Best Songs About Being Rich

Many people dream of becoming rich one day. Others are already rolling in cash. Whatever your situation, here are the best songs about being rich.

“Rich Girl” by Gwen Stefani Featuring Eve

“Rich Girl” by Gwen Stefani Featuring Eve

Year: 2004

Gwen Stefani and Eve collaborate in “Rich Girl” to show some girls’ thoughts on what it’d be like to be super wealthy. It touches on daydreaming about what wealth could yield physically and emotionally in one’s life. Despite having these riches, the narrator acknowledges that they will not bring the same happiness as her significant other.

“Got Money” by Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain

Year: 2008

Lil Wayne and T-Pain are proud to flaunt their cash in “Got Money”. They call on other rich people to do the same thing. Sure, people may get jealous looking at the VIP section while flaunting that money, but the song teaches them to be proud of having these riches. The rappers teach people to be proud of their riches when they are in the club’s VIP section.

“Beautiful, Dirty, Rich” by Lady Gaga

Year: 2008

Lady Gaga touches on obtaining riches in ways other than being monetarily wealthy. Embrace what you have and who you are to find riches more powerful than money. Integrate your style and opinions into your definition of what it means to be rich.  The alternate meaning is Lady Gaga’s memory of kids from the Lower East Side that would ask their parents for money so that they could go purchase drugs.

“Billionaire” by Travie McCoy Featuring Bruno Mars

Year: 2010

Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars sing about their perceived experience of being a billionaire. They imagine themselves on the front of Forbes magazine next to celebrity icons such as the Queen of England and Oprah.

Granting somebody their last wishes before death, giving away vehicles, and sharing a game of basketball with the President are other experiences they believe would happen if they are billionaires. Splitting their money with loved ones who have less than them and feeding those who are hungry are other ways they would spend their money.

“Team Rich” by Meek Mill

Year: 2017

Meek Mill highlights the importance of everyone in the gang having riches. If one person has it all and they die unexpectedly, then the entire community falls apart. He mentions the importance of backing up your homies when one member is at their lowest.

Unity on the streets is more important in building riches than one head honcho receiving all the monetary benefits. Together, a group obtaining riches will be more successful than someone attempting to do it alone.

“Let’s Get Rich” by Lil Yachty

Year: 2017

Lil Yachty lets in listeners on a couple of key secrets to getting and staying rich. Don’t spend money on a partner unless you love that person. Always invest your money rather than spend it frivolously.

The rapper rallies his gang to maintain the get-rich mentality by following these principles. He highlights how he and his friends have been dreaming about wealth since they were young. Now they have the opportunity to obtain these riches.

“Rich” by Kid Ink

Year: 2019

Kid Ink loves the fact that he can keep adding to his riches with his rap career. He acknowledges that having such wealth can create more issues. However, he likes having this problem so to speak because he can support all his desires. He strives to be so rich that he can give tips in cash and keep his mind only on the money.

“Be Rich” by Last King 193

Year: 2019

Last King starts the song by self-proclaiming that he will be monetarily rich. He talks himself through how he desires these riches and speaks his dream into existence.

The rapper recalls how far he has come from being in poverty. He touches on how there were people on the journey with him out of poverty who gave up along the way. Girls played loyal to him and his gang. He had hard work on his mind to get more money rather than relaxing.

“Yeah We Gettin Rich” by Playaz Circle Featuring Ludacris

Year: 2009

Just like Meek Mill’s hit, Playaz Circle and Ludacris express how important it is to support your crew when rich. Tity Boi compares his plentiful riches to the money that is inside an armored vehicle carrying cash. Dolla Boy shows how obtaining riches is a mature man’s venture and not for immature individuals who act like children. Ludacris’ Hook proudly proclaims how he owns multiple houses while other people around him are still paying rent.

“Broke” by Lecrae

Year: 2017

“Broke” by Lecrae is a song about being rich because of once being broke. Taking risks in pursuing his rapping career and never giving up helped him obtain riches.

He recalls attending school as a poverty-stricken child eating free lunch and wearing knock-off brand shoes. Despite this, he tried to act like he was a cool kid. Lecrae is thankful for where he came from because it motivated him to seek better for his life.

“Rich Girl” by Justin Beiber Featuring Soulja Boy

Year: 2010

Justin Beiber and Soulja Boy describe a rich girl’s wardrobe choices. She wears golden chains on her wrist to have more than enough money in her pockets.

Beiber describes trying to treat this rich girl to dinner, and she picks up the tab instead. He admits that he likes being around a girl who has class and control. Soulja Boy chimes in saying that he likes how it looks when this rich girl shops with her credit cards purchasing the best clothes.

“Easy Money” by Billy Joel

“Easy Money” by Billy Joel

Year: 1983

Billy Joel tells a story of what many people wish they could make rather than working a 9-5. This easy money, he says, can be obtained from different betting rings at local parties. He describes his mind like a slot machine always trying to find the next big money hit without working too hard for it.

Joel is ok with engaging in a risky endeavor if it means it will yield him more monetary return. It’s to the point he would even phone his wife to let her know he would be late coming home that night. He is fine doing whatever it takes to get that easy money.

“Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by Panic! At the Disco

Year: 2018

Panic! At the Disco sings about the hard work it takes to become an artist in the music industry. From listening to music producers tell you everything they want you to do, to attending many practice recordings, there is a lot of responsibility involved in becoming famous.

He acknowledges that some friends are there for them while others are going to fall off the bandwagon in supporting him. The pop sensation even refers to the music industry as an evil entity where he is striving to be the best among the contenders.

“Gold Digger” by Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx

Year: 2005

Kanye West and Jamie Foxx tell the story of how women act when they are gold diggers. Rather than work hard to earn money themselves, they rely on the riches of men to get them everything they want in life. The only reason they are with someone is to have access to their money.

West tries to give this girl the benefit of the doubt. However, everyone knows that she goes after the richest men and nobody is broke. He even lets everyone know that she will go as far as to get child support from a man who is not the biological father of her son.

Despite all the warnings, the song narrator still loves this female gold digger. Hence, this shows the blind ignorance of some rich men who do not recognize the signs of dealing with one of these women.

“Make the Money” by Macklemore Featuring Ryan Lewis

Year: 2012

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis stress how important it is to do what you can to make money without it negatively changing who you are. Alter your life’s story for success without letting these changes make you a different person.

In the second verse after the first chorus, Macklemore prefers to not focus on being a celebrity and seeing himself on television. He believes doing so will cause too much of an ego where he loses his humble personality.

“Money” by Pink Floyd

Year: 1973

Pink Floyd illustrates the different uses and personalities of money in this song. It’s a positive entity allowing you to enjoy higher-scale amenities such as expensive restaurant food and lavish hotel stays.

Money is something that should belong only to the person making it. The band tells others not to touch the funds they have made. They also acknowledge how money can contribute to evil if people are too greedy with it.

The song briefly touches on how people ask for raises at the job. However, most of them know that their boss won’t want to give them one anyway. If they do, then it would be a very small one.

“Mo Money, Mo Problems” by the Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Mase and P. Diddy

Year: 1997

Three rap icons touch on how having more money can create more problems in life despite the perks of being rich. Sure, they can enjoy rides on yachts and buy whatever they want.

However, there are haters in the world ready to take their money because they do not want to work for it. Government entities are after you if you don’t pay your taxes. Getting caught up in gang life can complicate things further when fighting over money, drugs, and women amongst different feuds with competing individuals.

“Money Changes Everything” by Cyndi Lauper

Year: 1983

“Money Changes Everything” opens with a brief story of a woman leaving her current male significant other to go with someone else. The only reason she is doing this is because this new suitor has more money than her prior boyfriend.

The chorus can be interpreted as some people believing that a relationship thrives on love. However, some people start to realize that part of that happiness is because one or both people in the relationship have money for more monetary support. 

“She Works Hard For the Money” by Donna Summer

“She Works Hard For the Money” by Donna Summer

Year: 1983

Money is mainly obtained through hard work. Donna Summer sings about a woman who is doing just that.

The song highlights the story of a woman named Onetta. She tirelessly works with her clients to earn money for her business. Meanwhile, she ponders why many people seem to have everything they want and need while she is still struggling to obtain these monetary funds.

The lyrics fast forward a few decades where Onetta continues working for pennies on the dollar with subpar tips. However, she would prefer to make money honestly.

“Material Girl” by Madonna

Year: 1984

This is one of the other songs about being rich with the theme of staying in a relationship for money. The narrator, a self-proclaimed material girl, is only happy when the man she is dating supports her monetarily.

The men with less money ask to reconsider a relationship with them. However, her desire for possessions outweighs the love felt for poorer men.

This female narrator proclaims she only gives a man a chance if he can raise her investment interest and if he properly saves his money. Even in the 80s, many people were more focused on the number of possessions they owned than the quality of relationship bonds shared.

“It’s All About the Benjamins” by Puff Daddy and the Family Featuring Mase

Year: 1997

Collecting the Benjamins, or those $100 bills, is the name of Puff Daddy’s game. Besides his rapping career, Puff Daddy also owns the Sean John clothing line and the Bad Boy Entertainment record label.

Hence, his ability to hustle in business created more wealth for him. The song highlights what it’s like in gang life on the streets. Being a leader as a man with money, driving the best cars, and doing whatever it takes to keep the wealth coming in are the main themes of the lyrics.

“Money Trees” by Kendrick Lamar

Year: 2012

Kendrick Lamar speaks of his dreams of becoming a rapper. He highlights his previously poor lifestyle of eating Top Ramen while having his friends over and navigating relationships.

In the chorus, Lamar shows the different meanings of money trees. Shooting other people to get their riches, continuous hustling, and putting oneself over their homies are just a few meanings of money trees.

Then, the second verse shows how he has still kept his dream alive of being a rapper. His life of being in the streets and defending himself to make come-ups is his current lifestyle.

“I Get Money” by 50 Cent

Year: 2007

Money makes people frivolous. He boasts in “I Get Money” about having a new girlfriend and a new vehicle thanks to his money. He talks about his life in the streets before he became a rapper.

His daily life was killing people in opposing games to get his money. Now, his rapping career sustains him. His bankruptcy has caused him to live with less, but fans still remember his best rap songs. 

“Rich Rich” by Clem Hits Featuring Rico Maz

Year: 2022

These rappers love getting money and driving their upscale Mercedes Benz. Their one-track mind is to make money and do it as fast as a track star. They like to attract women with riches and buy them whatever they want.

The song narrator loves how his girl loves him for what he has. He is happy to provide her with a larger home and a better vehicle. Hence, the narrator believes money buys happiness for himself and his significant other.

“Mouth Full of Golds” by Gucci Mane Featuring Birdman

Year: 2011

Gucci Mane and Birdman love to flaunt their rich. Their wealth status is represented by a mouth full of gold teeth. The first half of the song speaks about bonding with their crew and staving off the haters around them. The second half repeats how rich they are based on how much gold is in their mouths. Hence, they are proud of their monetary worth and how great they look with gold in their mouth.

“Money Talks” by Rick James

Year: 1982

Rick James shows the power of money in his song, “Money Talks”. It influences the clothes and footwear people have and what type of food people eat.

However, money is difficult to come by for poor individuals. When taxes rise, it makes it harder for the poorer population to live life, but it barely affects richer people. “Money Talks” is a timeless song that speaks to the difficulties people still have with monetary funds in their lives.

“Slime” by Zoey Dollaz Featuring Rick Remedy, Smokepurpp, and Lil Yachty

Year: 2018

The term “slime” in rap songs is slang for referring to a group of people who are considered friends, homies, and self-proclaimed brothers. Hence, these four rappers are focused on staying together with their crew because there is power in numbers when becoming rich.

“Money On My Mind” by Lil Wayne

Year: 2005

Lil Wayne constantly repeats the title in the beginning lines of his song, “Money On My Mind” to emphasize how focused he is on getting cash for himself. He thrives on how fans and haters look at him in amazement when he gets out of his car.

The rapper proclaims that he puts money more on a pedestal than women. He knows he has to chase after making the money rather than waiting for it to come to him.

“Rich Girl Mood” by Dounia Featuring Kehlani

Year: 2018

Dounia and Kehlani define what it’s like to be in a rich girl’s mood. They enjoy drinking Henny with ice, looking good in their best outfits, and only shopping at the best quality brand clothing stores. The duo doesn’t care how they get their money because grabbing the bag happens by any means.

“Catch Flight” by Kodak Black

Year: 2013

Kodak Black is talking to a girl in the first verse of “Catch Flight”. He reminisces about how he used to sell drugs to get his money. Now as a famous rapper, he has accumulated riches without the hustle of selling drugs. Rather than focusing on relationships, he is more keen on increasing his wealth. 

“Baby You’re A Rich Man” by The Beatles

“Baby You’re A Rich Man” by The Beatles

Year: 1967

The Beatles sang this song to show that being rich is not all that matters. While they did have a lot of money from being a famous rock band, they did not let this change who they were. The melody asks listeners to love what they already have and not let the greed of riches overtake what’s most important in their lives.

“Mad Rich” by Rico Nasty

Year: 2017

Rico Nasty is a young rapper that came into riches early in his life. In the lyrics, he proclaims that he acts twice his age because of how well he manages his money. He loves the fact that he gets respect because of how rich he looks when he steps out of his vehicle in public.

“Kings & Queens” by Lil Wayne

Year: 2020

Lil Wayne loves rapping about what it feels like to go after riches. He speaks about his brothers and sisters in the music industry and other fellow rich individuals, likening them to royalty because of their wealth. The rapper knows his potential for getting money is unlimited.

“Fly Rich” by Rich Gang Featuring Stevie J, Future, Tyga, Meek Mill & Mystikal

Year: 2013

Everyone in the Rich Gang has a different definition of what is the best thing about being rich. Future likes how his best clothes make him cool. Tyga loves the amenities of being rich such as luxury cars, jet rides, and premium dining experiences. Meek Mill prefers to exercise his authority over others and proclaims what’s his when others step out of line. 

“Rich Girl” by Hall and Oates

Year: 1976

The song’s narrator shows a rich girl that wealth is not going to get her far in life. They tell her that she is not mentally strong because she relies on her wealth to solve her problems rather than critical thinking. It’s to the point the money is making her more selfish than a genuine person.

“Young Millionaires” by Wiz Khalifa

Year: 2012

Wiz Khalifa reminisces on coming up from nothing into riches in the present day. He claims to have made $100,000 one day and is proud he was able to purchase what he was smoking with his cash. He calls out the Dior brand as one of his preferred wardrobe options.

“FYBR (First Year Being Rich)” by A$AP Mob

Year: 2017

The narrator thinks about starting the year in poverty and how he obtained wealth with his new rapping career. In this case, he discusses buying an expensive home and boat, purchasing estates, and indulging in expensive jewelry. Reminiscing a lost homie makes the transition harder, but he still tries to enjoy his new life.

“Big Homie” by Symba Featuring 2 Chainz

“Big Homie” by Symba Featuring 2 Chainz

Year: 2020

“Big Homie’s” song narrator admits he is conceited, but he cannot help himself because of his riches. He lavishes staying at the Ritz Carlton on vacations, driving his Mercedes Benz, and purchasing Cartier jewelry for his mother. Wealth means doing for yourself and not worrying about the success of others along the way.

Top Songs About Being Rich, Final Thoughts

Do you still dream of being rich? We hope that these songs about being rich have motivated you on the right path to obtaining long-term wealth. Work hard, find your passion, and never give up!

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