Labor Day Playlist

What to play at your Labor Day bash

Enjoy these tunes at your Labor Day Party!

Sizzling grills, kids playing in the yard, the sound of a beer can popping open — these are the refreshing and welcoming sounds of a successful Labor Day. Though they are tough to compete with, we think that playing a few tunes at your last summer soirée will only enhance the feel good relaxing mood for the day. When composing a playlist for Labor Day, you should include a mix of celebration and summer send-off music that focuses on all of the hard work you’ve put in throughout the year.

Keeping every type of guest in mind, we’ve compiled a quick, easy summer playlist for you and your family to enjoy on your last day of summer freedom!

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Rush, "Working Man"
Bruce Springsteen, "The Factory"
Johnny Paycheck, "Take This Job and Shove It"
Dolly Parton, "9 to 5"
Destiny’s Child, "Survivor"
Dire Straits, "Money for Nothing"
The Bangles, "Manic Monday"
The Beatles, "Hard Day’s Night"
Boston, "Peace of Mind"
Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Workin'"
Bob Dylan, "Maggie’s Farm"
Donna Summer, "She Works Hard for the Money"
The Rolling Stones, "Salt of the Earth"
Loverboy, "Working for the Weekend"
Bachman Turner Overdrive, "Takin’ Care of Business"
John Lennon, "Working Class Hero"
The Pretenders, "Back on the Chain Gang"
P. Diddy (formerly Puff Daddy), "It’s All About the Benjamins"
Bon Jovi, "Livin’ on a Prayer"
The Eagles, "Take it Easy"