The trials and tribulations of the average-Joe factory rat are at the core of this collection of country staples from the vaults of MCA and their new budget imprint, Hip-O. Tracks include "A Little Left Over" by Vince Gill, "40 Hour Week (For a Livin')" from Alabama, Tracy Byrd's "Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous," Sammy Kershaw's "National Working Woman's Holiday," Sawyer Brown's "48 Hours Till Monday," Aaron Tippin's Top Ten hit "Working Man's Ph.D.," and two number one hits, Mark Chesnutt's "It Sure Is Monday" and Merle Haggard's classic title track. And as always, George Jones drills into the heart of the matter on "Finally Friday." Selections from B.B. Watson ("Light at the End of the Tunnel"), John Anderson ("Lower On the Hog"), Steve Earle ("Regular Guy') and Marty Stuart ("The Coal Mine Blues") complete the lineup.
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AllMusic Review by Cub Koda