12 Songs About Money You Should Listen To

From good old Johnny Paycheck telling his boss what to do to “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime” at the height of the Great Depression, there have been many famous songs about money.

Money, Money, Money by ABBA

Have you ever worked yourself to the bone because there are bills to pay, and you realized that whatever you do, you can’t seem to get ahead? Well, you are not alone. As the Swedish supergroup ABBA sings, “It’s a rich man’s world.” 

Billionaire by Travie McCoy, Featuring Bruno Mars

The reality is everybody wants to be a billionaire. If you feel the same way, Travie McCoy and Bruno Mar’s Billionaire is a must-listen. The 2010 rap-pop hit song dominated the airwaves for months and peaked at the fourth spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

Travie raps about not only hobnobbing with royalty and television stars but also about helping others with their money problems. 

Easy Money by Billy Joel

Have you ever thrown your money into a slot machine, hoping you hit the jackpot? What about “letting it all ride on double zero” at the roulette table? That’s what Billy Joel talks about in Easy Money

Money Talks by Rick James

Why is it that the hardest-working people in the 1980s never seemed to get ahead while the jerks responsible for the big crash in 1987 were unscathed? Well, it’s because “money talks.” 

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

The group known as The Pet Shop Boys, along with its members’ love of satire, firmly skewers two birdbrains who try a get-rich-quick scheme. You’ll probably laugh when you hear the guys in the song Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) sing, “Who will bury us when we’re dead?” after failing so miserably to “get rich.”

Rich Girl by Gwen Stefani Feat. Eve

What would you do if you were a rich girl? Well, for Gwen Stefani, no man could test and impress her, and she’d “buy everything in the world.” 

For the Love of Money by the O’Jays

Do you believe that money is the root of all evil? Well, that’s what For the Love of Money by the O’Jays is all about. From people who will steal from their mother to “people will rob their own brother,” love of money can consume you. 

Mo Money Mo Problems by Notorious B.I.G. feat. Mase and Puff Daddy 

Just because you have more money, that doesn’t mean you’ll have fewer problems. As a matter of matter fact, it’s quite the opposite because “It’s like the more money we come across, the more problems we see.” 

Money Changes Everything by Cyndi Lauper

Having more money doesn’t only impact your lifestyle or purchasing power, but it also changes everything, according to Cyndi Lauper. Even relationships with our significant other could turn for the worse.

C.R.E.A.M. By Wu-Tang Clan

Do you ever feel like everyone else has money other than you? Wu-Tang Clan knows what that’s like. In their song “C.R.E.A.M.,” the group describes how it is when money flies all around you, and you get none of it. Then, when you try to get some, society sends you to jail. 

Just in case you’re wondering, C.R.E.A.M stands for Cash Rules Everything Around Me.

Material Girl by Madonna

Of course, Madonna’s hit Material Girl is included in this list of songs about money. And whether you like to admit it or not, at the end of the day, “we are living in a material world.” 

Other Songs About Money

  • The Gambler by Kenny Rogers
  • Danny’s Song by Loggins and Messina
  • Free Money by Patti Smith 
  • Make the Money by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • It’s All About the Benjamins by Puff Daddy & The Family
  • Gold Digger by Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx  
  • A Mili by Lil’ Wayne
  • Bills, Bills, Bills by Destiny’s Child 
  • Rich Girl by Hall and Oates
  • Money Honey by Lady Gaga
  • Got Money by Lil Wayne Feat. T-Pain
  • Got Your Money by Ol’ Dirty Bastard featuring Kelis
  • Money for Nothing by Dire Straits 
  • Moneytalks by AC/DC
  • Money by Pink Floyd
  • Price Tag by Jessie J
  • If I Had a Million Dollars by Barenaked Ladies
  • Bitch Better Have My Money by Rihanna 
  • Money Trees by Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Rock
  • Love Don’t Cost a Thing by Jennifer Lopez

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