Contraband: The Best of Men at Work

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Contraband: The Best of Men at Work
Contraband - The Best Of Men At Work.jpg
Greatest hits album by
GenrePop rock
LabelColumbia, Legacy
ProducerPeter McIan, Colin Hay, Greg Ham
Men at Work chronology
Puttin' in Overtime (
Contraband: The Best of Men at Work
Brazil (Men at Work album)

Contraband: The Best of Men at Work is the fourth compilation album by Australian pop rock band Men at Work, released in 1996. The album includes 16 tracks from the band's three studio albums. The album reached number 36 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic said "Contraband: The Best of Men at Work does a terrific job of consolidating all of their highlights onto one disc" and suggests that "for most [Men at Work] fans, it will be the only disc they need."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Colin Hay, except where noted.

1."Who Can It Be Now?" Business as Usual, 19813:19
2."Down Under"Hay, Ron StrykertBusiness as Usual3:40
3."It's a Mistake" Cargo, 19834:31
4."Hard Luck Story" Two Hearts, 19853:41
5."Still Life"Greg HamTwo Hearts3:49
6."Underground" Business as Usual3:02
7."Upstairs in My House"Hay, StrykertCargo4:00
8."I Like To" (live)Strykert"Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive" single, 19834:25
9."High Wire" Cargo3:00
10."Maria" Two Hearts4:34
11."Be Good Johnny"Hay, HamBusiness as Usual3:33
12."Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive" Cargo4:36
13."Overkill" Cargo3:43
14."Man with Two Hearts" Two Hearts3:55
15."Snakes and Ladders"HamTwo Hearts3:16
16."Down by the Sea"Hay, Ham, Strykert, Jerry SpeiserBusiness as Usual6:48
Total length:1:03:52


Chart (1996) Peak
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[2] 36



  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Men at Work – Contraband: The Best of Men at Work Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  2. ^ " – Men at Work – Contraband: The Best of Men at Work". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 November 2021.