20 Songs about construction

We work in the industry so it’s no surprise to us that construction has been referenced in music for decades. From kid songs like “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” all the way to anthems like “We Built This City,” construction-themed songs have made their way into our lives. From bluegrass groups to jam bands, country to alternative rock, we’ve got you covered.

But, before you take a look at our list, we wanted to let you know that as we continue to join forces with our larger Viewpoint team, the Dexter + Chaney blog and website are sticking around so please continue to come back here for your latest Spectrum news.

Now, back to our list of 20 songs about construction.

“Working on the Highway”
Bruce Springsteen

“If I Had a Hammer”
Pete Seeger

“Hard Hat and a Hammer”
Alan Jackson

“I’m Working on a Building”
Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys

“Working Man Blues”
Merle Haggard

“The House That Jack Built”
Aretha Franklin

“If I Were A Carpenter”
Tim Hardin

“Samson & Delilah”
Grateful Dead

“Building Bridges”
Brooks & Dunn

“Wrecking Ball”
Miley Cyrus

“Build Me Up Buttercup”
The Foundations

“Brick By Brick”
Arctic Monkeys

“We Built This City”
Starship

“Grandpa was a Carpenter”
John Prine

“Hammer and a Nail”
Indigo Girls

“Our House”
Madness

“Highway (Under Construction)”
Gorillaz

“Early in the Morning”
The Gap Band

“Build”
The Housemartins

“Screaming at a Wall”
Minor Threat

Can you think of any additional songs about construction to add to our list? Leave a comment and let us know!

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