100 Songs About Money & Riches


Seems like these days, with the economy the way it is, just about everyone has money on their mind – or lack there of. Could be ways to keep a head of those bills and payments due each month, or ways to earn a secondary income, or ways to cut the cost of living down, or worries on the ever worsening job market or housing market, the escalating gas prices, keeping up with the depressing stock market, medical & health care costs, trying to keep an active savings on the upside, money set aside to put the kids through college, being able to take that cruise or trip you’ve been wanting to for years, or maybe being able to retire comfortably, the list goes on Money stacksand on – I’m sure you could add a few more worries to this list but let’s turn this to happy thoughts for a change. I really wasn’t trying to increase your stress levels here so let me switch gears and offer a variety of songs having to do with money, riches, etc. – most of these have cash, money, or rich in the title and others have strong lyrics we remember dealing with the subject. I’m sure some of these you’ll be remembering and playing through your mind from years past. I’ve included classics from the movies, musicals, stage shows as well as radio & television airplay. Others are much more obscure. From the early 1930′s through the late 2000′s covering pop standards, adult contemporary, pop, rock, jazz, soul, country, bluegrass, alternative, new wave, metal, punk, rhythm & blues, and to a lesser degree hip hop and rap. Something for everyone from great grandma down the line to the preteen bubblegum chewer. Check ‘em out and see how many of these you remember or even know. They’re listed in order by the year they came out. By no means is this complete but rather a pretty decent selection of most of the memorable ones. Please feel free to add others that you remember listening to that I may have left out or forgotten about.
Now on with the show :)

Songs About Money & Riches

  1. Brother, Can You Spare A Dime – Bing Crosby (1932)
  2. We’re In The Money (Gold Digger’s Song) – Ginger Rogers (Movie Soundtrack) (1933)
  3. Money In My Pockets – The Mills Brothers (1934)
  4. Pennies From Heaven – Billie Holiday (movie soundtrack) (1937)
  5. Money Is The Root Of All Evil – The Andrew Sisters (1946)
  6. Money, Marbles & Chalk – Patti Page (1949)
  7. If You’ve Got The Money (I’ve Got The Time) – Lefty Frizzell (1950)
  8. Money Honey – The Drifters (1953)
  9. Three Coins In The Fountain – The Four Aces (1954)
  10. Money Burns A Hole In My Pocket – Dean Martin (1954)
  11. No Money Down – Chuck Berry (1955)
  12. Money Tree – Margaret Whiting (1956)
  13. Cash On The Barrel Head – Louvin Brothers (1956)
  14. Money, Honey – Elvis Presley (1956)
  15. Money – The Browns (1957)
  16. Money To Burn – George Jones (1960)
  17. Money (That’s What I Want) – Barrett Strong (1960)
  18. Money (That’s What I Want) – The Beatles (1963)
  19. Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles (1964)
  20. Money – The Kingsmen (1964)
  21. King Of The Road – Roger Miller (1965)
  22. Big Spender – Peggy Lee (1966)
  23. Money Won’t Change You – James Brown (1966)
  24. Big Spender – Shirley Bassey (1967)
  25. Baby You’re A Rich Man – The Beatles (1967)
  26. Mercedes Benz (Oh Lord) – Janis Joplin (1971)
  27. Blue Money – Van Morrison (1971)
  28. Coat Of Many Colors – Dolly Parton (1971)
  29. Money, Money – Liza Minnelli & Joel Grey (Cabaret Musical Soundtrack) (1972)
  30. Money – Pink Floyd (1973)
  31. Billion Dollar Babies – Alice Cooper (1973)
  32. Danny’s Song (Even Though We Ain’t Got Money) – Anne Murray (1973)
  33. For The Love Of Money – The O’Jays (1974)
  34. Money Honey – Bay City Rollers (1976)
  35. Take The Money & Run – Steve Miller Band (1976)
  36. Gimme Your Money Please – Bachman Turner Overdrive (1976)
  37. If You’ve Got The Money (I’ve Got The Time) – Willie Nelson (1976)
  38. Money, Money, Money – ABBA (1977)
  39. Rich Girl – Hall & Oates (1977)
  40. Life’s Been Good – Joe Walsh (1978)
  41. The Gambler – Kenny Rogers (1978)
  42. We’re In The Money – 42nd Street Musical Soundtrack (1980)
  43. Praise The Lord & Send Me The Money – Bobby Bare (1982)
  44. She Works Hard For The Money – Donna Summer (1983)
  45. Money Changes Everything – Cyndi Lauper (1985)
  46. Money For Nothing – Dire Straits (1985)
  47. The Big Money – Rush (1985)
  48. Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You) – Dramarama (1985)
  49. How To Be A Millionaire – ABC (1986)
  50. Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) – Pet Shop Boys (1986)
  51. Money’s Too Tight To Mention – Simply Red (1986)
  52. Got My Mind Set On You – George Harrison (1987)
  53. Things I Do For Money – Northern Pikes (1987)
  54. Money – K.T. Oslin (1988)
  55. Moneytalks – AC/DC (1990)
  56. I Wanna Be Rich – Calloway (1990)
  57. If I Had A Million Dollars – Barenaked Ladies (1992)
  58. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night – Prince (1992)
  59. Eat The Rich – Aerosmith (1993)
  60. Life Is A Lemon & I Want My Money Back – Meat Loaf (1993)
  61. Money In The Bank – John Anderson (1993)
  62. Daddy’s Money – Ricochet (1996)
  63. Sell Out – Reel Big Fish (1996)
  64. One For The Money – Horace Brown (1996)
  65. It’s All About The Benjamins – Puff Daddy (1997)
  66. Mo Money Mo Problems – The Notorious B.I.G. (1997)
  67. Right On The Money – Alan Jackson (1998)
  68. Money, Power & Respect – Lox (1998)
  69. I Will Buy You A New Life – Everclear (1998)
  70. Why Don’t You Get A Job – The Offspring (1999)
  71. Bills Bills Bills – Destiny’s Child (1999)
  72. Ride Wit’ Me (Must Be The Money) – Nelly (2001)
  73. Cash, Money, Cars, Clothes – Ruff Endz (2001)
  74. Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous – Good Charlotte (2002)
  75. Rich Girl – Gwen Stefani & Eve (2005)
  76. Gold Digger – Kanye West (2005)
  77. Money Maker – Ludacris (2006)
  78. I Get Money – 50Cent
  79. Got Money – Lil Wayne
  80. Money – Gamma Ray
  81. Money Is Not Our God – Killing Joke
  82. London Beckoned Songs About Money – Panic At The Disco
  83. Did You Steal My Money – The Who
  84. What Do You Do For Money Honey – AC/DC
  85. The Money Will Roll Right In – Nirvana
  86. Did It For The Money – Tesla
  87. She Wants Money – Ratt
  88. Money, Money – UFO
  89. I Don’t Want Your Money – Chicago
  90. Money Back Guarantee – Jimmy Buffett
  91. When The Money’s Gone – Cher
  92. Free Money – Patti Smith
  93. Money Bought – Nickelback
  94. When Money Grows On Trees – Shania Twain
  95. Gimme Some Money – Spinal Tap
  96. Money – Chumbawamba
  97. It’s Money That Matters – Randy Newman
  98. It’s Money That I Love – Randy Newman
  99. The Money Song – Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
  100. The Money Song – Monty Python
  101. Easy Money – Billy Joel
  102. Lay Your Money Down – Bread
  103. Dollar Bill Blues – Townes Van Zandt
  104. Bitch Betta Have My Money – AMG

Did I leave out any of your favorites or can you think of any more that should be included here? Let me know by dropping me a comment below.


6 Responses

  1. If I Were a Rich Man

  2. Money-FLYING LIZARDS
    MONEY-THE ASTRONAUTS LIVE

  3. Ka-ching – Shania Twain

  4. Thank you for putting this together

  5. For the love of money – Bone Thugs & Harmony

  6. i know one I want to be a million air and Jessie j price tag

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