Money City Maniacs

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"Money City Maniacs"
Money City Maniacs.jpg
Single by Sloan
from the album Navy Blues
Released 1998
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Length 3:53
Label murderecords
Writer(s) Patrick Pentland, Sloan
Sloan singles chronology
"G Turns to D"
"Money City Maniacs"
"She Says What She Means"
Music video
"Money City Maniacs" on YouTube

"Money City Maniacs" is a song by Canadian rock band Sloan, released as the first single from their 1998 album, Navy Blues.


The song begins with a repeated siren, followed with a bassline and series of power chords which form the basis of the introduction and verses. The song's chorus describes a practical joke wherein a friend's body is covered in Coke fizz. The bassline of the song bears a resemblance to AC/DC's "Live Wire". The similarity is noted by Patrick Pentland in an interview with Chart magazine.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Money City Maniacs" was directed by Mike Andringa, who previously directed Sloan's music videos for "The Good in Everyone" and "The Lines You Amend." The video consists of the band playing with intermittent freeze frames and faux-red colorization.

In popular culture[edit]

  • The song is featured on the MuchMusic compilation album, Big Shiny Tunes 3.
  • The song was used in Labatt's television commercials in Canada in the late 1990s.
  • The song is featured in an episode of the television show Revolution which was originally broadcast on March 5, 2014.
  • A soundalike version of the song's main riff was used in commercials for Future Shop, a former Canadian electronics retailer.
  • The song is featured in the film Goon.
  • The song is used as the entrance song for the Halifax Mooseheads.


Year Peak Chart Position
1998 7[2] 4[3]


  1. ^ "Sloan's Navy Blues Album Explained Track-By-Track". Chart. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 67, No. 9, May 25, 1998". RPM. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 67, No. 17, July 20, 1998". RPM. Retrieved 2010-05-16.