“Working for the Weekend” is a song by Canadian rock band Loverboy from their second studio album Get Lucky (1981). It was written by guitarist Paul Dean, vocalist Mike Reno, and drummer Matt Frenette, and produced by Dean and Bruce Fairbairn, and released as the lead single from the album in October 1981. 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 No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 2 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart in the United States in January 1982.
“Working for the Weekend” is ranked No. 100 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s.