"Money Changes Everything" is a song written by Tom Gray, frontman of the Brains, and was the band's only underground hit. It was recorded by Cyndi Lauper for her debut album, She's So Unusual and was released as a single in 1984, peaking at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is about how money interferes with personal relationships.
The original single was released in 1978 by the Brains as a 45 rpm single on Gray Matter Records. The B side of the single was a song called "Quick with Your Lip". The initial underground success of the song led to the Brains being signed by Mercury Records