Men At Work
Men at Work were an Australian rock band formed in 1979 and best known for their 1981 hit “Down Under”. In 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 and “Down Under” respectively. With the same works they also achieved the distinction of a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single on the Australian, New Zealand, and United Kingdom charts. Their second album Cargo (1983) was also No. 1 in Australia, No. 2 in New Zealand, No. 3 in the US, and No. 8 in the UK.
They won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1983, they were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1994, and they have sold over 30 million albums worldwide. In May 2001, “Down Under” was listed at No. 4 on the APRA Top 30 Australian songs and Business as Usual appeared in the book 100 Best Australian Albums
Colin Hay – Lead vocals, guitar
Jerry Speiser – Drums
Ron Strykert – Lead guitar
Greg Ham – Flute, saxophone, keyboards
John Rees – Bass