Here’s a great spoof from “Last Week Tonight” and Michael Bolton on the IRS

They got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor

– Tupac Shakur

That aint workin thats the way you do it
Money for nothin and chicks for free

-– Dire Straights in Money for Nothing
Brothers in Arms

Money and Corruption Are ruining the land
Crooked politicians Betray the working man
Pocketing the profits And treating us like sheep
And we’re tired of hearing promises
That we know they’ll never keep

The Kinks: Money and Corruption / I Am Your Man
Ray Davies

I’ll give you candy, give you diamonds, give you pills,
Give you anything you want, hundred dollar bills

-– Anything, Anything – by Dramarama
Cinema Verite

Got no checkbooks,
got no banks,
Still I’d like to express my thanks;
I’ve got the sun in the morning and the moon at night

— Irving Berlin
Broadway Greatest Hits

Money makes the world go around
…the world go around
…the world go around.
Money makes the world go around
Of that we both are sure

–- Liza Minelli in Cabaret (1968)
Cabaret: Original Soundtrack Recording (1972 Film)

I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love

— Beatles

The Beatles 1 Album

The best things in life are free
But you can give them to the birds and bees
I want money
Your love gives me such a thrill
But your love won’t pay my bills
I want money
(That’s What I Want)

— Beatles
With The Beatles (Remastered CD)

Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man’s world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man’s world

ABBA – Gold: Greatest Hits

Only boys who save their pennies
Make my rainy day
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

Like a Virgin CD

I’ve got the brains, you’ve got the looks

Let’s make lots of money
You’ve got the brawn, I’ve got the brains
Let’s make lots of money

— Pet Shop Boys
Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)

She works hard for the money
so hard for it honey
she works hard for the money
so you better treat her right

— Donna Summer
She Works Hard For The Money

I’ve seen the future, I can’t afford it
Tell me the truth sir, someone just bought it

How To Be A Millionaire

Billy Joe shot a man while robbing his castle
Bobbie Sue took the money and run
Go on take the money and run

Steve Miller Band
Greatest Hits: 1974-1978

If you got the money, honey –
I’ve got the time

— Willie Nelson


Willie Nelson’s Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be)

Money, get away.
Get a good job with good pay and youre okay.
Money, its a gas.
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.

Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon

(if you drive a car, car;) I’ll tax the street;
(if you try to sit, sit;) – I’ll tax your seat;
(if you get too cold, cold;) – I’ll tax the heat;
(if you take a walk, walk;) – I’ll tax your feet.

Now my advice for those who die, (taxman)
Declare the pennies on your eyes. (taxman)
Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

Revolver [UK]

But outside of that, I’ve no use for dough.
It’s the root of all evil,
Of strife and upheaval.
But I’m certain, honey, that life would be sunny
With plenty of money and you.

Tony Bennett
Three Of A Kind – Ray & Tony Sing And Basie Swings

I’m going to be a happy idiot
And struggle for the legal tender
Where the ads take aim and lay their claim
To the heart and the soul of the spender

Jackson Browne
The Pretender

And if your train’s on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay

— Bachman Turner Overdrive

Takin Care of Business

Spending Money

Now I’m not talking ’bout excessive greed.
The kind that puzzled the scribes and Pharisees.
I don’t worship it like a golden calf,
But change in my pocket is always good for a laugh.

I’ve seen it brighten up the eyes of a child
It even makes the Dali Lama smile.
It’s no relation tot he meaning of life,
It’s a dang fool husband doesn’t spring for his wife.

A little spending money.
Money to burn.
Money that you did not necessarily earn.
Rainy days seem to wind up sunny,
Long as you got a little spending money.

I got no financial conscience.
Can’t worry where it went.
A lasting treasure or a moment of pleasure
Worth it every cent.

Coin or paper baby,
Silver or gold.
All denominations, nouveau or old.
Can’t have a turkey without oyster dressing,
It’s the root of all evil, the sum of your blessings.

Don’t need no armored car or time locked vault,
Don’t need no shaker full, just a few grains of salt.
You may get by lookin’ good and being funny,
But life’s a little less restrained.

With a little spending money.
Money to burn.
Money that you did not necessarily earn.
Rainy days seem to wind up sunny,
Long as you got a little spendin’ money…
Long as you got a little spendin’ money…

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