Songs for the financial crisis

WTF, another song thread? Yep.
Argent’s “It’s Only Money (Pt 2)”

Pink Floyd’s Money.

R.E.M.'s It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.

Considering AIG’s “Spa Retreat” PR fiasco, I think B.O.C.'s Dancin’ In The Ruins might be appropriate.

To “lighten” the mood a bit, Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry, Be Happy. And Monty Python’s Accountancy Shanty, as well as The Galaxy Song. Red Dwarf’s Theme Song would fit in here, too.

And just for all the assholes who got us into this mess, Johnny Cash’s When The Man Comes Around. Or maybe God’s Gonna Cut You Down.

For all the people watching their life’s savings going up in smoke, watching their house being foreclosed on, Johhny Mandel’s Suicide Is Painless, or Stealers Wheel’s Stuck In The Middle With You.

There’s an entire Thread dedicated to the new “Weird Al” parody of T.I.'s “Whatever You Like”. Still, it’s a perfect entry for this Thread as well.

Link to the song.

Anything by Pete Seeger or th’ Guthries that involves putting anti-union, job-exporting, pro-banking fat cats up against the wall would work for me.

Rolls up sleeves, spits toothpick into dust and picks up guitar

Foreclosure of a Dream - Megadeth


The percentage you’re paying is too high-priced
While you’re living beyond all your means
And the man in the suit has just bought a new car
From the profit he’s made on your dreams…

Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys – Traffic

A classic: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Written, of course, in 1931.

Money Changes Everything by The Brains, 1980

Uncle Tupelo’s cover of No Depression.

ABBA’s “Money Money Money” of course.

The Arrogant Worm’s “Proud to be a Banker”

I’m proud to be a banker,
Proud to be a banker,
Proud to be a banker,
'Cause I get to play with other people’s money

Another classic: Bessie Smith’s Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out.

Or maybe that’s just me.
Also, the Kinks’ Get Back in Line. I’ve been listening to that a lot lately as I look for a job.

“Black Friday” by Steely Dan

When Black Friday comes
I’ll stand down by the door
And catch the grey men when they
Dive from the fourteenth floor
When Black Friday comes
I’ll collect everything I’m owed
And before my friends find out
I’ll be on the road.*