" is a song by Australian band Men at Work
and featured on their 1983
. It was written by lead singer Colin Hay
. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100
chart at #28 in April 1983 and peaked at #3 in early June. The song found a second life nineteen years later through its relation to hit sitcom Scrubs
. It was featured acoustically in the episode "My Overkill
", along with a cameo of Colin Hay singing it. When it was released, it was a departure from the typical Men At Work's style of reggae pop. "Overkill" instead had hard hitting lyrics and blues and roots feel.
Hay's solo acoustic version was included on his 2003 album Man @ Work.
Lazlo Bane and Colin Hay have an updated version of this song as well as a video.
The Benjamin Gate have also released a cover version of the song.