Monday, September 5, 2011

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.

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