Money, Money, Money

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A temporary throwback to ABBA's rather cheesy early singles -- especially coming directly after the utterly sublime "Dancing Queen" and just before the heartbreaking "Knowing Me, Knowing You" -- "Money Money Money" at least has an obvious sense of humor about its over the top lyrics and gloriously kitschy, faux-dramatic chorus. The lyrics, the plaintive tale of a would-be gold digger, sound like they should have been sung by a B-list actress in the villain role in some forgotten MGM musical of the '30s, and the deliberately over-dramatic chorus, with its huge tympani rolls and orchestral stabs, supports this fantasy.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
No Image 1976 Polydor
Arrival 1977 Polydor / Universal International 3:06
No Image 1979 Atlantic 3:07
No Image 1980 Montery / IVE
No Image 1982 Polydor
Hits, Vol. 2 1988 Pickwick 3:05
Gold: Greatest Hits [Video] 1993 Polydor
Gold: Greatest Hits 1993 Polydor / PolyGram 3:06
Thank You for the Music [1995] 1995 Polydor
Thank You for the Music [Box] 1995 Polygram 3:08
Forever Gold 1998 Polydor / Polygram 3:08
Singles Collection 1972-82 1999 Polygram 3:05
25th Anniversary Singles Collection 1999 Polar Records 3:09
Complete Golden Collection 2000 Polygram 3:06
The Definitive Collection 2001 UTV / Polygram 3:05
The Songs of ABBA 2002 K-Tel Distribution 3:08
Real ABBA Gold [Musicbank] 2002 Musicbank
ABBA and Other 70's Disco Hits 2003
Voulez Vous/Super Trouper/Arrival 2003 Universal International 4:23
The ABBA Story 2004 Polar Records 3:07
Mamma Mia! 2005
Various Artists
Universal Distribution / Universal Music Latino 3:03
The Complete Studio Recordings 2005 Universal / Universal International 3:07
No Image 2005 Universal Distribution 3:05
Chronicles 2006 Polydor / Polar 3:06
Number Ones 2006 Polar Records 3:07
S.O.S.: Best of ABBA 2007 Polar Records
Golden Years 2007 PHV
No Image 2007 Polydor
ABBA Gold 2009 Universal Distribution 3:08
ABBA: The Vinyl Collection 2010 Polydor / Universal Distribution / Universal Music 3:08
No Image 2013
No Image Universal Distribution