This Escape The Fate single about having a good time can be interpreted in a number of ways. Lead guitarist Monte Money sees it as being about not worrying about anything except Rock and Roll. "Forget everything. Let's go out there and rock out. Get pumped up. Get crazy," stated Money to Revolver magazine. "I'm excited we're releasing 'One for the Money' because it's money and we're from Las Vegas so you know that makes sense."
Not all of the band members were sure they liked this fist-pumping anthem when they first started tracking it. Drummer Robert Ortiz admitted to Revolver magazine that he originally hated the tune, calling it "cheesy," but the song eventually won him over. "It was clear that no matter what, it was really catchy," he said. "It bumps. When it would come through the speakers, this song was blowing all the other ones away, so it's like, 'Damn it!' But at the end of the day, we were really excited about it."
The song's music video comprises footage from different shows, including Dirt Fest in Michigan and the Download Festival in England. Ortiz told Revolver magazine: "We had so many different ideas for the video, but what it comes down to is that this song is really just a pump-up song. That's what we wanted–something that just gets people going and stoked, so what better than our show? Because that's where we thrive."