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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 The 80’s 36 of the Biggest Legendary Hits From the Beautiful Decade Various Artists 1
2009 The Music Jungle: The Hits + Jungle Giant Classics Various Artists 1
2009 The Ultimate 80's Various Artists 1
2009 Ultimate No. 1s: 60 Massive No. 1s Various Artists 1
2010 Aussie BBQ Various Artists 1
2010 101 Aussie Hits Various Artists 4 1
2010 100 Hits Of The '80s Various Artists 1
2010 The Essential 1980s Various Artists 1
2010 50 Jaar Radio Veronica: The 80’s Various Artists 1
2010 Alle 40 Goed - 80's Various Artists 1
2010 Richard Wilkins Presents 39 #1 Hits of the 80s Various Artists 1
2010 School Disco Anthems Various Artists 1
2010 101 Barbecue Songs Various Artists 1
2010 100 Essential Tracks: Pop Various Artists 1
2010 The Pop Years: The 80s Various Artists 2
2010 Ich mag keine Hits der 80er, aber die finde ich gut! Various Artists 1
2010 Kids Car Playlist Various Artists 1
2010 Songs From the 100 Best Australian Albums Various Artists 1
2010 Tony Delroy's The Tracks of Your Life Various Artists 1
2010 80's Stop! Various Artists 1
2010 101 BBQ Songs Various Artists 1
2010 Back to the 80’s Various Artists 1
2010 Hitarchief Top 2000: Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2010 New Wave Classix Various Artists 1
2010 Night to Remember - The Eighties Edition Various Artists 1
2010 Songs 3 - Von Folk bis Hip Hop Various Artists 1
2010 What’s My Scene? Australian Pop of the 80s, Vol 3 Various Artists 1
2011 Veronica Top 1000 Allertijden: Editie 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 NOW That’s What I Call the 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2011 Pure… 80s Dance Party Various Artists 2
2011 Pure… Summer Various Artists 1
2011 Haynes: Ultimate Guide to the 80s Various Artists 2
2011 More 80 From the 80s Various Artists 1
2011 Pure… Drive Various Artists 1
2011 The Great Australian Songbook Various Artists 1
2011 1000 Klassiekers Radio 2 - De Absolute Top, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2011 Le 100 canzoni dei "I migliori anni" Various Artists 1
2012 Dance Classics: Pop Edition, Vol. 8 Various Artists 1
2012 101 Sporting Anthems Various Artists 1
2012 101 Number Ones Various Artists 1
2012 101 Ultimate Beer Songs Various Artists 1
2012 The Classic Rock Collection Various Artists 1
2012 Pure… 80s Various Artists 1
2012 101 80s Hits Platinum Edition Various Artists 1
2012 Eldorado 4 Various Artists 1
2012 Las grandes canciones que debes escuchar antes del fin del mundo: Los 80's Various Artists 1
2012 Run to Paradise: Australian Pop of the 80s, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2013 101 Ultimate Aussie Hits Various Artists 1
2013 Pure... Rock Ballads Various Artists 1
2013 Formel Eins: 60 Nummer 1 Hits (Best of) Various Artists 1
2013 100 Hits: Drivetime Anthems Various Artists 2
2013 Fantastiske 80’ere Various Artists 1
2013 Het Beste Uit 2500 X Top 40 Various Artists 1
2013 I Love 80s Various Artists 1
2013 Veronica Album Top 1000 Allertijden Various Artists 1
2014 21 Totally 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2014 100 Hits: 80s Remixes Various Artists 1
2014 Pure… Pop Anthems Various Artists 1
2014 Fühl’s noch mal! 2 Various Artists 1
2014 RTL2 100 tubes années 80 Various Artists 1
2014 80’s Hits Various Artists 1
2014 Pure… 80s Remixes Various Artists 1
2014 Formel Eins: Disco Rock Various Artists 1
2014 Countdown: 40th Anniversary Various Artists 1
2014 Like, Wow — Wipeout! Australian Pop of the 80s, Vol 5 Various Artists 1
2015 Die Hit-Giganten: Best of Maxi-Hits Various Artists 1
2015 Ultimate 80s Various Artists 1
2015 The Nation’s Favourite 80s Number Ones Various Artists 1
2015 Now That’s What I Call the 80s Various Artists 1
2015 Game On! The Sound of Darts Various Artists 1
2016 Twelve Inch Eighties: You Spin Me Round Various Artists 1
2016 The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock, Vol. 1 Various Artists 1
2016 100 Hits: Power Ballads Various Artists 1
2016 No.1 80s Billboard Hits Various Artists 1
2016 80s Remixed & Extended Various Artists 1
2016 Top of the Pops: 1980–1984 Various Artists 1
2016 Gerard Ekdom Hidden Treasures Various Artists 1
2016 Qmusic: Het Beste Uit De Top 1000 - 2016 Various Artists 1
2017 100 Hits: 80s Pop Various Artists 1
2017 100 Hits: Feeling Good Various Artists 1
2017 続 No.1 80s ORICON HITS Various Artists 1
2017 Absolute 80s Unwind Various Artists 1
2017 100 Hits: The Best Eighties Album Various Artists 1
3 en Línea Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
18 Best Party Tunes Various Artists 1
20 Years on MTV: 1982 Various Artists 1
30 Years Of Number 1's Volume 10: 1980-1983 Various Artists 1
50 anni di musica internazionale Various Artists 1
80's Summer Various Artists 1
80’s Back Various Artists 1
80er Kult Various Artists 1
100% Recycled Material: Yesterday's Hits All Remixed DJ Unexpected 1
100% School's Out! Various Artists 1
2000 Sydney Olympics Various Artists 1
A Decade in Rock Various Artists 1
All Time Music - All Time Success Various Artists 1
Best of Classic Rock Various Artists 1
Best of the 80s Various Artists 1
Big Hits Various Artists 1
Billboard Hottest Hits, Volume 10: Greatest Top 10: Hits 1980-1990 Various Artists 1

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