Slacker Logo
Tuning

Artist

Men Without Hats

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement
The new wave synth pop collective Men Without Hats were formed in 1980 by brothers Ivan and Stefan Doroschuk. Ivan was the leader of the group, writing the majority of the songs and providing the lead vocals; Stefan was the guitarist; and other members changed frequently throughout the course of the group's career. They independently released their debut EP, Folk of the '80s, in 1980; it was reissued the following year by Stiff in Britain. During 1982, the band consisted of Ivan, Stefan, another brother Colin Doroschuk (keyboards), along with drummer Allan McCarthy; this is the lineup that recorded Men Without Hats' 1982 debut album, Rhythm of Youth. Taken from their debut, the single "The Safety Dance" became a major hit, peaking on the American charts at number three in 1983. Driven by an insistent three-chord synthesizer riff, the song was one of the biggest synth pop hits of the new wave era. The group wasn't able to exploit its success, however. Folk of the '80s (Part III) stalled at number 127 on the charts in America and made even less of an impact in other parts of the world. Thanks to the minor-hit title track, 1987's Pop Goes the World was a bigger success, yet it didn't recapture the audience their first album had gained. Released two years later, The Adventures of Women & Men Without Hate in the 21st Century failed to chart, as did its follow-up, 1991's Sideways. The two albums' lack of success effectively put an end to Men Without Hats' career. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Men Without Hats

    1-Hit Wonders

    1-Hit Wonders
    1 song

    '80s Alternative

    '80s Alternative
    2 songs

    New Wave

    New Wave
    2 songs

    Awesome '80s

    Awesome '80s
    2 songs

    Shuffle Hits

    1 song

Albums by
Men Without Hats

Top Songs by
Men Without Hats

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   The Safety Dance
  3.   Pop Goes the World
  4.   I Like
  5.   The Girl With the Silicon Eye
  6.   Living in China
  7.   I Got the Message
  8.   Love in the Age of War
  9.   Live and Learn
  10.   This War (Intro)
  11.   Heaven
  12.   Ban the Game
  13.   Editions of You
  14.   Where Do the Boys Go?
  15.   Freeways
  16.   Your Beautiful Heart
  17.   Head Above Water
  18.   Antarctica
  19.   Devil Come Round
  20.   Love's Epiphany
  21.   Tomorrow Today
  22.   Rhythm of Youth
  23.   Everybody Knows
  24.   Gravity Is My Enemy
  25.   Treblinka
  26.   Close To the Sun

Artists Related to Men Without Hats

Falco

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -

 
 
Advertisement

LIVE STREAM...

LIVE STREAM...
Casting to |