I make no secret of the fact that this blog isn’t my full-time thing. I’m work around 50+ hours a week as a freelance/part-time writer — I don’t lounge around coffee shops with laptop, waiting for assignments to fly in through my inbox like a gentle feather. Luckily, the latest tunes feel the same way and, so far, 2016’s songs are all about work. Or as Rihanna tells us, “work work work work work.”
Much like my and your days, contemporary music seems to be filled with “work.” So here are some songs you can listen to while you work to put food on your table, make ends meet, or, well, get busy in other ways. Because “work” has multiple meanings, ahem.
4“Work” By Rihanna
This lustful track from Rihanna has a guest appearance from Drake and suggestive Jamaican Patois lyrics in the hook. It could still be your anthem for the daily grind, or another kind of grind. Winky face.
3“Work From Home” By Fifth Harmony
Yeah, working from home in reality is not nearly as sexy or entertaining as this lady band makes it out to be. I mean, there’s no mention of a messy apartment or going stir crazy at all.
2“The Schuyler Sisters” From Hamilton
Do all of my song lists have to have a track from the Broadway musical? Sure, why not. This feminist show tune introduces the titular super rich Schuyler sisters — Angelica! Eliza! And Peggy — who are “looking for a mind at work.”