11 Best Songs About Bowling [Updated 2023]

Bowling is a sport that has been around for centuries. It is a game that requires a lot of skill, strategy, and physical precision.

With an enormous passionate audience about the sport, it’s only natural that it has found its way into the culture, specifically music.

There are many songs about bowling that have been recorded over the years. This article will explore 11 of the best songs about bowling.

1. Bowling Song – Joe Montgomery

A classic song from the 50s that talks about the joy of bowling with friends.

“The score will show we’re pretty bad, but look at all the fun we had” is a great line that defines what this beautiful sport is to many of us.

2. Take the Skinheads Bowling – Camper Van Beethoven

An 80’s alternative rock that makes no sense and even makes fun of itself at certain points.

It says “There’s not a line that goes here that rhymes with anything”, and believe me, it’s true.

Lowery David, the composer of the song, when asked about what he felt when it became a hit said that he never would have expected it and that if he could have chosen, he would have picked any other of his songs.

Sometimes things come when you less expect them.

3. Let’s Go Bowling – Arrogant Worms

He has a coupon for a free game and he is inviting you to go bowling.

Are you going to say no?

Don’t be crazy!

4. Let’s Go Bowling – Camera Oscura

In my opinion, this song describes an abusive relationship where she can only escape the sadness when bowling.

Her significant other doesn’t let her go out with her friends, and, as she describes, all he only knows is to get mad.

5. Bowling Alley Thug – Surf Hat

A bowling alley thug that just needs a hug? Sign me in.

This is a beautiful lighthearted song I found out while researching this article. 

I encourage you to give it a listen!

6. Bowling Ball Blues – Mack Fields

This is a guy that has the bowling ball blues because no matter how much he practices he still plays the same and feels like anybody could beat him.

Has this ever happened to you?

7. Bowling Ball – Superchick

In this song, Superchick says that “You need that boy like a bowling ball dropped on your head”, which means not at all.

Indeed a great way of telling a friend to just let go of a toxic relationship.

8. Grab Your Balls, We’re Going Bowling – Rockin Ray Miller

Clearly, you can’t go bowling without your balls.

Mr. Millers reminds us of that simple fact all along this incredible song that captures the spirit of going bowling.

At least from his point of view.

9. Bowling Trophy Wife – Rodney Carrington

His trophy wife is not like the others.

She’s a bowling trophy wife, and he loves her.

You would have to listen to the full song to learn all of his motives.

10. Red Bowling Ball Ruth – The White Stripes

In this old White Stripes song, Jack calls his girl “Red Bowling Ball Ruth”.

It’s a punk story about a girl leaving him because of something that she heard.

Cheating? Probably.


Bowling is a lyrically simple song, but with an enticing instrumental background.

The song talks about a couple that seems to be having some troubles, where one asks the other to just go bowling, as a way of getting away from the problems.