Working for the Weekend
|"Working for the Weekend"|
|Single by Loverboy|
|from the album Get Lucky|
|Genre||Hard rock, power pop, synthrock|
|Writer(s)||Paul Dean, Mike Reno, Matt Frenette|
|Producer(s)||Bruce Fairbairn, Paul Dean|
|Loverboy singles chronology|
"Working for the Weekend" is a song released in 1981 on rock band Loverboy's second album Get Lucky. The song contains more of a pop feel than the other songs that the band produced, but this new sound proved to generate success, as the song reached #29 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #2 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart in the United States in January 1982.
"Working for the Weekend" is ranked #100 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's.
The song was covered by former American Idol contestant and country music artist Josh Gracin on the 2005 soundtrack to the film Herbie: Fully Loaded and one episode of the Cartoon Network series Regular Show.
The song was featured in the 2001 Ben Stiller film Zoolander during the scene where Derek is working in the coal mines with his father and brothers, and in the 2006 film Click during the scene where a man (played by Terry Crews) sings along to the song in his car.
It was also used on Regular Show, in the episode "Caffeinated Concert Tickets."
In the episode "It's Never Too Late For Now" of the American comedy 30 Rock, Pete Hornberger (Scott Adsit) was said to have been in Loverboy, and a clip from the video for this song, with a young Pete edited in, was played.
Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) performed the song on Conan on 20 November 2013 suggesting he had been asked to cover the song by Rob Ford as Ford's campaign song for re-election as Mayor of Toronto, the lyrics parodying Ford's ongoing substance abuse scandal.
It was made available to download on May 3, 2011 for play in Rock Band 3 Basic, and PRO mode which utilizes real guitar/bass guitar, and MIDI compatible electronic drum kits/keyboards in addition to vocals.