439. Men at Work
Although Men at Work were not the first successful band from Australia, they may very well be the band most associated with it. With a series of catchy videos that featured radio friendly songs, Men at Work were an international phenom in the first half of the 80’s. Their music was underrated as they drew from more influences (a touch of Reggae, a woodwind and a solid horn section) and the success they had around the world was well deserved. They didn’t stay on the scene long, but they brought the ears of the world to Australia; something their country mates did not do.