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100 Best Songs About Money

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Money can't buy us happiness or love, but we can't live without it. Here are 100 songs with money in the starring role.

Money can't buy us happiness or love, but we can't live without it. Here are 100 songs with money in the starring role.

Money cannot buy us happiness and peace of mind. However, we have got to admit we need to have money to sustain our lives. Majority of people around the world are never content with the money they have. Money is a popular theme in songs. Singers and songwriters from different genres explore varied aspects of money in their songs.

The list below showcases a collection of rock songs, pop songs, country songs, R&B songs, folk songs, hip hop songs, alternative songs, indie songs, disco songs, electropop songs, synthpop songs, reggae songs, new wave songs, jazz songs, blues songs, EDM songs and dance song about money. IF you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Songs About Money

1. “Money”—Lisa

2. “Money for Nothing”—Dire Straits

3. “Betty (Get Money)”—Yung Gravy

4. “Bitch Better Have My Money”—Rihanna

5. “Money”—Pink Floyd

6. “Money on My Mind”—Sam Smith

7. “Money”—Cardi B

8. “Dirty Sexy Money”—David Guetta and Afrojack featuring Charli XCX and French Montana

9. “Sad Girlz Luv Money”—Amaarae and Kali Uchis featuring Molly

10. “Money, Money, Money”—ABBA

What Message Do Songs About Money Convey?

Songs about money convey a wide spectrum of attributes associated with perception, attitude, and expectation. Complex human emotions are brought to life with contrasting aspects of money. How the greed for money changes people is described exquisitely in songs about power. A number of musicians narrate how money allows people to take control of life. How time and effort is valued with money is showcased through interesting perspectives in songs. Certain singers reveal the difficulties experienced with their struggle to earn money early on in their careers.

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How money becomes the source of conflict in personal relationships is showcased in a riveting manner in certain tunes. These songs bring to life the attitudes of couples who neglect their personal life and give utmost importance to their professional work commitments for the sake of money. The sense of freedom and independence people feel they have when they have money is expressed metaphorically with concepts in certain songs. Certain tunes highlight how money transforms people and brings about self-confidence and security in their lives.

Many songs describe how greed changes people.

Many songs describe how greed changes people.

#11—20

11. “Sacred Money”—YG featuring J. Cole and Moneybag Yo

12. “No Money”—Glantis

13. “Beer Money”—Kip Moore

14. “All ‘Bout the Money”—Meja

15. “Money Longer”—Lil Uzi Vert

16. “Opportunities (Let’s Make a Lot of Money)”—Pet Shop Boys

17. “She Works Hard for the Money”—Donna Summer

18. “Rich Girl”—Gwen Stefani featuring Eve

19. “I Need a Dollar”—Aloe Blacc

20. “Money to Blow”—Birdman featuring Drake & Lil Wayne

What Does Money Symbolize?

Money is symbolic of varied elements based on human perception in various cycles of life. How money as a super commodity allows you to enjoy a certain lifestyle is portrayed in a compelling manner in songs. The problems that arise with having money and the lack of it are aesthetically described in songs about life. The different jobs people undertake to earn money is aesthetically portrayed in songs about hardships. In music videos, the lifestyle of the rich is often showcased with the grandeur of money, parties, hotels, luxury cars, yachts, and numerous other expensive lifestyle products.

Certain songs about deceit unravel the diabolic intentions of people. Through the thoughts of the protagonist these songs showcase how broken one feels when someone you trust, love, and adore betrays your faith in favor of money. Certain songs portray the evil acts people commit for the sake of money. These songs describe how people with money problems can be exploited and used by influential folks for crime and illegal activities. Certain singers and songwriters reveal how fake people are. These tunes showcase how people pretend to be respectful and friendly towards a person who has the money and power, and how indifferent and cold they are when that person is down and out. Although money is associated with different variables, in songs the term represents or symbolizes

  • Status
  • Lifestyle
  • Power
  • Security
  • Respect
  • Pride
  • Materialism
  • Prosperity
  • Attitude
  • Success
  • Flamboyance
  • Value
  • Pleasure
  • Financial Condition
  • Parties
  • Expectations
  • Wealth
  • Jealousy
Sooner or later, it's all about the Benjamins, baby.

Sooner or later, it's all about the Benjamins, baby.

#21—40

21. “It’s All About the Benjamins”—Puff Daddy featuring Lil Kim, The Lox and The Notorious B.I.G.

22. “Price Tag”—Jessie J featuring B.o.B

23. “No Money Mo Problems”—The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase

24. “Money Showers”—Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring Ty Dolla Sign

25. “If I Had $1000000”—Barenaked Ladies

26. “Get Money”—Junior M.A.F.I.A. featuring the Notorious B.I.G.

27. “Money and Power”—Kid Ink

28. “Right on the Money”—Alan Jackson

29. “Money Maker”—Ludacris & Pharrell

30. “Money on You”—Chris Blue

31. “I Get Money”—50 Cent

32. “Money Can’t Buy”—Ne-Yo featuring Jeezy

33. “Money Honey”—Bay City Rollers

34. “C.R.E.A.M.”—Wu Tang Clan

35. “Money Bag”—Cardi B

36. “Money Trees”—Kendrick Lamar featuring Jay Rock

37. “Doing it for the Money”—Foster the People

38. “Money”—The Flying Lizards

39. “Standing Outside a Broken Booth with Money in My Hand”—Primitive Radio Gods

40. “Dirty Cash (Money Talks)”—The Adventures of Stevie V

Money Songs: Old vs. New

While not much has changed about money and its associations thematically in songs, it is noteworthy to mention the differences in old songs about money and new songs about money. A great number of songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s brought to life the difficulties of earning money to ensure a secure life for family. Numerous songs from these decades related money with different aspects of taking up a job and working hard. A number of ‘80s and ‘90s songs about money figuratively brought to life a deeper understanding of a broader spectrum associated with lifestyle.

Post 2000 a number of bands and artists started exploring the term “money” in a brand-new perspective. Behavioral changes that money brings in people is explored through dark concepts and ideas. How people get influenced by what others have or possess is portrayed thoughtfully in certain songs. The friction money causes in the lives of people are poetically explained by certain musicians. Certain tunes describe the ambition and desire of earning a lot of money to earn respect and power.

How people lose control of themselves in their quest to relentlessly acquire wealth is described in a heartfelt manner by singers and songwriters. A great number of rap songs tell a story of growing up in an environment of violence and turmoil. These songs narrate how innocent youth are led into gang-related activities with the lure of a lavish lifestyle and easy money. A number of new songs about money describe how the mind is enslaved with thoughts to acquire and accumulate wealth quickly without putting in hard work.

There are no shortcuts to success. There is no such thing as easy money. Only hard work and persistence pays!

Songwriters will never go broke writing about people losing themselves in money.

Songwriters will never go broke writing about people losing themselves in money.

#41—60

41. “(I Do It) For the Money”—Charlie Major

42. “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night”—Prince and the New Power Generation

43. “Money”—Jamelia

44. “Put Your Money Where You Mouth Is”—Jet

45. “About the Money”—T.I featuring Young Thug

46. “Money Ain’t a Thang”—Jermaine Dupri featuring Jay-Z

47. “Money Love”—Neneh Cherry

48. “Don’t Take the Money”—Bleachers

49. “Money’s Too Tight (to Mention)”—The Valentine Brothers

50. “Money in the Bank”—Lil Scrappy featuring Young Buck

51. “Daddy’s Money”—Ricochet

52. “Moneytalks”—AC/DC

53. “It Ain’t About Money”—Fat Joe featuring Trey Songz

54. “Money in the Bank”—Swizz Beatz

55. “Money Honey”—Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters

56. “All that Money Wants”—The Psychedelic Furs

57. “Bag of Money”—Wale featuring Rick Ross, Meek Mill and T-Pain

58. “Money Baby”—K Camp featuring Kwony Cash

59. “Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back”—Meat Loaf

60. “One for the Money”—T.G. Sheppard

#61—80

61. “Money, Power & Respect”—the Lox featuring DMX and Lil’ Kim

62. “I’m So Paid”—Akon featuring Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy

63. “Got Money”—Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain

64. “Money, Cash, Hoes”—Jay-Z featuring DMX

65. “Money”—K.T. Oslin

66. “If You’ve Got the Money (I’ve Got the Time)”—Lefty Frizell

67. “For the Love of Money”—The O’Jays

68. “Got Your Money”—Ol’ Dirty Bastard featuring Kelis

69. “I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)”—Kevin Rudolf featuring Birdman, Jay Sean and Lil Wayne

70. “Ain’t No Money”—Rodney Crowell

71. “Money in the Bank”—John Anderson

72. “The Big Money”—Rush

73. “Arab Money”—Busta Rhymes featuring Ron Browz

74. “Blue Money”—Van Morrison

75. “I’ve Got Money”—James Brown

76. “Money on You”—Chad Brownlee

77. “Easy Money”—Johnny Marr

78. “Take the Money and Run”—Steve Miller Band

79. “New Money”—Calvin Harris featuring 21 Savage

80. “Money Changes Everything”—Cyndi Lauper

#81—100

81. “No Money Down”—Chuck Berry

82. “Get Up Girl, Grab the Money and Run”—Souls of Mischief

83. “Don’t Bet Money Honey”—Linda Scott

84. “Whole Lotta Money”—Bia

85. “No Money in This Deal”—George Jones

86. “Money”—KMFDM

87. “Nothin’ Move But the Money”—Mic Geronimo featuring Puff Daddy and Kelly Price

88. “Money”—Poppy

89. “Cash Money”—Tyga

90. “Money”—Blake Shelton

91. “Money Right”—Dizzee Rascal featuring Skepta

92. “Money Made Me Do It”—Post Malone featuring 2 Chainz

93. “Get Money Bros”—Lil Yachty featuring Tee Grizley

94. “Run Me My Money”—Joseline Hernandez

95. “Blood on the Money”—Future

96. “Money Power Glory”—Lana Del Rey

97. “No Money No Love”—David Guetta featuring Showtek, Elliphant & Ms Dynamite

98. “Money Mitch”—Lil Uzi Vert

99. “Like Money”—Wonder Girls featuring Akon

100. “Marry for Money”—Trace Adkins

Other Notable Money Songs

  • “LA Money”—Alma
  • “Money Shot”—AC/DC
  • “Save Dat Money”—Lil Dicky featuring Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan
  • “Money Don’t Change You”—Gunna
  • “Take the Money and Crawl”—Green Day
  • “Get Money”—Trina
  • “Money”—Lime Cordiale
  • “Take the Money and Run”—O’G3NE
  • “Money Make Ya Handsome”—Gucci Mane
  • “Money in the Grave”—Drake featuring Rick Ross
  • “Money Convo”—21 Savage
  • “Money”—Foxes
  • “Money Make Here Smile”—Bruno Mars
  • “Rent Money”—Future
  • “Money Trees Deuce”—Jay Rock featuring Lance Skillwalker
  • “Money to Burn”—Ladyhawke
  • “Money”—Dawn
  • “Money”—Lawson
  • “Hallelujah Money”—Gorillaz featuring Clementine
  • “Money Piling”—Gucci Mane
  • “Vampire Money”—My Chemical Romance
  • “Lunch Money”—Pusha T
  • “For the Love of Money”—Dr. Dre featuring Jill Scott, Jon Connor and Anderson .Paak
  • “Money & Fame”—Needtobreathe
  • “Money City Maniacs”—Sloan
  • “Money Made”—AC/DC
  • “Point Seen Money Gone”—Snoop Dogg featuring Jeremih
  • “Money Honey”—Lady Gaga
  • “Mind on My Money”—Nicki Minaj featuring Brinx and Busta Rhymes
  • “Money”—David Guetta
  • “Countin’ Money”—Bub B featuring Yo Gotti and Gucci Mane
  • “Get Your Money Up”—Keri Hilson featuring Keyshia Cole and Trina
  • “Make the Money”—Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • “We Be Getting Money”—featuring Shawty Lo, Dorrough, and Kango Slim
  • “Send Me Your Money”—Suicidal Tendencies
  • “Don’t Need No Money”—Imani Williams featuring Sigala and Blonde
  • “Free Money”—Patti Smith
  • “Money to Burn”—Richard Ashcroft
  • “What Will You Do (When the Money Goes)?”—Milburn
  • “Money Problems / Benz Truck”—Bryson Tiller
  • “Money Makin’”—Dillon Francis
  • “I Get Money”—Birdman featuring Lil Wayne, Mack Maine, & T-Pain
  • “Money and the Ego”—Carly Rae Jepsen
  • “Mainstream Money”—Tinchy Stryder
  • “Love Money Party”—Miley Cyrus featuring Big Sean
  • “Money Money”—Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
  • “Money (In God We Trust)”—Extreme
  • “Love or Money”—Sammy Hager
  • “We Need Some Money”—Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers
  • “Money Goes, Honey Stay (When the Money Goes Remix)”—Fabolous featuring Jay-Z
  • “My Money Straight”—E-40 featuring Guce, Black C & Young Jun3
  • “Chop My Money”—P-Square featuring Akon and May D
  • “You Take My Money”—The Damned
  • “Money in My Pocket”—Dennis Brown
  • “Time Is Money (Bastard)”—Swans
  • “Money”—Michael Jackson
  • “New Money”—Royce da 5’9
  • “Shake Your Moneymaker”—Elmore James
  • “She’s Got all the Friends Money Can Buy”—Chumbawamba
  • “Money”—Elin Lanto
  • “Did You Steal My Money”—The Who
  • “Sex ‘n’ Money”—Oakenfold featuring Pharrell
  • “Money’s Just a Touch Away”—Mark 10 featuring Gerald Levert
  • “Smell Like Money”—2 Chainz featuring Lil Wayne
  • “Music for Money”—Ice MC
  • “Money Money”—Jahmiel
  • “The Moneymaker”—Rilo Kiley
  • “Money($ * / …)”—Mariah Carey featuring Fabolous
  • “Color Money”—Rick Ross
  • “Money Runner”—Scotch
  • “Money Machine”—100 Gecs
  • “Dollar Bill”—Phoebe Ryan featuring Kid Ink
  • “Money Is Not Our God”—Killing Joke
  • “Money Honey”—Alexia
  • “Red Money”—David Bowie
  • “I Want My Money Back”—Sammy Kershaw
  • “Plenty Money”—Plies
  • “You Never Give Me Your Money”—The Beatles
  • “Money Talks”—The Kinks
  • “What Do You Do for Money Honey”—AC/DC
  • “In It for the Money”—Client
  • “Money Keep Coming”—Y.K. Osiris
  • “Money to Burn”—George Jones
  • “She Wants Money”—Ratt
  • “Money Money”—RBD
  • “Lovely Money”—The Damned
  • “The Money”—Davido featuring Olamide
  • “Sex, Love & Money”—Mos Def
  • “Money for Nothing”—Darin
  • “Money, Money, Money”—Demarco
  • “Audio Money”—Rudeboy
  • “Lawyers, Guns and Money”—Warren Zevon
  • “Money Money Money”—Kevin Ayers
  • “It’s Only Money”—Frank Sinatra and Groucho Marx
  • “Take the Money and Run”—Bunny Walters
  • “When the Money’s Gone”—Bruce Roberts
  • “Cash, Money, Cars, Clothes”—Ruff Endz
  • “Money Speaks”—Dero & Klumzy
  • “Throwin’ My Money”—Twista featuring R Kelly
  • “Who Needs Money”—Elvis Presley
  • “Lads Got Money”—Ronnie Lane
  • “Money”—Vitamin C featuring Waymon Boone
  • “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)”—Rick Ross featuring Styles P
  • “Loadsmoney”—Harry Enfield
  • “Milk and Money”—The Fratellis
  • “Tomorrow’s Money”—My Chemical Romance
  • “Get da Money”—Erick Sermon featuring Ja Rule
  • “Money / Kill Me”—Space
  • “Money”—The Drums
  • “Long Money”—Gucci Mane
  • “Big Money”—The Game
  • “Covered N Money”—Future
  • “I’m Getin’ Money”—OJ da Juiceman
  • “No Money on My Mind”—Lvly featuring Dai
  • “His Kind of Money (My Kind of Love)”—Eric Church
  • “Money Babies”—The Dears
  • “Drop Some Money”—Yellow Boy
  • “She Took My Money”—The Stooges
  • “My Money”—Serebro
  • “Girl Money”—Kix
  • “Money Honey”—State of Shock
  • “Run Me My Money”—Kash Doll
  • “London Beaconed Songs about Money Written By Machines”—Panic! At the Disco
  • “Where My Money (I Need That)”—Rick Ross
  • “Take All My Money”—Goons
  • “Money Folder”—Madvillain
  • “Money Can’t Buy You Class”—Luann de Lesseps
  • “Bloodmoney”—Poppy
  • “Get dis Money”—Slum Village
  • “Money”—Zaltan featuring Davido

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