Customarily loaded with Rodney Dangerfield one-liners, Easy Money is the humorous tale of Monty, a poor slob forced to rid himself of all his vices and extra pounds for a year in order to collect a large inheritance. The accompanying soundtrack, however, is an unlikely hodgepodge of material ranging from flat '80s pop to traditional Italian music and like-themed instrumentals by Laurence Rosenthal. Short on highlights, Billy Joel, Scandal, the Weather Girls, and Nick Lowe grant mediocre pop/rockers (all easily obtained elsewhere), and Heaven's heavy metal ode to rock giant, "In the Beginning," is fairly laughable for all the wrong reasons. Even Dangerfield's throaty vocals on "Funiculi, Funicula" sound as if he had a few too many at an open-bar reception, further proof that this collection of songs doesn't mix very well and shouldn't be taken too seriously.
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AllMusic Review by Craig Curtice