The Top 5 Songs About Money

When you’re running a business or even when you’re just working as a regular employee, the cycle can get too boring sometimes that you’ll get to feel uninspired at one point or another. But really, it’s just a matter of finding ways to get you pumped up and ready to face yet another day at work. One of the ways, perhaps, is to find a theme that will serve as your melodic mantra as you go through your daily grind. Remember how Survivor’s anthem, “Eye of the Tiger” kept playing throughout the Rocky films whenever Sylvester Stallone’s character had to train for upcoming fights? You need that song similar to that that would play in the background.
For a businessman or an office worker, you need a theme song that will inspire and motivate you to work. And a lot of times, it all boils down to why you’re there in the first place: money. It’s a good thing that a lot of musical artists nowadays have successfully incorporated this timely and practical subject into some of their recordings.
So, why don’t you allow these songs about money to motivate you to get things going? Try them out and be inspired.

Price Tag” by Jessie J

You might have heard of this hit single from UK-based Jessie J unless you’re living under a rock. This refreshing, guitar laden track is out to remind people to start reevaluating the things that truly matter, and reestablishes the universal truth that money can’t buy happiness. Whenever you begin to look at the value of things by looking at their price tag, take a pause and snap out of it. Realize that you can have fun and make the most out of life even without the benjamins.

Satisfied Mind” by Jeff Buckley

If you’re not familiar with this artist, then you should acquaint yourself with his music. Jeff Buckley mostly writes painfully beautiful love songs, but his cover of the 60s hit “Satisfied Mind” is an entirely different story. Whenever he starts singing, “Money can’t buy back your youth when you’re old, a friend when you’re lonely, or peace to your soul,” it just pierces through your being. It makes you question why you work yourself to death every day to save up or establish assets; but in the end, is it really going to be worth it? Indeed, “the wealthiest person is a pauper at times, compared to the man with a satisfied mind.”

Paper Planes” by M.I.A.

Although it mainly speaks about immigration in the western part of the world, “Paper Planes” also pokes fun at the issue of how making money has become the standard of demonstrating “success” in the modern world. It also describes the inequalities between third world countries and first world countries, and how third world immigrants still manage to find a way to survive and make money despite the atrocities they experience from the “richer” members of society. Whenever M.I.A. sings “All I wanna do is… take your money,” it resonates and plays in your head over and over again. It’s a good pick-me-up song that will easily encourage you to ditch the laziness and start going down to work.

It’s All About the Money” by Meja

Another famous song with this topic as its theme is the 1998 Meja recording, “It’s All About the Money.” It’s all about, well, the money. While it’s not directly speaking about entrepreneurs or careers and such, it tells the story of how a relationship with only money as its driving force is bound to go haywire, and this can also happen to businesses and workplaces everywhere.

Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G.

Even if there are already countless hip-hop and R&B songs that revolve around the subject of money, no one did it quite like The Notorious B.I.G. in their monumental hit “Mo Money Mo Problems.” The group’s take on the issue encapsulates the truth that the more money you have, the more problems you encounter. This is not to say that not having money is better than having loads of money; it’s just that sometimes money really complicates things, and always leaves you wanting more.


Could have tossed in “It’s All About the Benjamins”.

Great idea! I usually use music as a wind down after a rather long and stressful day. Music is used in everything from commercials to movies and even the grocery store to keep you there longer so that you buy more, so why not motivate people to work toward something! Thanks for the list, some of these I have never heard!

I like the songs, but wouldn’t it be nice if you also picked some songs, that was not about money, but still motivational?

I like “price tag” by Jessie J. She is so great with a very sophisticated voice.

Peter Gabriel – Big Time
Slum Village – Get This Money
P-Diddy – Its All About The Benjamins

Nice list. ” Paper Planes” is my favorite one. Thanks again.

Dead Presidents by Nas & Jay-Z +1

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