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BIRTHDAYS: Colin Hay (June 29, 1954) ~ Greg Ham (September 27, 1953) ~ Ron Strykert (August 18, 1950)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1982...# 18 Singles Artist of the Year

August
Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work hit the Top 40 with "Who Can It Be Now."
from the LP
Business As Usual
ARC chart run: 28 - 22 - 18 - 15 - 14 - 11 - 9 - 7 - 5 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 10 - 24 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 12
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work hit the
Top 10 with "Who Can It Be Now."

October
Men At Work - "Down Under" (Single)  button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work #1 for 2 weeks with "Who Can It Be Now."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work hit the Top 40 with "
Down Under."
from the LP
Business As Usual
ARC chart run: 28 - 16 - 12 - 9 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 7 - 15 - 19 - 21 - 27 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 4
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

December
Men At Work - 'Business As Usual'button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work hit the Top 10 with "Down Under."

1983...# 5 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work hit #1 for 4 weeks with "Down Under."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

April
Men At Work - "Overkill" (Single)  button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work hit the Top 40 and Top 10 with "Overkill."
from the LP
Cargo
ARC chart run: 26 - 14 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 10 - 17 - 29 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 26
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work hit #1 for a week with "Overkill."

June
Men At Work - "It's A Mistake" (Single)  button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work hit the Top 40 with "It's A Mistake."
from the LP
Cargo
ARC chart run: 31 - 23 - 19 - 14 - 10 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 13 - 19 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 59
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work hit the Top 10 with "It's A Mistake."

October
Men At Work - "Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive(Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work hit the Top 40 with "Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive."
from the LP
Cargo
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 24 - 22 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 166
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

December 31: Men At Work topped the Billboard 1983 Year-End Chart Toppers as the Top Pop Artist - Duo/Group and Top Pop Album Artist - Duo/Group.

1984...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Men At Work were nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group.

2004...

Men At Work - Cargobutton.gif (123 bytes) # 166 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2006...

October
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VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's included "Down Under" at # 96.

2012...

  • April 19: Greg Ham died at the age of 58.



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