I knew that I knew this song for so long, but when I finally googled it I finally figured out how I knew it. It’s on the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack. Anyway, this song was a group of Dutch guys just trying to sing about a “little greenback” (urban dictionary 1990 for “dollars”)–but the song was somehow given the wrong title of “Little Green Bag.” Most people assumed the song was about a bag of lost pot. I always assumed that too.
Here are some other cool stats from Wikipedia: “The song’s single peaked at #9 on the Dutch Top 40 singles chart and #3 in Belgium. In the United States, the single reached #16 in the summer of 1970 on the Cashbox chart and #21 on the US Billboard Top 100. In 1992, when the song was used in the Quentin Tarantino film, Reservoir Dogs, it became an international cult classic. Also in 1992, the song reached #1 in Japan after being used in a Japanese whiskey commercial.”