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Labor Day: The last hurrah of summer and the universal salute to the workforce. Whatever you’re doing today, do yourself a favor and blare at least one of these six tracks.

  • Styx – “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)”

    Written and sung by Tommy Shaw, this Styx track never fails to resonate.

    Styx - Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)

    Music video by Styx performing Blue Collar Man (Long Nights). (C) 1978 A&M Records

  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive – “Takin’ Care of Business”

    Sure…we’d all like to work at nothing all day, but things cost money.

    Bachman Turner Overdrive-Taking care of business

    You get up every morningFrom your alarm clock's warningTake the 8:15 into the cityThere's a whistle up aboveAnd people pushin', people shovin'And the girls w...

  • The Pretenders – “Back on the Chain Gang”

    Alright, so the song’s more about relationships, but it’s just too good not to include.

    Back on the Chain Gang (2006 Remaster)

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner RecordsBack on the Chain Gang (2006 Remaster) · PretendersPirate Radio℗ 2006 Warner Music UK LtdRemastering Engineer: Bi...

  • Loverboy – “Working for the Weekend”

    Aren’t we all, really?!

    Loverboy - Working For The Weekend (with Intro)

    Loverboy - Working For The Weekend (Official Video)Listen on Spotify - on Apple Music -

  • Huey Lewis & The News – “Workin’ For A Livin’”

    Anyone else can’t help but think of Tom Hanks in Big when you listen to this track?

    Huey Lewis And The News - Workin' For A Livin'

    Official video of Huey Lewis and The News's Workin For a Living from the album Picture This. Buy It Here: 2007, Huey Lewis himsel...

  • Rush – “Working Man”

    Come for the rousing track; stay for Alex Lifeson’s awesome solo.

    "Working Man" by Rush (Time Machine Tour: Live In Cleveland) [OFFICIAL]

    Experience the Time Machine Tour!26 Songs, including "Closer to the Heart," "The Spirit of Radio," and the seminal "Moving Pictures" album, performed live in...