When it comes to getting your finances in order, listen to the 10 best songs about money while you pay your bills. You can also let the music inspire you to earn lots of money of your own or at least enjoy the tunes on your commute to your job where you can earn some money for the day. Give these tracks a listen to decide which ones make the top of your list.
- "Money, Money, Money" by Abba is one of the most successful songs about money of all time. It was also recently covered by Meryl Streep for the film "Mamma Mia." It's an exuberant song about the wonders of money for those who live in a rich man's world. Although the concept sounds like a downer, the song is so upbeat and fun that it's a song that will cheer you up, regardless of your financial standing.
- "The Power of Love" was performed by Huey Lewis and the News on the "Back to the Future" sountrack. It's a song that declares that money isn't needed for love. As the lyrics go, "Don't need no credit card to ride this train." It's one of those dance-in-the-aisles songs.
- "Material Girl" by Madonna will inevitably rank high on most lists of songs about money. Madonna herself has said that the song was really tongue-in-cheek. In the video, she chooses the poor guy, of course, but the song is a lot of fun, as she promises "If they don't give me proper credit, I just walk away. We are living in a material world, and I am a material girl."
- "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" by Marilyn Monroe is a classic. The video for "Material Girl" was, in fact, inspired by the performance of this song by Marilyn in the film, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." As part of this ode to a love of money and diamonds, Marilyn sings, "There may come a time when a hard-boiled employer thinks you're awful nice, but get that ice–or else no dice."
- "Money Talks" is a rock song performed by AC/DC. In this world, money does talk. The video may feature burning money, but that's not something one should try at home.
- "Money Changes Everything," which was famously performed by Cyndi Lauper, is a song about money and relationships. It's a stark story, but it's a rocking song. The title is a phrase that is repeated throughout the song so often that you'll feel that you can sing along by repeating. It's a great song. The performance by Cyndi is so energetic that you'll really get into the song.
"The Gambler" is one haunting song by Kenny Rogers. It tells the tale of a legendary gambling man. "You've got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away, and know when to run," goes some of its famous lyrics.
- "Money," performed by Michael Jackson, is a deep song. In the lyrics, he calls money part of the devil's game. The lyrics are simple, yet resonate with you. It's a great song to add to the mix.
- "Can't Buy Me Love" by the Beatles just may say it all when it comes to the limits of the meaning of money. Money can't buy happiness or love, as the Beatles famously proclaim in this rock and roll classic. However, if you already have those things, it can make life a lot more fun.
- "Money (That's What I Want)" is one of the most well-known songs about money. It has been in many television shows and movies, including the film, "Getting Even With Dad." It was originally a 1959 hit single by Barrett Strong.