Hey, Matthew

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"Hey, Matthew"
Single by Karel Fialka
from the album Human Animal
Released 1987 (1987)
Length 03:25
Label I.R.S.
Karel Fialka singles chronology
"Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax"
"Hey, Matthew"
"You Be The Judge"

"Hey, Matthew" is a single released by the British musician Karel Fialka, in 1987. It was later included on his 1988 album, Human Animal.[1]

The song has instrumentation with only a synthesizer and a drum machine being used. The song follows the lyrics of the father (Fialka) questioning his son, Matthew, as to what he sees on television (to which a young child's voice responds with such shows as Tom and Jerry and The A-Team) and what he wants to be when he grows up. The video follows the plot of the song, with the camera making it appear that the viewer is looking in on the family through the television.

The song was Fialka's biggest chart hit, peaking at #9 in the UK Singles Chart and spending eight weeks in the listings.[2]

In 1997, both Karel and Matthew appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks in the Identity Parade lineup. Both were identified successfully.


  1. ^ "Human Animal - Karel Fialka | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 207/8. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.