21: Working Class Man – Jimmy Barnes

NeilTop 30 - Songs Of The 1980s

Entered Charts: 20 November 1985
Entry Point: 21
Highest Chart: 5
Weeks In: 14
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When Barnesy started his solo career post-Chisels, you knew what you were going to get from him – hard, screaming rock and roll at its very best. Whilst he had other songs, this one with its quintessential Australian video, featuring cane fires and plenty of sweat, just defines the great man. Originally written and performed for an American movie, this was the song that told us that Jimmy Barnes was going to be a very successful solo performer.