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 .
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Discography

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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
Billboard Top 100 Romantics Hits Various Artists 1
Channel [V]'s Rewind Various Artists 1
Classic Drive: At the Drive In Various Artists 1
Das Jahrhundert Album Various Artists 1
Die 80er Chart Kult-Hits Various Artists 1
Double Shot of Oz Various Artists 1
Electric 80's Various Artists 1
Fantastic 80's Various Artists 1
Fantastic 80's, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Feels Like Heaven Various Artists 1
Fight for Your Right to Party Various Artists 1
FM Rock Classics Various Artists 1
Greatest Hits of the 80’s (multi-volume, begins with "Beat It" and "Walk This Way") Various Artists 1
Hits of the 80's: 1982-1983 Various Artists 1
hr3 - guten morgen hits Various Artists 1
I Love 80's Collection Various Artists 1
Il Melting Pop Various Artists 1
Jägermeister Rock-Hits der 80er Various Artists 1
Legends II Various Artists 1
Live a Litte (Saks Fifth Avenue) (Caribbean Lifestyles, Volume 2) Various Artists 1
Lo mejor de los 80 Various Artists 1
Lotto präsentiert: Die Super 20 Various Artists 1
Mastermix Classic Cuts, Volume 103: 80s Various Artists 1
Mastermix Classic Cuts: Dance Covers Various Artists 1
Mastermix Professional Engineered for DJs J: 60s 70s 80s 90s Various Artists 1
Monster 80s Various Artists 1
Move Closer Various Artists 1
Must Have Maxis, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
Number 1 Hits of the 80's Various Artists 1
Only the Best '80, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Otroligt 80 Various Artists 1
Platinum '80s Hits Various Artists 1
Pop / Klassik Various Artists 1
Retro 70s & 80s: The Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Retro, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Richard Blade's Flashback Favorites, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
ROCK Australia Various Artists 1
Rock Memories Various Artists 1
Rolling Stone Presents the 80s Various Artists 1
Saraiva Mega Music Hall Various Artists 1
Smash Hits of the '80s Various Artists 1
Som Livre Anos 80, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Songs for My Ute Various Artists 1
Sony Classic Tracks, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Superstars of the '80s Various Artists 1
The 80's Connection Various Artists 1
The 80's Mix Various Artists 1
The Best of 80's Various Artists 1
The Big 80's Various Artists 1
The Golden Collection 1 & 2 Various Artists 1
The Musica Collection - The 80's Various Artists 1
The No. 1 Classic 80's Album Various Artists 1
The No. 1 Hits 1983 Various Artists 1
The Official American Bandstand Library of Rock & Roll: 80s Various Artists 1
Wave Pop Revival Various Artists 1
Young at Heart 4: Sweet Dreams Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 80's Rewind MC Mario 1
2014 The Party Mix: 80s Classics Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 The Andrew Denton Breakfast Show Musical Challenge Various Artists 1
2001 Live Concert Rock Classics Various Artists 1
2004 Back to the 80’s Live: De Hits uit de Jaren ’80: The Long Versions Live Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Hot Tracks 15th Anniversary Collectors Edition (incomplete set) Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Molly Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Brazil 96 Colin Hay 2
1999 X-Fest '99 Various Artists 1
1985-07-13: Live Aid: The Global Jukebox: [various locations] Various Artists 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 When I Met You The Avalanches 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Edge Level 2 Various Artists 1
1999 House Blend, Volume 5: Tasters Choice Various Artists 1
Tales From Bootleg Oceans, 6th Chapter MadMixMustang 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Valley Girl Various Artists 3
2001 Trigger Happy TV 3 Various Artists 1
2004 Scrubs: Season 3 Various Artists 1
Is' noch Brot da 2 Various Artists 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Spliffin' Riddim: Rythms for Reggae Lovers Various Artists 1
1997 The Best of Rock Various Artists 1
2000 RADIO's #1 HITS The Very Best Of The 80's Various Artists 1
2011 A224 Inside Music The Open University 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Las historias más asín de Gomaespuma Gomaespuma 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Il Rock In Discoteca Various Artists 1
2002 Années 80 vol.2 Various Artists 1
Down Under 2 - The Best Of Australian Rock Various Artists 1
Reggae Riddim Various Artists 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Rock & Pop Diamonds 1982 Various Artists 1
1993 Greatest Hits of the ’80’s, Volume 3: The Definitive Singles Collection 1980–1989 Various Artists 1
2005 Magic 80 Various Artists 1
Old Navy: Get Up and Dance, Vol. 2 Various Artists 1

Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Valley Girl (Music From the original Motion Picture Soundtack) Various Artists 1

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