'Live it Up' - Mental As Anything

Title:
'Live it Up' - Mental As Anything
Category:
NFSA ID:
570742
Year:
1984
Access fees

The wistful and yet danceable song ‘Live it Up’ by Australian band Mental As Anything provides the soundtrack for a very 80s party scene in New York in Crocodile Dundee.

Propelled by the popularity of the film, 'Live it Up’ was Mental as Anything’s most successful song, reaching number two on the charts in Australia. It was also a Top 10 hit in Ireland, the UK, Norway, Germany and New Zealand.

This limited edition banana-shaped vinyl picture disc (right) for the song was released in the UK by Epic Records. The b-side 'Good Friday’ has a calypso feel to it which may account for the playful banana-shape.