Welcome to the working week

I was fortunate enough to have some time away from the nine to five Monday to Friday week. However I am back at it, so with that in mind, a few songs for the working week/weekend that I know off the top of my head, no doubt there are hundreds, thousands counting just references within songs!

My first song, Elvis Costello’s “Welcome to the Working Week”. I know there is more to it than the title, but that is all I will focus on. For some people that may be their introduction to Elvis’ work, as it is the first track from his debut album, Less Than Zero. For people who grew up in his era, it could very well be “Less Than Zero”, the first single released by Stiff Records, especially for people in the United Kingdom.

The chorus:

Welcome to the working week
Oh, I know it don’t thrill you, I hope it don’t kill you
Welcome to the working week
You gotta do it till you’re through, so you better get to it

Cannot forget this gem:

Of course, there is also the old Canadian band Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend”:

Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend
Everybody wants a new romance
Everybody’s goin’ off the deep end
Everybody needs a second chance, oh

“Weekends” by the Black Eyed Peas, back when they were still an underground hip hop group, and before Fergie joined, so they had female singers doing the hooks. And on this one it was Esthero. It contains an inerpolation of another old weeked song, Debbie Deb’s “Lookout Weekend”:

The Black Eyed Peas one has a music video that can be watched:

 

By the way, this is yesterday’s daily blog post. A few hours late, but here now!

Bonus video after the break:

How can one forget(!):

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