For years artists and bands have been paying tribute to working men and women through their music, and for this Labor Day weekend, we’ve rounded up some of the best. So kick back and relax, because these songs are going out to you! Here’s our list of the Top 5 Labor Day Songs!
1. John Lennon – "Working Class Hero"
Though the spirit of Labor Day is to celebrate America’s workforce, “Working Class Hero” shows that there’s nothing wrong with being a bit of a rebel. In the song, John Lennon says that no matter what society expects, “a working class hero is something to be.”
2. Bachman-Turner Overdrive – "Takin’ Care of Business"
BTO’s classic track is all about escaping the grind, from not having to take the train into the city or slaving away because rockin’ is their work, and as they say, they’re “taking care of business and working overtime.”
3. The Beatles – "A Hard Day’s Night"
At its heart, “A Hard Day’s Night” is kind of a romantic song. Despite having to work like a dog to make a living, whether it’s during the day or at night, everything “seems to be all right when I’m home feeling you holding me tight.”
4. The Rolling Stones – "Salt of the Earth"
The Stones’ “Salt of the Earth,” about raising “a glass to the hardworking people,” is the perfect song for kicking back and relaxing on Labor Day.
5. Huey Lewis – "Working for a Livin’"
Some days at work seem to go on AND on forever, but luckily, Labor Day isn’t one of those days! Huey Lewis captures that feeling on “Working for a Livin,’” so crank it up and enjoy what you've worked so hard for!