Down Under by Men At Work: the song that made vegemite famous

Behind The Song

Jul 20 2022 • 14 mins

When Men At Work wrote their 1982 hit, "Down Under," little did they know that it would become a worldwide smash. They were the first Australian band to have a simultaneous number one song on both the Billboard album and singles charts in the US, and the enormous success of this song introduced the world to very Australian things...vegemite spread, what it is to "chunder," and more. Unpack the meaning of this Aussie hit in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast. Watch the video episode and subscribe to the Behind The Song Youtube channel: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit