Hay first landed on American shores as the frontman and principal songwriter of the pop sensation Men at Work. With Hay's wry songs and burnished vocals leading the way, they were responsible for a series of massive hits, such as "Down Under," "Who Can It Be Now?" and "Overkill," that defined pop music of the early eighties. Men at Work were also one of the first pop icons of the video era, with Hay's distinct visage gracing a number of intriguing, humorous videos that aired endlessly in the early days of MTV. As the eighties gave way to the nineties, Hay continued to write and perform, parlaying his gifts as a performer and storyteller into such varied enterprises as a narrative television special and a one-man stage show entitled Colin Hay: Man at Work. His music made the migration from commercial radio to the world of film and television, gaining prominent placements in the hit television show Scrubs and the acclaimed film Garden State. "Having my music out there like that opened up a new younger audience to me," Hay explains, "which is fantastic."