One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Workin’ For a Livin'” by Huey Lewis and The News!!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Here’s the link for when the show returns: )

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

On days that I spotlight a greatest song, it will take the place of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!


Some songs don’t need a lengthy description!

If Labor Day Weekend ever needed an anthem, “Workin’ for a Livin” by Huey Lewis and The News off of their “Picture This” album, would be near the top of the list, if not the outright #1 choice!

“Workin'” is a tight, hard drivin’ blues rocker that was pretty much where the band was at the time. They were striving to get their big break, but hadn’t been very successful. However, all of that effort was building up a  performance street cred that they could hang with anyone live!

Huey‘s rough vocal and smokin’ harp solo are the perfect fit for a song that salutes as many trades as they could fit in–including a shout out to the often neglected “ladies of the night!” 😉

This song was always a staple on my Labor Day Show!

The video is a pleasant flashback, too! The band looks like it truly was their “salad days” by how skinny they were!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “Workin’ for a Livin'” by Huey Lewis and The News!!!


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