"LIVE IT UP" (1986)

There's some serious Dad Dancing going on in this performance by Mental As Anything on BBC Top of the Pops! "Live It Up" was the band's only UK hit single, reaching #3 in February 1987 after featuring in the 1986 hit movie Crocodile Dundee starring Paul Hogan. The single was taken from the album (2x Platinum in Australia) Fundamental.

The Australian band are pretty big in their home country and have so far released 37 singles and 14 studio albums. They have achieved three other Platinum-selling albums which are Cats & Dogs (1981), Creatures of Leisure (1983), and Greatest Hits Volume 1 (1986).

Other songs released as singles from Fundamental were "You're So Strong", "Date With Destiny" and "Big Wheel". The band continued to release single throughout the 1980s and 90s, and their last single was "The Nips Are Getting Bigger" in 2005. 

In the original video, we see the band performing on a stage next to a fake food stall which has a neon sign attached to it displaying the name of their album "Fundamental". There are also lots of other wonky neon signs scattered around. A small audience (of actors) are watching, and lead singer Martin Murphy interacts with them. The girl in the food stall also dances along to the band and plays around with a milk shake blender and a toaster.

The band continue to tour (although the line-up has changed) and you can get all the latest info on their website - use the link below.

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Live It Up by Mental As Anything