If you’ve been following this feature since it’s inception last summer, you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t used too many songs that one would expect in a series about money songs. There’s a reason for that.
I can’t stand most of them.
They’re cliched and overused and I prefer to be original (or at least unusual. At the very least, uncommon) so I’ve avoided them thus far. But it’s time we addressed them once and for all. A cleansing. A “let’s get them out of the way all at once so we don’t have to face them again” post.
So, here we go. In no particular order, my countdown of the 5 most cliched songs about money and songs that you will never again see referenced here unless it is in the context of a larger story or to make fun of them. Actually, I’ve decided I’m not even going to use videos this week because well, you’ve all heard the songs so many times that I don’t need to share with you what they sound like:
1. She Works Hard For The Money–Donna Summer (I did use this once but mainly out of respect for the late Donna Summer. Because I think she’s freaking awesome. But never again.)
2. Take the Money And Run–The Steve Miller Band (Who are excellent live, by the way)
3. Money for Nothing–Dire Straits (after Van Halen’s Panama, it’s the most 80s song ever)
4. Money–Pink Floyd (nothing snarky to say about this song because it’s actually kind of great but it’s too common for Money Tune Tuesday)
5. Working Man–Rush (Rush is my all time favorite band but this song is way too overplayed)
Honorable Mentions: Billionaire (by…I don’t know. I only know this song from Glee and some really horrible commercial. But I hate it so I’ll never use it), Gold Digger (Kanye West) and Eat the Rich (Aerosmith, but really I’m only including it to protest Steven Tyler. American Idol? Really, Hall of Fame Rock Dude?)
What would you include?