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Midnight Oil

Beds Are Burning

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Musical
  • Punk
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  • 1987
  • 2009
  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 2002

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“Beds Are Burning” is a 1987/1988 worldwide hit single by Australian rock band Midnight Oil, the first track from their album Diesel and Dust. This song was the second from the album to be released as a single, and is among the band’s best-known songs outside Australia. It reached No. 1 in the New Zealand and South African charts, No. 2 in Canada, No. 3 in the Netherlands Top 40, No. 5 in the France Top 50, No. 6 in the United Kingdom charts, No. 11 in Ireland, No. 17 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, in Sweden and Denmark. It is one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. It is named #95 on VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s and #97 by the Triple J Hottest 100 Of All Time in 2009. In May 2001, Australasian Performing Right... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ The time has come ... How can we dance when our earth is turning ... How do we sleep while our beds are burning

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Most votes come from Spain, Argentina, Paraguay, China, New Zealand, Denmark, Germany, United States, Czech Republic, and Colombia.


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