(That’s What I Want)

(That’s What I Want) October 12, 2012

Used to worry about the poor, but I don’t worry anymore …

Boy With a Coin,” Iron & Wine
Cash Cow,” Steve Taylor
Cashflow,” Leisure Process
Free Money,” Patti Smith

It’s Money That I Love,” Randy Newman
Lawyers, Guns and Money,” Warren Zevon
Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous,” Good Charlotte
Love & Money,” Marianne Faithfull
Money (That’s What I Want),” The Beatles
Money (That’s What I Want),” The Flying Lizards
Money (That’s What I Want),” The Kingsmen
Money Changes Everything,” The Brains
Money for Nothing,” Dire Straits
Money for Nothing,” PoZitive Orchestra
Money Maker,” Ludacris
Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money),” Pet Shop Boys
Paid to Smile,” The Lemonheads
Pay Me My Money Down,” Bruce Springsteen
Rich Girl,” Hall and Oates
Rich Girls,” The Virgins
Rich Man’s War,” Steve Earle
Rich Woman,” Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
“Riches,” Unlikely Cowboy
Take the Money and Run,” Steve Miller Band
Three Months Paid,” Castanets
Wheel of Fortune,” Kay Starr

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  • MikeJ

    You Never Give Me Your Money – Beatles
    Money Makes Me Crazy – Blur
    Red Money David Bowie
    Lovin’Money – Cheap Trick
    I Will turn Your Money green – Alex Chilton
    All I Really Want is Money – Alex Chilton
    Clean Money – Elvis Costello
    No Money Down – Dave Edmunds
    Moneybox – Eliza Doolittle
    I Paid My Money – Fear of Pop
    Moneygrabber – Fitz and the Tantrums
    Money From England – the H-Bombs
    Money – Human League
    Your Money – the Indelicates
    The Money go Round – the Kinks
    Music for Money – Nick Lowe
    Little Old Money Maker – the Meters
    Murder for the Money – Morphine
    Shitloads of Money – Liz Phair
    Money Don’t Matter 2 Night – Prince
    Dr. Bloodmoney – Reverb Motherfuckers (Roy Edrosso’s old band)
    The Money Maker – Rilo Kiley
    Easy Money – Todd Snyder
    Money Talks – Soul Asylum
    Who Makes Your Money – Spoon
    In It For the Money – Supergrass
    Til the Money Runs Out – Tom Waits
    You Don’t Need Money – Treat Her Right
    Money Maker – A Tribe Called Quest
    C.R.E.A.M. – Wu Tang Clan

  • connorboone

    No Pink Floyd yet?

    Money – Pink Floyd
    Delivering the Goods (Judas Priest cover) – Iron Savior
    Minimum Wage – They Might Be Giants
    Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles

    Sure, I took the interpretation a little looser, but I had to get the TMBG song in there.

  • Carstonio

    This thread is named for Barrett Strong’s early Motown classic and his original version doesn’t get mentioned? He helped write “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” for pete’s sake.


  • Magic_Cracker

    Eat the Rich, Motörhead
    Money Honey, Clyde McPhater & The Drifters
    Lawyers, Guns, & Money, The Wallflowers
    Lawyers, Guns, & Money, Warren Zevon
    Love Henry, Bob Dylan (listen to the lyrics)
    Palaces of Gold, Leon Rosselson
    Poor Old Dirt Farmer, Levon Helm
    Poverty Knock, Chumbawumba
    Reward of Gold, Sadies
    Sell Out, Neil Young/Buffalo Springfield
    Silver, Pixies
    Women & Money, Denzil Dennis
    You Can’t Buy My Love, Robert Plant
    Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash, The Clovers

  • Sam Kabo Ashwell

    Cash for your Trash — Fats Waller
    C.R.E.A.M. — Wu-Tang Clan
    Dollar Signs in Her Eyes — Dead Milkmen
    Dollar in the Teeth — The Upsetters
    Green Power — Quasimoto
    Money Folder — Madvillain
    Mr. Money Man — Danny Hensworth (also Dub Money – Lee Perry and the Upsetters)
    Nat West -Barclays — Midlands – Lloyds — Manic Street Preachers
    Penny for a Thought — Saul Williams
    Silver Dollar — The Skatalites
    The Richest Man in Babylon — Thievery Corporation
    The King’s Shilling — We Are Sweden
    The Pound is Sinking — Paul McCartney

  • Launcifer

    I’ll have to go through properly and see if I’ve got more later but here’s a little something in the meantime:

    Money (That’s What I Want) – Led Zeppelin.

  • thatotherjean

    Money, Honey – Elvis Presley
    Money Makes the World Go Round – Joel Grey (from “Cabaret”)
    If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time – Willie Nelson

    Maybe more, but I don’t have time right now to look.

  • Alas, my only contributions are penny-ante:

    Penny Dreadful – Professor Elemental
    Penny’s Song – Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Soundtrack

  • Carstonio

     Krokus used the title Eat the Rich for a different song. “Out of the palace and into the ditch…”

  • I Don’t Want Your Millions, Mister – Dan Zanes & Friends (cover)
    I Got Money Now – Pink
    Money Made You Mean – The Indigo Girls
    Play the Greed – Dar Williams
    Wooden Nickels – The Eels

  • thatotherjean

    Oh, one more —

    If I Were a Rich Man – Zero Mostel (from “Fiddler on the Roof”)

    Yeah, I like show tunes.

  • Michael U. J. Wombat

    Katie Webster:  ‘Money, Honey, or Honey, Hush’
    Kingston Trio, ‘Greenback Dollar’
    the Gershwins:  ‘I Got Plenty of Nothin’ ‘
    Bing Crosby and Tom Waits:  ‘Buddy, Can You Spoare a Dime?

  • Renee

    Edwin – Steeleye Span (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geU6UhhTrmA)

    Okay, it doesn’t have anything out money in the -title-, but the song asserts that its purpose is to teach “wild young people” about the dangers of money….

  • Vermic

    Dijon ketchup!

    “$13,000 Is a Lot of Food!”, Skankin’ Pickle
    “Broke”, Whole Wheat Bread
    “Capitalism”, Oingo Boingo
    “Cash, Culture and Violence”, Rancid
    “Gold Digger”, Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx
    “Got Your Money”, Ol’ Dirty Bastard
    “If I Had $1000000”, Barenaked Ladies
    “Lotto Fever”, The Aquabats
    “Millionaire Girlfriend”, Jonathan Coulton
    “Money for Nothing”, Big Daddy
    “Money for Nothing”, Dire Straits
    “Poor House”, Traveling Wilburys
    “Put Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is”, Oasis
    “Shake Your Money”, Black Grape
    “Till the Money Comes”, Jonathan Coulton

  • Magic_Cracker

    Krokus used the title Eat the Rich for a different song.

    I like it.

  • Guest

    Not seeing “Take the Money and Run” here yet.

  • Um… כסף by Ethnix? ;) The refrain states that “כסף רק הורס” ‘money only destroys.’

  • Dave Dick

    Some of these are with knowing the lyrics and context.

    Patti Smith – Free MoneyBig Black – Big Money
    David Bowie – Red Money
    The Kinks – The Money Go ‘Round (probably most songs on that ablum could qualify)
    Nick Lowe – Music for Money
    Sex Pistols – EMI
    Violent Femmes – More Money Tonight
    The Clash – Complete Control
    Dead Kennedys – Kill the Poor
    Talking Heads – Don’t Worry About the Government
    Minor Threat – Cashing In
    Johnny Cash – I’m Busted
    The Stranglers – Get a Grip on Yourself
    They Might Be Giant – Alienation is for the Rich

  • urbicande
  • Dough Re Me (approximate title) Woody Guthrie

  • And I almost forgot:  Belle & Sebastian, “I didn’t see it coming.”

  • Dang, I keep forgetting.

    Cyndi Lauper:  Money Changes Everything.

  • thatotherjean

    Hmmm.  Not too many songs about money in my collection.  Only one more:

    Pennies from Heaven – Bing Crosby

  • caryjamesbond

    One I haven’t seen yet:

    Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems- Notorious B.I.G.

  • MikeJ

    The $20 Sack Pyramid – Dr. Dre
     The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in NY – Frank Sinatra
    Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous – Ice-T
    Gimme the Loot – Notorious B.I.G.

  • Sam Kabo Ashwell

    Oh, and of course
    Skunk Anansie — Selling Jesus.

  • rizzo

    M.E.M.P.H.I.S by Disco Biscuits

  • No Money No Honey – Beck (though this is one of the songs I auto-skip and keep intending to take off my iPod – Beck’s very hit or miss musically)
    If I Had a Million Dollars – Barenaked Ladies

  • Magic_Cracker

    Dollar Bill Blues, Townes Van Zandt

  • Beatles – MoneyVan Morrison – Blue MoneyJames Taylor – Money O MoneyLaura Nyro – MoneyMartha Velez – Money ManNeneh Cherry – Money LoveJohn Hammond – ‘Til The Money Runs OutTom Petty – Money Becomes KingSwing Out Sister – Dirty MoneyPink Floyd – MoneyRahsaan Roland Kirk – Dirty Money BluesRahsaan Roland Kirk – Shakey MoneyThe Church – Blood MoneyHerb Alpert – If I Were A Rich Man101 Strings – If I Were A Rich ManAndre Kostelanetz – If I Were a Rich ManChina Crisis – Trading In GoldLove Tractor – Buy Me a Million DollarsDave Brubeck – Var. on Brother, Can You Spare A DimeWally Dunbar – Five And DimeGoon Show – The œ1,000,000 PennyStan Getz & The Oscar Peterson Trio – Pennies from Heaven

  • The Bus Boys – Minimum Wage


  • borealys

    I have very little to add this week, but I have to pop in with a plug for Steal Like a Billionaire by Barlow.  A catchy little protest song for the current financial crisis, if you happen to like that sort of thing:


  • interleaper

    Midas Man – Renaissance
    Jigs: Bryan O’Lynn / The Hag With The Money – Steeleye Span
    Mooncoin Jig – Steeleye Span
    Coin Song – Nobuo Uematsu/Final Fantasy VI soundtrack
    (and now I’m regretting that I missed Devil’s Lab when we were doing that theme a week or two ago…)
    Damned For All Time / Blood Money – Rice & Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar)

  • Keulan
  • Amaryllis

     my soul ain’t sold, but I’m putting it up for sale

    Aw Wish Pay Friday Would Come –  Louis Killen

     Busted – Hazel Dickens
    Cash – Patti Smith

    Are Made of Money
    – Sam Carter

    – Rickie Lee Jones

    Hard Times
    – Gillian Welch

    Times in New York Town
    – Bob Dylan
    Help Me to Spend This Dough – Little Jimmy Reed
    How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live – Bruce Springsteen
    I Wish Pay Friday Would Come – The High Level Ranters

    If I Had Another Penny – Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies
    Lawyers, Guns and Money – Warren Zevon

    Money Song – Big Blow and the Bushwhackers

     My Soul Ain’t Sold – Reckless Kelly
    Nae Guid Luck About the Hoose – The High Level Ranters

    Not Much Luck In Our House – The Unthanks
    One More Dollar – Gillian Welch
    Pay the Alligator – The Flatlanders
    Payday at Coal Creek – Pete Seeger
    Pay Me My Money Down – Bruce Springsteen

    Poor Little Rich Boy – Regina Spektor
    Three Day Millionaire – Blue Murder
    Time to Remember the Poor – Waterson:Carthy
    Welfare Music – The Bottle Rockets

  • interleaper
  • Kubricks_Rube

    Price to Pay – Blues Traveler
    Dime – Cake
    Stop Being Greedy – DMX
    Ends – Everlast
    Gold – GZA
    20-Cent Goodbye – Goldfinger
    Money Aint a Thang – Jay-Z (w/Jermaine Dupri)
    Dead Presidents 2 – Jay-Z
    Get Money – Junior MAFIA
    Gold Digger – Kanye West
    I Gotta Get Paid – Lil Flip (w/Raekwon and Ghostface Killah)
    Money Maker – Ludacris
    Fast Money – Lupe Fiasco
    Provider – NERD
    Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems – The Notorious BIG (w/Puffy and Mase)
    Baby I Got Your Money – ODB (w/Kelis)
    Money – Pink Floyd
    It’s All About the Benjamins – Puff Daddy (w/The Lox, Lil Kim and Notorious BIG)
    Dirty Money – Thomas Newman
    I Left My Wallet in El Segundo – A Tribe Called Quest
    C.R.E.A.M. – Wu-Tang Clan
    Cash Still Rules-Scary Hours – Wu-Tang Clan

  • friendly reader

    Just one:
    “No Money” – Yoko Kanno, from the Cowboy Bebop movie OST

  • Erinrobsonc

    “Cash on Delivery” & “Gimme Some Money,” Spinal Tap
    “Gold Guns Girls,” Metric
    “Arab Money,” Busta Rhymes
    “20 Dollar,” M.I.A.
    “Cash on the Barrelhead,” Dolly Parton
    “Rich,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    “Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill),” Wyclef Jean

  • Saffi

    (I’ll Give You) Money – Peter Frampton
    1000 Dollar Car – The Bottle Rockets
    All That Money Wants – The Psychedelic Furs
    Another Day, Another Dollar – Alison Krauss
    Any Lucky Penny – Nikki Hassman
    Baby You’re A Rich Man – The Beatles
    Beautiful, Dirty, Rich – Lady Gaga
    Black Gold – Soul Asylum
    Cash On The Barrelhead/Hickory Wind – Gram Parsons
    Dancing For Money – Graham Parker
    Downtown Money Waster – The Black Crowes
    For The Money – Editors
    Gold For Bread – Blitzen Trapper
    Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
    House Full Of Riches – Duncan Sheik
    I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
    A Living Wage – Ron Kavana
    Million Dollar Bill – Dawes
    Money – Serj Tankian
    Money – The Lovin’ Spoonful
    Money Bought – Nickelback
    Money Honey – Lady Gaga
    The Money Shuffle – Richard Thompson
    Penny For Your Thoughts – Peter Frampton
    Pot Of Gold – The Bottle Rockets
    The Price You Pay – Bruce Springsteen
    Silver And Gold – U2
    Vampire Money – My Chemical Romance
    Viva La Money – Allen Toussaint
    What Do You Do For Money Honey – AC/DC

  • Erinrobsonc

    “Poor Girl” & “The Have Nots,” X
    “Dollar General,” Stevie Stone
    “Dollars in the Night,” The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
    “Get Rich to This,” Goodie Mob
    “Lovely Money” & “You Take My Money,” The Damned
    “Man with the Money,” The Who
    “Money for Soul,” Baby Woodrose
    “Money Song,” Michael Palin
    “Rich People Die Unhappy,” Butch Walker & the Let’s-Go-Out-Tonite’s
    “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand,” Primitive Radio Gods
    “Where My Money At?” Royce Da 5′ 9″

  • Theo Axner

    Lots of songs…

    Ain’t Got No Money to Pay for This Drink – George Zimmerman & the Thrills
    All Sold Out – the Rolling Stones
    Baby, You’re a Rich Man – the Beatles
    Bonnieroperan – Fria Proteatern
    Burn Your Money! – Mojo Nixon
    Buy Now,  Pay Forever – Sator
    Can’t Buy Me Love – the Beatles
    Daddy’s Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car – U2
    Damned For All Time / Blood Money – from Jesus Christ Superstar
    A Day Late, a Dollar Short – Hanoi Rocks
    Dollar – Rocket From the Crypt
    A Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week – Woody Guthrie
    Don’t Pay the Poll Tax – the Exploited
    Down Payment Blues – AC/DC
    Easy Money – Todd Snider
    Eat the Rich – Motörhead
    Eat the Rich – Full Metal Jacketz (Motörhead cover)
    EMI (Unlimited Edition) – Sex Pistols
    En fattig trubadur – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Fool’s Gold – Thin Lizzy
    Free Money – Patti Smith
    Gimme Some Money – Spinal Tap
    Greenback Dollar – The Men They Couldn’t Hang
    Guld och döda skogar – Imperiet
    How To Survive – Scott Merrill, Charlotte Rae (from the Threepenny Opera)
    I Hate the Rich – the Dils
    It Pays – Desmond Dekker & the Aces
    Lawyers, Guns & Money – Warren Zevon
    Love Can’t Buy You Money – Motörhead
    Man With Money – the Who
    Mercedes Benz – Janis Joplin
    Minimum Wage Strike – David Rovics
    Money – the Beatles
    Money – the Rolling Stones
    Money – the Flying Lizards
    Money – the Buzzcocks
    Money Into Sin – the Supersuckers
    Money Made – AC/DC
    Money Song – Monty Python
    Money Talks – Penetration
    Money, Compliments, Publicity (Song #10) – Todd Snider
    Moneytalks – AC/DC
    Moneytalks – Hayseed Dixie
    No Money Down – Lou Reed
    Pay to Play – Sator
    Payola – the Professionals
    Poor Man, Rich Man – Dave McCarn
    Pussy and Money – the Dictators
    Rich Kids – Rich Kids
    Rich Man’s War – Steve Earle
    She Pays the Rent – the Lyres
    She Pays the Rent – the Nomads
    Silver and Gold – U2
    Silver Dollar – Thin Lizzy
    Silver, guld & misär – Imperiet
    Till Riksbanken – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Till Riksbanken – De Lyckliga Kompisarna
    What Do You Do for Money Honey – AC/DC
    Where the Hell’s My Money? – Mojo Nixon
    You Never Give Me Your Money – the Beatles