MIDNIGHT OIL FACTS AND FAQs - CHARTING INFORMATION

This FAQ section contains charting statistics on how well Midnight Oil's music has done (in sales and popularity) throughout the world. It currently covers the charts for Australia and the United States.

The charting information for Australia originates from the "Kent Australian Music Report Top 100" which bases its statistics on the Australian album and single airplay and sales. The first column lists the the album or single name, the second column ("CH") lists the date the it first entered the Top 100, the third column ("HP") lists highest point it reached and fourth column ("WI") is the total number of weeks in the top 100. Note: For singles, only the Australian releases are covered by the Top 100.

The charting information for the United States originates from Billboard Magazine's Popular Modern Rock Top 30 which tracks the US airplay of individual songs instead of albums or singles. The information is presented in a similar format to the Australian Top 100. Under the "HP" (highest point column), numbers in parentheses indicate the number of weeks the song stayed at number one or two. Note: the PMR Top 30 was first introduced in 1988 and only contains information on songs after that date.

AUSTRALIA - KENT MUSIC REPORT TOP 100


     ALBUM                         CH               HP         WI
Midnight Oil....................27/11/78............43.........24
Head Injuries...................29/10/79............36.........43
Place Without A Postcard........30/11/81............12.........31
10.9.8.7.6.5.4.3.2.1............29/11/82.............3.........17
Red Sails In The Sunset.........29/10/84.............1.........63
Diesel & Dust...................24/08/87.............1.........50
Blue Sky Mining.................12/03/90.............1.........69
Scream In Blue Live...........11/05/92.............2.........21
Earth & Sun & Moon..............??/??/93.............2*........16*
    SINGLE                         CH               HP         WI
Run By Night (7")...............05/03/79...........100..........1
Bird Noises (12"/CD5)...........24/11/80............28.........24
Don't Wanna Be The One (7").....26/10/81............40.........18
Armistice Day (12"/CD5).........24/05/82............31.........13
US Forces (7")..................29/11/82............20.........22
Power & The Passion (7")........28/03/83.............8.........18
Species Deceases (12"/CD5)......02/12/85.............1.........20
Dead Heart (12")................11/08/86.............4.........25
Beds Are Burning (7")...........14/08/87.............6.........27
Put Down That Weapon (7").......21/12/87............32.........12
Blue Sky Mine (7"/CD5)..........05/02/90............11.........20
Forgotten Years (7"/CD5)........07/05/90............26.........11
King Of The Mountain (7"/CD5)...06/08/90............21.........24
Bedlam Bridge (7"/CD5)..........05/11/90............56.........11
One Country (7")................15/04/91............57..........8
Sometimes - Live (CD5)..........27/04/92............26..........7
Beds Are Burning - Live (CD5)...03/08/92............66..........2
Truganini (CD5).................??/??/93............10*.........9*
* At the time of this information, the album/single was still on the charts.


   UNITED STATES - BILLBOARD POPULAR MODERN ROCK TOP 30

     SONG                          CH               HP         WI
Dreamworld......................29/10/88............16..........3
Blue Sky Mine...................17/02/90.............1(1)......11
Forgotten Years.................31/03/90.............1(1)......13
King Of The Mountain............30/06/90.............3.........10
Sometimes.......................30/05/92............20..........5
Drums Of Heaven.................03/04/93............10..........7
Truganini.......................17/04/93.............4.........13
Outbreak Of Love................24/07/93.............9.........11


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