In a perfect world people would not need to pay for love. Unfortunately that’s not the world we live in. And I’m not just talking about a Pretty Woman scenario.

Money makes things easier, and who doesn’t want to live in luxury?

Haven’t we all dreamt of a rich he/she sweeping us of our feet and taking us to those exotic locations we see on postcards?

Here are our top 9 songs about giving love for money:

1. Bills, bills, bills – Destiney’s Child

“Can you pay my bills?
Can you pay my telephone bills?
Do you pay my automo’ bills?
If you did then maybe we could chill
I don’t think you do
So, you and me are through”

Preach ladies! If he can’t pay your bills, it’s time to move on…

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2. Whatever you like – T.I.

“I’ll gas up the jet for you tonight and baby you can go wherever you like.
I said you can go wherever you like”

Who doesn’t want a personal jet gassed up to take you anywhere? Well done T.I., please continue…

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3. Material Girl – Madonna

“You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl”

Madonna told us long ago that we are living in a material world, and her words are still true today. We live in a world of things, and if you want things, you need money. And that is why “…the boy with the cold hard cash, is always Mister Right”.

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4. Why don’t you get a job? – Offspring

“I guess all his money, well it isn’t enough
To keep her bill collectors at bay
I guess all his money, well it isn’t enough
Cause that girl’s got expensive taste”

Someone has to be the one bringing in the cash, which might not be as fun if it’s you. But I guess life is all about choices…

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5. Girls and Boys – Good Charlotte

“Vacations and shopping sprees
These are a few of her favourite things
She’ll get what she wants if she’s willing to please.
This type of girl always comes with a fee,
Hey now, there’s nothing for free”

Who doesn’t love vacations and shopping sprees? And if you can command a higher price tag, why not? Life is for living now, so get pampered.

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6. Moneytalks – AC/DC

“The furs, the diamonds, the painting on the wall
Come on come on, lovin’ for the money
Come on come on, listen to the Moneytalk”

Neil Diamond said that although money talks, it doesn’t sing and dance or walk. However, I agree with AC/DC; money talks loud enough, and we all need to listen.

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7. Money, money, money – ABBA

“I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain’t it sad?
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That’s too bad
In my dreams I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn’t have to work at all, I’d fool around and have a ball…”

Paying bills sucks. This is the dream; to kick back in luxury without having to do anything. If only…

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8. Gold Digger – Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx

There will always be haters, but what do they know? You won’t be thinking of them while you’re sipping champagne on your private yet on your way to an exotic island.

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9. Love or money – Kristian Bush

“Everything we do,
Love or money
Nobody likes to lose
Love or money”

Like Kristian says, it always comes down to love or money. And yes, it’s a tough decision, but sooner or later you’re going to have to choose…



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Ula Van Zyl

Ula van Zyl is a sub-editor at a major news outlet. She has been a bibliophile since she could recognise the little squiggly things as letters and words. Ula is the person you want to have on your pub quiz team, but is, unfortunately, already committed to a team at present.

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