Can you use any money (songs) today?

Sep 29, 2011

Just in time for fund drive we ponder some eternal questions about money.

Can money buy you love? No, but it puts you in better bargaining position. Can money buy you happiness? No again. But you can rent it for awhile.

Another question, this time in musical form …  it’s Ethel Merman from Call Me Madam and “Can You Use Any Money Today?:" 

Pondering the downside of the mighty dollar it’s The O’Jays on Soul Train performing “For The Love of Money:"

Seems like money won’t make you happy, and happy won’t make you money. But Eric Idle and Monty Python seem pretty cheery. Here’s ‘The Money Song:"

This one’s rich … Ginger Rogers from The Gold Diggers of 1933, singing “We’re in the Money." Not only is the choreography by Busby Berkeley, but Ginger Rogers sings in pig latin later in the song:

Every week on “Record bin Roulette,” KPLU’s John Kessler and John Maynard put an insightful and fun spin on a century's worth of discarded vinyl. The feature is published here and airs on KPLU 88.5 every Thursday during Morning Edition, All Things Considered and on Weekend Saturday Edition.