02/04/2013 11:54 EST | Updated 05/15/2013 10:57 EDT

Canadian Penny: A Goodbye Playlist For Canada's One Cent Coin


Today marks the sad end for the penny, a minuscule monetary denomination that was perhaps best known as provider of good luck (if you saw one and picked it up, that is) and the inspiration for a street name that inspired a Beatles song. Alas, pretty soon "Penny Lane" may be the main reason the upcoming generation ever thinks about the penny, which makes us feel, well, old.

So we put together a metaphorical mixtape of songs about pennies that we'd suggest you somehow record onto a cassette tape and play in your boombox while you shake your angry fists at the kids on your lawn and tell them about how, back in our day, we had pennies, and we liked 'em, dammit. (And we tied onions to our belts, which was the style at the time.)