Favorite Songs About Poverty

  1. Dolly Parton, "Coat of Many Colors"
  2. Funkadelic, "Cosmic Slop"
  3. William Shatner feat. Ben Folds & Joe Jackson, "Common People"
    https://youtu.be/ainyK6fXku0 (I have never understood why it took a senior-citizen character actor's performance to bring out the true ferocity of this song, but I way, WAY prefer it to the original version)
  4. Scarface feat. 2Pac, "Smile"
  5. Morrissey, "On the Streets I Ran"
    https://youtu.be/PTRBHIJUN8s (Opening lines of this song run through my head about once a week)
  6. James Brown, "Down and Out in New York City"
    https://youtu.be/CstazhyQ6F0 (Vocal on this is unbelievable)