Colin Hay

1953 - Today

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Colin James Hay (born 29 June 1953) is a Scottish-Australian musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He came to prominence as the lead vocalist and the sole continuous member of the band Men at Work, and later as a solo artist. Hay's music has been used frequently by actor and director Zach Braff in his work, which helped a career rebirth in the mid-2000s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colin Hay has received more than 2,675,243 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Colin Hay is the 1,533rd most popular singer, the 4,094th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 165th most popular British Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.28

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Colin Hay ranks 1,533 out of 4,381Before him are Paule Desjardins, José Guardiola, Assala Nasri, Ann Christy, Jeff Scott Soto, and Gilda. After him are Hadise, Billie Eilish, Darko Rundek, Spencer Davis, Wyclef Jean, and Edwin Starr.

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Among people born in 1953, Colin Hay ranks 368Before him are Ingo Hoffmann, Sergei Starostin, Robert Cray, Peter Firth, Ella Pamfilova, and Peter Garrett. After him are David Thompson, David Thornton, Lyle Mays, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Carol Thatcher, and Vijay Amritraj.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Colin Hay ranks 4,094 out of 8,785Before him are Richard Llewellyn (1906), John Martyn (1948), Kim Newman (1959), Catharine Trotter Cockburn (1674), James D'Arcy (1975), and Howard Stringer (1942). After him are Jesse Ramsden (1735), Marie Belloc Lowndes (1868), Henry Taylor (1932), Emily Blackwell (1826), William Harrison Ainsworth (1805), and Walter Winterbottom (1913).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Colin Hay ranks 165Before him are Lisa Stansfield (1966), Mary Garden (1874), M.I.A. (1975), Ewan MacColl (1915), Acker Bilk (1929), and Tina Charles (1954). After him are Spencer Davis (1939), Ireen Sheer (1949), Skin (1967), Steve Strange (1959), Brendan Perry (1959), and Joe Elliott (1959).