#74 – Loverboy – “Working for the Weekend” – (1981)

“Working for the Weekend” is an upbeat pop rock song from the otherwise Canadian hard rock band Loverboy. The song has popped up all over the place. The Todd dances to it during air band tryouts on “Scrubs” – wearing what I can only assume are the same pants featured on the cover of Loverboy’s 1981 album Get Lucky. It’s featured in a pretty funny scene from the Adam Sandler movie Click. Most famously, perhaps, it was used in the famous Chippendales sketch on “Saturday Night Live” where Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley dance to it (I can’t find the video).

#31 – Sinéad O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U” – (1990)

This song was written by Prince and it is beyond wonderful. The music is orchestral in nature and it slowly builds – leaving a very haunting feeling floating over the uniquely-delivered lyrics (“…eat my dinner in a fancy restaurauauauant”). This is the biggest hit of Sinéad’s career and it’s easily one of the top songs of not only the 1990s, but of all time. Of course, Ms. O’Connor went on to later fame on Saturday Night Live when she ripped a picture of the Pope in half on live TV. That went over well. And it really wasn’t a solid way to gain fans. In a skit on SNL, Phil Hartman, as Frank Sinatra, hilariously referred to her as “Cue Ball” (among other things) – if you can find that skit online, watch it.