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The 11 Best Songs About Money

Sep 29, 2019 8:39 AM 3 min read

Music and money have many things in common. Everybody likes them, money is music to the ears, music is money to the singer, and if you look closely enough there’s a good economics lesson in there somewhere.


Here are 11 Awesome Songs on Money hand-picked for you:

Money, Money - Liza Minnelli

Money makes the world go around
...The world go around
...The world go around
Money makes the world go around
Of that we both are sure...
on being poor!

Let the Dollar Circulate - Billy Paul

Inflation getting higher
Makes it hard on the buyer
Unemployment on the rise
Gasoline engines filled with flies
Rent being paid late
Let the dollar circulate
Let the dollar circulate

Billionaire by Travie McCoy (featuring Bruno Mars)

Oh, every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights
A different city every night
I swear, the world better prepare
For when I’m a billionaire

Them Belly Full - Bob Marley

Cost of livin' gets so high
The rich and poor they start to cry
And now the weak must get strong, they say
Oh, what a tribulation, saying
My belly full but me hungry
A hungry mob is an angry mob
A rain a-fall but the dirt it tough
A pot a-cook but the food no 'nough

Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

We got to install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We got to move these refrigerators
We got to move these color TVs...

9 to 5 - Dolly Parton

Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
Yawn and stretch and try to come to life
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin'
Out on the street the traffic starts jumpin'
With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

Money, Money, Money - ABBA

I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain't it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That's too bad
In my dreams I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball

Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles

Say you don't need no diamond rings
And I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of things
That money just can't buy
I don't care too much for money
Money can't buy me love

Material Girl - Madonna

Some boys try and some boys lie but
I don't let them play (no way)
Only boys who save their pennies
Make my rainy day
'Cause we're living in a material world
And I am a material girl

Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell

They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
And they charged all the people
A dollar and a half to see 'em
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And they put up a parking lot

Taxman - The Beatles

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat
If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman



Money makes the world go round, and so does music! Hope you enjoyed listening to these and learning from them!


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