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Lunch Hour Special (9/8/16)

Updated: Jun 18, 2019

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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