Money Songs We Love

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I have been inspired by some recent posts over at Budgets are Sexy outlining some lyrical lessons from two recent pop song hits. It got me thinking about other songs about money that might help motivate and inspire you. Here’s my list of money songs, business, and work songs come to mind:

Money Songs

Here are our six favorites!

Money for Nothing – Dire Straits (1985)

Now look at them yo-yo’s that’s the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Money for nothin’ and chicks for free

Takin’ Care Of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive (1973)

You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I’m self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day

Gold Digger – Kanye West (2005)

(She gives me money)
Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger (when I’m in need)
But she ain’t messin’ with no broke n……
(She gives me money)

Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) – Pet Shop Boys (1985)

I’ve got the brains, you’ve got the looks
Let’s make lots of money
You’ve got the brawn, I’ve got the brains
Let’s make lots of money

Money – Pink Floyd (1973)

Best lyrics:

Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay and your O.K.
Money it’s a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I’ll buy me a football team

She Works Hard for the Money – Donna Summer (1983)

She works hard for the money
So hard for it honey
She works hard for the money
So you better treat her right

U2 – Silver & Gold (1989)

No real tie to money within the song lyrics, as the title would suggest. Just one of my favorite bands of all time and I have some cool pictures to share.

What’s your favorite themed money songs?

9 thoughts on “Money Songs We Love”

  1. Nice links and some great songs in there. As far as Gold Digger is concerned, the whole third verse is absolute “gold”:

    Now I ain’t saying you’re a gold digger you got needs
    You don’t want your dude to smoke but he can’t buy weed
    You got out to eat and he can’t pay you all can’t leave
    There’s dishes in the back, he gotta roll up his sleeves
    But why you all washing watch him
    He gone make it into a Benz out of that Datsun
    He got that ambition, baby, look in his eyes
    This week he mopping floors next week it’s the fries
    So, stick by his side
    I know this dude’s balling but yeah that’s nice
    And they gonna keep calling and trying
    But you stay right girl
    But when you get on he leave your ass for a white girl

  2. I like this post! Money is important, as we can clearly see (hear?) by how many songs have some reference to money in them. Or, in the case of these, money seems to be the main theme.

    There have been a few songs where I’ve noticed some lines about money that caused my personal finance alarms to go off. A Katy Perry song talked about maxing out credit cards on a Friday night, and a Nicki Minaj song mentioned not paying rent. So, of course I had to post about each 🙂

  3. How about an anti-money song? Royals by Lorde.

    “We count our dollars on the train to the party
    And everyone who knows us knows that we’re fine with this
    We didn’t come from money”

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