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15 Songs for Labor Day - Take Credit for your Hard Work!

Posted by Eric "Stens" Stensvaag on Sep 2, 2020 8:16:34 PM

Isn’t 2020 over yet?? Nope. But we are, finally, nearing the 4th quarter. With the arrival of Labor Day and fall, it might be helpful to take a moment to step back and TAKE CREDIT for how hard we’ve all been working this year. That’s the point of Labor Day right? It’s hard to recall a time when reflecting on one’s work--medical professionals, essential workers, loyal telecommuters, working parents, brave protesters for racial justice, politicians (those actually working to keep us safe and solvent), those unexpectedly working to find a new job, etc.--was more important.
Here are 15 of the timeless songs that celebrate work...and yeah, we know some of these have to do with sex too, but mostly work:

Listen to the full YouTube playlist here.

A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles (1964)

Workin’ Man’s Blues by Merle Haggard (1969)

Takin’ Care of Business by Bachman Turner Overdrive (1974)

Career Opportunities by The Clash (1977)

9 to 5 by Dolly Parton (1980)

Workin’ for a Livin’ by Huey Lewis & The News (1982)

She Works Hard for the Money by Donna Summers (1983)

Hard Workin’ Man by Brooks & Dunn (1993)

Work by Gang Starr (1998)

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk (2001)

Work It by Missy Elliott (2002)

Shiftwork by Kenny Chesney & George Strait (2007)

Work B**** by Britney Spears (2013)

Work by Rihanna feat. Drake (2016)

Work from Home by Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla Sign (2016)

-Compiled by the music curation team at Feed Media Group.


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