New Music Monday: Work Playlist

It’s Labor Day here in the United States, so in honor, here is a short work-inspired playlist to with a little something for everyone!

These songs would also work great for a job-themed recital – we did “Work & Play” a few years back.
(all links go to the Apple iTunes store)

Workin’ Day and Night – Michael Jackson

This Woman’s Work – Maxwell – lyrical, contemporary

Whistle While You Work – kids

Workin’ In a Coal Mine – Lee Dorsey

Footwurkin’ – Keke Palmer  – hip hop

Chain Gang – Sam Cooke

She Works Hard for the Money – Donna Summer

Banana Boat Song – Harry Belefont

Sixteen Tons – Ernie Ford – if you grew up in New York State, you should be familiar with this Erie Canal song!

Takin’ Care of Business – Bachman-Turner Overdrive

9 to 5 – Dolly Parton

Workin for a Livin’ – Huey Lewis*

Mr. Workabee – Priscilla Renea*

* A word of caution, these last two songs include the word “damn” — you might want to edit them or omit them completely.

Further Reading

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