'Cos Life Hurts

'Cos Life Hurts
'Cos Life Hurts by Uncanny X men.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1985
StudioTrafalgar Studios, Platinum Studios, Production Workshop
GenrePop rock, synthpop, pop
LabelMushroom Records
  • Red Sims
  • Chuck Hargreaves
  • Alan Mansfield
Uncanny X-Men chronology
Beach Party
'Cos Life Hurts
What You Give Is What You Get
Singles from 'Cos Life Hurts
  1. "The Party"
    Released: February 1985
  2. "50 Years"
    Released: May 1985
  3. "Still Waiting"
    Released: August 1985

'Cos Life Hurts is the debut studio album by Australian pop-rock group Uncanny X-Men. 'Cos Life Hurts was released in June 1985 and sold over 100,000 copies in Australia. The album peaked at No. 3 in Australia and was certified 2× platinum.[1]

Track listing[]

Side A
1."Still Waiting"Chuck Hargreaves3:54
2."Work"Brian Mannix3:13
3."Boy (She Said)"Mannix, Steve Harrison3:10
5."My Girl"Hargreaves, Ron Thiessen4:59
Side B
1."You Say That"Hargreaves, Thiessen3:41
2."Used to Know"Mannix, Thiessen3:33
3."The Party"Mannix3:05
4."50 Years"Mannix, Thiessen4:06
5."Best Looking Guy"Mannix2:47


Weekly charts[]

Chart (1985) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 3

Year-end charts[]

Chart (1985) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 15


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[4] 2× Platinum 140,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ "Albums & Singles". Uncanny X Men. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  2. ^ David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992"
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 437. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "Absolute 80s" (PDF). www.popshop.com.au. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2021.