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

  • Styx – “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)”

    Written and sung by Tommy Shaw, this Styx track never fails to resonate.

  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive – “Takin’ Care of Business”

    Sure…we’d all like to work at nothing all day, but things cost money.

  • The Pretenders – “Back on the Chain Gang”

    Alright, so the song’s more about relationships, but it’s just too good not to include.

  • Loverboy – “Working for the Weekend”

    Aren’t we all, really?!

  • Huey Lewis & The News – “Workin’ For A Livin’”

    Anyone else can’t help but think of Tom Hanks in Big when you listen to this track?

  • Rush – “Working Man”

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