Money comes in only slightly behind love, sex, and death in terms of subjects musicians write songs about. Maybe it’s because capitalism has warped us all on such a deep societal level that our artists view the acquisition of wealth as on par with the more primal themes (love, sex, death) that we like our artists to deal with, or it could be the fact that it’s notoriously difficult to make a survivable amount of money to live off of by playing music.

Either way, click through the jump to check out five songs that make the root of all evil tuneful.