Labor Day Weekend is here, the official end of Michigan’s all-too-short summer.
Labor Day also coincides with the opening of college football season, and the buzz over the re-build in Ann Arbor, and the re-load in East Lansing. Plus, the kids will (finally?) head back to school-and won’t Tuesday morning be fun!
Of course, Labor Day celebrates The American Worker. So for this week’s Friday Songs, here’s a Keener Countdown of the Top 5 songs about work. Enjoy the weekend, everyone!
#5. Jersey Boys checking in, this Four Seasons song from 1966, was later a hit for The Spinners in ’79.
#4. The great Sam Cooke, with a song he wrote that went all the way to #2, in time for Labor Day, 1960.
#3. Tommy James was just “makin a livin’..”, he wrote it, produced it, and you made it Top 5 on Keener in 1971.
#2. The Beatles, who could have been a Top 5 on the own! We picked a favorite, the title song to their first movie!
#1. Lee Dorsey, top 10 in the summer of ’66. Because somewhere along the line, over Labor Day weekend, you’ll be kickin’ back, lovin’ life and need a groove. And there a few grooves better than a New Orleans groove!