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DJ Derek’s top accounting tunes

16th Apr 2014
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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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By Carlhotson
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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By pjwilloughby
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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By paul.gloverstanbury
16th Apr 2014 16:35

And for the numerically challenged....

One and one is one - Medicine Head

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By GuestXXX
17th Mar 2015 16:34



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Locutus of Borg
By Locutus
16th Apr 2014 21:06

OK here's one without money

Pocket Calculator - Kraftwerk

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By Sherman Holter
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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By [email protected]
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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By vicki oliver
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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