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The Best Songs About Greed 

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Updated September 24, 2019 1.1k votes 428 voters 49.3k views 33 items

Greed is one of the seven deadly sins, but it also makes for a good tune. Enjoy this list of the best songs about greed, ranked by your votes. Songs about greed either celebrate getting everything you can or they lament the money-loving state of society. There are great hip-hop songs about greed and great rock songs about greed. Most of the top songs about avarice reference money in their lyrics.

Madonna took pride in her greed with her 1984 hit, “Material Girl,” as did The Beatles with their track, “Money (That's What I Want). Nine Inch Nails compared doing anything for money to losing your soul on their heavy-hitting song, “Head Like a Hole” and Steve Miller Band sang about a cash grab on “Take the Money and Run.”

There are tons of great hip-hop songs about greed, but one of the best is “C.R.E.A.M” by Wu-Tang Clan. On the track's hook, Method Man raps, “Cash rules everything around me C.R.E.A.M./Get the money, dollar, dollar bill, y'all.” Kanye West's “Gold Digger” is another good song about greed.

Which song about greed do you think is the best? Be as greedy as you like and vote all of your favorites to the top of this list.
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Kanye West, Jamie Foxx
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Pink Floyd, Flashback!
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Madonna
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AC/DC
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Steve Miller Band
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John Fogerty
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
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Wu-Tang Clan
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Nine Inch Nails
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Pet Shop Boys
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Eddie Vedder
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Linkin Park
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Fitz & the Tantrums
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System of a Down
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Killing Joke
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The Stooges
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Silverstein
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Love & Greed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Greed
Blues Traveler
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Grand Funk Railroad
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Bush