Men at Work

Men at Work
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Men at Work were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1978. Their founding mainstay was Colin Hay on lead vocals; he formed the group with Jerry Speiser on drums and Ron Strykert on lead guitar. They were joined by Greg Ham on flute and keyboards and then John Rees on bass guitar. This line-up achieved national and international success in the early 1980s. In January 1983, they were the first Australian artists to have a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single in the United States Billboard charts – Business as Usual (released on 9 November 1981) and "Down Under" (1981), respectively. With the same works, they achieved the same distinction of a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single on the Australian, New Zealand and United Kingdom charts. Their second album, Cargo (2 May 1983) was also No. 1 in Australia, No. 2 in New Zealand, No. 3 in the US, and No. 8 in the UK. Their third album, Two Hearts (3 April 1985), reached the top 20 in Australia and top 50 in the US. Wikipedia

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2012 One Hit Wonderland -
2010 A Somewhat Gentle Man -
2010 Running Man -
2009 Live from Studio Five -
2008 Fields of Fuel -
2006 The Groomsmen -
2006 'Til Death -
2005 L'anniversaire -
2005 20 to 1 -
2005 CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2005, Night 2 -
2003 Kangaroo Jack -


92 Songs »
5 Like a Rolling Stone 1965
1 London Calling 1979
2 Crazy Train 1905
3 Down Under 2003
17 Oye Como Va
4 Overkill 1997
6 It's A Mistake 1997
7 Be Good Johnny 2003
8 Who Can It Be Now? 1997
9 Land Down Under
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