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LedgerLink's Top 15 Songs About Money

Steve Berman, LedgerLink

6. Money For Nothing — Dire Straits (1985)


The working man’s anthem. Don’t believe us? Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler actually based most of the lyrics on an appliance store employee’s reactions while watching music videos. Another interesting fact: the falsetto rendition of “I want my MTV” in the beginning of the song was sung by Sting, to the identical melody of the chorus of “Don’t Stand So Close To Me.”

Chorus:

Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free


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