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DJ Derek’s top accounting tunes

With a holiday weekened in the offing, AccountingWEB caught up with Born Dull?! Personality of the Year 2013 DJ Derek for his top 10 favourite accounting-related tracks. Here are some great cuts to spice up your party soundtrack. 

Derek’s selection includes some pretty obscure tracks, even for the regular reggae listener, but he managed to pin down 10 tunes with a financial theme, if only by title.

“You’re not going to get songs about double entry, at least not in the context of accounting,” Derek said. “A lot of people have probably never heard of these artists outside of my specific genre of music, as most of them are old 1960s ska,” he explained.

Here are DJ Derek’s top accounting tracks, with his unique commentary...


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Derek's Top Accounting Tunes

Carlhotson | | Permalink

Outside Derek's genre, but the following 1960/70's tracks would be in my list:

"Taxman", The Beatles

"Can't buy me love", The Beatles

"Money, Money, Money", Abba



Obviously not a rock fan ....

pjwilloughby | | Permalink

Obviously not a rock fan ....

Money - Pink Floyd

Money for Nothing - Dire Straits  

puzzel's picture

What most of us do every day

puzzel | | Permalink

Living by numbers - New Musik's picture

How about | | Permalink

Brass in Pocket - The Pretenders

paul.gloverstanbury's picture

And for the numerically challenged....

paul.gloverstanbury | | Permalink

One and one is one - Medicine Head


GuestXXX | | Permalink



Locutus's picture

OK here's one without money

Locutus | | Permalink

Pocket Calculator - Kraftwerk

Bob Marley

Sherman Holter | | Permalink

If he ever had to phone HMRC then he would have thought of "Waiting in vain"


vicki oliver | | Permalink

Offshore Banking Business - The Members



Carat | | Permalink

"Money on my Mind" - Sam Smith

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Top Toons

Albasas | | Permalink

How about 2 + 2 = 5 by Radiohead (see what I did there?).

Numbers by Kraftwerk.

Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks

Everything Counts by Depeche Mode

9-5 Sheena Easton or (Working) 9-5 by Dolly Parton

Perfect Sense - Roger Waters. A pomp contender for the Accountants National Anthem. Complete as it is with the immortal lyrics:

Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense
Expressed in dollars and cents,
Pounds, shillings and pence
Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense