Tag: Men At Work

12-Feb

This Day In Music, February 12th

On this day in 1983: Men At Work returned to the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Down Under.” It has been #1 for three consecutive weeks starting on January 15, 1983 through February 4, 1983 then ‘Africa’ by Toto took over the top spot on February 5, 1983. ‘Down Under’ would be […]

29-Jan

This Day In Music, January 29th

On this day in 1983: Australian group Men At Work went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart and were starting their 3rd week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Down Under.’ Their debut album ‘Business As Usual’ was also at #1 on the U.S. and U.K album charts simultaneously on this day. […]

28-Jan

This Day In Music, January 28th

On this day in 1983: The first Narara Music Festival was held near Somersby, NSW over the Australia Day weekend, the line-up included Men At Work, The Angels, The Church, The Choirboys, Cold Chisel and INXS.  On this day in 1984: Frankie Goes To Hollywood started a five-week run at #1 on the U.K. singles […]

15-Jan

This Day In Music, January 15th

On this day in 1983: Men At Work started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Down Under’ which was the Australian group’s second U.S. #1 hit. ‘Down Under’ was originally released in 1980 as the B-Side to their first local single titled “Keypunch Operator”, released before the band signed with […]

13-Nov

This Day In Music, November 13th

On this day in 1981: U2 kicked off a 23 date North American ‘October’ tour at JB Scott’s in Albany, New York. On this day in 1982: Men At Work started a 15-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their debut album ‘Business As Usual’, which went on to sell over five […]

30-Oct

This Day In Music, October 30th

On this day in 1982: Australian band Men At Work went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Who Can It Be Now” the group’s first U.S. #1, a #45 hit in the U.K. The song was first released as a single in Australia in June 1981, prior to the recording of their 1981 […]

28-May

This Day In Music, May 28th

On this day in 1983: Actress and singer Irene Cara started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling’. Taken from the film ‘Flashdance’, a #2 hit in the UK. Cara had also appeared in TV’s ‘Roots’ and ‘The Next Generation’. The song was the #3 single of […]

07-May

This Day In Music, May 7th

On this day in 1983: Let’s take a look at the top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 from this day back in 1983! ‘Beat It’ by Michael Jackson was on top of the chart for the 2nd consecutive week and would spend one more week at #1 before ‘Let’s Dance’ by David Bowie […]

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