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Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil

Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil

When the oddly-titled “Beds Are Burning” became a US Top 40 hit in 1988 (peaking at Number 17), it apparently even took at least one member of the very Australian band Midnight Oil by surprise. After all, a song about the plight of the Aboriginal peoples at the hands of the colonists would seem to be an unlikely one to gain a foothold on the US charts, as Midnight Oil’s songs were about the mistreatment … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Rock

Friday On My Mind – The Easybeats

Friday On My Mind – The Easybeats

“Friday on My Mind” by The Easybeats is easily one of the greatest 1960s pop songs. And it’s definitely the best 1960s pop song by an Australian band. Released in 1966, “Friday on My Mind” became a worldwide smash, reaching #1 in Australia, #6 in England and #16 in the U.S.A. It’s a well-deserved hit. It was even voted the greatest Australian song of all time by Australasian Performing Right Association (whoever they are). It … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1960s, Rock