Moving Pictures - What About Me (1982)
- 80's score: 1.2
- Genre(s): Soft rock
"What About Me" is a song written by Garry Frost and Frances Swan, first recorded by Australian rock band Moving Pictures ...
"What About Me" is a song written by Garry Frost and Frances Swan, first recorded by Australian rock band Moving Pictures from their album Days of Innocence. It was the band's first number-one single in Australia spending six consecutive weeks on the top; there, it was the second-highest selling single of 1982.
At the 1982 Countdown Music Awards, the song won Best Australian Single.
The success of the song led them to America where it became a hit, reaching number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song stayed in the US charts for such a long time that it managed to make Billboard's top 100 Pop Singles of 1983, at number 88, a rare feat for a single with a low peak position. The song also re-charted in 1989, peaking at number 46.
Australian Idol Season 1 runner-up Shannon Noll released a cover of the song in January 2004 that quickly went to number one on Australia's ARIA Singles Chart. Noll's version was also a surprise hit in Ireland, where it debuted and peaked at number two in October 2004.
In January 2018, as part of Triple M's "Ozzest 100", the 'most Australian' songs of all time, "What About Me" was ranked number 37.