Retirement Songs

What are the best retirement songs?

Retirement is a time to celebrate, but also a time to say goodbye.  When you reach retirement, you have accomplished a dream and met a very important goal. Your life is about to change in a big way, so your retirement party and the songs you play at it should reflect the importance of this special occasion.

When you reach retirement, you are saying a farewell to your working life. You have earned this right after many years of hard work and commitment. The best retirement party songs should set the right mood for this very special celebration. Now you can do all those things you always wanted to do and you can do them at any time you wish. You no longer have to check in with the boss or follow a clock. Congratulations, put on the celebration music! On the flip side however, retirement can also be sad – although you will have lots of free time, you may not be able to spend as much time with the people with whom you have shared so much of your “working” life.

Below you can find a list of the best retirement party songs- there are happy, funny, and inspiring retirement party songs to choose from. For your convenience, we have compiled the songs in a playlist, making it easy for you to listen to a sample or purchase a song.

“40 Hour Week” performed by Alabama

“9 to 5” performed by Dolly Parton

“Blue Skies” performed by Bobby Darin or Frank Sinatra

“Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes” performed by Jimmy Buffet

“Dog Eat Dog” performed by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

“Five O’ Clock World” performed by the Vogues

“Happy Trails” performed by Van Halen

“Hakuna Matata” performed by Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver, Joseph Williams & Nathan Lane

“Happy Working Song” performed Amy Adams

“Hard Workin’ Man” performed by Brooks & Dunn

“Hit the Road Jack” performed by Ray Charles

“I am the Working Man” performed by Dusty Drake

“I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” performed by George Jones

“I’m Free” performed by the Rolling Stones

“I’m Free (Heaven Helps The Man)” performed by Kenny Loggins

“I’ve Had the Time of My Life” performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

“Lord Have Mercy On The Working Man” performed by Travis Tritt

“My Way” performed by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and others

“Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'” performed by Bing Crosby

“Seasons in the Sun” performed by The Kingston Trio

“Sixteen Tons” performed by Tennessee Ernie Ford

“Take This Job and Shove It” performed by Johnny Paycheck

“Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” performed by Fall Out Boy

“We Don’t Work For Free” performed by Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five

“Work is a Four Letter Word” performed by The Smiths

“Work Song” performed by Corbin Hanner

“Workin’ For A Livin'” performed by Huey Lewis & The News

“Workin’ Man Blues” performed by Merle Haggard

“Workin’ in a Coal Mine” performed by Lee Dorsey

“Working Man” performed by Lee Perry

“Working Man’s Ph.D” performed by Aaron Tippin

“Young at Heart” performed by Frank Sinatra

“You’ve Got a Friend” performed by James Taylor