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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
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Albums by
Men Without Hats

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    11 songs

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    Love in the Age of War

    2 songs

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    Head Above Water

    1 song

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    Pop Goes The World

    16 songs

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    The Silver Collection

    14 songs

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    My Hats Collection

    12 songs

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    The Adventures of Women & Men Without Hate in the 21st Century

    11 songs

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    The Adventures of Women & Men Without Hate in the 21st Century

    10 songs

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    No Hats Beyond This Point

    13 songs

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    Pop Goes the World

    12 songs

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    Sideways

    10 songs

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    Rhythm of Youth

    15 songs

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    Rhythm of Youth [With Folk of the 80's EP]

    9 songs

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    Folk of the '80s (Part III)

    2 songs

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    Hey Men

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    Safety Dance UK Remix

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    Live Hats [DVD]


Top Songs by
Men Without Hats

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   The Safety Dance
  3.   Pop Goes the World
  4.   On Tuesday
  5.   Moonbeam
  6.   The Great Ones Remember
  7.   Love's Epiphany
  8.   Living in China
  9.   Sideways
  10.   I Like
  11.   I Got the Message
  12.   Rhythm of Youth
  13.   Live and Learn
  14.   The Girl With the Silicon Eye
  15.   Head Above Water
  16.   I Like by Men with Charm
  17.   La Valese d'Euge'nie
  18.   In the Name of Angels
  19.   The Real World
  20.   O Sole Mio
  21.   Where Do the Boys Go?
  22.   Freeways
  23.   Bright Side of the Sun
  24.   Saftey Dance
  25.   Medley
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