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MUSIC - TOP 40
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KNACK, THE
KOOL & THE GANG
LAURA BRANIGAN
LEVEL 42
LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM
LIONEL RICHIE
LISA LISA & CULT JAM
LITTLE RIVER BAND
LOU GRAMM
LOVE AND ROCKETS
LOVERBOY (ROCK)
M
MADNESS
MADONNA
MANHATTANS, THE
MARTIKA
MARTIN BRILEY
MARVIN GAYE
MELISSA MANCHESTER
MEN AT WORK
MEN WITHOUT HATS
MENTAL AS ANYTHING
MICHAEL JACKSON
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIKE  + THE MECHANICS
MODERN ENGLISH
MOODY BLUES, THE
MR. MISTER

Midnight Oil - Top 40
 

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GREATEST HITS
20,000 Watts R.S.L. Greatest Hits of Midnight Oil

With the price of gas these days, we don't care what time of the day they drill.  The roots of Midnight Oil can be traced back to 1972, when some Australian chums created a band called Farm.  By the mid 1970's, they were becoming a well known band, and after changing their name to Midnight Oil (after the Jimi Hendrix song "Burning of the Midnight Lamp"), they started a more aggressive, punk rock sound.

Midnight Oil debuted in Australia in 1978 with a self-titled release.  Although this first release met with some success, it was their relentless Australian touring that came them in the public eye.  They began finding Australian chart success in the early 1980's with the release of Place Without a Postcard (1981) and 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. (1982).  You Aussies will remember these albums for songs like "Don't Wanna Be the One", "Armistice Date", "Power and the Passion", and "US Forces".  Red Sails in the Sunset (1984), another Aussie release, was also a success.  As time wore on, the band's message became more and more politically motivated.

Midnight Oil's international success came with the release of Diesel and Dust (1987), which featured a number of hit songs, including "Beds are Burning", "The Dead Heart", and "Put Down That Weapon".  Their 1990 release, Blue Sky Mining, was also an international success, featuring the songs "Blue Sky Mine" and "Forgotten Years".  Midnight Oil continued producing well into the 1990's and beyond ,and although they met with some Australian chart success post 1990, the heyday was over.  The band has split and reunited from time to time.  The Midnight Oil Discography is as follows:

  • 1978: Midnight Oil
  • 1979: Head Injuries
  • 1980: Bird Noises
  • 1981: Place without a Postcard
  • 1982: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • 1984: Red Sails in the Sunset
  • 1985: Species Deceases
  • 1986: The Dead Heart
  • 1987: Diesel and Dust
  • 1990: Blue Sky Mining
  • 1992: Scream in Blue: Live
  • 1993: Earth and Sun and Moon
  • 1996: Breathe
  • 1997: 20,000 Watt R.S.L.: Collection
  • 1998: Redneck Wonderland
  • 2000: The Real Thing
  • 2002: Capricornia
  • 2004: Best of Both Worlds
  • 2006: Flat Chat
  • 2012: Essential Oils
  • 1982
    10,9,8,7,6,5 . . .
    Midnight Oil 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

    BEDS ARE BURNING:
    [starts]
    Out where the river broke, The bloodwood and the desert oak, Holden wrecks and boiling diesels [etc]
     [chorus] How can we dance when our earth is turning, How do we sleep while our beds are burning [etc]

    1987
    Diesel and Dust

    Midnight Oil Diesel and Dust

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