Founded in 1980 in Montréal by singer-songwriter Ivan Doroschuk, Men Without Hats became an international success in 1982 with the song Safety Dance, from their album Rhythm of Youth. Again, in 1987, the group drew international attention with the hit Pop Goes the World. Their fourth album, which came out in 1989, had more of a rock sound. Released in 1991, Sideways had an even harder edge. This time, Doroschuk worked with the members of Voivod, The Doughboys, and Idées noires. Twelve years later, the band revived the electro-pop style that made it famous, releasing No Hats Beyond This Point, followed by an announcement that the group was disbanding. Which, however, did not prevent it from resurfacing in 2011.