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  1. That Nigga

    That Nigga aka Hot Shyt

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    I'm doing a paper for Economics class and i need some songs that pertain to the economy.

    basically I'm gonna take three songs and summarize the message of the lyrics, and list all economic concepts (money, jobs, unemployment, consumption, spending/saving, etc.), and analyze the economic thinking behind the lyrics.


    Only song i can think of right now is Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues


    can y'all think of any others?
    test
  2. RealMS

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    If You're Out There, John Legend
    Ain't Nobody Worrying, Anthony Hamilton
    Stand Up for Love, Destiny's Child (?)

    What about Stevie Wonder...
    hope that helped, I can't really think of any @ the moment.
    test
  3. SimpleMinded

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    Man, I feel like there should be a ton of songs that fit here from soulful singers but I can't think of any off hand. Has Lyfe Jennings done some? I feel like that's down his alley.
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  4. That Nigga

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    ^there's a bunch of political songs from soul singers, but most of them dont really mention the economy. LIke that John Legend song RealMS posted. The lyrics are uplifting and say we need a change but it has nothing to do with economics.

    I have until the end of April, I'll probably come across some songs by then.

    Thanks for y'alls input.
    test
  5. That Nigga

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    i did a google and i came across this list of top 10 songs about the economy. I didnt really want to dissect songs that were in music genres that I dont really care for though.


    1. “Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man),” Randy Newman

    2. “How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?” Bruce Springsteen

    3. “No Depression,” The Carter Family/Uncle Tupelo

    4. “Working Man Blues,” Merle Haggard

    5. “Storm of Worry,” Sonny Landreth

    6. “Busted,” Johnny Cash/Ray Charles

    7. “Loan Me a Dime,” Boz Scaggs w/Duane Allman

    8. “Lord, Help the Poor and Needy,” Cat Power

    9. “Can’t Lose What You Never Had,” Allman Brothers band

    10. “Poor House,” Traveling Wilburys
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  6. SimpleMinded

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    Hrmmm what about 2pac's dear mr president?

    Maybe Nappy Roots Sick and Tired?
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  7. The Jeus

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    The first song that popped into my head was Kanye West - All Falls Down

    Also:
    Anthony David - Red Clay Chronicles
    Jagged Edge - This Goes Out (sort of)
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  8. SimpleMinded

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    what about Stevie Wonder's Living in the City?
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  9. That Nigga

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    thanks, i could use some of the songs mentioned in here.


    I know i'm gonna use that new Cam'ron song, "I Hate My Job"


    what album is that Jagged Edge song on?
    test
  10. The Jeus

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    Jagged Little Thrill (same one as Where the Party At)
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