Workin' for a Livin'

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"Workin' for a Livin'"
Single by Huey Lewis and the News
from the album Picture This
Released July 23, 1982
Format single
Recorded 1981
Genre Rock
Length 2:36
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes
Producer(s) Huey Lewis and the News
Bob Brown
Huey Lewis and the News singles chronology
"Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do"
"Workin' for a Livin'"
"Heart and Soul"
"Workin' for a Livin'"
Garth Brooks - Workin' for a Livin'.jpg
Single by Garth Brooks and Huey Lewis
from the album The Ultimate Hits
Released 2007
Format CD single
Recorded 2007
Genre Country
Length 2:44
Label Big Machine/Pearl
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"More Than a Memory"
"Workin' for a Livin'"
"Midnight Sun"

"Workin' for a Livin'" is a single by American rock band Huey Lewis and the News, released in 1982. Included on their 1982 album Picture This, the song peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, and number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. A live version appears as a B-side to the single "The Heart of Rock & Roll".[1]

In 2007, Huey Lewis himself recorded the song as a duet with country music singer Garth Brooks. This duet version is included on Brooks' 2007 album, The Ultimate Hits, and was released as a single. It is Lewis' first appearance on the Hot Country Songs chart, where the single reached the top 20.

Chart performance[edit]

Huey Lewis and the News version[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 41
US Billboard Top Tracks 20

Garth Brooks & Huey Lewis version[edit]

Chart (2007–08) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[2] 15
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 19


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