#4M : Occupations, Part III

It’s Free choice week again for Monday’s Music Moves Me! Today’s post is the final portion of the Occupations theme.

If you’re looking for the #AtoZChallenge post - Check here

A few weeks ago for Song Lyric Sunday, Jim over at A Unique Title For Me gave us the theme of ‘Occupation’.  My brain went a little crazy and went all sorts of directions before I finally settled on the song that I chose for that theme.  You can see Part 1 of this theme HERE  and Part 2 HERE if you’d like to revisit.

Today I’m looking at a broader aspect of occupations - more generalization than specific jobs.  I think I’ve come up with a fun setlist for you.

  • Sheena Easton - 9 to 5 (Morning Train)
  • Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
  • BTO - Takin’ Care of Business
  • Loverboy - Working For The Weekend
  • Styx - Blue Collar Man
  • Johnny Paycheck - Take This Job And Shove It
  • Rush - Working Man
  • Huey Lewis & The News - Workin' For A Livin'
  • Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett - It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
  • The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

If you’re wondering why certain songs were not used, it’s probably because they were used in the Song Lyric Sunday posts. I did my best to not duplicate the songs.

And that is the final installment for Occupations.  What did you think?  Do you enjoy the multi-part themes? What would you like to see in my next available Free Choice week?

Today’s post is part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop, hosted by X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by JAmerican Spice, Stacy Uncorked, Curious as a Cathy. , and Ramblin with AM. Be sure to stop by the hosts and visit the other participants.  If you have a MUSIC* post, feel free to join in the fun! *sorry non-music posts are not permitted in this bloghop.


  1. Nice playlist. My favs are Styx, the Beatles and Jimmy Buffett.

  2. Very nice playlist. Sheena could really bring it back in the day. Thanks for the dance.

  3. Great collection here! I like them all, actually. Now I should go back and find the other two "occupations" playlists.

  4. Mary,

    You did a furtastic job in your three part 'Occupatients' mewsic theme. I always liked Sheena Easton's voice. I'm gonna listen to your selections while I play catch up with the A2Zers. Thanks for sharing the dance floor with the 4M crew. Have a boogietastic week, my friend!

  5. Oh my gosh, so sorry I didn't know you play the A2Z challenge... I'll have to pop in woo hoo... Now, Sheena Easton, I use to love this song (well, still think it's cute) and it was mine & my boyfriend's tune many moons ago.. shhhhhhhh I was dating a detective back in the day! He was fun he liked to dance too. One of few I dated. I use to blast this tune in my apartment when he was coming over and I was cleaning. The kids loved him cuz he played with them a lot. It just never worked out between us cuz of his job & my job. I worked downtown as a paralegal back in the day & his shift and mine just didn't combine often enough I guess. Have a great day I'll see ya at A2Z my friend. Mine is right after the day's Post. Sometimes I combine them... now guess what my topic is? hahahahaha hmmmm what's yours? Have a great day... taking my walk now too! It's 74 can you believe it??? WOW Charlie is even coming!!! He'll love that!

  6. I enjoyed the occupations theme - so many, and almost all of them were songs I was familiar with. Not to say I don't like finding new music, but there is also the joy of rediscovering songs I hadn't thought about in years. I know you'll find something good for next time.

  7. I love Sheena Easton. I have heard of "9 to 5" a lot. But my faovirte Sheena Easton song is "Modern Girl". (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC-R--xckiY) I was introduced to this song when I listened to the Sonia's cover (both in Japanese and English; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjcGzRmqvbI)

  8. Your 'working' song choices are stellar! Almost all of them are big time favorites of mine! :) Thanks so much for the dance - hope you're having a great weekend! :)


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