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The Best Gold Digging Songs Ever

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Gold Digging Songs

Gold digging songs are songs that talk about people who are attracted to money and material possessions. 

We’ve broken down what we think are the best songs to listen to and review.

These songs about gold diggers often have humorous lyrics of the song that have a satirical tone and can be used to comment on the shallowness of some people’s values. Here are some of the best songs about gold digging that have graced our airwaves.

“Material Girl” by Madonna

“Material Girl” is a song by American singer Madonna from her second studio album, Like a Virgin (1984). The song was written by Peter Brown and Robert Rans, and produced by Nile Rodgers. 

It was released as the second single from the album on January 23, 1985. The song is a dance-pop and new-wave track that lyrically compares materialism with love. Its music video was a mimicry of Marilyn Monroe’s performance of the song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” from the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

The song has been covered by several artists, including Hilary Duff, The Chipettes, and The Saturdays. It has appeared in the films Moulin Rouge!, The Devil Wears Prada, and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. 

Madonna has performed the song in several live appearances, including the Virgin Tour, the Sticky & Sweet Tour, the MDNA Tour, and the Rebel Heart Tour. 

It has also been used in the television series Glee and American Horror Story. The song has been acclaimed by contemporary music critics, who have praised its attitude and its anthemic nature. It has also been listed by Rolling Stone as one of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

“Gold Digger” by Kanye West

“Gold Digger” is a song by American rapper Kanye West, featuring guest vocals by Jamie Foxx

The song was released on September 12, 2005, as the second single from West’s second studio album, Late Registration. It was written by West, Foxx, and co-producer Jon Brion, and contains samples of Ray Charles’ “I Got a Woman”.

The song was a commercial success, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming West’s second consecutive number-one single. It was certified multi-platinum in the United States and was nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. 

It was also ranked number one on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Songs of the Decade.

The song’s lyrics are centered around the idea of a woman being a gold digger. West claims that he was inspired by an ex-girlfriend who had left him for a richer man. The song’s music video, directed by Hype Williams, was released in October 2005 and featured West and Foxx in a parody of the classic film The Color Purple.

“Money (That’s What I Want)” by Barrett Strong

“Money (That’s What I Want)” is a classic song written by Tamla Records songwriter and producer Berry Gordy, Jr. and Janie Bradford and performed by Barrett Strong. 

The song was first released by Motown Records in 1959 and became one of the label’s biggest hits, reaching number two on the Billboard R&B chart.

The song is a classic example of early Motown and is considered by many to be one of the greatest songs in the history of soul music. The lyrics are simple, but they are delivered with a lot of passion and emotion. The song is about the desire for money, and the narrator expresses his need for it in order to live a better life. 

He expresses his frustration at not having enough money, and his desire to get it so that he can live the life he wants.

The song has been covered by many artists over the years, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Jackson Five

It is often played at weddings and other special occasions, and it has become an anthem for people who want to make it in life. This song has stood the test of time and is sure to remain a classic for many years to come.

“Money Ain’t a Thang” by Jermaine Dupri and Jay-Z

“Money Ain’t a Thang” is a 1998 song by Jermaine Dupri and Jay-Z. The song is an ode to success and wealth, with both rappers boasting about their lavish lifestyles and the power of money. 

The song’s hook, “Money ain’t a thang,” is repeated throughout the track and serves as a reminder of the importance of money in hip-hop culture. 

The song’s production is based on a sample of “Funk You Up” by The Sequence, and the track is filled with references to designer clothing and luxury cars. The song is seen as a classic of the late 90s hip-hop era, and it was a major hit, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Money (That’s What I Want)” by The Beatles

“Money (That’s What I Want)” is a classic song by The Beatles, originally written and recorded by Barrett Strong in 1959. The Beatles’ version was released in 1963 on their debut album Please Please Me.

The song is a simple and straightforward rock and roll number about the power of money. The lyrics express the singer’s desire for money and the things it can buy, such as a house and a car. The song is driven by a catchy guitar riff and a driving beat, and it is one of the earliest examples of the Beatles’ signature sound.

The Beatles’ version of “Money (That’s What I Want)” was a hit in the UK, reaching number 17 on the charts. It has since become a classic and has been covered by many other artists, including the Rolling Stones and the Jackson Five.

The Beatles’ version of the song is still popular today, and it is often heard in films and television shows. It is a great example of the band’s early sound and is a reminder of the power of money.

Summary Of Gold Digging Songs

That’s our round-up of the best Gold Digging Songs, hope you enjoyed this little list.

If you want more, then check out Ne Yo, Teairra Mari, Love or Money, Soulja Boy, Gold Digger by Ludacris, Bills Bills by Destinys Child, Adam Levine, Billionaire by Travie Mccoy and Bruno Mars, 50 Cent Baby, Good Charlotte and Money by Jason French. 


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