Rhythm of Youth

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Rhythm of Youth
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Studio album by Men Without Hats
Released March 20, 1982
Recorded January–March 1982
Studio Listen Audio, Montreal, Quebec
Genre Synthpop
Length
  • 34:05 (original Canada LP release)
  • 36:18 (original US LP release)
  • 42:08 (original US MC release)
  • 53:11 (original UK CD release)
  • 57:45 (2010 CD remaster)
Label
Producer Marc Durand
Men Without Hats chronology
Folk of the 80's
(1980)Folk of the 80's1980
Rhythm of Youth
(1982)
Folk of the 80's (Part III)
(1984)Folk of the 80's (Part III)1984
Singles from Rhythm of Youth
  1. "I Like"
    Released: January 24, 1982
  2. "The Safety Dance"
    Released: 1983
  3. "I Got the Message"
    Released: May 27, 1982
  4. "Living in China"
    Released: July 29, 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Village Voice C+[2]

Rhythm of Youth is the debut album of Canadian synthpop group Men Without Hats, released in 1982 on Statik Records in Europe and Canada and in 1983 on Backstreet Records in the US. It propelled them to fame with its second single, "The Safety Dance". It was released under the Statik Records label in Canada, distributed by Warner Music Canada (then called WEA Canada) where it achieved Platinum status for sales of 100,000 units.[3]

Release history[edit]

The US releases of this album featured a different track listing, replacing "Living in China" with an edited version of "Antarctica" (the full version of which appeared on Folk of the 80's) and including an extended version of "The Safety Dance".

In 1985, the album was released on CD in Europe by Statik Records, featuring the Folk of the 80's EP (albeit including the single edit of "Antarctica") and the extended mix of "The Safety Dance" as bonus tracks. It was re-released on CD in Canada in 1997 by Oglio Records as part of a "two-fer" including Folk of the 80's (Part III) and the single edit of "Antarctica".

In 2010, the album was remastered and reissued in Canada by the band's label, Bulldog Brothers, featuring the original US track list (with "Antarctica" replaced with "Living in China") and including all the tracks from both the US and UK LP releases, plus a demo version of "Ban the Game" (known as "Ban the Game II"), an extended mix of "I Got the Message" and a club mix of "The Safety Dance".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ivan Doroschuk unless otherwise noted.

Canada LP and UK LP[4]/CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ban the Game"   0:48
2. "Living in China"   3:04
3. "The Great Ones Remember" I. Doroschuk, Allan McCarthy 4:41
4. "I Got the Message"   4:44
5. "Cocoricci (Le tango des voleurs)" I. Doroschuk, McCarthy 3:24
6. "The Safety Dance"   2:44
7. "Ideas for Walls"   2:59
8. "Things in My Life" I. Doroschuk, Jeremie Arrobas 4:56
9. "I Like"   4:19
10. "The Great Ones Remember" (reprise) I. Doroschuk, Stefan Doroschuk 1:59

Personnel[edit]

with:

  • Martin Cartier - percussion
  • Colin Doroschuk - additional guitars
  • Anne Dussault - female vocals
  • Michel Jermone - castanets
  • Daniel A. Vermette - acoustic guitars

Production[edit]

Singles[edit]

"I Like"[edit]

"I Like"
Single by Men Without Hats
from the album Rhythm of Youth
Released 1982
Length 4:19
Label Statik (Europe)
Backstreet Records (US)
Sire Records and Virgin Records (Canada)
Songwriter(s) Ivan Doroschuk
Producer(s) Marc Durand
Men Without Hats singles chronology
"Antarctica"
(1982)
"I Like"
(1982)
"The Safety Dance"
(1983)
"Antarctica"
(1982)
"I Like"
(1982)
"The Safety Dance"
(1983)

"I Like" was released as the first single from Rhythm of Youth (the band's first studio album) on January 24, 1982 by Statik in Europe, Backstreet Records in the USA and Sire Records and Virgin Records in Canada. The single was written by Ivan Doroschuk and produced by Marc Durand. The music video of the song was released in 1982.

"The Safety Dance"[edit]

"The Safety Dance" was released as the second single from Rhythm of Youth (the band's first studio album) in 1983 by GMC and Virgin Records. The single was written by Ivan Doroschuk and produced by Marc Durand. The music video of the song was released in 1982.

"I Got the Message"[edit]

"I Got the Message"
Single by Men Without Hats
from the album Rhythm of Youth
Released 1982
Length 4:44
Label Statik (Europe)
Backstreet Records (US)
Sire Records and Virgin Records (Canada)
Songwriter(s) Ivan Doroschuk
Producer(s) Marc Durand
Men Without Hats singles chronology
"The Safety Dance"
(1983)
"I Got the Message"
(1982)
"Living in China"
(1982)
"The Safety Dance"
(1983)
"I Got the Message"
(1982)
"Living in China"
(1982)

"I Got the Message" was released as the third single from Rhythm of Youth (the band's first studio album) on May 27, 1982 by Statik in Europe, Backstreet Records in the USA and Sire Records and Virgin Records in Canada. The single was written by Ivan Doroschuk and produced by Marc Durand.

"Living in China"[edit]

"Living in China"
Single by Men Without Hats
from the album Rhythm of Youth
Released 1982
Length 3:04
Label Statik (Europe)
Backstreet Records (US)
Sire Records and Virgin Records (Canada)
Songwriter(s) Ivan Doroschuk
Producer(s) Marc Durand
Men Without Hats singles chronology
"I Got the Message"
(1982)
"Living in China"
(1982)
"Where Do the Boys Go?"
(1984)
"I Got the Message"
(1982)
"Living in China"
(1982)
"Where Do the Boys Go?"
(1984)

"Living in China" was released as the fourth single from Rhythm of Youth (the band's first studio album) on July 29, 1982 by Statik in Europe, Backstreet Records in the USA and Sire Records and Virgin Records in Canada. The single was written by Ivan Doroschuk and produced by Marc Durand.

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