20 Best Songs About Work

As we all settle into the New Year, post the joys of holiday breaks, it’s time to look at some songs about work. Most, it has to be said, are “celebrations” of the daily grind and not exactly the most positive of tunes, but they are great songs. And while most of the jobs the songs revolve around aren’t that flash, at least Neil Young has some fun with his career in a band! Oh, and anytime a list can include The Clash, Neil Young and Elvis Costello alongside the might of Loverboy you know you are on a winner 😉

1. Welcome To The Working Week, Elvis Costello

2. Working For A Living, Huey Lewis and the News

3. Working Man’s Blues, Bob Dylan

4. Working 9 to 5, Dolly Parton

5. Working Man, Rush

6. Working for the Weekend, Loverboy

7. She Works Hard For The Money, Donna Summer

8. Taking Care of Business, Bachman Turner Overdrive

9. Career Opportunities, The Clash

10. Money for Nothing, Dire Straits

11. Telephone Road, Steve Earle

12. Working On The Highway, Bruce Springsteen

13. Chain Gang, Sam Cooke

14. Don’t Talk to Me About Work, Lou Reed

15. Working at the Factory, The Kinks

16. Workin’ in a Coal Mine, Devo

17. Keep On Working, Pete Townshend

18. Julie’s Been Working For The Drug Squad, The Clash

19. Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues, Jim Croce

20. Ten Men Workin’, Neil Young

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