Midnight Oil Blasts to No. 1 in Australia With ‘Resist’ – Billboard


Midnight Oil fires up Australia’s albums chart with Resist (Sony), which blasts to No. 1 on debut.

Resist is the sixth No. 1 for The Oils, as they’re affectionately recognized in these components, and the followup to The Makarrata Venture, an EP with First Nations Collaborators, which bowed on the summit in November 2020.

Peter Garrett and Co. beforehand hit led the chart with Purple Sails within the Sundown (November 1984), Diesel and Mud (August 1987), Blue Sky Mining (March 1990) and 20,000 Watt RSL – The Midnight Oil Assortment (October 1997).

Spanning a dozen, politically-charged tracks, Resist is the legendary Aussie rockers’ first full-length studio album in almost 20 years, their thirteenth total. And it’s mentioned to be their finale.

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The band is at the moment on street of their homeland for Resist: The Last Tour. North America dates are anticipated to be introduced at the moment (Feb. 25)

There’s little motion within the High 5 as Disney’s Encanto soundtrack and Olivia Rodrigo’s Bitter (Interscope/Common) keep at No. 2 and three, respectively, whereas Doja Cat’s Planet Her (RCA/Sony) lifts 5-4, and Adele’s 30 (Columbia/Sony) dips 4-5.

The subsequent highest new entry belongs to Perth, Western Australia indie poppers Methyl Ethel with Are You Haunted? (Future Basic), new at No. 22. Haunted is the follow-up to Triage, which peaked at No. 11 in February 2019, for the band’s profession excessive. Are You Haunted? debuts at No. 1 on the newest ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, Elton John & Dua Lipa’s “Chilly Coronary heart (Pnau Remix)” (through Warner/Common) extends its reign right into a tenth week. With that feat, the observe joins some elite firm. In line with ARIA, simply three different tracks have logged a complete of ten weeks on the summit: Whitney Houston’s “I Will At all times Love You” (December 1992), Sandi Thom’s “I Want I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” (September 2006) and LMFAO’s “Social gathering Rock Anthem” (April 2011).

In the meantime, U.S. hip-hop artist Jack Harlow earns a second solo look within the ARIA High 50 as “Nail Tech” (Atlantic/Warner) begins at No. 36, the very best debut this week. His first solo entry was “WHATS POPPIN’”, which peaked at No. 8 in July 2020, and he collaborated with Lil Nas X on 2021’s “Business Child,” which has a chart better of No. 4.

Lastly, Los Angeles born-and-raised singer and songwriter Em Beihold makes her first look on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Numb Little Bug” (Common). Powered by TikTok, the place it’s been utilized in greater than 60,000 movies, the tune begins at No. 48.





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Midnight Oil fires up Australia’s albums chart with Resist (Sony), which blasts to No. 1 on debut. Resist is the sixth No. 1 for The Oils, as they’re affectionately recognized in these components, and the followup to The Makarrata Venture, an EP with First Nations Collaborators, which bowed on the summit in November 2020. Peter…

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