Songs About Money We Love

Do you have any songs about money stuck in your head? Music can be very inspirational and motivating for many different reasons. I listen to most genres of music, rock and roll, pop, rap, and punk often to relax or calm my mind from the many things I might be focusing on at the moment.

Although Country music might be my least favorite music genre, I'm sure there are many good Country songs about money. With over 97 million songs in the world and new songs being released daily it's hard not to have at least a few favorite songs.

The digital world services like apple music, amazon music, and pandora, make it some much easier to access a catchy tune, sing along to your favorite song, or build a playlist.

Indeed, many song lyrics are not always straight forward. Artist uses metaphors in their writing, and often it tough to truly identify what the intended meaning is, or in some cases what the heck the singer is saying.

Well, we dug deep to come up with a list of our favorite songs about money from the last four decades. We've even included a few country songs and one from an artist that attended FinCon and performed live.

Here's our list of songs about money. Happy listening.


Taking Care Of Business – B.T.O. – (1973)

Best lyrics:

You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day

She Works Hard for the Money – Donna Summer (1983)

Best lyrics:

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

How to be a Millionaire? – A.B.C. – (1985)

Best lyrics:

I've seen the future, I can't afford it
Tell me the truth sir, someone just bought it

Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) – Pet Shop Boys (1985)

Best lyrics:

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

Money for Nothing – Dire Straits (1985)

Best lyrics:

Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and chicks for free

If I had a Million Dollars – The Barenaked ladies – (1988)

Best lyrics:

If I had a million dollars
(I’d build a tree-fort in our yard)

Moneytalks – AC/DC – (1990)

Best lyrics:

A French maid, foreign chef
A big house with king size bed
You've had enough, you ship them out
The dollar's up – down, you'd better buy the pound

C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) – Wu-Tang Clan (1993)

Best lyrics:

It's been twenty-two long hard years of still struggling
Survival got me bugging, but I'm alive on arrival
I peep at the shape of the streets
And stay awake to the ways of the world cause shit is deep
A man with a dream with plans to make cream

Mo Money Mo Problems – The Notorious B.I.G. – (1997)

Best lyrics:

I don't know what, they want from me
It's like the more money we come across
The more problems we see

Ka-Ching! – Shania Twain (2002)

Best lyrics:

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

Gold Digger – Kanye West (2005)

Best lyrics:

(She gives me money)
Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger (when I'm in need)
But she ain't messin' with no broke n……
(She gives me money)

Beer Money – Kip Moore (2012)

Best lyrics:

So come on, come on,
Baby, I'm buying
I got enough to last us all night and
You got the kiss that tastes like honey
And I got a little beer money

Counting Stars – One Republic (2013)

Best lyrics:

Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard (hey!)
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars

Stressed Out – Twenty-one Pilots (2015)

Best lyrics:

We used to play pretend, give each other different names
We would build a rocket ship and then we'd fly it far away
Used to dream of outer space but now they're laughing at our face
Saying, “Wake up, you need to make money”

Sallie Mae Back – Dee-1 (2016)

Best lyrics:

Huh let me tell you what i been through when it comes to Sallie
She call me at least twice a day she want her money badly
Calling me from different numbers ooh she think She slick

Bad Checks – Houses (2019)

Best lyrics:

We're down and out baby, I don't care.
I wanna feel like a millionaire,
so lets get to it.
Cause there aint' nothing wrong.
F— the what's next, go and cash your bad checks.

Final Thoughts

We all have a little rock star in us. Sure we won't be on stage singing the chorus to our favorite anthem, but there's always the bathroom mirror. 

I'm sure we are just scratching the surface with our fifteen songs about money. I mean not even my favorite band U2 made the list. If you haven't heard of or ever listen to these popular songs, give them a try. Don't catch an earworm listening. 

What hit songs or lyrics did we leave off the list?

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