HR Strange But True!
April 13, 2006

We can't make this stuff up (well, we could, but we don't need to): The American Payroll Association (APA) has commissioned several songs to "celebrate the payroll professional."

Titles in this collection, sure to become cult classics, include "We are the APA," "Giving You the Best," "Working on the Payroll," "The Payroll Blues," and our personal favorite, "Kiss My Payroll."

You can get to these songs through the APA's Media Center Listening Room (seriously). Some of the lyrics you'll be treated to in these slickly produced recordings include:

  • "I am a payroll professional dedicated, educated, motivated everyday to giving you the best... I pay your hourly wages, I pay your salary, your Social, and your Medicare liability... I track your sick pay, vacation pay, I do your W-2s...." (From the song, "Giving You the Best")
  • "I've been here for 16 hours, the job is still not done, it's quarter past midnight, and the software still won't run... I got the blues, I got the payroll blues, I got the numbers-are-all-wrong-it's-the-middle-of-the-dark-night payroll blues... I'm so unappreciated in this company, 'cause when everybody's paycheck is right, they never say a thing to me...." (From the song, "The Payroll Blues")
  • "Country, jazz, rock 'n roll, payroll music's in our soul. We are here to play the music of the APA... If you want to be the best, tune in to payroll success. Get into the mood with a kiss my payroll attitude...." (From the song, "Kiss my Payroll").
Rock on.

Source: The APA Song Collection

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