Song of the Day: Johnny Paycheck, “Take This Job And Shove It”

Donald Lytle, better known as country singer Johnny Paycheck, was born on this day in 1938. "Take This Job And Shove It" was written by David Allan Coe and recorded by Paycheck as the title track of his 1977 album. It reached #1 on both the US and Canadian Country charts, his only #1 hit.

15 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Johnny Paycheck, “Take This Job And Shove It”

      1. I read an article about him a while back. He had a hard life but ended up a nice guy from all I read…but he could start some trouble lol.

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  1. Yes, I remember this song so well because do so many can relate to it. I keep thinking of that airline steward who put out that slide when the plane landed, told the people to f off and left. They have to deal with so many nasty people.


    1. There was a radio DJ in Chicago (you might have heard of Jonathon Brandmeier) who, every Friday, would host the “shove it line,” where people would call in and tell their employer to shove it. I was sorely tempted to call it the day I left the bank, because if they got someone who was celebrating his last day, they’d feature him or her yelling “Take this job and SHOVE IT!” But I couldn’t get through…


  2. I don’t think I’ve ever heard that song before, what fun lyrics! Something silly to keep me smiling at work today… :-)


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