I won’t bore you with the details. Suffice it to say that I could make good use of a set of high-end headphones and a few square feet of dance floor right now.
The fact that this blog’s mandate has nothing to do with music hasn’t stopped me from writing about it in the past. So, if you’ll permit me a bit of self-indulgence, here are seven of my favourite songs about money.
Let me know if anything strikes a chord.
- Money In My Pocket by Dennis Brown. A beautiful, classic reggae track. You can find it on The Story of Jamaican Music: Reggae Hit The Town 1968-74.
- Rockin’ Chair Money by Hank Williams. One day, someone very clever is going to make this part of the coolest retirement planning commercial of all time.
- Money Go Round (Parts 1 & 2) by The Style Council. Pure British soul from Paul Weller and company. If you’re feeling adventurous, go next to Galliano, featuring Style Council keyboardist Mick Talbot. Gorgeous acid jazz.
- Time=Money. Money=Pizza. Time=Pizza by King Cobb Steelie. One of Toronto’s most beloved bands. This song is far from their best. But it deserves a mention for the title, at least.
- Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) by The Pet Shop Boys. In all its over-the-top splendour. “I’ve got the brains, you’ve got the looks. Let’s make lots of money.” They don’t write ‘em like that anymore.
- All That Money Wants by The Psychedelic Furs. The Pretty In Pink soundtrack made them famous (and rich). But the back catalogue is really where it’s at for Furs fans.
- Just about anything by Johnny Cash. You didn’t think I was going to forget JC, did you? I’m most partial to the American series Cash did with Rick Rubin near the end of his life, although his Duets album with June Carter is a must.
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