"Money (That's What I Want)" as written by Janie Bradford and Berry Gordy Jr....
The best things in life are free
But you can keep them for the birds and bees
Now give me money
That's what I want
That's what I want, yeah
That's what I want

You're lovin' gives me a thrill
But you're lovin' don't pay my bills
Now give me money
That's what I want
That's what I want, yeah
That's what I want

Money don't get everything it's true
What it don't get, I can't use
Now give me money
That's what I want
That's what I want, yeah
That's what I want, wah

Money don't get everything it's true
What it don't get, I can't use
Now give me money
That's what I want
That's what I want, yeah
That's what I want

Well now give me money
A lot of money
Wow, yeah, I wanna be free
Oh I want money
That's what I want
That's what I want, well
Now give me money
A lot of money
Wow, yeah, you need money
Now, give me money
That's what I want, yeah
That's what I want


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"Money [Mono]" as written by Berry Gordy Jr. Janie Bradford

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    General Commentwhen did the beatles make this song and what album is it on? ive never heard it
    tommy5454on March 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is on their second album, 'With The Beatles', track 14. The song is not written by any of the beatles, it is one of their covers.
    MetChickon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song in underrated, is great, even if it wasn´t written by the beatles
    the lyric it´s a little ugly but it doesn´t matter
    ndnon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBetter than this version is the one by...some obscure 80's band with a female vocalist...The Insects or someting like that.

    They take it to another place. They push the form closer to the content and it sounds greedy and souless yet musical.

    Brilliant!
    coo2kachooon December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry, but I hate, hate, HATE that 80's version. This version is the only way to go. Better than the original, better than any version since. Excellent.
    majestikmoose9on January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think you guys are talking about the Pretenders' cover of this song because they have a female vocalist (Chrissie Hynde) and they formed in the late seventies. Also, the song was written by Janie Bradford and Berry Gordy and sung by Barrett Strong. I like the Beatle version best.
    mandolinloseron February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti thought they meant the flying lizards
    hepon May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis version is good. But the original Barret Strong version is better.
    whapcapnon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"i thought they meant the flying lizards"

    I hope so. I can't think of anyone who would call the Pretenders obscure... (btw, I am mandolinloser. cept a year older.)
    missworld77on April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAll this time i had thought the flying lizards were the ones to come up with the amazing song!
    && i had always applauded them for being o innovative and they way they made it sound so cold
    and distant

    the only reson why i found out the beatles sang this was because i went to look up their discography to organize my library & whaddayahhknow?!

    never did i expect this to be a beatles song.
    i have never hear the beatles version but i doubt i would like it.
    it just doesnt go with their whole vibe,dont you think?
    shakelly_blackmouthon April 12, 2009   Link

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