he was so sure he couldn't hit them both he wrote a song about it.

...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

We once heard a story that Britney employed a renowned sports psychologist to help improve her bowling. One of the more quirky methods employed was to have Ms. Spears visualise the pins singing this song to her. It worked so well that she launched her pop career with it.

Help! - The Beatles

In the early days of their career the Fab Four were playing bowling when the ball somehow got stuck in the pin-setting machine. By pure coincidence they each called for help from the lane staff at the exact same time and in perfect harmony, and one of their best-known songs was born. It sounds unlikely but we're choosing to believe it.

In the Ghetto - Elvis

Before changing the name on the recommendation of the record label, this song was called In the Gutter, and referred to the King's complete inability to hit even one pin when bowling. We know this because the guy who told us who once met a girl who's grandfather drove a bus that used to stop outside Sun Studios (where most of Elvis' hits were recorded), so it must be true.

What other songs could have been written about bowling?