Song Update: I had to swoop in and make a swap today. I decided that Dolly’s 9 to 5 didn’t really motivate me like I wanted this list to. That said, time for Dolly to bounce and time for Rick Ross to roll in.
I promise this is not going to be a trend, but I’m adding another list.
Once again, this is mostly for my own motivational purposes, but if you like it, great, if not, keep it to yourself.
We’ve all heard them and we all love them, but many times I find myself searching for a song that fits a certain situation. For instance, in our office, there is a guy that plays “Make it Rain” by Fat Joe every time he closes a big transaction. Myself, I personally went a different route and chose “Opportunities” by The Pet Shop Boys for my own theme song.
10. All About the Benjamins – Puff Daddy
Puff Piff poppin po dog daddy dip dog diddy dap Sean Combs starts our list with a CLASSIC beat that exemplifies why we get up and go to work each day. It’s all about the Benjamins is a classic representation of hip-hop finance. What more can you say than, “thank you Sean for bringing such joy to my life.” Even though it sounds little like it was recorded in the back of an alley, we still love it.
9. Hustlin’ – Rick Ross
“Everyday I’m hustlin’ everyday I’m hustlin” I have to say, I agree with you Rick, it is the only way we are going to make it. “Jose Canseco just snitchin’ because he’s finish” Truer words have not been spoken. There is nothing worse than getting knocked on by people that are jealous that they are no longer in the game. Forget them and just remember is your going to make it, you have to keep telling yourself: “Everyday I’m Hustlin’ Everyday I’m Hustlin Everyday Everyday Everyday I’m Hustlin’….
Get it on iTunes – Hustlin’
8. Money Money Money – ABBA
Oh Sweden, what can I say? You’ve given us so much over the years, the Volvo, tax havens, great watches, and of course ABBA! The 80’s were the time to be alive and Abba is the true definition of the era. Money Money Money always sunny in the rich mans world. Oh yeah.
Get it on iTunes Money Money Money
7. Take the Money and Run – The Steve Miller Band
This song is a little more serious than the previous 3. The Steve Miller Band lay out a solid ballad about Billie Joe and Bobby Sue who set on an adventure that ends in Billie Joe shooting a man and Bobby Sue taking the money, making like a tree, and getting the hell out of Dodge….?….
Get it on iTunes –Take the Money and Run
6. Ride with Me – Nelly
“Why do I live this way?” “It must be the money.” Straight off of one of the greatest hip-hop albums to ever hit the airwaves, Nelly lays down a classic track with Ride with Me. Plus, you know that Nelly is legit, he’s from St. Louis! The city where gangsters and soccer moms are both armed and will both gladly kill you over a parking spot.
Get it on iTunes –Ride Wit Me
5. Money for Nothing – Dire Straits
Two words: Neon Drumsticks. If you don’t recognize and love this song, then you should probably move back and re-join the red-army because you are definitely a communist. I mean come on, they have color TV’s.
Get it on iTunes –Money for Nothing
4. Bright Future in Sales – Fountains of Wayne
There are very few people that I know that have heard this song, but as soon as they do, most of them love it.If you can get around the super-pop sound of the Fountains of Wayne the song is hilarious. “I’m gonna get my shit together ’cause I can’t live like this forever” It’s like every night in the life of a salesman.
Get it on iTunes –Bright Future In Sales
3. Money – Barret Strong
“the best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and bees, I need money”
The song may have been written 2 generations before I was born, but someone I feel like it was written directly for and about me.
Get it on iTunes –Money
2. Make it Rain – Fat Joe
Make it rain is the true anthem of the close. There are few things more motivating than hearing an colleague crank Fat Joe after he or she has just closed a big deal. To add to it, we all know that there are few people that represent business success like Fat Joe and I mean come on, he successfully uses the word “dividends” in a hip-hop song.
1. Opportunities – Pet Shop Boys
This is my anthem.
“I’ve got the brains, you’ve got the looks, lets make lots of money.”
Get it on iTunes –Opportunities