Common questions

What was midnight oils biggest hit?

What was midnight oils biggest hit?

Beds Are Burning
“Beds Are Burning” was their biggest international hit single, peaking at No. 6 in Australia, and No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, No.

Which Midnight Oil album is most successful?

The best album credited to Midnight Oil is Diesel And Dust which is ranked number 971 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,927. Midnight Oil is ranked number 398 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,841.

How many albums have Midnight Oil sold?

20 million albums
The discography of Australian rock group Midnight Oil consists of twelve studio albums, forty-one singles, two EPs, five video albums, four live albums, and six compilation albums. As of 2021, the band have sold 20 million albums worldwide.

Where are the Midnight Oil from?

Sydney, Australia
Midnight Oil/Origin

What happened to the group Midnight Oil?

Midnight Oil are releasing two politically-charged new albums in 2020. The long, long wait for a new Midnight Oil album will soon come to an end. The band’s last studio LP was 2002’s Capricornia. The long, long wait for a new Midnight Oil album will soon be over.

Why did Andrew James leave midnight oil?

Australian band, Midnight Oil developed from an association struck up in 1974 between drummer Rob Hirst, bassist Andrew ‘Bear’ James and guitarist/keyboard player James Moginie. Early in 1980, bassist Andrew James left the band because of health problems. He was replaced by Peter Gifford.

How old is Peter Garrett from Midnight Oil?

68 years (April 16, 1953)
Peter Garrett/Age

What awards have Midnight Oil won?

International Viewer’s Choice Award for MTV Australia
Midnight Oil/Awards

Are any members of Midnight Oil aboriginal?

The non-Indigenous, Sydney-based Midnight Oil would eventually tour remote Indigenous communities and collaborate with Indigenous bands, releasing Diesel and Dust, which became a global hit in 1987.

Does midnight oil still perform?

THE FINAL TOUR. In 2017 Midnight Oil returned from a long hiatus with a sweat drenched pub gig at the legendary Sydney venue, Selina’s. The band also announced that this will be their final concert tour while making it clear that this does not mean the end of the Oils.

Why did Peter Gifford leave the oils?

Bass player Peter Gifford left after the band’s extensive touring to promote “Diesel and Dust.” He is now the Lamborghini-driving owner of a company that makes micro bikinis and lingerie, Wicked Weasel.

Is anyone in Midnight Oil aboriginal?