Money is no object for these artists who have all produced huge hits over this past year, but it is often the subject of their songs. We have compiled our top five favorite money songs of 2010 by artists from Wiz Khalifa to the Glee Cast. And of course, we have added a youtube video along with our favorite money quote.
Money is portrayed differently in each of these songs, and music on the topic has evolved in 2010. Check out our previous article on the Top 10 Songs About Money for money songs from as early as 1964. Here are our five favorite songs, from just this past year. Enjoy!
5. Racks – YC feat. Future
For all the rap lovers out there, let’s begin with a great new hit by YC a.k.a. Yung Chris, an up-and-coming artist. Although you may need to listen to the song a few times before you pick up all the words, the beat is good and you can find these rich-lifestyle lyrics online.
Money quote: “Bravo, Bravo, Bravo, Got 100,000 dollars worth of clothes, I’m froze I’m cold, I keep me a big bankroll.”
4. I Made It – Kevin Rudolf
Although Kevin Rudolph has remained behind the scenes lately, opting to work in production for songs by Lifehouse and Lights Over Paris, this hit single definitely displays living the dream. However, as one radio DJ quipped, “You came out with two hit songs in the past four years, I don’t think that would qualify as ‘making it, Kevin Rudolf.'” Nevertheless this song was pretty well received hitting number 17 on the charts.
Money quote: “Flip another 100, poppin’ throwin’ hundreds, In a new Bently, uptown stunna!”
3. Billionaire – Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars
Travie started pursuing a solo career in early 2010, quickly rising to number four on the charts with this rich-aspiring track. With millionaires a thing of the past, Travie desires billions “so freaking bad.” We have all heard this song about a billion times – wouldn’t you like to be featured by Forbes with Oprah and the Queen?
Money quote: “And yeah I’ll be in a whole new tax bracket, We in recession but let me take a crack at it.
2. Bills, Bills, Bills – Glee Cast (originally by Destiny’s Child)
Anything the Glee Cast touches turns to gold and they revived this 1999 hit in a recent episode. This song is not about being rich, rather about a woman whose man degenerates into, well, a mooch, maxing out her credit cards and using all her gas. The song appeared on the post-Super Bowl episode and although it served no purpose, plot-wise, this number was easily the most entertaining two minutes of the episode.
Money quote: “Can you pay my telephone bills can you pay my automo’bills.”
1. Black and Yellow – Wiz Khalifa
Recently taking the number one spot the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, Wiz somehow combines his favorite football team (Pittsburgh Steelers) with his money and women in this explosive song. Peelin’ out of the clubs, everyone is jealous of his success and, of course, he has to make recognition of the Black and Yellow.
Money quote: “Rocking yellow diamonds so many rocks in my watch I can’t tell what the time is.”