Men At Work ‎– Down Under

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BA 222891 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) CBS BA 222891 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
CSR-1227 Men At Work Down Under / Crazy(7", Single) CBS Columbia CSR-1227 Peru 1981 Sell This Version
CBSA 12.2066, A-12.2066 Men At Work Down Under(12", Maxi) CBS, CBS CBSA 12.2066, A-12.2066 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
SAMPLER 54 Men At Work Down Under(12", Mono, Promo) CBS SAMPLER 54 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
BA 222891 Men At Work Down Under(7") CBS BA 222891 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
EPC A1980 Men At Work Down Under(7", Promo, Com) Epic EPC A1980 UK 1981 Sell This Version
EPC A 1980 Men At Work Down Under(7", Promo, Pic) Epic EPC A 1980 UK 1981 Sell This Version
EPCA 10 1980 Men At Work Down Under(7", Shape, Single, Blu) Epic EPCA 10 1980 UK 1981 Sell This Version
EPC A 1980, EPC A1980 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) Epic, Epic EPC A 1980, EPC A1980 UK 1981 Sell This Version
43.539 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) Discos CBS 43.539 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
EPC A 1980 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) Epic EPC A 1980 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
CBS A 2066 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) CBS CBS A 2066 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
EPC A 1980, EPC A1980 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, CBS) Epic, Epic EPC A 1980, EPC A1980 UK 1981 Sell This Version
EPC A1980 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, Dam) Epic EPC A1980 UK 1981 Sell This Version
C4-4312 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, Ltd, Gol) CBS C4-4312 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
EPC A 1980, EPC A1980 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, Pap) Epic, Epic EPC A 1980, EPC A1980 UK 1981 Sell This Version
38-03303 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, Promo) Columbia 38-03303 US 1981 Sell This Version
07・5P-211 Men At Work メン・アット・ワーク* = Men At Work ‎– ダウン・アンダー = Down Under (7", Single, Promo) Epic 07・5P-211 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
53-03303 Men At Work Down Under(7", RE) Columbia 53-03303 US 1982 Sell This Version
CNR-03373 Men At Work Down Under(7", S/Sided, Single) Columbia CNR-03373 US 1982 Sell This Version
C4-4312 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) Columbia C4-4312 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
SSC 5319 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) CBS SSC 5319 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 2066, CBS A-2066 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBS A 2066, CBS A-2066 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
CBSA 2066, A-2066 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBSA 2066, A-2066 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 2066, CBSA 2066 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBS A 2066, CBSA 2066 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 2066, A-2066 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBS A 2066, A-2066 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
BA 222891 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) CBS BA 222891 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
EPC A 1980, EPC A1980 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, Dam) Epic, Epic EPC A 1980, EPC A1980 UK 1982 Sell This Version
EPC A 1980, EPC A1980 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, Inj) Epic, Epic EPC A 1980, EPC A1980 UK 1982 Sell This Version
38-03303 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, M/Print) Columbia 38-03303 US 1982 Sell This Version
38-03303 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, M/Print) Columbia 38-03303 US 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A-2066 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, Promo) CBS CBS A-2066 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 2066 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, Promo) CBS CBS A 2066 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
38-03303 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, Styrene, Pit) Columbia 38-03303 US 1982 Sell This Version
38-03303 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, Styrene, Ter) Columbia 38-03303 US 1982 Sell This Version
07・5P-211 メン・アット・ワーク* = Men At Work メン・アット・ワーク* = Men At Work - ダウン・アンダー = Down Under(7", Single) Epic 07・5P-211 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
833-0024 Men At Work Down Under(12") CBS 833-0024 Ecuador 1983 Sell This Version
none Men At Work Down Under(7", Single, Promo) CBS none Spain 1983 Sell This Version
BA 12229 Men At Work Down Under (Extended Mix)(12") CBS BA 12229 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
BA 2891 Men At Work Down Under(7", Single) CBS BA 2891 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
COL 662396 1, 662396 1 Men At Work Down Under(CD, Single) Columbia, Columbia COL 662396 1, 662396 1 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
COL 662396 1, 662396 1 Men At Work Down Under(CD, Single, Promo) Columbia, Columbia COL 662396 1, 662396 1 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
654850.2 Men At Work Down Under(CD, Maxi) Columbia 654850.2 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
53-03303 Men At Work Down Under(7", RE) Collectables, Columbia 53-03303 US Unknown Sell This Version
53-03303 Men At Work Down Under(7", RE) Columbia 53-03303 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Grandfather

Grandfather

November 4, 2018
referencing Down Under (Extended Mix), 12", BA 12229
It is only a illegal copy of the BONUS 12'', given with the limited album " '81 - '85 "
https://www.discogs.com/de/Men-At-Work-81-85/release/4672689 ... if you really would pay a lot of money for a fake, you must be a fool ;-)
LinkinTrivia

LinkinTrivia

July 2, 2018
referencing Down Under, 7", Single, BA 222891
One problem and it's the cover art if the song is called down under why isn't the cover art underground
the cover art makes no sense even for a song called down under
sushertz

sushertz

June 13, 2018
referencing Down Under, 7", Single, CBSA 2066, A-2066
I have this version:
Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A Variant 1): 01-2066-1A-1 B
Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B Variant 1): 01-2066-1B-1 A
palestina

palestina

October 22, 2013
referencing Down Under, 7", Single, 43.539
Very poor quality record
GoodNF

GoodNF

March 1, 2012
referencing Down Under, 7", Shape, Single, Blu, EPCA 10 1980
Although this was by far not the first widely known Australian rock song (that honour goes to "Friday On My Mind" by The Easybeats), it is the one that is most referred to as "Australian Rock". The funny video did help achieving this and it was one of the first MTV music videos.
Somehow, it also started the expression "down under" as a common reference to Australia since then.

For some strange reason, some parts of the song are misheard in other languages:

1. first verse, first line ("traveling in a fried out combie") misheard in German as "satt und leer in 'nem feigen Kamel" (drunk and empty in a foul camel) and in Dutch as "ik zat alleen in een vuile kameel" (I sat alone in a dirty camel).
2. second verse, first line ("buying bread from a man in Brussels") misheard in German as "beim Bett von dem Anderen, was soll's?" (at someone else's bed, why should I?)
3. third verse, first line ("dying in a den in Bombay") misheard in German as "keine Antennen in Bombay" (no antennas in Bombay).