"Workin' For A Livin'" comes off the solid second album, 1982's Picture This. The song was co-written by Lewis and guitarist Chris Hayes, and is one of the more rocking songs in the Huey Lewis and the News catalog. Although the band's migration to middle of the road pop brought them huge commercial success, I enjoyed the more rocking songs ... but then again, I have not sold 30 million units.
The "Workin' For A Livin'" video is a great piece of straight ahead bar band rock. Nothing fancy here, just the band playing ... ahh the early days of MTV. By the by, the song was a slight disappointment back in the day, only reaching #41, while the album hit #13.
Note that the Huey Lewis and the News song, "Heart and Soul" was featured on our first bunch of All Hallows Even songs in October 2011, and is a cover of an Exile song (really). We also posted "Some of My Lies Are True" in April 2014, and "Doing It All For My Baby" in October 2018.
Cool trivia fact: Huey Lewis' given name is Hugh Cregg.