11 songs about having, needing and getting money

'Taxman,' Beatles

You could be hearing this song a lot today - it's the Tax Day anthem.

Let me tell you how it will be/There's one for you, nineteen for me/'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small/Be thankful I don't take it all/'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman
'If I Had a Million Dollars,' Bare Naked Ladies

Expecting a big return? Maybe not this big - but it's fun to think about. What are your plans for the cash?

If I had a million dollars /I'd build a treefort in our yard
If I had a million dollars /You could help it wouldn't be that hard
If I had a million dollars /Maybe we could put a refrigerator in there
Wouldn't that be fabulous!
'Billionaire,' Travie McCoy

Editor's note: This song contains adult language

If you're a billionaire, you probably paid a lot in taxes last year. But if it's only an aspiration, maybe you got a little back.

I wanna be a billionaire so freaking bad/Buy all of the things I never had /Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine /Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen
'Living for the City,' Stevie Wonder

Many people live their lives working for pennies day in an day at out. For all intents and purposes - they deserve a pay day.
But, they'll just keep on livin'.

His father works some days for fourteen hours
And you can bet he barely makes a dollar
His mother goes to scrub the floor for many
And you'd best believe she hardly gets a penny
Living just enough, just enough for the city...yeah
'Take the Money and Run,' Steve Miller Band

This song may not be the best advice if there's a "favorable" mistake on your taxes.


They headed down south and they're still running today
Singin' go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
'Bills, Bills, Bills,' Destiny's Child

We've all got'em and, chances are, we all hate 'em.
But for some, Tax Day is just another one of 'em.

Can you pay my bills?
Can you pay my telephone bills?
Do you pay my automo' bills?
Then maybe we can chill
I don't think you do
So you and me are through
'For the Love of Money,' O'Jays

The first line of this song, repeated six times, says it all.
We won't post the lyrics - you'll understand.
'Can't Buy Me Love,' Beatles

Whether you're paying in or getting a return, there's one thing money can't get you.
You know, that other things everyone sings about.

I'll give you all I got to give if you say you love me too
I may not have a lot to give, but what I got I'll give to you
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love
'Whatever You Like,' T.I.

A good tax return can sometimes bring confidence. And while a little splurge to celebrate is fine, you might not want to go all out as this song suggests.
"Whatever You Like" debuted at 99 in 2008 and peaked at the enviable No. 1.

Stacks on deck, Patrón on ice
And we can pop bottles all night
Baby, you could have whatever you like
I said, you could have whatever you like
'Money,' Pink Floyd

Just listen.

Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay
And you're OK
'She Works Hard For the Money,' Donna Summer

Return or pay-in, ultimately, we're all working hard for the money, right?

She works hard for the money. So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the money. So you better treat her right.
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