Every now and then, something speaks to you.  You watch a movie, and you’re like, “That’s it.  That’s my life.”  Or you read a book, and you think, “That. Character. Is. Me.”  But sometimes, this familiarity hits you with a song.  And when it comes to songs about work, it’s almost impossible for every person out there not to find a little piece of themselves inside those lyrics.

Usually, when a song like this comes on, it’s partnered with an enthusiastic “Hell yeah!” from just about everyone in the room.  Or at the very least, you see a string of spirited head nods flow through the area.  But which songs, in particular, speak to the average working person the most?  Read below to find out.

Working for the Weekend


Whether you’re legit working for the weekend or you find yourself working late into the evening, this song almost makes you feel pumped about it.  You’re typing away to the beat of the song, bobbing your head, and chugging down your coffee (but only when the song allows it).  It’s like the ultimate song to play during a movie montage… except you still have to do all that stuff that happens in-between scenes.  It’s like when Forrest Gump gets up from his porch to run and makes it across the country in a few minutes – but obviously, it took more than a few minutes.

9 to 5


There are just way too many lines in this Dolly Parton classic that people from all professions and industries would applaud.  Like this one: “They just use your mind and they never give you credit.”  Or this one: “Want to move ahead but the boss won’t seem to let me.”  And you can’t forget about this one: “You’re just a step on the boss-man’s ladder.”  Dolly, you read our minds.

Takin’ Care of Business


Yeah, sure… this song is basically about a musician who’s bragging about how great his job is.  And all you other people… you have to go slave away at your ruthless 9-5 job every day.  But nonetheless, most people don’t realize that.  If anything, this has to be one of the best songs to flip on when you feel like you’re on point – like you’re the greatest thing to happen to your business since… well, ever.

Working Man


When you’re feeling super down about working for a living, Working Man is the song to turn to.  This song knows exactly how you’re feeling, and it’s by rush – which means you can close your eyes and rock out to the song in your own special way.  There isn’t much to this song because… well, there isn’t much to life when all you’re doing is waking up, going to work, coming home, going to sleep, and repeating.

Workin’ for a Livin’


Somedays won’t end ever.”  Sound familiar?  Probably.  Huey Lewis and The News nailed it when they came out with Workin’ for a Livin’.  It’s like the national anthem for people who feel like life is work and work is life.  But no matter how much you work; it still doesn’t get you anywhere.  Why?  Because you “get a check on Friday, but it’s already spent.”

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems


Even though federal agents might not be tapping into your phone anytime soon, it’s still relatively easy to relate to this catchy tune by the notorious B.I.G. and good ol’ Puff Daddy.  Basically, “it’s like the more money we come across, the more problems we see.”  You close more deals, make a little more money, and grow a little bigger, and – BAM – you got problems comin’ out of the woodworks.  But hey, what would you prefer?  Less money and less problems or more money and more problems?