24: He’s Just No Good For You – Mental As Anything

NeilTop 30 - Songs Of The 1980s

Entered Charts: 22 July 1987
Entry Point: 39
Highest Chart: 17
Weeks In: 11
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Don’t you get the feeling that you’ve done this kind of thing before? The opening line of one of my favourite Mentals songs. It wouldn’t be a real 1980s countdown if Greedy and the boys weren’t involved. This song had the added advantage of a video clip that couldn’t be any more Aussie suburbia if it tried! Filmed in the southern suburbs of Sydney, the lads basically walk the entire length of a suburban street whilst singing what amounts to a typical Mental As Anything song – slightly quirky but really enjoyable. What an important role they played in the Aussie music scene in the 1980’s!