Working for the Weekend

“Everyone’s watching, to see what you will do. Everyone’s looking at you, oh…”

How many among us, as we were growing up in the 80s, wondered why Loverboy was singing a song about how great life is when you’re working during the weekend? Seriously… weren’t the weekends a time to PARTY??

We know life in Canada’s a little odd, but c’mon boys–– what gives?


Turns out they were working all week so they’d have enough money FOR the weekend. Duh.

Anywho… even though we may not have ‘gotten’ it, we certainly knew enough to recognize a killer turn when we heard it. And 1981’s “Working for the Weekend” was just about as ‘killer’ as they come. From Mike’s raging vocals to Matt’s driving drums, the song was a sure-fire, get-off-your-ass-and-dance, hard rock 80s classic.

Interestingly enough, “Working for the Weekend” didn’t do anything on the charts. Despite spending 20 weeks in the Hot 100, it peaked at the rather pathetic #29. Loverboy had the last laugh, though, as the song has gone on to become their most famous. Not only was it the soundtrack for one of Saturday Night Live’s most famous (and funniest) skits, it’s constantly used the world over as a weekend-ready party anthem.

…’cause, you know, weekends are a time to PARTY!!

We get it now.

We ♥ Working for the Weekend.


~ by weheart80s on April 11, 2012.

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