Men at Work (Australian rock band)

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Men At Work: formed in 1979 Group members (in early 80s): * Colin Hay (born June 29, 1954) (lead singer/guitar)(additionally has an extensive solo career). * Ron Strykert (guitar/vocals). * John Rees (bass). * Jerry Speiser (drums). * Greg Ham (saxophone, flute, keyboards).

*Best known albums/songs w/ "Men At Work":

-Business as Usual 1982 (Down Under, Who Can It Be Now, Be Good Johnny, Down By The Sea), stayed at #1 on the American charts for 16 weeks.

-Cargo 1983 (Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive, Overkill, It's A Mistake).

*"Men At Work" won the 1982 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

-Brazil 96 (Including only 2 original members Colin Hay & Greg Ham, recorded live in Brazil, May 1996 and originally only available as an import. 2yrs later renamed simply 'Brazil' it was released stateside including the track 'The Longest Night' recorded March 1998).

*Colin Hay's solo career has included great accoustic versions of his songs from the "Men At Work" years as well as numerous newer songs that show the writer's unique ability to convey complexity and depth within seemingly simple observations of life. For those who have not delved deeper into Hay's music than "Men At Work" you're in for a treat by checking out his more recent material.

*Solo songs have included "Beautiful World", "I Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You" (the later featured in the film Garden State), and "Into My Life" (huge hit in Brazil). *Solo albums have included "Looking For Jack" (1987), , "Wayfaring Sons" (1990), "Topanga", "Transcendental Highway", "Going Somewhere" (2001).

Annotation last modified on 2005-05-18 04:21 UTC.
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Discography

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 My Generation: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Part 1 Various Artists 1
2005 The Absolute Very Best of the World's Best Ever Beer Songs Various Artists 1
2005 The Very Best of Legends Various Artists 1
2005 #1 Hits Various Artists 1
2005 Bogan! Simply the Best Pub Rock Album Various Artists 1
2005 Halvliter rock Various Artists 1
2005 One Shot 1981 Various Artists 3 1
2005 Songs for My Ute, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2005 Songwriters Speak Various Artists 1
2005 Super Reggae Various Artists 1
2005 The Greatest Hits Under the Sun, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2005 Turn Back the Clock Various Artists 1
2006 Australian Legends II Various Artists 1
2006 Best of the 80s Various Artists 1
2006 #1 Hits: Best of 80s Rock Radio Various Artists 1
2006 #1 Hits: Classic 80s Rock Various Artists 1
2006 British Hit Singles: Ultimate 80s No.1s Various Artists 1
2006 DIY Songs Various Artists 1
2006 P4 Sommerparty Various Artists 1
2006 De 100 Grootste Jaren 80 Hits Various Artists 1
2006 Fantastic 80s! Extended Various Artists 1
2006 Forever 80s Various Artists 1
2006 #1 Super 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2006 Now That's What I Call No.1’s Various Artists 1
2006 The Best of Eighties Various Artists 1
2006 The Very Best of School Reunion Various Artists 1
2006 Number One Party Anthems Various Artists 1
2006 25 lat listy przebojów Trójki: 1983 Various Artists 1
2006 80's Gold: The Hits Various Artists 1
2006 Absolute Very Best of the World's Best Ever Beer Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2006 Boonanza II Various Artists 1
2006 Classic Cuts Presents 80’s Night: The Ultimate DJ Collection Various Artists 2
2006 Countdown: The Wonder Years Various Artists 1
2006 Pure '80s #1s Various Artists 1
2006 Som Livre Anos 80, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2006 The No.1 DJ Collection: 80's, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2006 Top 100 Hits 80s Various Artists 2
2007 RFM Party 80's Various Artists 5 1
2007 All Night Disco Various Artists 1
2007 Ultimate Sports Album Various Artists 1
2007 7″ Heroes Various Artists 1
2007 Simply The Best 1980s Various Artists 1
2007 100 Hits: 80s Various Artists 1
2007 Veronica Top 1000 Aller Tijden 2007 Various Artists 1
2007 80 Hits of the 80's Various Artists 1
2007 100 Nr.1 Hits, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2007 Absolute Hits: 80s Pop Various Artists 1
2007 Hit Collection Various Artists 1
2007 Rocktober Various Artists 1
2007 The No.1 80s Pop Album Various Artists 1
2008 50 Years of Australian Rock & Roll Various Artists 1
2008 Abflug Die Skischanzenparty Various Artists 1
2008 Top of the Pops 1983 Various Artists 1
2008 100 Hits: No. 1s Various Artists 1
2008 Now That's What I Call the 80s Various Artists 1
2008 NOW That’s What I Call the 80s Hits Various Artists 2
2008 NonPlusUltra: Pop+Wave: The 12 Inch Mixes Various Artists 1
2008 100 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2008 Top of the Pops: Year by Year Collection 1964 - 2006 Various Artists 1
2008 The World's Best Ever Beer Songs: 10th Anniversary Various Artists 1
2008 Grange Hill: The Album Various Artists 1
2008 Jim Beam: The Best of 40 Shots of Rock, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2008 Donna Top 5000 Various Artists 1
2008 Fantastic 80s! The Complete Collection Various Artists 1
2008 Smash Hits Party Various Artists 1
2008 (Die große) Über 30 Party - Der ultimative Soundmix zur Party Various Artists 1
2008 #1 Hits of the '80s Various Artists 1
2008 80’s Giga Hits Collection Various Artists 1
2008 100 80’er Hits Various Artists 1
2008 100% 80's Various Artists 1
2008 101 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2008 1983 Class Reunion Various Artists 1
2008 Australia's Ultimate Songs Various Artists 1
2008 Best of the 80's Various Artists 1
2008 Greatest Ever! Dad: The Definitive Collection Various Artists 1
2008 O melhor dos anos 80 Various Artists 1
2008 Rock Times plus, Volume 7: 1979-1982 Various Artists 1
2008 The 80’s Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
2008 The Ultimate Collection: Eighties Various Artists 1
2008 Underneath the Southern Cross Various Artists 1
2009 Ö3 Zeitreise 1982 Various Artists 1
2009 Counting the Beat: Australian Pop of the 80s Various Artists 1
2009 Bushfire Aid Various Artists 1
2009 Anos 80: A década de ouro Various Artists 1
2009 The Ultimate Collection: Dad: 100 Hits Various Artists 1
2009 The Pop Years: 1982-1983 Various Artists 1
2009 The Greatest Songs of the 80s Various Artists 1
2009 SWR1 - 80 80er Various Artists 1
2009 Rock 66 Various Artists 1
2009 Back to the 80's: Gold Various Artists 1
2009 Essential: The 80s Various Artists 3 1
2009 Essential: The Power of Rock Various Artists 1
2009 100 Essential Tracks: 80s Various Artists 1
2009 100 Essential Tracks: No1 Hits Various Artists 1
2009 80 Was Prachtig! Various Artists 1
2009 80's Long Versions Various Artists 1
2009 80s Ejtis Top Killers Various Artists 1
2009 80s Music Explosion! Various Artists 2
2009 Absolute 80's, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2009 For Fuld Musik 3 Various Artists 1

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