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25 Money Songs That’ll Get Stuck in Your Head

BadCredit.org Staff 5/11/15

Take a break from your money worries and focus on something else – like songs about money.

Here are 25 money songs all about greenbacks and the love-hate relationship we have with them.

25. “Money, Money, Money” by ABBA

This 1970s favorite reminds us of the perks of having lots of money “in a rich man’s world.”

Favorite line: “I wouldn’t have to work at all/I’d fool around and have a ball”

Release date: 1976

24. “She Works Hard for the Money” by Donna Summer

Hitting #3 on the Billboard Top 100, this song is based on an actual encounter with a bathroom attendant.

Favorite line: “She’ll never sell out, she never will/Not for a dollar bill”

Release date: 1983

23. “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy

We want to hang out with Oprah and the Queen!

Favorite line: “We in recession but let me take a crack at it”

Release date: 2010

22. “Money” by Pink Floyd

With an unusual time signature, this song on money is sure to keep your attention.

Favorite line: “Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie”

Release date: 1973

21. “Mo Money, Mo Problems” by Notorious B.I.G.

The lesson on this one? Bringing in the dough can also bring in the issues.

Favorite line: “And I’m bigger than the city lights down in Times Square”

Release date: 1997

20. “Take the Money and Run” by Steve Miller Band

When you decide to cut loose, maybe you shouldn’t take the money and run.

Favorite line: “Billy Joe shot a man while robbing his castle”

Release date: 1976

19. “Money on My Mind” by Sam Smith

You should do things because you love them, even if the paycheck is a nice bonus.

Favorite line: “Don’t wanna see the numbers/I wanna see heaven”

Release date: 2014

18. “The Big Money” by Rush

Money can go either way – it does a lot of good and a lot of bad.

Favorite line: “It’s a Cinderella story/On a tumble of the dice”

Release date: 1985

17. “For the Love of Money” by The O’Jays

The lesson? Money has a lot of power. Don’t let it control you.

Favorite line: “It will keep on changing, changing up your mind”

Release date: 1973

16. “Gold Digger” by Kanye West

Be careful of people who are only after your money!

Favorite line: “Get down girl, go ‘head, get down”

Release date: 2005

15. “Money” from Cabaret

Wondering what you can do if you have some extra money? This song will give you some suggestions.

Favorite line: “A buck or a pound/Is all that makes the world go around”

Release date: 1972

14. “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits

There’s a reason we’re all jealous of rockstars – this lists just a few of them.

Favorite line: “That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it”

Release date: 1985

13. “Money” by The Drums

We may be well intending, but as this song points out, you still need money for those intentions.

Favorite line: “So before we die let me do something nice”

Release date: 2011

12. “Free Money” by Patti Smith

Dreaming of money leads to some pretty nice fantasies. Unfortunately it’s just a dream.

Favorite line: “Scoop the pearls up from the sea/Cash them in and buy you all the things you need”

Release date: 1975

11. “M.O.N.E.Y.” by The 1975

This one warns of the kind of shenanigans you can get into with too much money.

Favorite line: “Look the dog won’t bark if you don’t lark about”

Release date: 2013

10. “Money Trees” by Kendrick Lamar

Be warned – this one’s explicit. It focuses on what dollars can do. They “might turn to a million.”

Favorite line: “It go Halle Barry or hallelujah”

Release date: 2012

9. “Money” by The Beatles

They say money can’t buy happiness, but it buys things that make you happy!

Favorite line: “What it don’t get, I can’t use”

Release date: 1963

8. “I Get Money” by 50 Cent

There’s definitely a shift in perspective from when you have no money to when you have a lot.

Favorite line: “Ha ha – I’m heading to the bank right now”

Release date: 2007

7. “Money” by Speaker Knockerz

It’s important to admit when you’re obsessed, especially if it’s with money!

Favorite line: “You know that I’m married to the money”

Release date: 2013

6. “Money Maker” by Ludacris

The gist of this one is you should play like you work – like someone’s going to pay you for it.

Favorite line: “Took your mama nine months to make you/Might as well shake what your mama gave you”

Release date: 2006

5. “Just Got Paid” by ZZ Top

This one’s short and catchy – there’s nothing like payday!

Favorite line: “It’s the root of evil and you know the rest/but it’s way ahead of what’s second best.”

Release date: 1977

4. “We Need Some Money” by Chuck Brown

At 31:25, you’ll remember what it is you always loved having money on hand.

Favorite line: “I ain’t got nothing against no credit cards, but the cash is the best”

Release date: 1984

3. “If I Had $1,000,000” by Barenaked Ladies

It’s always nice to dream about the things we would do, if only we had the money!

Favorite line: “We wouldn’t have to eat Kraft Dinner/But we would eat Kraft Dinner. Of course, we would. We’d just eat more”

Release date: 1993

2. “Make the Money” by Macklemore

With money, it’s important to stay true to yourself. “Make the money, don’t let the money make you.”

Favorite line: “Time to look at the man in the mirror until I can learn to love him”

Release date: 2012

1. “Diaper Money” by The Lonely Island

As an adult, you often are forced into being more fiscally responsible, even when you don’t want to be.

Favorite line: “So I stay on my hustle/To keep my pocketbook thick”

Release date: 2013


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