Tax Day Playlist: 30 Songs to Get You Through

Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills," Aloe Blacc's "I Need a Dollar" and Pink Floyd's "Money" are among the songs that should help get you through Tax Day.
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Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" should get you in the mood for Tax Day.

April 15th is a day Americans dread: Tax Day. Unless you’re an accountant or a tax preparer about to get a big paycheck — and even then, you might be stressed from weeks of handling other people’s taxes.

We hope you stocked up on coffee and comfort food and remembered to organize the endless pile of e-data and bits of paper you’ll need in order to hang on to as much of your dear cash as you can. In sympathy, we’ve prepared a list of thumping tunes to keep you going as you make your way through all those damn forms tonight.

The arguably most famous song about taxes — “Taxman” — is, alas, not included here. While we wait for The Beatles to finally become available on Spotify, here are some tracks other than the George Harrison-penned anthem to get you through your annual fun with the Infernal Revenue Service. And if you need a few about being annoyed at the government, they're in here too.

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