THE ROLLING STONES SONG OF THE DAY- – MONEY [THAT’S WHAT I WANT]

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The Rolling Stones Song of the day is Money.  Money[That’s What I Want} was written by Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford and recorded by Barrett Strong in 1959. It was the first hit single for Motown. It has been a durable song over the years- the original went to #2, The Beatles covered it, The Stones soon thereafter and in 1979 the Flying Lizards had a totally different take on it which is my favorite version of all. It has been covered also many more times by a wide variety of artists.

 

Barrett Strong’s original-

 

The Beatles version of Money

 

and finally The Flying Lizards

 

The best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and bees.
I need money.
That’s what I want.
(That’s what I want. That’s what I want.)
That’s what I want, that ‘s what I want.
(That’s what I want. That’s what I want.)
Your love gives me such a thrill, but your love don’t pay my bills.
I need money.
That’s what I want.
(That’s what I want. That’s what I want.)
That’s what I want, that ‘s what I want.
(That’s what I want. That’s what I want.)
Money don’t get ev’rything, it’s true, but what it don’t get I can’t use.
I need money.
That’s what I want.
(That’s what I want. That’s what I want.)
That’s what I want, that ‘s what I want.
(That’s what I want. That’s what I want.)
Money, lots of money.
(That’s what I want, uh huh.)
Whole lot of money.
(That’s what I want, uh huh.)
Uh huh. Ah, ah, oh, yeah.
(That’s what I want, uh huh. That’s what I want.)
(That’s what I want, uh huh. That’s what I want.)
Money, lots of money.
(That’s what I want, uh huh.)
Whole lot of money.
(That’s what I want, uh huh.)
Uh huh. Ah, ah, oh, yeah.
(That’s what I want, uh huh. That’s what I want.)
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5 responses to “THE ROLLING STONES SONG OF THE DAY- – MONEY [THAT’S WHAT I WANT]

  1. All great versions. I’m just so used to hearing Lennon’s voice in this one. I do like the Flying Lizards version. I haven’t heard it in years.

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