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Labor Day: The last hurrah of summer and the universal salute to the workforce. Whatever you’re doing for the holiday, do yourself a favor and blare at least one of these five tracks.

 

Skid Row – “Slave to the Grind”

Skid Row’s debut gets a lot of attention, but their sophomore effort and its title track is killer and deserves more due from rockers everywhere.

 

The Ramones – “It’s Not My Place (In the 9 to 5 World)”

Honestly, just this video alone is reason enough to include this track on the list.

 

The Clash – “Career Opportunities”

Probably the most scathing song about the workforce ever. We’d expect nothing less from the only band that matters.

 

Rush – “Working Man”

Come for the rousing track; stay for Alex Lifeson’s awesome solo.

 

Green Day – “Working Class Hero”

It’s gutsy for anyone to cover John Lennon, but Green Day nailed this cover.

 

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.