I’m a big fan of talk radio, particularly any radio program around the subject of money. One of the things that has drastically improved over the years is bumper music – the music you hear as the host takes the audience in and out of breaks. Imagining I had my own radio show, I wondered what my top ten songs about money would be to make up sort of a “Frugal Dad” soundtrack. Here’s a few candidates:
1. “For The Love of Money” by The O’Jays
Some people do bad things with it, but in general money lets you do a lot of good things.
2. “Money Talks” by AC/DC
Money does talk, especially cash money. Flash a little cash at car dealers, furniture stores and yard sales and expect good deals to follow.
3. “I Wanna Be Rich” by Calloway
Who doesn’t want lots and lots of money for a little love, peace and happiness?
4. “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News
I recognize this song isn’t really about money, but for the lyrics, “You don’t need money. Don’t take fame. Don’t need no credit card to ride this train” I simply had to include it.
5. “Take the Money and Run” by The Steve Miller Band
Sometimes it’s tempting to just take the money and run, but remember, you can’t hide forever.
6. “Money” by Pink Floyd
“Money, it’s a crime. Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie.” Too bad this isn’t on Tim Geithner’s playlist, too.
7. “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers
Knowing when to fold ’em is a great lesson for investors. If you’ve lost a ton of money on an investment, and continue to hold ’em, you might just lose more.
8. “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems” by Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
It is true; the more money we come across the more problems we see. Just ask any recent lottery winner!
9. “Can’t Always Get What You Want” by Rolling Stones
No, you can’t always get what you want. Which is why it is important to separate needs from wants.
10. “Can’t Buy Me Love” by The Beatles
The Beatles had it right, money can buy a lot of things, but it can’t buy love, or happiness.
Do you have a favorite money song? Of the ten listed above, which one would you select for a “Frugal Dad” radio show intro? I’m thinking that AC/DC tune would get people pumped up about money.