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Dreamworld (Midnight Oil song)

"Dreamworld" is a song by Australian rock band Midnight Oil released in 1998 as the fourth and final single from their sixth studio album, Diesel and Dust. In the United States, the song reached No. 16 on the Modern Rock chart[2] and No. 37 on the Mainstream Rock chart.[3]

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Single by Midnight Oil
from the album Diesel and Dust
Format7" vinyl
Songwriter(s)James Moginie
Robert Hirst
Peter Garrett[1]
Producer(s)Warne Livesy, Midnight Oil
Midnight Oil singles chronology
"Put Down That Weapon"
"Blue Sky Mine"

The song laments the loss of much of Queensland's built heritage — including the Cloudland Dance Hall, where Midnight Oil had frequently performed[4] — which was demolished under the then-ruling Joh Bjelke-Petersen state government.[5][6][7] The Dreamworld theme park, which inspired the song's name, is briefly shown in the music video.[8]

Track listingsEdit


  1. "Dreamworld" - 3:36
  2. "Short Memory" - 4:54


  1. "Dreamworld" - 3:36
  2. "Short Memory" - 4:54
  3. "Beds are Burning" (Tamarama Mix) - 8:04


  1. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) search engine". APRA. Archived from the original on 17 May 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  2. ^ Midnight Oil Billboard Alternative Songs Chart History
  3. ^ Midnight Oil Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart History
  4. ^ Ping Lo (2008-10-20). "Peter Garrett remembers Cloudland". ABC Radio Brisbane.
  5. ^ Radical Times -State-approved Vandalism in Brisbane
  6. ^ Lucy Brook (2012-05-25). "Cloudland: Thanks for the memories". The Australian Ballet.
  7. ^ "MILESAGO - Venues - Cloudland Ballroom, Brisbane".
  8. ^ Video on YouTube

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