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Colin Hay discography
Studio albums14
Singles29

The discography of Colin Hay, a Scottish-born Australian singer, consists of fourteen studio albums, two video albums and twenty-nine singles (including five as a featured artist). Before his solo career commenced in 1986, Hay was the lead vocalist of the band Men at Work.

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Colin Hay

Colin Hay

Colin James Hay is a Scottish-Australian musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He came to prominence as the lead vocalist and the sole continuous member of the band Men at Work, and later as a solo artist. Hay's music has been used frequently by actor and director Zach Braff in his work, which helped a career rebirth in the mid-2000s. Hay has also been a member of Ringo Starr's Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

Single (music)

Single (music)

In music, a single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. One can be released for sale to the public in a variety of formats. In most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually also appears on an album. In other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album.

Men at Work

Men at Work

Men at Work are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1978 and best known for breakthrough hits such as "Down Under", "Who Can It Be Now?", "Be Good Johnny", "Overkill", and "It's a Mistake". Its founding member and frontman is Colin Hay, who performs on lead vocals and guitar. After playing as an acoustic duo with Ron Strykert during 1978–1979, Hay formed the group with Strykert playing bass guitar and Jerry Speiser on drums. They were soon joined by Greg Ham on flute, saxophone, and keyboards and John Rees on bass guitar, with Strykert switching back to lead guitar. The group was managed by Russell Depeller, a friend of Hay, whom he met at La Trobe University. This line-up achieved national and international success during the early to mid 1980s.

Albums

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[1][2][3]
Looking for Jack
(as Colin James Hay)
  • Released: March 1987
  • Label: CBS (450355 1)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD
58
Wayfaring Sons
(as Colin Hay Band)
  • Released: April 1990
  • Label: MCA (256911-1)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD
118
Peaks & Valleys
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: EastWest (903176180-2)
  • Format: CD
Topanga
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Lazy Eye Records, Newmarket Music (NEW1063.2)
  • Format: CD
Transcendental Highway
  • Released: October 1998
  • Label: Lazy Eye Records, Festival Records (D31831)
  • Format: CD
Going Somewhere
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Lazy Eye Records, Head Records (HEAD038)
  • Format: CD
Company of Strangers
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Lazy Eye Records
  • Format: CD
Man @ Work
  • Released: July 2003
  • Label: Lazy Eye Records (7 4365 2)
  • Format: CD
Are You Lookin' at Me?
  • Released: April 2007
  • Label: Lazy Eye Records, Compass Records (7 4453 2)
  • Format: CD
American Sunshine
  • Released: August 2009
  • Label: Lazy Eye Records, Compass Records (7 4512 2)
  • Format: CD, DD
Gathering Mercury
  • Released: May 2011
  • Label: Lazy Eye Records, Compass Records (7 4551 2)
  • Format: CD, DD
Next Year People
  • Released: 13 February 2015[4]
  • Label: Lazy Eye Records, Compass Records (7 4641 2)
  • Format: CD, DD, LP, streaming
Fierce Mercy
  • Released: March 2017
  • Label: Lazy Eye, Compass Records (7 4680 2)
  • Format: CD, DD, LP, streaming
44
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
  • Released: August 2021
  • Label: Lazy Eye, Compass Records, Sony (7 4781 1)
  • Format: CD, DD, LP, streaming
Now and the Evermore
  • Scheduled: 18 March 2022[5]
  • Label: Song (19658706062)
  • Format: CD, DD, LP, streaming
TBA

Video albums

Title Details
Live At the Continental
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Lazy Eye Records
  • Format: VHS
  • Recorded in 2000
Live at the Corner
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Compass Records (7 4546 9)
  • Format: DVD
  • Recorded in 2007 at The Corner hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

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Kent Music Report

Kent Music Report

The Kent Music Report was a weekly record chart of Australian music singles and albums which was compiled by music enthusiast David Kent from May 1974 through to January 1999. The chart was re-branded the Australian Music Report (AMR) in July 1987. From June 1988, the Australian Recording Industry Association, which had been using the top 50 portion of the report under licence since mid-1983, chose to produce their own listing as the ARIA Charts.

Looking for Jack

Looking for Jack

Looking for Jack is the debut solo album by Men at Work lead singer Colin Hay, released in March 1987.

Peaks & Valleys

Peaks & Valleys

Peaks & Valleys is the third solo album by Scottish–Australian singer Colin Hay, released in 1992. Hay recorded each song in one take.

Topanga (album)

Topanga (album)

Topanga is the fourth solo album by Scottish-Australian singer Colin Hay, released in 1994. It was the first released on his own label Lazy Eye Records.

Transcendental Highway

Transcendental Highway

Transcendental Highway is the fifth studio album by Scottish-Australian singer Colin Hay, released in 1998.

Festival Records

Festival Records

Festival Records was an Australian recording and publishing company founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1952 and operated until 2005.

Going Somewhere

Going Somewhere

Going Somewhere is the sixth solo album by Scottish–Australian singer Colin Hay, released in 2001.

Company of Strangers (Colin Hay album)

Company of Strangers (Colin Hay album)

Company Of Strangers is the seventh solo album by Scottish-Australian singer Colin Hay. It was released in 2002 on Hay's independent record label, Lazy Eye.

Man @ Work

Man @ Work

Man @ Work is the eighth studio album by Scottish Australian singer Colin Hay, released by Compass Records in July 2003.

Are You Lookin' at Me?

Are You Lookin' at Me?

Are You Lookin' at Me? is the ninth studio album by Scottish-Australian musician, Colin Hay. It was released by Compass Records on 24 April 2007.

American Sunshine

American Sunshine

American Sunshine is the tenth studio album by Scottish-born Australian-based singer Colin Hay, released on 18 August 2009.

Gathering Mercury

Gathering Mercury

Gathering Mercury is the eleventh studio album by Colin Hay, released on 9 May 2011, on Compass Records. Regarding the album's thematic content, Hay said, "I think it’s about life and loss and the injustice of the way the universe is set up; how we lose people we love."

Singles

As lead artist

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Album
AUS
[1][2]
CAN
[6]
1987 "Hold Me" 40 Looking for Jack
"Looking for Jack"
"Can I Hold You?"
1990 "Into My Life"[2] 117 Wayfaring Sons
"Wayfaring Sons"[2]
"Storm in My Heart"[2]
1995 "I Haven't Seen You in a Long Time" 49 Topanga
1997 "Don't Believe You Anymore" Transcendental Highway
1998 "My Brilliant Feat"
"If I Go"
1999 "Goodbye My Red Rose"
"Misty Bay"
(with Cecilia Noël)[7]
Bongoland
2011 "Far From Home"[8] Gathering Mercury
"Send Somebody"[9]
2012 "Down Under 2012" Non-album single
2014 "Trying to Get to You"[10] Next Year People
2016 "Mr. Grogan"[11]
"A Thousand Million Reasons"[12] Fierce Mercy
2017 "Come Tumbling Down"[13]
"Secret Love"[14]
2018 "You Saved Me from Myself"[15] The Resident: Season 2 (soundtrack)
2020 "Now and the Evermore"[16] Non-album single
2021 "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself"[17] I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself
"Oh La La"[18]

As featured artist

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Certifications Album
AUS
[19]
NZ
[20]
UK
[21]
1997 "Overkill"
(Lazlo Bane featuring Colin Hay)
11 Transistor
2016 "Un Poquito de Amor Everyday (Everybody Needs Some Love Today)"
(San Miguel featuring Colin Hay)[22]
Un Poquito de Amor Everyday
2017 "Now the Time Has Come"[23]
(with Ringo Starr, and various artists)
Non-album single
2021 "Overkill"
(DJ Chris All featuring Colin Hay)[24]
TBA
"Down Under"
(Luude featuring Colin Hay)[25]
10 1 5 Non-album single
2022 "Colin"[28]
(Lime Cordiale featuring Colin Hay)
TBA

Other appearances

Year Title Album
1996 "The Flying Song" Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain
2015 "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
(with Alison Brown)
The Songs of the Banjo
"Are We There Yet?"
(with Renee and Friends)
Simpatico
2016 "Who Can It Be Now?"
(with Barenaked Ladies)
BNL Rocks Red Rocks
2019 "Next Year People"
(with Sara Storer)
Raindance
"What's My Name"
(with Ringo Starr)
What's My Name
"I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You"
(with (Gabriel Mann)
A Million Little Things (soundtrack)
2021 "First Class Man"
(with Imogen Clarke)
Bastards
"You've Got a Friend"
(with Lazlo Bane and Louise Goffin)
Someday We'll Be Together

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Kent Music Report

Kent Music Report

The Kent Music Report was a weekly record chart of Australian music singles and albums which was compiled by music enthusiast David Kent from May 1974 through to January 1999. The chart was re-branded the Australian Music Report (AMR) in July 1987. From June 1988, the Australian Recording Industry Association, which had been using the top 50 portion of the report under licence since mid-1983, chose to produce their own listing as the ARIA Charts.

RPM (magazine)

RPM (magazine)

RPM was a Canadian music-industry publication that featured song and album charts for Canada. The publication was founded by Walt Grealis in February 1964, supported through its existence by record label owner Stan Klees. RPM ceased publication in November 2000.

Looking for Jack

Looking for Jack

Looking for Jack is the debut solo album by Men at Work lead singer Colin Hay, released in March 1987.

I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself

I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself

"I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David.

Ooh La La (Faces song)

Ooh La La (Faces song)

"Ooh La La" is a 1973 song by the band Faces, written by Ronnie Lane and Ronnie Wood. It is the title song of the band's last studio album, Ooh La La.

List of music recording certifications

List of music recording certifications

Music recording certifications are typically awarded by the worldwide music industry based on the total units sold, streamed, or shipped to retailers. These awards and their requirements are defined by the various certifying bodies representing the music industry in various countries and territories worldwide. The standard certification awards given consist of Gold, Platinum, and sometimes Diamond awards, in ascending order; the UK also has a Silver certification, ranking below Gold. In most cases, a "Multi-Platinum" or "Multi-Diamond" award is given for multiples of the Platinum or Diamond requirements.

ARIA Charts

ARIA Charts

The ARIA Charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The charts are a record of the highest selling songs and albums in various genres in Australia. ARIA became the official Australian music chart in June 1988, succeeding the Kent Music Report, which had been Australia's national music sales charts since 1974.

Official New Zealand Music Chart

Official New Zealand Music Chart

The Official New Zealand Music Chart is the weekly New Zealand top 40 singles and albums charts, issued weekly by Recorded Music NZ. The Music Chart also includes the top-20 New Zealand artist singles and albums and top 10 compilation albums. All charts are compiled from data of both physical and digital sales from music retailers in New Zealand.

Lazlo Bane

Lazlo Bane

Lazlo Bane is an alternative rock band from Santa Monica, California, United States. They are well known for collaborating with former Men at Work member Colin Hay, and providing the song "Superman" as the theme for the television show Scrubs.

11 Transistor

11 Transistor

11 Transistor is the debut album by the band Lazlo Bane, which was released on the Almo Sounds label in early 1997.

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

Sir Richard Starkey, known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who achieved international fame as the drummer for the Beatles. Starr occasionally sang lead vocals with the group, usually for one song on each album, including "Yellow Submarine" and "With a Little Help from My Friends". He also wrote and sang the Beatles songs "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden", and is credited as a co-writer of four others.

Overkill (Men at Work song)

Overkill (Men at Work song)

"Overkill" is a song by Australian pop rock band Men at Work. It was released in March 1983 as the second single from their second studio album Cargo. Written by lead singer Colin Hay, it peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100; No. 5 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart; and top 10 in Canada, Ireland, and Norway. The song was a departure from the group's style of reggae-influenced pop rock, featuring a melancholic feel musically and lyrically.

Source: "Colin Hay discography", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Hay_discography.

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References
  1. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 135. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  2. ^ a b c d e *For Wayfaring Sons and "Into My Life""Week commencing 9 April 1990". bubblingdownunder.com. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Discography Colin Hay". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Colin Hay To Release 12th Solo Album Next Year People". noise11. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Colin Hay Now and the Evermore". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  6. ^ Canadian singles:
  7. ^ "Colin Hay & Cecilia Noël – Misty Bay (1999)". colinhay.com.br. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Colin Hay - Far From Home (Official Video)". YouTube. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Colin Hay - Send Somebody (Official Video)". YouTube. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  10. ^ "New Colin Hay – Trying To Get To You LISTEN". noise11. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Colin Hay - Mr. Grogan Animated Music Video". YouTube. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Listen now to "A Thousand Million Reasons", new song from the upcoming album Fierce Mercy". colinhay.com.br. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  13. ^ ""Come Tumblin' Down" - Colin Hay (Official Video)". YouTube. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  14. ^ "Colin Hay "Secret Love" Music Video". YouTube. June 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  15. ^ "The Resident: You Saved Me from Myself (Single)". Soundtrack.net. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  16. ^ ""NOW AND THE EVERMORE" RELEASED TODAY!". Colin Hay. 12 May 2020. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  17. ^ "Announcing Colin's newest studio album: "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" – out August 6th!". Colin Hay. 17 June 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  18. ^ "Colin Hay – "Ooh La La": DJ Pick of the Week". Lightning 100. 29 July 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
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  20. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 17 January 2022. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  21. ^ "Colin Hay | full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  22. ^ "San Miguel & Colin Hay Perform "Un Poquito de Amor Everyday" in New Video: Premiere". Billboard Magazine. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  23. ^ "Ringo Starr's Peace Song 'Now the Time Has Come' Debuts as Free Download". billboard.com. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  24. ^ "Overkill - single". Apple Music. 17 September 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
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  27. ^ "British single certifications – Colin Hay". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 14 August 2022. Select singles in the Format field. Type Colin Hay in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  28. ^ "Listen to Lime Cordiale's Colin Hay Tribute Song 'Colin', Featuring the Man Himself". MusicFeeds. 24 November 2022. Retrieved 25 November 2022.

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