DJ Derek’s top accounting tunes

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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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    16th Apr 2014 11:36

    Derek's Top Accounting Tunes

    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



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    16th Apr 2014 11:47

    Obviously not a rock fan ....

    Money - Pink Floyd

    Money for Nothing - Dire Straits  

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    By puzzel
    16th Apr 2014 12:29

    What most of us do every day

    Living by numbers - New Musik

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    16th Apr 2014 12:47

    How about

    Brass in Pocket - The Pretenders

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    16th Apr 2014 16:35

    And for the numerically challenged....

    One and one is one - Medicine Head

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    17th Mar 2015 16:34



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    By Locutus
    16th Apr 2014 21:06

    OK here's one without money

    Pocket Calculator - Kraftwerk

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    16th Apr 2014 23:54

    Bob Marley

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

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    17th Apr 2014 09:11

    Derek’s selection includes some pretty obscure tracks

    Derek, thanks for correcting the Ska deficit on this site! Never mind the tenuous accounting links, a monthly playlist from your archives would be much appreciated.

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    17th Apr 2014 12:10


    Offshore Banking Business - The Members


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    By Carat
    17th Apr 2014 12:14


    "Money on my Mind" - Sam Smith

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    By Albasas
    18th Apr 2014 10:33

    Top Toons

    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







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