Official video for "Forty Hour Week (For A Livin')” by Alabama
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This is for the one who swings the hammer
Driving home the nail
Or the one behind the counter
Ringing up the sale
Or the one who fights the fires
The one who brings the mail
For everyone who works behind the scenes
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80 thoughts on “Alabama – Forty Hour Week (For A Livin’) (Official Video)”
The older I get the more I appreciate this song.
I appreciate all the people that keep our great country from emergency workers nurses doctors to truck drivers day inn and day out God bless you all ??
Same with me
This song has a even stronger meaning during this battle with the coronavirus outbreak in 2020.
This song is to all of those are things going day in and day out
I am a retired teacher, kids need to be in school, but understand the problems with Covid! Kids today are the one’s loosing out!
@Ayava Kyavata A retired teacher/librarian! I loved all the kids I worked with! Still friends on Facebook with many of them!
@Nonya Business You were exactly right.
Hi how are you doing today?
Living through this Corona mess has a lot of people gaining a newfound respect for people who work retail, industry, drivers, 1st responders, etc. They are truly what keeps this country moving forward. This is one of my favorite songs from Alabama. It certainly has a place in 2020.
Sadly, that appreciation went away as fast as it came. People really don’t care anymore, again.
@Rhonda Boncutter people still don’t wear masks and quarantine. Me and my family just had it please get vaccinations it almost did me in and I’m not ready to go home yet I’m 58 for goodness sake
I am a trucker and we never stopped during Covid.Thank you for what you do on this labor day weekend. We deserve that extra day off.
I’m a driver and want to say THANK YOU ?
Just because you were dishonorably discharged from the Army doesn’t mean you have to be bitter for the rest of your life. And who in the hell mentioned “bullets”? Lol wtf does that have to do with anything? The hardest part about being in the military is being away from family. ?
This world has gone crazy but one thing that keeps a smile on my face and in my heart is Alabama’s Music. The generation now will never know great country music.
I’m 13 and this music is so much better than that rap junk on radio now I am proud to be a country music fan
@Caleb Hooks God bless u
Hello Kim how are you doing today?
As a waitress and single mom I want to thank alabama for being the only musician (that I know of) to celebrate and realize how hard we work and how many hours we work a week just to bring home the money to provide
Never hear anyone “rapping” about work. Lol
Then let me thank you for your time.
@Zachary Holler lol where tf are they??? maybe women would if there was any good ones left
@Christopher Gallardo Jr. thank you saying it
I agree. Chek out Aaron Tippin’s Working Man’s PHD. I think it can apply to women as well because women can work just as hard as men.
There is a good feeling you get when you know you have put in a hard day’s work and really earned your pay.
And earned that sweet $$$ for your owner too.
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I’m a second generation locomotive engineer for CSX and I send it on down the line. It gives me pride when I know I’m making a difference by helping to keep America moving. I always wanted to be a part of something that was bigger than me and to contribute.
yall gonna have fun when PSR kicks all the conductors out the cab soon
Keep chugging along, good sir!
Was a NS carman for 15 years until they implemented PSR.
My dad was an engineer for CSX after the brick yard closed down in WV. Being on call 24/7 and being gone more than your home, it’s a rough job man. Hope you’re doing well.
im a intermodal trucker , i go to csx yards in chicago sometimes, stony avenue island the most
I work 40+ hours as a tire technician and people forget or don’t realize without us the world doesn’t roll. Thank you Alabama.
So often, the hardest working & most needed workers are never recognized. I know many appreciate you but never mention it. Thank you for the service you provide.
I assure ya, me and my rig more than realize the role you play. Without you and yours, we’d not get too far, ourselves.
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Very true my friend. Was going to say, they never mention us Tire Techs…
@Bryan Johnson good morning ??
These are the people who make the country work, not the politicians. Period.
@Carson Lee It is because of Coppurtion
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All of the jobs pitch in and help us function if we do them right.
This country needs a lot more of this ??
naw, man social justice and equity checks
Who made you Mr. Important telling others to work harder for greedy people? You probably are just a desk jockey who believes absurd Stone Age ghost stories about talking snakes, golem spell dirt men, enchanted fruit, talking shrubbery, food falling from the sky, a female salt shaker, talking donkeys, Noah’s magic zoo boat, ghost sex, alien landings, zombies, magic hair, magical goblins, giants (Bigfoot), magically multiplying food, magic blood, an invisible magic kingdom, the heebie-jeebies, 900 year old humans, and a man who lived in a fish. Fools believe that nonsense. Why do you enjoy being fooled?
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Growing up in the 80s in WV, this was an anthem lol never was a country fan but it was always cool to hear a shout out to my forgotten state, so I’ll always appreciate that and thus this gets a pass for the gratitude to the labor workers of the US: THE backbone
I lost my awesome husband to covid 19 on 12-31-20. I took over his phone to feel closer to him, so my name is Yvonne.
@Kevin Tuttle sorry to hear that Yvonne, I’m sure he was a great man
I lived in Logan and Ripley
Well said. And yes West Virginia has taken many hits over the years. I drive a truck and been in West Virginia many times! Love the Wild and Wonderful!
Hello Michael how are you doing today?
We need more songs like this on the radio.
We need more videos like this one. I feel many who work behind the scenes don’t get the credit they deserve.
@Adrian Juarez You do know these dudes are all lefties, or were. ?
@Adrian Juarez that’s cause there not real AmeriCANS
Yeah well Alabama isn’t to easy to pull off by anyone but them.
I’m an Indiana factory worker (that services the agricultural industry) and also drive a big rig. Thank you to everyone mentioned in this song and the ones not mentioned. You make my life and my family’s lives better and we appreciate you all. Keep grinding America.
“The one drives the big rig”
Thank you for your time!
Makes me think of me and my hubby ? I was a waitress , him a mechanic. He used to pick me up after work in his pick up.
Thank you Alabama ?
Love how they pay tribute to mothers and parents at 1:18 “for everyone who works behind the scenes…” This is for my dear friend Angie, who is a mother. She is wonderful! <3
You too is mine on WBBM FM on your radio dial is open in Alabama coming at you on music radio
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Perfect song for the Canadian Truckers Convoy this week! We support all workers like we were before retirment!
How many people do you think got the Smokey and the Bandit car out there? Maybe the Kenworth too?
I cry when I hear this song because I don’t think enough people respect the people that don’t have a million dollar a year job and everyone should be thought of no matter what their job is it means a lot ?
Hi Kimberly,hope you’re okay ?
Yep,. The home maker too he mentioned them. Great song great group
@Donna Herron Yes,I’m David Taylor I live in Washington DC but currently deployed here in Aden Yemen.where are youfrom ?
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Thank you to EVERYONE who works 40 hours or more a week for a livin’. You are NOT forgotten about by me! GOD BLESS YOU and AMERICA!
I’m 18 and I work 84 hours a week seven straight twelves on the road for two weeks straight and come home for three days just to do it again but I’ve made something of myself and I’m proud to say it
One of the greatest protentional campaign songs to never be considered. Its just thanking and acknowledging those who make this country great and run smoothly.