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Men At Work were an Australian rock band.

Content  Edit

  • 1 History
  • 2 Composition
  • 3 Discography
    • 3.1 Albums
    • 3.2 Singles
    • 3.3 Radio 2 Top 2000

History  Edit

Men At Work was in 1978 founded by Colin Hay and Ron Strykert . Afterwards there were still Jerry Speiser , Greg Ham (1953-2012) and John Rees at. In 1981 they released their first single, "Who can it be now?".The single was a big hit in Australia, like their debut album "Business as Usual". Reached in 1982, "Who can it be now?" No. 1 in America. The second song "Down Under" was No. 1 in both America and Britain."Down Under" was made ​​for fun and is a cheerful comic song about the typical things of Australia as a vegemite sandwich. It is considered the second country song of Australia.

In 1982 they received the Grammy for "Best New Artist".

The second album "Cargo" was already recorded in 1982, but the success of the previous album was only released in 1983. "Cargo" brought the hits "Overkill" and "It's a mistake" on. In the following year, Jerry Speiser and John Rees fired. In 1985, their third album "Two Hearts" was released. Despite gold in America, this album was not a success worldwide.

Colin Hay began a solo career and released in 1987. "Looking for Jack" out. The album received little attention. Despite little success continues Colin plates cast.

In 1998 Colin Hay toured with Greg Ham in Brazil. The result was placed on the live album "Brazil". Greg Ham on April 19, 2012 was found dead in his home at the age of 58.[1]

Composition Edit

  • Colin Hay - lead singer and guitar
  • Ron Strykert - guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Speiser - drum
  • Greg Ham - saxophone, flute, keyboard (deceased)
  • John Rees - bass guitar, vocals

Discography Edit

Albums Edit

Album with any hitnotering (s) 

in the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of 

appear

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number 

soak

Comments Business as Usual 1982 3-4-1982 2 16
Cargo 1983 7-5-1983 9 17
Two Hearts 1985 -
Brazil 1998 onb

Singles Edit

Single with any hitnotering (s) 

in the Dutch Top 40

Date of 

appear

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number 

soak

Comments Down under 1982 27-3-1982 2 11
Who can it be now 1982 5-6-1982 tip
Overkill 1983 7-5-1983 16 6

Radio 2 Top 2000 Edit

Number of quotation (s) 

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

'99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 Down Under 229 188 285 206 237 336 344 406 598 364 586 619 598 505 421 570

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