"Who Can It Be Now?" reached No. 2 on the Australian singles chart in August that year, and was awarded a gold disc for sales of over 50,000 copies in Australia. The song also hit No. 45 in New Zealand. Released in Canada in early 1982, the track peaked at No. 8 in late July. This spurred an American release of the song, and the single, by then well over a year old, went on to hit No. 1 in the US in October 1982. "Who Can It Be Now?" was also a modest hit in the UK, reaching No. 45. As one of Men at Work's biggest hits, it was featured on their later compilation albums, and a live version can be found on Brazil. The song remains a popular symbol of new wave music and has been featured on numerous 1980s compilations. The band performed both this song and "Down Under" live on Saturday Night Live on 23 October 1982.
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Now, in Australia, this album was released in 1981 with similar artwork but a white background. In the rest of the world, the album had a yellow background and was not released until 1982. So, while Australians were hungry for new material, the rest of the world was not. Unfortunately for the band, a new album, Cargo, was released world-wide after many delays. The songs on Cargo had the exact sunny sound, but the lyrics were now a bit jaded. Plus, in the rest of the world, Business as Usual was still riding high on the charts. Now, the two albums were competing against each other, and since unsurprisingly Cargo was a darker album, fitting for a sophomore album, fans were still turning to the happy-sounding debut. So, instead of Men at Work being commended for their musical and lyrical growth, the band was unintentionally penalized. And, although Cargo was a multi-platinum success, it was a disappointment when compared to the success of debut. 781b155fdc