Slackin For The Weekend

That line in the Kings’ song below (“Nothing matters but the weekend, from a Tuesday point of view”), reminds me of something I was thinking of a few days ago: do people write songs about working any more ?

Think back, dear reader, to the hard-working days of yore. There’s the aforementioned Kings’ “Switching To Glide”, and also Huey Lewis’ “Workin For A Livin”, Rush’s “Working Man”, Styx’s “Blue Collar Man”, Loverboy’s “Working For The Weekend”, BTO’s “Takin Care Of Business”, Dolly Parton’s “9 To 5”, The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night”, Superchuck’s “Slack Motherfucker”, etc..

Where are today’s tributes to the hard-working blue-collar men and women? Did they go offshore with the blue-collar jobs? Are there Chinese and Indian songs about the Weekend? Do they have weekends in China?

2 thoughts on “Slackin For The Weekend

  1. Cris

    Where are today’s tributes to the hard-working blue-collar men and women?

    On the country-and-western station, duh.

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