Looking for Jack

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Looking for Jack
Colin Hay - Looking for Jack.jpg
Studio album by Colin Hay
Released January 1987
Genre Pop rock
Length 42:08
Label Columbia
Producer Robin Millar
Colin Hay chronology
Looking for Jack
Wayfaring Sons

Looking for Jack is the debut solo album by former Men at Work lead singer Colin Hay, released in 1987.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

In their retrospective review, Allmusic criticized the album's "big drum sound and big rock arrangements", which they said "threaten at times to overshadow Hay's songwriting and singing." However, they praised the title track and "Circles Erratica" as highlights of Hay's career.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Colin Hay, except where noted.

  1. "Hold Me" – 4:09
  2. "Can I Hold You?" – 3:35
  3. "Looking for Jack" (Alsop, Hay) – 4:10
  4. "Master of Crime" – 4:57
  5. "These Are Our Finest Days" – 4:07
  6. "Puerto Rico" – 4:28
  7. "Ways of the World" – 4:05
  8. "I Don't Need You Anymore" – 3:04
  9. "Circles Erratica" – 4:02
  10. "Fisherman's Friend" – 5:31
  • "Nature of the Beast" (4:50), written by Hay and Alsop, is listed as the track #6 for the editions of the album released outside USA. It’s also a B-side for the “Can I Hold You?” single.




  • Producer: Robin Millar
  • Engineer: Tim Kramer
  • Assistant engineers: Dave Anderson, Phil Legg, Nick Sykes
  • Mixing Engineer: Warne Livesey
  • Arranger: Robin Millar
  • Photography: David P. Bailey
  • Studio artwork: Bill Smith



Year Chart Position
1987 The Billboard 200 126


Year Single Chart Position
1987 "Hold Me" The Billboard Hot 100 99