Money Tunes – Songs About or Involving Money

July 29, 2009

If you’re like me, money is constantly at the back of your mind.  Most everything you do during the day is somehow tied to money; you’re earning it, spending it, saving it, etc.  I guess that’s why money and money related topics make an appearance in so many songs.  Here are some “money tunes” for you:

– Time has come to say fair’s fair, to pay the rent now to pay our share – Midnight Oil

– My mother says to get a job … but she don’t like the one she’s got – Green Day 

– If I had a million dollars,  I’d be rich – Barenaked Ladies

– I know a treasure is waiting for me, silver and gold in the mountains of Spain… – The Doors

– with my mind on my money, and my money on my mind – Snoop Dog

– Put another dime in the juke box baby! – Joan Jett

– Mike D grabbed the money, MCA snatched the goldBeastie Boys

– All about the Benjamins 🙂 – Puff Daddy

Money, Money, Money ABBA

– bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow they’ll be sun – Annie

– You never count your money when you’re sittin at the table – Kenny Rogers

– … fresh out of clover, mortgaged up to here. But don’t pass the plate folks, don’t pass the cup. I figure whenever you’re down and out the only way is up! – Many Artists

What money tunes did I forget?



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2 Responses to Money Tunes – Songs About or Involving Money

  • cim

    WHAT ABOUT: All the gold in California, is in a bank in the middle of Beverley Hills, in somebody else’s name…………. (Everley Brothers? something Brothers?)

  • Charles Huttar

    What money tunes did you forget? Three come quickly to mind:

    Oh, we ain’t got a barrel of money, maybe we’re ragged and funny, but we’ll travel along, singing our song, side by side.

    …one pound of butter for two pounds of gold–I said, so long, it’s been good to know ya

    There’s nothing surer, the rich get rich and the poor…