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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

80s One Hit Wonders – An 80′s Music Video Compilation

80s One Hit Wonders – An 80′s Music Video Compilation

MTV had a massive impact on music in the 1980s. It was a huge factor in many obscure bands hitting the Billboard Hot 100 charts and scoring their only top 40 hit. New wave. New romantic. Silly ballads. Rockin’ anthems. It’s all here in this compilation of video hits from singers and bands from the 80s that only had one major hit in the United States (of course, they might have been more popular in … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Videos

Power and the Passion – Midnight Oil

Power and the Passion – Midnight Oil

Long before they tasted any touch of success in these United States, Aussie band Midnight Oil was a big thing down under. My first exposure was “Power and the Passion” in 1982. The creepy, hypnotic dancing of freakishly tall and bald lead singer Peter Garrett draws you in and makes this video worth watching at least once (I watched it many times as a kid). Is this guy a rock star or Mr. Clean? Or possibly … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Rock