Cos Life Hurts
1985 Mushroom/Festival LP
Side one: Still Waiting, Work, Boy, She Said, Yoko,
Side two: You Say That, Used To Know, Party, 50 Years,
Best Looking Guy.
Album sales of over half a million, the boys were awarded with a Double Platinum award. By January 1985 "The Party" went top 15 in the national charts and was their highest selling single to that date. Two months later they released "50 Years" and scored their first national top 5 position - reaching number 1 in most states. "50 Years" went Gold in 2 weeks and Platinum in 3 months.
The album reached number 3 on the national charts on June 17 1985 after just 8 weeks in the charts (bear in mind the first and second positions were held by big names like Eurythmics and Dire Straits). Buy July 29 it was still selling well and was still number 5 on the charts.
The album immediately went Gold after only 2 weeks, then Platinum, and heading for Double Platinum, after selling more than 100,000 copies since June.
1985 proved to be Uncanny X-Men's biggest year with the national success of their debut album 'Cos Life Hurts (#2 in June) and the hit singles, `The Party (#17 in March), `50 Years, Everybody Wants To Work.
Mushroom Records has a display at Sydney Hard Rock Cafe featuring many of Mushroom's leading artists including gold sales awards for Tim Finn for "Escapade," Uncanny X-Men for "'Cos Life Hurts," " "Starstruck" the soundtrack, Split Enz for "Time and Tide," Renee Geyer for "So Lucky," Hunters and Collectors for "What's a few Men," and Split Enz again for "Corroboree."
50 Years / Best Looking Guy 7"
The Party / The Slug 7"
Still Waiting / Time Goes So Fast 7"
Work / ?