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91 Pop, Rock, and Country Songs About Money

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

We all need money to survive in this world. Make your own playlist about cash, the almighty dollar, and dreams about being rich. We've got a big list of pop, rock, and country favorites to get you started. Now go make bank.

We all need money to survive in this world. Make your own playlist about cash, the almighty dollar, and dreams about being rich. We've got a big list of pop, rock, and country favorites to get you started. Now go make bank.

Do You Attract or Repel Money?

Some people attract money like magnets to metal while others have never met a dollar that isn't worth spending. It slips through their grasp like water through a sieve. Which are you?

If you have big financial dreams, make sure to motivate yourself to work hard, invest your earnings wisely, and avoid overspending. You can also make yourself a Money Playlist of pop, rock, and country songs. These songs explain what money can buy, and what it can't. Now go make bank.

1. "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy (featuring Bruno Mars)

Imagine what you'd do with a billion dollars. Would you be selfish or share a little bit of your windfall? In this popular 2010 rock song with some reggae influences, McCoy and Mars ponder paying it forward.

In addition to playing basketball with the President and hosting a tv show like Oprah, they claim they would:

  • adopt orphans like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
  • bestow gifts to the deserving and food to the hungry and
  • grant people's dying wishes.

2. “Rich Girl” by Hall and Oates

This 1976 song reminds me of some of the people I went to college with. It was an elite university where students boasted that their parents were Wall Street investment bankers, corporate lawyers, or venture capitalists. (Cue eye roll.)

This classic hit is about a young woman who is skating through life because of her family wealth rather than forging her own identity. As a result, she fails to develop the empathy that is needed to make authentic relationships flourish. The narrator in the song, her boyfriend, is telling her the difficult truth after she has hurt him:

You're a rich girl, and you've gone too far
'Cause you know it don't matter anyway
You can rely on the old man's money
You can rely on the old man's money
It's a b*tch girl but it's gone too far
'Cause you know it don't matter anyway.

3. "Money Changes Everything" by Cyndi Lauper

This 1984 hit imparts the cold hard truth: that you cannot live on love alone. A woman who swore eternal love to her sweetheart now leaves the poor man for one who has a little jingle in his pocket. As she trades up, she explains that money changes everything.

4. "Material Girl" by Madonna

This was vintage 1980s and established Madonna as an icon of pop music. The 1984 song pays homage to affluence, all the finer things that money can buy, and relationships built on cold hard cash.

5. "Price Tag" by Jessie J

Can't we go back to a simpler time when life was more authentic before everyone became consumed with the almighty buck? This 2011 recalls when music used to bring people together and people just enjoyed dancing. Jessie J asks:

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a clear conscience

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integrity / character


a good reputation



good judgment


real love


more time




a sense of humor


good manners


true forgiveness

personal accountability








6. "9-to-5" by Dolly Parton

Many people who have worked the daily grind of a 9-to-5 job can identify with this country hit from 1980. It laments the fast-paced and less-than-satisfying life of putting in 40 or more hours a week at a dead-end job.

According to the song, you don't get the recognition, upward mobility, or financial compensation you believe you deserve:

Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it.

7. "I Need A Dollar" by Aloe Blacc

In this 2011 song, Aloe Blacc is a man down on his luck. He's just been fired from a job that he really needed, and he begs for a dollar in exchange for his story.

His whole world feels like it's falling apart and although he knows he is reaping what he has sown, that doesn't make it any better. He just needs a dollar. Aloe Blacc wrote this song when he was a business consultant and his employer downsized him.

8. "Marry for Money" by Trace Atkins

After having his heartbroken when he married for love, the narrator in this 2009 song decides that next time around he'll snag a sugar mama. He doesn't care if she's old, ugly, or not in love with him. He doesn't need to like her family or friends. He just wants to be rich and never have to work again. Sounds like someone is selling his soul.

9. "If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time" by Willie Nelson

This 1976 classic almost seemed prophetic of Willie Nelson's money troubles decades later. The song's narrator is eager to leave his beat-up old car behind and go honky tonkying with an aquaintence in their Cadilac—but only if they're paying Willie's tab.

8 Common Causes of Bankruptcy

Medical Expenses

Job Loss/Income Reduction

Using Your Credit Line Poorly/Excessively


Excessive Student Loan Debt

High Risk Mortgages

Unexpected Disaster (e.g., fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake and not having insurance)

Carrying Debt Into Retirement

10. "Glamorous" by Fergie featuring Ludacris

Fergie is living life in the fast lane in this 2007 song. She's riding first class, drinking champagne, and enjoying the bling. She points out, however, that even though she's got a lot of money in the bank, she still keeps it real, still goes to the Taco Bell drive-thru.

11. "Rich Girl" by Gwen Stefani

In this 2004 song, Gwen Stefani ponders what it would be like to be a rich girl (as if she's not loaded already, right?). She sees money as not just a means to purchase what she wants but a power-equalizer with men: "If I was a wealthy girl, no man could test me, impress me, my cash flow would never ever end."

"I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died." - Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur

"I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died." - Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur

12. "Money Honey" by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga lets her beau know that she adores the champagne, "the Jag, the jet and the mansion" in this 2008 hit. But even though she finds the high life sexy, she swears that it's her lover's tender, seductive touch that beats everything. Because there are some things money can't buy.

13. "For the Love of Money" by O'Jays

Oh, the evils that money can bring! This classic 1973 soul hit points out some of the lows that people will sink to in the name of money, including stealing from family, betraying others, and prostitution.

The song warns the listener that money can make some people go out of their minds. The song's title was based on the following Bible verse:

1 Timothy 6:10: For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

The song has been used commercially in H&R Block's 2014 television ad campaign, "Get Your Billion Back, America" and in Donald Trump's reality shows, "The Apprentice" and "The Celebrity Apprentice."

14. "Buy Me A Boat" by Chris Janson

The narrator in this 2015 country song is a "redneck, white trash and blue-collar" fella who works way too hard for way too little. But he has daydreams of having a rich uncle who'd conveniently kick the bucket and leave him several million dollars.

With his inheritance, he would buy a boat, a truck to pull it, a Yeti cooler, some fishing equipment, and a load of beer. That's any redneck's dream!

15. "Soak Up the Sun" by Sheryl Crow

There's a lot of material possessions that Sheryl Crow doesn't have, according to this 2002 hit, but she makes up for it with the right attitude:

I don't have digital
I don't have diddly squat
It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you've got.

16. "Money in the Bank" John Anderson

The narrator in this 1993 country hit doesn't have a lot of money, but he considers himself rich because he's got the girl of his dreams. For all the money in the world, he wouldn't give her up:

Right at the top, that's where you rank;
Honey, your love's better than money in the bank.

17. "Money, Money, Money" by ABBA

Like many people, the narrator in this 1976 song dreams of finding a wealthy partner so she wouldn't have to work anymore. Let's get real though. She's not considering that he probably had to work very hard to make his fortune and that she'd probably have to sign a pre-nuptial.

It's nice to dream of a financial windfall, but it's better to earn your own good hard-earned fortune.

18. “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Barrett Strong

According to this 1960 song, two things are true: the best things in life are free and his sweetheart's love is thrilling. However, money is what pays the bills and that's what he needs. Give him money because that's what he wants.

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it" - Thomas Jefferson, American Founding Father and third U.S. President

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it" - Thomas Jefferson, American Founding Father and third U.S. President

19. "I Wanna Be Rich" by Calloway

It may be shallow to be so money-motivated, but when you have bill collectors harassing you it's a goal that probably keeps you up at night. This 1989 song features a protagonist seeking the big bucks so he can enjoy material bliss and "a little love, peace and happiness." Maybe then those bill collectors will leave him alone then.

20. “Bills, Bills, Bills” by Destiny’s Child

I once worked with a lady who was her boyfriend's ATM, just like the woman in this 1999 song. At first, he impressed her with lots of gifts. However, gradually the boyfriend asked for loans and ran up her credit cards. He drove her car and then she found herself bankrolling his bills.

If you're doing this for your beloved, you don't have an equal. You have a dependent. Be sure that's what you want.

"The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money." - Anonymous

"The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money." - Anonymous

Even More Songs About Money

Know a song that should be on our Money Playlist? Make a suggestion in the Comments Section below!


21. Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)

Pet Shop Boys


22. Rich

Maren Morris


23. She Works Hard For the Money

Donna Summer


24. If I Had $1,000,000

Barenaked Ladies


25. Eat the Rich



26. Ka Ching

Shania Twain


27. Make the Money

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


28. Can’t Buy Me Love

The Beatles


29. Just Got Paid

'N Sync


30. Movin' On Up (Theme From "The Jeffersons")

Janet Dubois


31. Love or Money

Sammy Hagar


32. Money Maker

Ludacris feat. Pharrell Williams


33. The Gambler

Kenny Rogers


34. Money

5 Seconds of Summer


35. American Capitalist

Five Finger Death Punch


36. Can't Buy Me Love

The Beatles


37. Money Talks

Rick James


38. Moneytalks



39. Did You Steal My Money?

The Who


40. Love Don't Cost a Thing

Jennifer Lopez


41. Take the Money and Run

Steve Miller Band


42. Keep Your Eye on the Money

Motley Crue


43. Too Much Month at the End of the Money

Marty Stuart


44. Shuttin' Detroit Down

John Rich


45. When I Get it

Craig Campbell


46. I Feel Lucky

Mary Chapin Carpenter


47. Money

Pink Floyd


48. Got No Bread, No Milk, No Money, But We Sure Got a Lot of Love

James Talley


49. No Money



50. You're Not My God

Keith Urban


51. Taxman

The Beatles


52. Money

K.T. Oslin


53. Thrift Shop

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


54. Silver Threads and Golden Needles

Linda Ronstadt


55. Workin' Man's Dollar

Chris LeDoux


56. Dirty Cash (Money Talks)

The Adventures of Stevie V


57. Money Make Her Smile

Bruno Mars


58. Money for Nothing

Dire Straits


59. All 'Bout the Money



60. Money Run Low

The Score


61. Cash Mashine



62. Easy Money

Johnny Marr


63. The Money Song

Monty Python


64. Cheap Thrills



65. Millionaires

The Script


66. Money Honey

Bay City Rollers


67. No Money

Kings of Leon


68. Money Maker

The Black Keys


69. Don't Take the Money



70. Money Honey

State of Shock


71. Money

Oh the Larceny


72. Megalomaniac



73. Money

Lime Cordiale


74. Golddigger

Kanye West (featuring Jamie Foxx)


75. Money



76. Make That Money Girl

Zara Larsson


77. Money



78. Money Power Glory

Lana Del Rey


79. Money On My Mind

Sam Smith


80. B*tch Better Have My Money



81. I Don't Want Your Money

Ed Sheeran (featuring H.E.R.


82. Money Don't Fix Lonely

Sophia Messa


83. Money Box

Eliza Doolittle


84. Money

That Poppy


85. Money

Broiler (featuring Bekuh Boom)


86. Doing It for the Money

Foster the People


87. What Do You Do for Money Honey



88. Dirty Money



89. Money



90. Money, Money

Liza Minelli & Joel Grey


91. 7 Rings

Ariana Grande


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2016 FlourishAnyway


FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 08, 2020:

Bryan - Although I don't recall this, hopefully a reader can help.

bryan on July 07, 2020:

anyone remember a song about money(think its called money)by a black woman with a rapper on it,and in the video they dress like they do in dangerous liaisons?

Robert Sacchi on May 09, 2020:

You're welcome. Stay safe.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 09, 2020:

Bob - There couldn't be a song more true! Thanks for the suggestion and have a good weekend!

Robert Sacchi on May 09, 2020:

There is "Money, Money" Sung by Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey in the movie Cabaret.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 09, 2020:

Peggy - I could only fathom how many cats I could spay/neuter with a billion dollars! Oh, the dream to have every cat and kitten be wanted!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 08, 2020:

I liked your list of what money cannot buy. That is so true! My answer to your first poll was to share it with favorite charities. Does anyone truly need a billion dollars?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 09, 2020:

Robin - The Band Perry (2018) had a song called "Marfa Prada." I don't know if that's what you are looking for.

Robin Andrews McKinney on March 07, 2020:

Trying to remember the song a woman sings about being rich or wearing Prada within the past cpl years

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 11, 2020:

Bob - Thanks for the suggestion.

Robert Sacchi on January 09, 2020:

What about "I'd Rather Be Rich", Andy Williams?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 26, 2019:

Eliza - THANK YOU for this tremendous list. For some reason it ended up in spam and I found it there, so I'm just now getting to it. I've added many of the songs and will be adding more. I truly appreciate you!

Eliza Day on August 06, 2019:

Your playlists are so inspiring! And here are my propositions:

1. Dire Straits – Money For Nothing (kinda classic – I adore this one)

2. Meja, Hector – All ‘Bout the Money

3. The Score – Money Run Low

4. Hard-Fi – Cash Mashine

5. Johnny Marr - Easy Money

6. Kings of Leon – No Money

7. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money

8. The Black Keys – Money Maker

9. State of Shock – Money Honey

10. Oh The Larceny - Money

11. Lime Cordiale - Money

12. Annabel Jones – Money, Love, Succes

13. Britt Nicole - Gold

14. Kanye West, Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger

15. BORNS – American Money

16. Kiiara – Gold

17. LEISURE – Money

18. Lana Del Rey – Money Power Glory

19. Rihanna – B**** Better Have My Money

20. Broiler, Behush Boom – Money

21. Zara Larsson – Make That Money Girl

22. flor - money

23. Cardi B – Money Bag

24. Sam Smith – Money On My Mind

25. Ed Sheeran, H.E.R. – I Don’t Want Your Money

26. Petey Pablo – Show Me The Money

27. Sophia Messa – moneydontfixlonely

28. Miley Cyrus, Big Sean – Love Money Party

29. Poppy - Money

30. Eliza Doolittle – Moneybox

31. Lou Bega - Money

32. The Who – Man With Money

33. The Beatles – You Never Give Me Your Money

34. quite similar The Offspring – Why Don’t You Get A Job

35. The Goo Goo Dolls – Money, Fame & Fortune

36. Randy Newman – It’s Money That Matters

37. Foster The People – Doing It For the Money

38. ZHU – Money

39. AC/DC – What Do You Do for Money Honey

40. Oddnote – Money Comes, Money Goes

41. Weathers – Dirty Money

42. Cutting Crows – Till The Money Runs Out

43. Bananarama – Megalomaniac

44. James Taylor – Money Machine

45. Extreme – Money (In God We Trust)

46. The Kinks – Money Talks

47. Ocean Alley - Millionaires

48. Bay City Rollers – Money Honey

49. Young Holt Unlimited – Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy

50. Scorpions – Money And Fame

51. The Script - Millionaires

52. Sia - Cheap Thrills

53. Alice Cooper, Patty Donahue – Make That Money (Scrooge’s Song)

54. and for fun Monty Python – Money Song ;-)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 13, 2018:

Frances - Glad you enjoyed this. Your friend might be passing up a decent man. They could always keep finances separate. Wonder how she finds out what they honestly make? Sometimes that's a poor barometer of actual wealth.

Frances Metcalfe on September 12, 2018:

Hi Flourish. I loved your table of what money can't buy - so true. Unfortunately money is terribly important to some people. I know someone (divorced) who says she would never go out with a man who has less money than her. Her choice (bad one). Great personality and basic kindness is far more important to me.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 08, 2017:

Ann - Thanks so much for your encouragement. I'm always surprised at just how many songs there are on a given topic.

Ann Carr from SW England on August 08, 2017:

Great list, Flourish! I know just a few of them but they all sound great. Like Abba and Dolly Parton the best.

Well done again!


FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 08, 2017:

Shyron - Thank you! I've added the Linda Ronstadt song at 54. I hope you are doing well. Hug Chipper for me.

Shyron E Shenko on July 08, 2017:

Several songs came to mind as I read this wonderful hub. I love so many of these songs.

"Silver Threads And Golden Needles" by Linda Ronstadt

Silver Threads And Golden Needles

Cannot mend this heart of mine

And I dare not drown my sorrow

In the warm glow of your wine

You can't buy my love with money

Cause I never was that kind

Silver Threads And Golden Needles

Cannot mend this heart of mine


The next is on one of my albums and off the top of my head can't remember who is singing it.

"I have a Silver Dollar"

I have a Silver Dollar

All shiny bright and new

And if you'll come and go with me

I'll spend it all on you.

(I will look for this one when time, hubby and Chipper permit)

Blessings and keep the music playing and I will keep looking for the missing ones.) ;^)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 06, 2016:

Sha - I competely agree with you about Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. He's going to wake up one day, I believe. Miranda Lambert and he were musically in tune with one another, but the whole cheating thing -- should we have been surprised? He met Miranda while he was still married to his first wife.

Good for you that you laid down the law with your former husband. Marriage is as much a financial and legal contract as it is a love and relationship contract. That's the cold hard truth! Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on August 06, 2016:

I'm glad I waited until Saturday to listen to all the songs in this hub. Some I know, many I don't and that's one thing I love about your playlists, Flourish. You never fail to introduce me to music and/or artists I'm not familiar with or normally wouldn't listen to.

Just a side comment: I don't see what Blake Sheldon sees in Gwen Stefani. They are on opposite ends of the spectrum musically. He seems down to earth and she seems more like a material girl.

But, back to money. It's a necessary evil in today's world. I divorced my second husband because he refused to contribute to paying the household expenses. I gave him an ultimatum: either help or I don't see any reason to continue what is supposed to be a partnership. He opted for the latter. No love lost there, huh?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 28, 2016:

Peg - Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you like some of these songs so much! Have a great day!

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on July 28, 2016:

This one is really funny. I loved the first song and I'm working my way down the list. This could take a while. I loved your remarks about your fellow classmate in college and "Rich Girl". I remember this song playing when I was in school and how my best friend fit the bill. We skipped school one day and hung out at the Brickell Avenue high rise condominium pool with the rich folks. Enjoyable read and a great way to perk up the afternoon.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 26, 2016:

Savvy - I DO know what you mean! I remember Donna Summer, too, although I was disco dancing to her music with my sister in our living room. You're right about my Granny. She used to be quite a hoot. Thank for taking a look at my money song hub!

savvydating on July 26, 2016:

Your granny was certainly generous!!! I'll bet she was a hoot before things started going a little bit awry. Well, we have another fun list here. I admit to having a soft spot for Donna Summer. Back in the day, I used to dance to her music when I would hit the clubs. "Oooh, oooh, oooh, She works hard for the money." (I hear she was talking about your working girl---if you know what I mean.) Eeek!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 22, 2016:

Patricia - Thank you for your warm words of support. That's got to be one of my favorites as well! Thanks for pinning. Have a great weekend!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 21, 2016:

Love love stopping is the elixir for my soul...Rich Girl is my favorite here. Pinned

Great job....Angels are headed your way, flourish-

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 20, 2016:

Jo - Thank you for the suggestion! I've never heard of the song, but when I listened to it, it was cute so I added it! Have a great week!

Jo Miller from Tennessee on July 20, 2016:

When I saw and began reading this article I immediately thought of a song called 'Got No Bread, No Milk No Money, But We Sure Got Lots of Love', written and sung by James Talley. I had to go listen to it again. Talley is not well known, but I still like his music--and it brings back memories for me.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 19, 2016:

teaches12345 - Bruno Mars is one of my favorites, and he is incredible in concert, too! Anything he sings is good with me, but I also enjoy the message about spreading the wealth. Thank you for reading. Have a great week!

Dianna Mendez on July 19, 2016:

Flourish, I enjoyed this article. I especially like the Billionaire music video. Very nice and so much what I would hope others would do: enjoy the blessing but help others also.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 17, 2016:

Devika - Thanks for reading. To me, money's not so bad as long as one keeps their priorities in life straight.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 17, 2016:

Linda - Thank you! Sometimes it gets edited out. I appreciate your following and encouragement! Have a great week!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 16, 2016:

I like the fact that you always add good advice to your playlist articles, Flourish. The music is fun and the advice is useful. I think that's a great combination.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 16, 2016:

Great songs concerning money. I am not just about the money.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 15, 2016:

Emge - Glad you liked this. Money seems to have us all by the necks but it can also represent security and purchase good things for others. Not always an evil thing in my book, just depends what you do with it. Have a good weekend and thank you for stopping by!

MG Singh emge from Singapore on July 15, 2016:

Great post and thanks for the songlist

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 15, 2016:

stevarino - Thanks for the addition! It's now #47!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 15, 2016:

Heidi - Thanks for commenting and for the kind kudos! Have a great weekend yourself!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on July 15, 2016:

Another impressive collection of musical memories... and a whole bunch of favorites on this list! Hope your weekend is musical and magical!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 15, 2016:

Larry - Sorry to hear that. I took up investing with just a little money and have found it to be very beneficial. You're not alone, however.

Steve Dowell from East Central Indiana on July 15, 2016:

Let's not forget "Money" by Pink Floyd.

In answer to above question - both!

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on July 15, 2016:

I certainly repel money:-/

Great list.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 15, 2016:

Bill - Maybe not yet. Gotta be hopeful that your fame and fortune await.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 15, 2016:

Well, to answer your initial question, I sure don't attract money. LOL I wish I did, just a little, you know. But alas, the best I can do is listen to this great list of songs. Thanks for my songlist this weekend.

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