Working for the Weekend


Working for the Weekend

Infobox Single
Name = Working for the Weekend


Artist = Loverboy
from Album = Get Lucky
Released = 1981
Format =
Recorded =
Genre = Rock
Length = 3:33
Misc =

"Working for the Weekend" was a song released in 1981 on the rock band Loverboy's second album "Get Lucky". The song contained more of a pop feel than the other songs that the band produced, but this new sound proved to generate a lot of success, as the song reached #29 on the pop singles charts, and #2 in mainstream rock in the United States in January 1982. [ [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:k9fqxqq5ld6e~T31 allmusic ((( Get Lucky > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))) ] ] The song is considered an Anti-Work Anthem. Fact|date=November 2007

In Popular Culture

*The popular Canadian teen drama , which is known for naming each episode after an 80s hit song, named an episode after this song.
*Was featured in a Saturday Night Live sketch involving Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze auditioning for Chippendales.
*Was featured in the Ben Stiller movie "Zoolander" as Derek Zoolander is shown in a montage trying desperately to fit in and work well with his father's coal mining crew.
*Was featured in the Adam Sandler movie "Click" as Terry Crews is shown lip syncing to the song while being stuck in traffic.
*Was featured in a Diet Pepsi commercial where the man in the ad wishes he could have his old van from the 1980s once again.
*Appeared in the 2002 video game "", playing on rock station .
*Is played after the Philadelphia Phillies win on Friday nights at home.
*Is one of the '80s tunes that can be heard in the arcade game compilation Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection, for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube and PC.
*Was played by many American radio stations at 5 pm on Friday afternoons to signal the end of the workweek and the beginning of the weekend.
*Appears in the "Scrubs" episode "My Half-Acre". Todd uses this song when auditioning for lead vocals in the janitor and Ted's air-band.
*In the "King of Queens" episode "Like Hell" Doug goes up to a vending machine and starts singing the chorus to "Working For the Weekend".
*Also was featured in an American Airlines commercial
*Featured in "Herbie: Fully Loaded" as they are working on the car
*Korean rock vocalist Kim Kyung Ho recorded a cover of "Working for the Weekend" on his 8th album; "Unlimited".
*The song was voted #100 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's.
*The Icelandic rockumentary "Rokk í Reykjavík"(Rock in Reykjavík) featured this song but it can only be heard for a short period of time.
*It was used as soundtrack for a Star Wars parody at MTV Movie Awards 2005.

References


* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:k9fqxqq5ld6e~T31]


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