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Working for the Weekend: A Sunday Playlist for Congress

05/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • David Wild TV Writer; Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone; Co-Author, 'Everybody's Brother'

I cannot stand the strained and frequently toxic tone of our politics today. I truly hate that we cannot get together as a nation and fix a shared problem like health care reform without resorting to ugly name-calling and hateful demonization.

On the other hand, I kind of dig the fact that Congress has to work during this really beautiful weekend. So while I kick back and watch "My Old School," Cornell, take part in some other kind of March Madness, I rest assured that many of our elected officials in Washington will actually be working today -- or at least what passes for working in Congress.

Go Big Red. Go America.

WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND - Loverboy
IT'S A WILD WEEKEND - NRBQ
ONE MORE WEEKEND - Bob Dylan
FEELIN' KINDA SUNDAY - Nancy & Frank Sinatra
WEEKEND - Dr. Dog
DIRTY WORK - Steely Dan
BIG WEEKEND - Tom Petty
EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY - Morrissey
SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY - U2
WEEKEND LOVE - Queen Latifah
LET'S WORK - Mick Jagger
SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN - Johnny Cash
WEEKEND - The Dictators
A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE - Etta James
WEEKEND LOVE - The Spice Girls
LIVIN' FOR THE WEEKEND - The O'Jays
SUNDAY SUN - Neil Diamond
SUNDAYS - Counting Crows
BROTHERS GONNA WORK IT OUT - Public Enemy
EVERY OTHER WEEKEND - Reba McEntire & Kenny Chesney
LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND - Hi-Fi
PLEASANT VALLEY SUNDAY - The Monkees
WATCH US WORK IT - Devo
OUT ON THE WEEKEND - Neil Young
WEEKEND WARRIORS - Ted Nugent
LET'S WORK TOGETHER - Canned Heat
NATIONAL HEALTH - The Kinks
WORK IT - Nelly & Justin Timberlake
METAL HEALTH (BANG YOUR HEAD) - Quiet Riot
SUNDAY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME - Spanky & Our Gang

Now let us work together, Loverboys and Lovergirls. Please add your songs to the debate as an honest attempt at true musical reconciliation.

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