Down Under is the title of a pop song of reggae flavour, written by Colin Hay and Ron Strykert, recorded in 1981 by the Australian rock group Men at Work and featured on their debut album Business as Usual.
The song went to #1 in American as well as international charts, including their native Australia and the UK.
Single by Men at Work from the album Business as Usual
Released 1981 (AUS)
Recorded October 1981
Writer(s) Colin Hay, Ron Strykert
The song is a perennial favorite on Australian radio and television, and became well-known outside Australia after it was used as a theme song by the crew of Australia II in their successful bid to win the America's Cup in 1983.
The song was voted #96 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s
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