Monday, February 8, 2010

Thriftygal's Top Ten Money Tunes

Because talking about money all the time can get pretty dull and boring, let's have some fun and listen to some of my favorite money songs! I'll include a brief portion of the lyrics I think is pertinent to money. Without further ado, here's my ten favorites:

1) For the love of Money - O'Jays
Reintroduced to the younger generations as the theme song of 'The Apprentice' (who's star is no stranger to money himself)

Money money money money, money (x6)
Some people got to have it
Some people really need it
Listen to me y'all, do things, do things, do bad things with it
You wanna do things, do things, do things, good things with it

2) She works hard for the Money - Donna Summers

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

3) 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
Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world

4) Private Dancer - Tina Turner

I'm your private dancer
A dancer for money
I'll do what you want me to do
I'm your private dancer
A dancer for money
And any old music will do...

I want to make a million dollars
I want to live out by the sea...

5) Money (That's what I want) - Beatles
Kind of harsh, but true:

Your lovin' give me a thrill
But your lovin' don't pay my bills.
Now gimme money (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)

6) Can't buy me love - Michale Bublé
OK, I know this is originally a Beatles hit, but I like the Michael Bublé version better. Is that sacrilegious?

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

7) Money - Michael Jackson

I'll never betray or deceive you my friend but...
If you show me the cash
Then I will take it
If you tell me to cry
Then I will fake it
If you give me a hand
Then I will shake it
You'll do anything for money...
Anything for money

8) Opportunities - Pet Shop Boys
How direct can you get? :

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

9)Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious B.I.G. (featuring Puff Daddy & Mase)

bag a money much longer than yours
and a team much stronger than yours, violate me
this'll be your day, we don't play
Mess around be D.O.A., be on your way
Cause it ain't enough time here, ain't enough lime here
for you to shine here
deal with many women
but treat dimes fair
and I'm bigger than the city lights
down in Times Square

10) Ka-Ching  - Shania Twain

You'd think Shania and ex-husband Mutt Lange wrote this song after the current economic woes, but this single about our excessive consumerist culture debuted in 2003! Boy do I have new respect for her!(although I don't get the symbolism of the three-legged dog)

We live in a greedy little world
that teaches every little boy and girl
To earn as much as they can possibly
then turn around and spend it foolishly

We've created us a credit card mess
We spend the money that we don't possess
Our religion is to go and blow it all
So it's shoppin' every Sunday at the mall

All we ever want is more
A lot more than we had before
So take me to the nearest store

Can you hear it ring
It makes you wanna sing
It's such a beautiful thing--Ka-ching!

When you're broke go and get a loan
Take out another mortgage on your home
Consolidate so you can afford
To go and spend some more when you get bored

Hope you've enjoyed them as much as I do. What's your favorite money tune?


  1. Nice compilation, great diversion!

    Thanks for the blogroll entry! I'll add you too when I get home! :)

  2. Well I just spent about 15 minutes on your site... Lots of oldies but goodies on here...

  3. Thanks for putting this together!

    For a 2010 hit, check out Lady Gaga's Money Honey.

    Hahaha. I'm not sure that it's about responsible spending but it's worth a listen.

  4. Loved, loved, loved the "oldies but goodies" as Ryan called them being an oldie myself.

    I'm going to check out Lady Gaga's song Mike recommended.

    Great idea!


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