(aired 4/15/11)


Today is April 15th. What does this date normally conjure up for you? You got it — taxes! I had no idea until this week that there are actually a bunch of awesome songs that reference this topic (and related issues). This year, 2011, there is an extension, which means that taxes are not actually due until Monday. So if you happen to be a procrastinator like me, you’ll now have a perfect audio backdrop to hear while you go through the delightful experience of filing your taxes.

  1. clip: TurboTax: The Rap – Remy Munasifi
  2. 1040 Blues – Robert Cray
  3. Politic Amagni – Amadou & Miriam [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  4. Goin’ to the CPA – R. Hopman [suggested by Vanessa Houk]
  5. clip: I’m Paying Taxes, What Am I Buying? – Fred Wesley & The JB’s [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  6. Nothin’ on You – B.o.B.
  7. Money I$ King – Lee Fields [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  8. Taxes – Emily Hurd
  9. Tax Free – Jimi Hendrix [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  10. clip: CNN broadcast of 2008 Presidential election democratic debate
  11. Taxman – The Beatles [suggested by Ray Morley, Vanessa Martynse Houk, Derek Keevil]
  12. clip: Willie Nelson IRS song – Buck Butane aka Jim Giovani [related: Willie Nelson’s album, “Who’ll Buy My Memories: The I.R.S. Tapes,” suggested by Thomas Milsom]
  13. Don’t Worry about the Government – Talking Heads
  14. Busted – Ray Charles and Johnny Cash
  15. Accountancy Shanty – Monty Python [suggested by Ko Kuwabara]
  16. Dear Mr. President – Fitz & The Tantrums [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  17. Dear Mr. President – Pink w/Indigo Girls
  18. Funky President (People It’s Bad) – James Brown [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  19. clip: Tax Man Shoes – Zac Brown Band
  20. Money for Taxes (parody on Money for Nothing by Dire Straits)
  21. Me and the IRS – Johnny Paycheck [suggested by Ray Morley, Thomas Milsom]
  22. Money For Floods – Richard Shindell [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  23. Free Money – Patti Smith [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  24. Sales Tax – Mississippi Sheiks
  25. clip: Rally Song for Fair Taxes – Concrete Cowboy
  26. IRS Theme Song – Ted Paulson
  27. clip: Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
  28. Taxman – Junior Parker

Originally aired on KSKQ on April 15, 2011. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

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