Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about work in honor of Labor Day. They also review the new album from Big Freedia and add a song to the Desert Island Jukebox.

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Featured Songs:

Donna Summer, "She Works Hard For the Money," She Works Hard for the Money, Mercury, 1983
The Beatles, "With A Little Help From My Friends," Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Parlophone, 1967
Big Freedia, "Gin In My System," Central City, Queen Diva, 2023
Big Freedia, "Booty Like A Drummer," Central City, Queen Diva, 2023
Big Freedia, "Life Lessons," Central City, Queen Diva, 2023
Big Freedia, "Pepto Interlude," Central City, Queen Diva, 2023
Mitski, "Working for the Knife," Laurel Hell, Dead Oceans, 2022
Margo Price, "Pay Gap," All American Made, Third Man, 2017
Dolly Parton, "9 To 5," 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs, RCA Victor, 1980
The Animals, "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place," Animal Tracks, MGM, 1965
John Lennon, "Working Class Hero," John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Apple, 1970
Van Morrison, "Cleaning Windows," Beautiful Vision, Mercury, 1982
Rhymefest, "Good Ass Job," Rhymefest Presents Raw Dawg, Self Released, 2001
Sam Cooke, "Chain Gang," Swing Low, RCA Victor, 1961
R.E.M., "Finest Worksong," Document, I.R.S., 1987
The Clash, "Career Opportunities," The Clash, CBS, 1977
Bob Marley & The Wailers, "Night Shift," Rastaman Vibration, Island, 1976
Lou Reed, "Don't Talk To Me About Work," Legendary Hearts, RCA , 1983
The Jam, "Smithers Jones," When We're Young (Single), Polydor, 1979
Flaming Lips, "Bad Days," Clouds Taste Metallic, Warner Bros, 1995
Al Green, "Perfect Day," Perfect Day (Single), Fat Possum, 2023
Lou Reed , "Perfect Day," Transformer, RCA, 1972

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