Quiz about Songs Featuring Money in the Title
Quiz about Songs Featuring Money in the Title

Songs Featuring Money in the Title. Quiz


Several hit songs have been released concerning money. This quiz is about some of them. All chart references are from the US Billboard charts.

A multiple-choice quiz by shanteyman. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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shanteyman
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6 mins
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Multiple Choice
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349,488
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. Lady Gaga recorded a song called "Money Honey" on her 2008 debut album, "Fame". Which group released a song titled "Money Honey" in 1953? Hint

Billy Ward and the Dominoes
Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters
Maurice Williams and the Zodiaks
Bill Haley and His Comets

2. Which Ohio based Rhythm and Blues group had a Top Ten hit with "For the Love of Money" in 1973? Hint

The Stylistics
The O'Jays
Earth, Wind and Fire
Heatwave

3. Janie Bradford and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy composed "Money (That's What I Want"). The song has been recorded by many groups since 1959. Which artist originally recorded and released the song? Hint

The Kingsmen
Barrett Strong
Buddy Guy
The Trashmen

4. "You Never Give Me Your Money" was the beginning song of a medley featured on which 1969 Beatles album? Hint

Abbey Road
Yellow Submarine
Let It Be
The Beatles

5. A girl named Onetta working in which profession was the subject of the 1983 Donna Summer hit, "She Works Hard for the Money", and the video of the same song? Hint

Street Walker
Waitress
Call Girl
Welder

6. What is the last name of the detective featured in the lyrics of The Steve Miller Band's 1976 hit "Take the Money and Run"?

Answer: (Four letters. First name is Billie.)
7. Which of the following facts is NOT true about the song "Money" as released by Pink Floyd in 1973? Hint

It was written by Syd Barrett.
The guitar solo changes to 4/4 time.
The verses of the song are in 7/4 time.
It was recorded for the "Dark Side of the Moon" album.

8. Which song was a 1976 release by ABBA following their only US Number One hit, "Dancing Queen"? Hint

Money, Money
Money Money Money
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)
Show Me the Money

9. Which legendary country artist co-wrote and originally released "If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time" in 1950? Hint

Lefty Frizzell
Red Foley
Hank Williams
Bob Wills

10. Which song was a 1990 US Top Forty AC/DC single? Hint

Money for Nothing
The Money Will Roll Right In
Moneytalks
Money Changes Everything


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Lady Gaga recorded a song called "Money Honey" on her 2008 debut album, "Fame". Which group released a song titled "Money Honey" in 1953?

Answer: Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters

Clyde McPhatter was singing with Billy Ward and the Dominoes before he began fronting The Drifters in 1953. When Atlantic Records learned that Clyde was no longer with Billy Ward and the Dominoes they promptly signed him to the label. Atlantic gave Clyde the freedom to pick his backing singers and when the lineup was complete they were dubbed The Drifters.

They produced "Money Honey" during their second session. Songwriter and arranger Jesse Stone composed "Money Honey". Stone wrote several early rock hits including "Shake, Rattle and Roll" done by Bill Haley and his Comets writing under the pseudonym Charles E. Calhoun. Maurice Williams and the Zodiaks enjoyed a hit when they recorded the original version of "Stay" in 1959.
2. Which Ohio based Rhythm and Blues group had a Top Ten hit with "For the Love of Money" in 1973?

Answer: The O'Jays

Originally known as The Triumphs and later The Mascots The O'Jays recorded a regional hit in Cleveland called "Miracles" in 1961.Two years later they were inspired to change their name as a tribute to disc jockey Eddie O'Jay. They continued to released marginally successful recordings until the early seventies when "Back Stabbers" was released as a single from their album of the same name.
They followed up with several Top Ten hits including "Put Your Hands Together" "I Love Music" and "For the Love of Money". Their last Top Twenty single was "Use ta Be My Girl" in 1978. The band has continued to perform and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
"Betcha by Golly, Wow" and "I'm Stone in Love with You" were two of the successful releases from The Stylistics in the seventies. In 1975 Earth, Wind and Fire had a smash hit with "Shining Star". "Boogie Nights" was a 1975 hit for Heatwave.
3. Janie Bradford and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy composed "Money (That's What I Want"). The song has been recorded by many groups since 1959. Which artist originally recorded and released the song?

Answer: Barrett Strong

"Money (That's What I Want)" was a 1959 hit recorded by Barrett Strong for Berry Gordy's new Tamla label. It was the first national hit by a Motown artist, reaching Number 23 on the US Pop chart. It fared better on the US Rhythm and Blues charts, making it to the Number Two slot.
Barrett Strong was one of the first artists signed to the Motown group and was primarily a songwriter. Paired with Norman Whitfield they composed such hits as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Smiling Faces Sometimes", "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" and many more Motown standards.
The Trashmen recorded a version on their 1964 "Surfin' Bird" album. The Kingsmen had a Top Twenty hit with "Money (That's What I Want)" in 1963 and Buddy Guy recorded a version in 1968 for his "A Man and the Blues" LP.
Artists who have also recorded the song include The Beatles, Chambers Brothers, Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimi Hendrix.
4. "You Never Give Me Your Money" was the beginning song of a medley featured on which 1969 Beatles album?

Answer: Abbey Road

Paul McCartney sang lead vocals and played piano on "You Never Give Me Your Money" which was recorded in May, 1969, for the "Abbey Road" album. They recorded 36 different takes. Although written by Paul is was attributed to Lennon/McCartney. "You Never Give Me Your Money" segues into "Sun King" followed by six songs concluding with "The End".
Abbey Road was the 11th album released by The Beatles and the last one with George Martin as producer. It was recorded between April and September, 1969. John Lennon became involved with The Plastic Ono Band while the album sessions were wrapping.
Paul McCartney related that "You Never Give Me Your Money" was partially inspired by his dealings with manager Allen Klein.
"Let It Be" was released in 1970, "Yellow Submarine" came out in 1969 and "The Beatles" (aka The White Album) was released in 1968.
5. A girl named Onetta working in which profession was the subject of the 1983 Donna Summer hit, "She Works Hard for the Money", and the video of the same song?

Answer: Waitress

Onetta was a waitress working for "little money and tips for pay" according to the lyrics of the Donna Summer 1983 Number Three hit single. A sketch of Summer as a waitress was featured on the album cover of the "She Works Hard for the Money" LP. The song was written by Donna Summer with Michael Omartian and became her biggest hit of the eighties.
Donna performed the song the following year at the Grammy Awards.
When the video was released on MTV it became the first video featuring an African American female to get regular airplay. Donna did not play the role of the waitress who aspired to be a ballerina. She was initially seen looking through a window then marching in the streets in protest with the waitress and others.
6. What is the last name of the detective featured in the lyrics of The Steve Miller Band's 1976 hit "Take the Money and Run"?

Answer: Mack

The lyrics state that "Billie Mack is a detective down in Texas". He was after Billy Joe and Bobby Sue who "shot a man while robbing his castle". According to the lyrics they are still on the loose.
When the song was released from the band's "Fly Like an Eagle" album it reached the Number Eleven spot and was their second US Top Twenty hit. In 1973 they had topped the charts with "The Joker". They followed "Take the Money and Run" in 1976 by topping the charts again with "Rock'n Me". The band's final chart topper came in 1982 when they released "Abracadabra".
Steve Miller formed the Steve Miller Blues Band in the mid-sixties and shortened the name in 1967 when they signed with Capitol Records.
7. Which of the following facts is NOT true about the song "Money" as released by Pink Floyd in 1973?

Answer: It was written by Syd Barrett.

Syd Barrett had left the band by the time the "Dark Side of the Moon" session has begun. Syd's departure was in 1968 and "The Dark Side of the Moon" sessions were from June, 1972, through January, 1973.
The Roger Waters composition was the first track on side two of the recording when it was released as an LP. David Gilmour did not compose any of the song but he arranged the guitar as well as his vocal contributions.
Dick Parry played the saxophone solo before Gilmour's guitar solo.
Roger Waters spliced various sound effects such as tearing paper and clinking coins to arrange the intro that blends into the rhythm track of the first verse.
8. Which song was a 1976 release by ABBA following their only US Number One hit, "Dancing Queen"?

Answer: Money Money Money

"Money Money Money" was originally titled "Gypsy Girl" when it was written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA. "Dancing Queen" and "Money Money Money" were both recorded for ABBA's 1976 "Arrival" album.
The video for the song was inspired by the movie, "Cabaret". While the song was a hit in Europe and Australia it only made it to Number 56 in the US.
Petey Pablo recorded "Show me the Money". "Money, Money" was by Liza Minnelli from "Cabaret" in 1968. "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" was by the Pet Shop Boys in 1985.
9. Which legendary country artist co-wrote and originally released "If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time" in 1950?

Answer: Lefty Frizzell

Both Lefty Frizzell's and Willie Nelson's versions of "If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time" topped the country charts when they were released. Frizzell's version spent 22 weeks on the charts. Jim Beck collaborated with Lefty to write the song. Texas native William Orville Frizzell was given the nickname Sonny by his family and earned the name Lefty after a fight in school.

He made his first appearance on The Grand Ole Opry in 1950 and toured for a while with Hank Williams. Frizzell charted several hit Country songs during his career including six Number One hits. "Birmingham Bounce" was a 1950 recording by Red Foley. Bob Wills' recording of "faded Love" was released in 1950.
10. Which song was a 1990 US Top Forty AC/DC single?

Answer: Moneytalks

Malcolm and Angus Young co-wrote "Moneytalks". It was released late in 1990 as a single from their "The Razors Edge" album. When the group performed the song on tour "Angus Bucks" were dropped onto the crowd. The supporting video was a live version of the song.
"Moneytalks" was included on the soundtrack of the 2011 film, "Moneyball"
"The Money Will Roll Right In" was recorded by Nirvana. Cindi Lauper recorded "Money Changes Everything" and "Money for Nothing" was a classic Dire Straits song.
Source: Author shanteyman

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