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Lunch Hour Special (9/8/16)

John Simon | Posted almost 2 years ago.


Labor Day in the Rearview Mirror: songs about everyday working stiffs

Factory - Bruce Springsteen (1978 - from "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" LP)
Factory Girl - Rolling Stones (1968 - from "Beggars Banquet" LP)
Working Girl - The Members (1982 single - check Youtube for a classic video)
Minimum Wage - Bus Boys (1980 - from "Minimum Wage Rock 'n' Roll" LP)
Five O'Clock World - Hal Ketchum (1992 single - Nashville cover of The Vogues' hit)
Work To Do - Isley Brothers (1972 single - later covered by AWB)
Morning Train (9-5) - Sheena Easton (1981 single w/ picture sleeve)
Manic Monday - Bangles (1986 single - penned by Prince)
Hard Work - John Handy (1976 Jazz single on Impulse! label)
Tubthumping - Chumbawamba (1997 single going out by request)
Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean (1961 single - 5 weeks at #1)
Working For The Weekend - Loverboy (1981 single - Canadian single of the year!)
Get a Job - Silhouettes (1958 single - "sha na na na....")
Got a Job - Miracles (1958 single - early Smokey Robinson "answer record")
Working In a Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey (1966 single - later covered by Devo)

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