The Moneymaker

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"The Moneymaker"
Single by Rilo Kiley
from the album Under the Blacklight
B-side "Big Break"
Released July 3, 2007
Length 2:51
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Jenny Lewis
Producer(s) Jason Lader
Rilo Kiley singles chronology
"Silver Lining"
"The Moneymaker"
"Breakin' Up"

"The Moneymaker" is a song by American indie rock band Rilo Kiley. It was released on July 3, 2007, as the first single from the group's fourth album Under the Blacklight (2007).[1] The lyrics are almost certainly about sex, if not prostitution or the adult industry, in keeping with the album's theme of showing the "sketchy side" of Los Angeles.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "The Moneymaker" opens with brief clips of interviews (apparently conducted by Jenny Lewis) with pornographic actors Tommy Gunn, Faye Runaway, and Hailey Young.[2] Along with the band, these three are featured in the video, where they interact in what is best described as a sexually charged manner.[2]

Use in popular culture[edit]

In 2009 American-based fast-food restaurant chain Carl's Jr. used the song in one of its commercials.[3] The same year "The Moneymaker" was featured in an episode of 90210 TV series.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[1]
No. Title Length
1. "The Moneymaker"   2:51
Digital download — EP[5]
No. Title Length
1. "The Moneymaker"   2:51
2. "Draggin' Around"   3:24
3. "Big Break"   2:31


  1. ^ a b "The Moneymaker - Single by Rilo Kiley". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Julie Bolcer (July 6, 2007). "Rilo Kiley Shakes 'The Moneymaker'". NewNowNext. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Audrina Patridge Trades "The Hills" for the Beach in Hot New Ad for Carl's Jr.". Carl's Jr. June 24, 2009. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ Matt Richenthal (September 30, 2009). "90210 Music from "The Porn King"". Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Moneymaker - EP by Rilo Kiley". iTunes Store (NZ). Retrieved November 14, 2015. 

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