Howzat (album)

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Studio album by Sherbet
Released 1976 (1976)
Genre Rock, pop
Label Festival
Sherbet chronology
Life... Is for Living
(1975)Life... Is for Living1975
The Sherbet Collection
(1976)The Sherbet Collection1976

Howzat is an album by the Australian band Sherbet released in 1976. It spent two weeks at number one on the Australian albums chart in 1976.

Title track[edit]

The title track was also a number one hit and remains the group's biggest hit, especially outside of Australia, reaching the top 5 of the UK charts and also entering the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

It is often used as a cricket anthem and is sometimes loudly played by ground organisers at limited-overs matches. "Howzat" is a catchcry used by cricketers when appealing to the umpire for a wicket.

It was featured on the soundtrack of the New Zealand-made film In My Father's Den,[1] and later covered by the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Howzat!"
  2. "Motor of Love"
  3. "The Swap (You Can Get a Lot)"
  4. "Can't Find True Love"
  5. "I'll Be Coming Home"
  6. "Lady of the Night"
  7. "Gimme Love"
  8. "If I Had My Way"
  9. "Hollywood Dreaming"
  10. "Dancer"
  11. "Blueswalkin'"

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1976 Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart 1

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Australia 1976 Festival LP L35905
United Kingdom 1976 Epic LP EPC 81623
United States 1976 MCA LP MCA 2226
Preceded by
The Best of ABBA by ABBA
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
19–25 July 1976
9–15 August 1976
Succeeded by
Beautiful Noise by Neil Diamond


  1. ^ a b Gemma Gracewood (2014-11-08). "Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Album Diary". Radio New Zealand.