Money Makes the Girl$ Go Round

Album: single release only (2010)
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Songfacts®:

  • Official Hot Mess is an American teen pop-rock band formed in 2007 in Sarasota Florida by co-vocalists Kristy and Lindsey Landers. At the age of five, the sisters composed and performed their first songs on a PBS children's television show. They later formed Official Hot Mess whilst still at school with rhythm guitarist Adam Evans, bass player Billy Burke, lead guitarist Jake Freeman and drummer Joe Pezzino.

    The band garnered media attention and a cult following after scoring their first record deal before graduating high school. They released their debut album on September 5, 2007, Fallin' Angel under the recording label King Records, a division of Sony Music Japan. The band's music video for their first single, "Welcome 2 LA" was premiered on MTVU on April 30, 2010. This is the follow-up, which was premiered on AOL Music and AOL Radio on September 30, 2010.
  • Kirsty and Lindsey told the story of the song to AntiMusic: "'Money Makes the Girl$ Go Round' is a sassy and playful party song that we wrote with an underlying contemporary and ironic twist on the classic phrase from Cabaret. The sarcasm and little bit of humor in the lyrics infused with the kitchy synth elements and rock guitars make it come alive."
  • The song was inspired by a real life situation during a performance at the Playboy Mansion with Kevin Rudolf. The sisters explained: "After our set, we were just hanging out and doing some intense 'people-watching' lol. Clearly, some of the events we witnessed were very entertaining… and definitely inspirational in the writing process."
  • The song has featured on E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians and MTV's The Real World.

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