"Workin' for a Livin'" is a single by American rock band Huey Lewis and the News, released in 1982. Included on their 1982 album Picture This, the song peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, and number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2007, Huey Lewis himself recorded the song as a duet with country music singer Garth Brooks. This duet version is included on Brooks' 2007 album, The Ultimate Hits, and was released as a single. It is Lewis' first appearance on the Hot Country Songs chart, where the single reached the top 20.


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Chart performance[edit]Edit

Huey Lewis and the News version[edit]Edit

Chart (1982) Peak


US Billboard Hot 100 41
US BillboardTop Tracks 20

Garth Brooks & Huey Lewis version[edit]Edit

Chart (2007–08) Peak


US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[1] 15
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 19

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