This song was written and recorded by Joe Dolce and released in 1980. It became a No. 1 hit selling over 4 million copies in over 15 countries, and it held the record as the most successful Australian single for 26 years earning it triple platinum status. It has over 35 cover versions to date and has been recorded in 12 languages including Papua New Guinean “pidgin” and Aborigine. In 2006 there was The Inspired Shaddap You Face Concert to mark its 25th anniversary, where international artists competed for the best original interpretation. It appears on the 1980 album Shaddap You Face.
Joe Dolce recordings
(Epic S EPC 9518)(UK45)