As capitalism continues with no end in sight, there have been many valiant strides made by business owners for ethical and sustainable business practices. However, that is not to suggest that all capitalists are ethical or prioritize sustainability. Check out this playlist of people who are having trouble paying their bills.
I Know About Pain
“What would you do if your son was at home crying all alone/On the bedroom floor ’cause he’s hungry?” This song was a major hit in the early 2000s because the premise is so relatable. As the trio goes back and forth on accountability and personal responsibility, the chorus remains strictly observational.
Cash Rules Everything
“She had a good day, bad day, sunny day, rainy day all he wanna know is…” Some tracks are so realistic they’re sickening. Wyclef Jean captures the bleak life cycle of a career pimp and prostitute. To make matters even more heart wrenching, the music video takes place in a refugee camp.
Can’t Pay My Rent
A school assembly at my high school once utilized this song to display the dangers of spending outside of one’s budget. Based on all of the dancing in the aisles, I’m not so sure the message was received. “Got everythang in my momma’s name!”
Say what you will, but Jay-Z pays his bills. Beyoncé is not one to let a slacker get away with it. “I don’t think you do so you and me are through!”
Also Known As A Buster
This was my very first feminist jam. “A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me!” The chorus is savage but ultimately very simple.
When you need financial help, who do you lean on? No one loves paying bills, but what’s your favorite jam to be frugal to? Let us know by leaving a comment!