Monday, December 08, 2008

Monday Morning Music-Icehouse

Their best-selling album is 1987's "Man of Colours" which contained the Australian hit singles "Crazy" which peaked at #3 in July, "Electric Blue", co-written by Davies and John Oates of U.S. band Hall and Oates peaked at #1 in October, "My Obsession" #5 in December, "Man of Colours" #28 in February 1988 and "Nothing Too Serious" #29 in May 1988. It was the first Australian album to have five singles charting in the top 30, it remained at #1 on the Australian album charts for eleven weeks and has sold over 700,000 copies. With U.S. chart success for "Crazy", which reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on its Mainstream Rock chart, and "Electric Blue" peaked at #7 Hot 100 and #10 Mainstream, the band had reached their zenith of popularity, the album Man of Colours reached #43 on the Billbaord Top 200 Man of Colours was lauded in Australia during 1988, it won two ARIA Awards 'Album of the Year' and 'Highest Selling Album'; the associated song "Electric Blue" won 'Most Performed Australasian Popular Work' at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Music Awards for its writers Davies and Oates. The cover artwork, designed by Davies and Kretschmer, depicts a human figure holding three different coloured flowers. The only Icehouse releases for 1989 were a single "Touch the Fire" which reached #13 in Australia in November and a compilation double album / video collection "Great Southern Land".


Icehouse-"Electric Blue"


Song lyrics | Electric Blue lyrics
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