20 Songs About Bowling

Regardless of whether you’re a fan of bowling, there’s no denying that the sport has inspired some incredible music over the years. This playlist offers a range of genres, from classic rock to country to rap, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. So, grab your bowling ball and get ready to roll!

1. “The Bowling Song” by Asleep at the Wheel

This first song on the list comes from Western Swing band Asleep at the Wheel. The track tells the story of a man who loves to bowl and is not afraid to show it. With some great slide guitar, this upbeat song will have you and your friends wanting to hit the lanes.

2. “Take the Skinheads Bowling” by Camper Van Beethoven

Camper Van Beethoven’s offbeat song “Take the Skinheads Bowling” was born out of their determination to create a fun, rhyme-less tune about forgetting dreams. The result is a lighthearted track about taking a group of punk rockers out for an evening at the bowling alley.

3. “Bowling Alley Bar” by The Handsome Family

An ode to the seedy side of bowling alley culture, “Bowling Alley Bar” by The Handsome Family paints a vivid picture of nights spent in smoke-filled alleys and jukeboxes playing country tunes. With its hauntingly beautiful melody and eerie lyrics, this track will have you wanting to take a walk on the wild side.

4. “Bowling Song” by Stephen Lynch

Here’s a track to inspire aspiring bowlers everywhere. Stephen Lynch’s “Bowling Song” celebratesthe oft-overlooked sport of bowling and encourages listeners to get out there and practice their skills. With its tongue-in-cheek humor, this song will make you want to give it a try.

5. “The Bowling Song” by Joe Montgomery

Joe Montgomery’s “The Bowling Song” is a classic country tune about two lovers who find solace in their small town bowling alley. The song captures the joy and intimacy that can be found on a night out at the lanes, and will leave you wanting more.

6. “Let’s Go Bowling” by Lambchop

“Let’s Go Bowling” by Lambchop is a mellow track that celebrates the simple joys of an evening spent knocking down pins. With its laid back vibe and jazzy feel, this song will make you want to get up and get ready for some serious bowling fun.

7. “Bowling Barmy” by Toy Dolls

Next on the list is “Bowling Barmy” by Toy Dolls. This punk rock tune is all about getting together with a group of friends for an evening of laughter and fun at the bowling alley. With its fast-paced tempo and catchy chorus, this song will have you wanting to add it to your next mixtape.

8. “Laser Cat Bowling” by Parry Gripp

Released in 2012, “Laser Cat Bowling” by Parry Gripp is a goofy, upbeat track about cats that love to bowl. Featuring bouncy synths and adorable lyrics, this song will leave you wanting to play a game or two with your own feline friends.

9. “Bowling Ball” by Superchick

This next song is a bit different because it talks about how you need to drop the boy who only brings you misery like a bowling ball.

Superchick’s “Bowling Ball” is an empowering anthem that tells us to take control of our lives and not let anyone hold us back. You can find it on the album Beauty from Pain.

10. “Bowling Ball Blues” by Mack Fields

Next on the list is “Bowling Ball Blues” by Mack Fields. This slow, soulful track tells the story of a man with too much trouble on his hands and not enough luck at the bowling alley. This song will make you want to pour your heart out, with its honest lyrics and mellow guitar riffs.

11. “Bowling U.S.A.” by The Blue Flames

“Bowling U.S.A.” by The Blue Flames is an upbeat country jam about the love of bowling and spending time with your friends at the alley. This song is the perfect addition to your road trip playlist – it will get you excited to hit the open road.

12. “Let’s Bowl” by Grease 2

This next song was made famous by the classic 1980s musical Grease 2. “Let’s Bowl” is an up-tempo and catchy track that celebrates the joy of bowling in all its glory. It’s a great song to listen to when you’re feeling nostalgic for the good old days.

13. “Let’s Go Bowling” by The Telefones

Next on the list is this jubilant, rockabilly-tinged gem from Texas punk outfit The Telefones. Despite the high energy of the track, it’s about having a low key night at the bowling alley with friends rather than going out clubbing or drinking. It now has over 10k views on Youtube so be sure to check it out.

14. “Bowling Green” by The Everly Brothers

From their self-titled album, The Everly Brothers bring us a sweet and melancholic tune about pretty girls in Bowling Green. With its simple yet lasting melody, this track has become one of their most iconic songs. You can stream it on all music platforms.

15. “Man from Bowling Green” by Jody Miller

Jody Miller’s 1976 single “Man from Bowling Green” is a classic country tale about a man who has lost his way. With its twangy guitars and harmonica solos, this song captures the loneliness of being far away from home. It is still available to stream today.

16. “Bowling Shoes” by Fountains of Wayne

Another catchy track, this one is about a couple going through a rough patch in their relationship. If you’ve ever felt like your relationship has become a little too stale, this song might be for you.

17. “Let’s Go Bowling” by Arrogant Worms

From their self-titled album, the Canadian comedy rock band Arrogant Worms bring us a quirky song about going to the bowling alley. This track is playful and amusing, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. If you’re in the market for something cheerful, look no further.

18. “Rolling Balls” by AFI

“Rolling Balls” is a punk rock anthem from AFI’s second album Very Proud of Ya. This track talks about being passionate about the game of bowling, and the struggles that come with it. It’s a great way to get your blood pumping and ready for a night of fun at the alley.

19. “Red Bowling Ball Ruth” by The White Stripes

Throwing it back to 2012, The White Stripes offer us a foot-stomping tribute to Ruth, the iconic woman in bowling. Red Bowling Ball Ruth is an apt name for this rockabilly number and its bright guitar riffs will be sure to leave you tapping your feet.

20. “The Bowling Song” by RAFFI

Finishing off the list is this classic from children’s music legend Raffi. The Bowling Song is a fun, sing-along track that celebrates the game of bowling. It’s sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. You can find it on his One Light, One Sun album.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re looking for something upbeat to dance to or a mellow ballad to relax with, this list should have something for everyone. So the next time you feel like going out for some bowling fun, be sure to bring along one of these tracks!