Wall Street's Top 10: The Best Songs Ever Made About Greed,

by Derek Loosvelt | March 24, 2011

In honor of the company Muzak being sold (yes, Muzak is the producer of those elevator tunes everybody loves to hate), The Wall Street Journal is holding an informal contest that's open until the end of the day, asking readers to submit their suggestions for the songs that "best describe M&A or Wall Street in general," or that can be "twisted into an M&A-related meaning."

So far, there have been some fine submissions, including Depeche Mode's "Everything Counts" (The handshake/Seals the contract/From the contract/There's no turning back) and The Turtles' "Happy Together" (If I should call you up, invest a dime/And you say you belong to me and ease my mind/Imagine how the world could be, so very fine/So happy together).

You can cast your vote find out which song won here.

As for my submission, I'd have to vote for this one (written by Robert A. Zimmerman), which I like to imagine is being sung from the POV of ex-Bear Stearns CEO Jimmy "Jamaica" Cayne, circa February '08:

(WSJ: Reader Contest! What's the Best M&A Song Ever?)

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