(aired 8/13/10)
Dough, moolah, greenbacks, loot, bills, readies, wonga, mintage, kitty, cash, coins, change, legal tender, bucks, bread, cabbage, buckaroos, Benjamins, wad, stash, fortune, bundle, dinero, riches, $$$… There are many slang words for this potent subject: money. Call it what you want, this topic has been the focus of many interesting songs.

After choosing the theme for this week, I realized that almost exactly one year ago I did a Maya’s Mix show with Gold & Silver as the theme. I guess August is unofficially the month to celebrate various forms of economic currency!

Thanks to everyone for throwing in your two cents for song ideas. I feel rich with the abundance of this wealthy music…

  1. For the Love of Money — The O’Jays [suggested by Gina Diaz Castillo]
  2. Money, Money, Money — ABBA [suggested by Laura Fusare Edinger]
  3. M-O-N-E-Y — Lyle Lovett [suggested by John Seligman]
  4. Money — Jesca Hoop
  5. Bet Against the American Dream — John Treacy Eagan and Christian Borle (for This American Life) [suggested by Dan Kraut]
  6. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? — The Thompson Twins
  7. Money (That’s What I Want) — The Beatles [suggested by David Rood, Toni Dileo]
  8. Love at the Five and Dime — Nanci Griffith [suggested by Noli Hoye Taylor]
  9. Money — Pink Floyd [suggested by Dan Kraut, Ron Stark, Gary Bearman]
  10. If You’ve Got The Money I’ve Got the Time — Willie Nelson [suggested by Laura Fusare Edinger]
  11. Pennies From Heaven (Count De Money Remix) — Billie Holiday
  12. Money — Alan Cumming [suggested by Joshua Geesaman]
  13. Money Changes Everything (Ft. Adam Lazzara) — Cyndi Lauper [suggested by Ray Morley]
  14. If I Had A Million Dollars — Barenaked Ladies [suggested by Dan Kraut]
  15. clip: Gamblin Man — Eddie Money [artist suggested by Gina Diaz Castillo]
  16. The Moneymaker — Rilo Kiley
  17. Ain’t You Wealthy, Ain’t You Wise? — Bonnie “Prince” Billy
  18. She Works Hard for the Money — Jordan Sparks [suggested by Laura Fusare Edinger, for Donna Summers version]
  19. clip: The Big Money — Rush [suggested by Gary Bearman]
  20. Money Honey — The Drifters [suggested by Ross Kersey]
  21. Money Honey — Lady Gaga
  22. You Never Give Me Your Money — Sarah Vaughan [suggested by Gary Bearman and Ross Kersey, for Beatles version]
  23. Cash In Your Face — Stevie Wonder
  24. Money For Nothing — Dire Straits [suggested by Rachel Murphy, Shirley Donnelly, Molly Ballew]

Originally aired on KSKQ on August 13, 2010. 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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