Here’s my fifth entry for Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge. Here’s a link to Laura’s blog

This week Laura has given us these three topics to find songs for. We have to post a song that reminds you of a day off from work,Post a video of a song that talks about work, and sandwiched in between is a song that mentions the season of summer.


Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!

1. Post a video of a song that makes you think of time off from work.

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” By Cyndi Lauper

Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is a song written and first recorded in 1979 by American musician Robert Hazard. Better known as a single by American singer Cyndi Lauper, whose version was released in 1983. It was the first major single released by Lauper as a solo artist and the lead single from her debut studio album She’s So Unusual (1983). Lauper’s version gained recognition as a feminist anthem and was promoted by a Grammy-winning music video. The single was Lauper’s breakthrough hit, reaching number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming a worldwide hit throughout late 1983 and early 1984. It remains one of Lauper’s signature songs and was a widely popular song during the era of its release, the 1980s. The “Rolling Stone & MTV: ‘100 Greatest Pop Songs’: 1-50″, “Rolling Stone: “The 100 Top Music Videos”” and the “VH1: 100 Greatest Videos” lists ranked the song at No. 22, No. 39 and No. 45, respectively. The song received Grammy Award nominations for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.  I chose this song because I have always believed that girls should just have fun and no one should force them to do anything that they don’t feel like they want to do. For example on my days off from work everybody in my family asks me when I’m going to get a better paying job or if I’m going to go back to school to get another degree now that I’m starting a new life since my husband and I are divorcing. I’m still young and I have all the time in my life why can’t I just enjoy being a single lady who loves her job.

2. Post a video of a song that makes you think of Summer.

“Nee Kosam” from Telugu movie Nenunnanu.

Nenunnanu (I Am There) is a 2004 Telugu film produced by D.Sivaprasad Reddy on Kamakshi Movies banner, directed by V. N. Aditya. Starring NagarjunaAkkineni, Arti Agarwal and Shriya Saran in the lead roles with Subbaraju and Mukesh Rishi in supporting roles and music by M. M. Keeravani was a big asset to the film. This movie was then dubbed in Tamil as Chandramadhi and in Hindi as Vishwa – The He-Man. The film recorded as a Super Hit at the box-office. The music was composed by M. M. Keeravani. All songs were blockbusters. The music was released on ADITYA Music Company. Krishnakumar Kunnath and Shreya Ghoshal sang this melodious song. Krishnakumar Kunnath is popularly known as KK, K.K. or Kay Kay) is an Indian singer. He is a prominent singer in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali and Gujarati languages films. KK is noted for his clear and soothing voice; broad vocal range and noteplay. He is considered as one of the most versatile singers of India. Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received four National Film Awards, seven Filmfare Awards including six for Best Female Playback Singer, nine Filmfare Awards South, four Kerala State Film Awards and two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. She has recorded songs for film music and albums in various Indian languages and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Indian cinema. Apart from playback singing, Ghoshal has appeared as a judge on several television reality shows and she also appears in music videos. She performs in musical concerts around the world. She has been honored by the United States state of Ohio, where Governor Ted Strickland declared 26 June 2010 as “Shreya Ghoshal Day”. I chose this wonderful song for my summer song because it is about the season of summer.

3. Post a video of a song that is about working.

“We Are Family” by Sister Sledge & Jade

“We Are Family” is a song recorded by American vocal group Sister Sledge. Composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers, they both offered the song to Atlantic Records; although the record label initially declined, the track was released as a single from the album of the same name in April 1979 and began to gain club and radio play, eventually becoming the group’s signature song. “We Are Family” went gold, becoming the number 1 R&B and number 2 pop song on the American charts in 1979 (behind “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer). Along with the tracks “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “Lost in Music”, “We Are Family” reached number 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs. It was also the theme song for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates. In 2017, the song was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.”  Billboard magazine named the song number 20 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time. It’s not really a song about working but it can definitely describe working at my Tommy Hilfiger store. All of your employees want to feel like they are a part of one big family. Another solution to ensuring your customers receive exceptional customer service: make sure your employees are happy. You need to be “…giving love in a family dose.” We have all dealt with disgruntled employees and they are not a business’ best line of defense in excelling at customer service. They aren’t engaged and could care less about the customers they are serving. Some examples of working in a retail store that have to do with treating employees as family is: Recognize your staff for great service by treating them to a company outing, like bowling, a movie or even a team building event. (We had a bowling event and celebrated a coworkers baby shower with a dinner party at a restaurant earlier this year.), Order food in to the office for staff appreciation. (We had many pizza parties when we won awards and for my second anniversary with TH my boss and coworkers surprised me with a cookie cake.), and Give small bonuses or recognize a job well done – all employees will take note! (When I was honored as Employee of the Month for May I also received a bonus and the reason that I was chosen as EOM was because I was the only one that asked customers if they would like to donate for the Save the Children Foundation fundraiser we were doing and I was able to collect over a hundred dollars in just one weekend.)

I Challenge: