Dirty Cash (Money Talks)

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"Dirty Cash (Money Talks)"
Dirty Cash (Money Talks).jpg
Single by The Adventures of Stevie V
from the album Adventures Of Stevie V
Released1989, 1990, 1997, 2014 (1989, 1990, 1997, 2014)
  • Mick Walsh
  • Stevie Vincent
Producer(s)Stevie Vincent
Music video
"Dirty Cash (Money Talks)" on YouTube

"Dirty Cash (Money Talks)" is a song by British dance act The Adventures of Stevie V.


"Dirty Cash" was sung by Melody Washington,[1] composed/played by Mick Walsh,[1] produced by Stevie Vincent[1] and released on the Mercury Record Label.[2]

"Dirty Cash" was first released in 1989 on Mercury Record Label,[2] then again in 1990 both on 7" vinyl, where it went to number one on the US dance chart.[3] Dirty Cash was then re-released as a remastered '97 remix in 1997. In June 2014, "Dirty Cash" was once again remixed, this time by Alan Fitzpatrick.[4][5]

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard wrote about the song: "Huge U.K. track is finally unleashed stateside sporting some new mixes. Seductive house track with an underground sensibility sports a tasty vocal hook and top of the chart potential."[6]

The Gavin Report wrote about the song: "British-based writer/producer Stevie Vincent spent six weeks Top Ten in the U.K. with this track, selling a quarter million copies in the process—no easy task in that market. Vocalist Melody Washington, a music teacher from Georgia living in England and teaching for the U.S. Air Force, met Stevie while she was playing in a local club near his home. A fortunate meeting for them and for us, who get to ride the rhythm of this exceptional entry."[7]

Network 40 wrote: "Almost a mood piece, "Dirty Cash" has a soulful vocal approach backed by a Euro-dance production somewhat reminiscent of the Pet Shop Boys."[8]


Chart (1989–90) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 25
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[11] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 75
Chart (1997) Peak
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13] 94
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 69

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Song Facts: Dirty Cash by Adventures of Stevie V
  2. ^ a b 45cat: Adventures Of Stevie V- Dirty Cash (Money Talks)
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 17.
  4. ^ iTunes: Dirty Cash (2014 Remixes Pt1)
  6. ^ "Billboard: Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard magazine (23 June 1990, page 71). Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  7. ^ Sholin, Dave (29 June 1990). "Gavin Picks > Singles" (PDF). Gavin Report. No. 1813. p. 52. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Top 40: Music Meeting" (PDF). Network 40 (6 July 1990, page 22). Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Adventures of Stevie V: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "The Adventures of Stevie V Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "The Adventures of Stevie V Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "The Adventures of Stevie V Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.