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Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now? (1981)

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"Who Can It Be Now?" is a song recorded by Australian band Men at Work. It was first released as a single in Australia in ...

"Who Can It Be Now?" is a song recorded by Australian band Men at Work. It was first released as a single in Australia in 1981, prior to the recording of their 1981 debut album Business as Usual, on which the track was later included.

"Who Can It Be Now?" reached No. 2 on the Australian singles chart in August that year, and was awarded a gold disc for sales of over 50,000 copies in Australia. The song also hit No. 45 in New Zealand. Released in Canada in early 1982, the track peaked at No. 8 in late July. This spurred an American release of the song, and the single, by then well over a year old, went on to hit No. 1 in the US in October 1982. "Who Can It Be Now?" was also a modest hit in the UK, reaching No. 45. As one of Men at Work's biggest hits, it was featured on their later compilation albums, and a live version can be found on Brazil. The song remains a popular symbol of new wave music and has been featured on numerous 1980s compilations. The band performed both this song and "Down Under" live on Saturday Night Live on 23 October 1982.

At the 1981 Countdown Australian Music Awards, the song won Best Debut Single.

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