7 money-motivation songs to add to your lockdown playlist

Even as COVID-19 social distancing restrictions ease, we’ll still be living in unprecedented economic conditions. Combine this financial uncertainty with the social exasperation of being physically separated from friends and family for months, and we might just melt into a puddle of anxiety and tension. 

So, let’s dance out those stress knots and sing-scream our money concerns away with these financially-focused songs. Whether you need to belt out a track disowning the rat race or get motivated to chase extra dollars in your downtime, we’ve got a money-motivated tune to help you groove through isolation. Turn it up!

Money, Money, Money - ABBA (1976)

Listen to this when… you’re feeling frustrated while applying for any form of financial assistance, from government support to bank relief. Dance it out disco-style while you commune with Agnetha and Anni-Frid about paying bills and getting by in a rich man’s world.

Money - Pink Floyd (1973)

Listen to this when… the capitalist system has you feeling conflicted. Sure, money may be the root of all evil, but it can also do good. If your savings are already sorted in a high interest account, give some away or invest it in your community using Mozo’s money kindness tips.

She Works Hard for the Money - Donna Summer (1983)

Listen to this when… you’ve been hustling hard and need some musical support from another dedicated worker. While you’re enjoying a well-earned ballad-belting break, make sure your home loan is treating you right. If you’re not getting the best rates or features from your current lender, consider refinancing to make more out of those hard-earned dollars.

Bitch Better Have My Money - Rihanna (2015)

Listen to this when… you’re still waiting for payment to come through on that freelance job you did months ago. If you’re trying to turn your side hustle into a full time gig, remember you’re running a business! Don’t be afraid to channel Rihanna’s confidence and follow up with clients for the third time if necessary. But, you know, don’t kidnap anyone.

Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) - Petshop Boys (1986)

Listen to this when… the synthy potential of the ’80s is speaking through you and you’re ready to take control of your finances. Rather than taking part in the alluded-to crime the Petshop Boys propose, maximise your savings from home as you listen to this track.

Money - Leikeli47 (2016)

Listen to this when… you’re planning big money moves for the future. Like Leikeli47, you always want to be scopin’ while you pump this track. Perhaps you’re keeping an eye on the property market as auctions reopen and more developments take place? Or maybe you’re locking in a solid fixed rate with a term deposit to collect a tidy sum upon maturity? Either way, looking beyond overnight gains is a smart road to success. 

Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G. Feat. Puff Daddy & Mase (1997)

Listen to this when… self-empowerment is keeping the party going, even in isolation. You may not be making the same bank as Biggie and the crew back in the day, but small successes are worth celebrating. If you’re managing to add to your savings more or break-even on your crisis budget, bop to this tune while you consider the impact of money in the changing world around you.

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