Han’s Worst Hits of the 80’s- it’s Friday- so why not “Working For The Weekend”- Loverboy. The Canadian band Loverboy was popular back in the early to mid-80’s in looking up their singles – they had 9 Top 40 hits- all deadly dull exercises in pedestrian rock and roll. They were a grade D band who hit on some popularity no doubt. I remember in the middle of all this MTV had a contest- the winner got to be in Loverboy’s upcoming video- and the winner I can still remember her name- was Bridget Magnesi. She appeared in their Queen Of The Broken Hearts video for 15 seconds. I don’t remember that one, I had pretty much shut down my MTV at that point. I think the thing I disliked most about Loverboy- was the singer Mike Reno. Just didn’t like his voice or the material. In a later interview he blamed the demise of Loverboy on grunge- and Nirvana and Pearl Jam. A look at the actual record- they were in decline in the mid 1980’s well before anyone heard of Kurt Cobain. Maybe it was your 15 minutes were up. Anyhow I picked Working For The Weekend as the worst hit- of all lame hits Loverboy [speaking of lame a terrible name for a band.} had Working For The Weekend was the worst simply because it seemed to be the one I heard the most and it became sort of an anthem for a brief period of time. It wasn’t as big of a hit as I originally thought- it only reached #28. Although it wasn’t their biggest hit on the charts- Lovin’ Every Minute Of It- was- it is the song of theirs you would be most likely to hear today on the radio.