Album: Sounds Good Feels Good (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • 5SOS's Ashton Irwin and Luke Hemmings wrote this song with Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden. The Madden brothers co-wrote "Amnesia" on the guys' first album and five of the tracks on Sounds Good Feels Good.
  • Sounds Good Feels Good producer John Feldman told Fuse TV: "I wrote that guitar riff--it almost sounded more like a Bleachers track. Cut-up, glitchy, guitar part...It was a little more programmed. Ashton came in and was like, 'What if we had live drums?' and it became more like Beastie Boys, Sum-41. The band came in and made it their own."

    "Benji and Joel write almost exclusively about money and girls. They love hip hop, they're handsome, really funny dudes and they walked in with that 'Take my money!' refrain. It was Luke and Michael [Clifford] who really took the reins wrapping up the lyrics."
  • Feldman explained why this was chosen as Sounds Good Feels Good's opening track: "In essence of time, between album one and album two, 'Money' is such an important song," he said. "This record has grown up. I think there are going to be some fans who won't want to grow up with the guys. This is still that fun loving pop-punk from the first album. 'Money' bridges the the gap between the two."

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