Songs for the almighty dollar, pound and yen. An ode to money.
Money is a hot topic in songs and pop culture. Cash, cabbage, capital, moolah... whatever it's called its in songs from every decade. More than 100 songs about money can be found on the charts, but not all of them are worth a listen, and very few of them charted. We've combed the stacks to find the best “money songs” out there. Here are the top 20 songs about money.
1 – For the Love of Money by the O'Jays, that superb chorus (money money money, ....money!) which has appeared in countless movies and TV Shows. My favorite is on “Get a Life” after Chris Elliott took payola in nickles and dime.
2 – Money Changes Everything by Cyndi Lauper, the unforgettable 80's anthem.
3 – Money by Pink Floyd from the Dark Side of the Moon
4 – You Never Give Me Your Money by the Beatles
5 – Gimme Some Money by Spinal Tap, the funniest clip of their self titled movie.
6 – Life is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back by Meatloaf
7 – Rent by the Pet Shop Boys, who also recorded Opportunities (Let's make lots of money).
8 – Money for Nothing (I want my MTV) by Dire Straits, the most annoying song of the decade.
9 – Big Money by Rush
10 – Lawyers, Guns, and Money by Warren Zevon
11 – Love and Money by Bronski Beat, the 80s dance band with an electronic groove.
12 – Credit Card Baby by Wham! In the George Michael days.
13 – Money and Fame by the Scorpions
14 – Rich Girl by Hal & Oats, the sappy duo we try to forget.
15 – Lady Wants Your Money by Wild Cherry, the funky boys.
16 – Beg, Borrow and Steal by Ohio Express, even 60's pop songs had a love for money.
17 – Money, Money, Money by ABBA … and man did they make money in their day!
18 – Money Honey (1976) by Bay City Rollers
19 – Money Honey (2008) by Lady Gaga
20 – Take the Money and Run by Steve Miller Band, who had the right idea. Was he a secret Wall St. banker, or did he just connect well with them?
Bonus Track: A Bad Penny by Cat Stevens, a very smooth tune.
Worst money song: . Cash by Sugar Ray, bury the CD please, and let's forget that bad phase in music.
There you have it, a wallet full of songs about money. Sing them on the way to collect your paycheck.