TGIF ~ Career Day

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The theme of Jim’s Thursday Inspiration this week is all about jobs, and there are so many great songs about working. In fact, besides love and romance, work may be right up there in the top subjects that lyric writers choose to expound upon. From Heigh-Ho to Lawyers in Love, we can find music that covers the gamut of professions. Doctor, doctor, give me the news, are there songs about a Working Man’s Blues? Yes indeed, and here are some of my favorites:

1. Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell version)
2. Morning Train (Sheena Easton and Rod Stewart both do great versions)
3. Paperback Writer (the Beatles)
4. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Gordon Lightfoot)
5. The Night Chicago Died (Paper Lace)
6. If I Were A Carpenter (Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash)
7. A Well Respected Man (the Kinks)
8. Brandy (Looking Glass)
9. Radar Love (Golden Earring)
10. Piano Man (Billy Joel)

TGIF, my peeps!

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28 responses to “TGIF ~ Career Day

  1. Taxman (The Beatles)
    Rocket Man (“And all this science I don’t understand/It’s just my job five days a week”) (Elton John)

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  2. Huh, I’ve heard the melody of this song before, and I’ve heard the song name Piano Man, but I didn’t know the two were one and the same.

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  3. Great list! I’ve noticed that when men meet, the subject of what we do for a living usually comes up, some time after comments concerning the weather and sports.

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  4. Songs about having a job describe situations where individuals are frustrated with the work they do, but they have no choice because they need the money.
    Takin’ Care Of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive
    Workin’ For A Livin’ – Huey Lewis & The News
    She Works Hard For The Money – Donna Summer
    Private Dancer – Tina Turner
    Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
    9 To 5 – Dolly Parton

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  5. Good list, to which I’d add the great “Five O’Clock World” by The Vogues. “Radar Love” was cool to listen to, driving on an uncrowded highway, at night. I have to part on “The Night Chicago Died”, though; one of my all-time “yucks”.

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  6. Run, rabbit, run
    Dig that hole, forget the sun
    When at last the work is done
    Don’t sit down, it’s time to dig another one

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  7. Great songs! This is one of my favorites

    Surprised?? 😂😂

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  8. A Hard Day’s Night by the Beetles is my favorite work song.

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  9. Piano man is my jam!

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  10. I’ve always been partial to Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Blue Collar,” Lee Dorsey’s “Workin’ In A Coal Mine” and Huey Lewis’s “Workin’ For A Living.”

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  11. All good songs, but Piano Man is my favorite of the lot.

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  12. Great list, Paula! Love Wichita Lineman.

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