Money Won't Change You

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"Money Won't Change You Part 1"
Single by James Brown
from the album Sings Raw Soul
B-side "Money Won't Change You Part 2"
Released July 1966 (1966-07)
Format 7"
Recorded June 9, 1966, Talent Masters Studios, New York, NY
Genre Soul, funk
  • 2:45 (Part 1)
  • 2:19 (Part 2)
Label King
  • James Brown
  • Nat Jones
Producer(s) James Brown
James Brown charting singles chronology
"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
"Money Won't Change You Part 1"
"Don't Be a Drop-Out"

"Money Won't Change You" is a song recorded by James Brown in 1966. It was released in edited form as a two-part single which charted #11 R&B and #53 Pop.[1] Both parts of the single were included on Brown's 1967 album Sings Raw Soul. An unedited version of the song appeared for the first time in the 1991 box set Star Time.[2]

Aretha Franklin covered "Money Won't Change You" on her 1968 album Lady Soul.


  1. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
  2. ^ Leeds, Alan, and Harry Weinger (1991). "Star Time: Song by Song". In Star Time (pp. 46–53) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.