- 1 “Shift Work” by Kenny Chesney and George Strait
- 2 “A Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles
- 3 “Family Man” by Craig Campbell
- 4 “Hard Workin’ Man” by Brooks & Dunn
- 5 “Forty Hour Week (For a Livin’)” by Alabama
- 6 “Work Hard, Play Harder” by Gretchen Wilson
- 7 “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)” by Styx
- 8 “Working on the Highway”
- 9 “Five O’ Clock World”
- 10 “Working Girl”
“Shift Work” by Kenny Chesney and George Strait
Kenny Chesney sings about what it’s like to work 24-hour shifts in this country song: 11-7, 7-3, 3-11. To him, working in a blue collar job is both mentally and physically draining, and the only thing worth celebrating is the money.
He has a degree of support from science. Shift workers are more likely to suffer from Shift Work Sleep Disorder if their shifts coincide with the times when most people are asleep (SWSD).
“A Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles
Back in 1964, this rock anthem was a worldwide hit. It depicts the protagonist’s dedication to his career in order to provide for his sweetheart. When the day’s labor is done, he discovers that, rather than resting, he has more interesting plans for the evening:
After a long and exhausting night, I’ve been working as hard as I possibly can.
I should be sound asleep after such a long day.
Fortunately, the things you do when I get home will help lift my spirits.
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“Family Man” by Craig Campbell
Because he has a long-term goal of starting a family, the man in this 2010 country song is grateful for the temporary employment at the local plant. In addition to paying for his used truck and mortgage note, this work allows him to maintain his child and wife financially. It’s a little job, but to him, it means the world since it allows him to provide for the prayers and “I love yous” that await him at home each night. Isn’t that what it all boils down to?
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“Hard Workin’ Man” by Brooks & Dunn
Hardworking man gets his income by sweating it out in this 1993 country song. However, he feels stuck since no matter how much overtime he puts in, he never seems to move up in the company.
In celebration of the conclusion of a long work week and the money he’s earned, he goes out on the town and splurges on a few weekend beauties. That might be a hint as to his financial predicament. This is only a thought.
“Forty Hour Week (For a Livin’)” by Alabama
Our nation’s blue-collar employees, such as those in the auto industry, steel mills, and fire departments, get a shout-out in this 1985 country song about red-blooded Americans. There is no machine that can take their place when they put in 40 hours a week, often in the shadows. However, businesses will try anything once in a while.
It’s not uncommon for construction workers to work at heights and in all weather conditions. Accidents and diseases are among the most common in all jobs.
“Work Hard, Play Harder” by Gretchen Wilson
In this 2010 country song, the woman is working so hard that she doesn’t have time for manicures or spray tans. She works two jobs, one as a bartender and one as a waitress, to make ends meet throughout the week.
But on Friday evenings, the redneck, blue-collar female with calloused hands is eager to go honkytonk. In her boasting, she says, “I’m the first one in and the last one out.”
“Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)” by Styx
The narrator of this 1978 rock song merely wants a chance to show himself in the face of unemployment. Of course we do.
He aspires to a better life and isn’t afraid to put in long hours and take on difficult tasks to get there. Hopefully, we can all find a work that is both rewarding and satisfying.
Extinguishing a fire is a risky endeavor. Every minute of every day that firemen are on call is spent in the firehouse. Many of them work more than 40 hours a week.
“Working on the Highway”
Throughout Bruce Springsteen’s career, he has always sung for the underdog and told stories of individuals on the edges. In reality, though, there aren’t many of his songs that might be classified as being about labor. “Working on the Highway,” however, is a track from “Born in the USA,” which is a well-known album by “The Boss.” This song’s meaning has been misunderstood far less frequently than the album’s title tune.
“Five O’ Clock World”
A tribute to the city where the show was set, “Cleveland Rocks,” was a standout among the many episodes of “The Drew Carey Show” that explored many subjects throughout time. However, as the show was centered on Drew’s job, “Five O’ Clock World” was the show’s theme tune for a while. It’s all about the relief you experience at the end of a long day at work.
Cher is a force to be reckoned with. Despite her age, she appears to haven’t lost a beat. When she’s not tweeting, she’s having fun. “Working Girl” tells the story of a woman coping with the challenges of being a woman in the workplace in the 1980s. Also, a film on the same subject was released around that period.