World Cafe Playlist for 09/04/2023

Needledrop Labor Day Work Songs hosted by Raina Douris

It’s Labor Day Weekend and we’re capping off this Hot Labor Summer with songs about work: tracks from Johnny Paycheck, Bob Dylan, Rose Royce, Todd Rundgren and lots more that’ll have you feeling solidarity with your fellow worker.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
Dolly Parton “9 to 5” 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
Bruce Springsteen “Factory” Darkness
The Isley Brothers “Work To Do” Brother, Brother, Brother
Ross Royce “Car Wash” Car Wash (soundtrack)
Bangles “Manic Monday” Different Light
Tom Waits “I Can’t Wait to Get off Work (and See My Baby on Montgomery Avenue)” Small Change
Valerie June “Workin’ Woman Blues” WC Recording
Johnny Paycheck “Take This Job and Shove It” Take This Job and Shove It
Billy Joel “Allentown” The Nylon Curtain
Todd Rundgren “Bang the Drum All Day” The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect
Rosanne Cash “Money Road” WC Recording
Bob Dylan “Maggie’s Farm” Bringing It All Back Home
The Flying Burrito Brothers “Six Days on the Road” Last of the Red Hot Burritos
Lynyrd Skynyrd “Working for MCA” Second Helping
Graham Parker “Mercury Poisoning” Squeezing Out Sparks
Jackson Browne “The Load Out / Stay” Running On Empty

Hour Two
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Breaking The Girl” Blood Sugar Sex Magik
The Doors “Summer’s Almost Gone” Waiting For The Sun
The White Stripes “We’re Going To Be Friends” White Blood Cells
Neil Young “Harvest Moon” Harvest Moon
Kacey Musgraves “Happy & Sad” Golden Hour
Donna Summer “I Feel Love” I Remember Yesterday
Ben Folds Five “Brick” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dan Wilson “Closing Time” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Semisonic “The Rope” Little Bit of Sun
Cracker “Get Off This” Kerosene Hat”
Girls “Summertime” Girls
Allison Russell “Stay Right Here” The Returner
The Dip “Paddle to the Stars” Sticking With It
The Smiths “This Charming Man” The Smiths
Mitski “Heaven” This Land is Inhospitable and So Are We
Talking Heads “Heaven” Fear of Music