Greatest INXS Songs

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The Top Ten

Never Tear Us Apart
Total shock that, for one this is not at number one, but also that it is only the fourth best on the album Kick! I was a thrash metal fan in the late eighties, early nineties and this song coming on MTV was a rare pleasure because I knew it would never be mine. I could never buy the album, I was too into Napalm Death or Iron Maiden. Truth is this song transcended all of that. No other song transports me to that time, this is my DeLorian!


their greatest song of all time, may it outlive time itself and stand as one of the best songs to this day, I would choose this over lady gaga and katy perry any day
Yeah. This one is a great song.


[Newest]Fantastic song love it

2Need You Tonight
Possibly one of the top ranking club dance songs ever, it's depth in beat grabs your soul and motivates you even on the dullest days.
So much energy in the song, can't get enough of it :)
There's a reason this song's on the top of the list! It's one of the greatest dance songs ever, and it reflects the 80's in a nutshell!
[Newest]It's a really cool song.

This is their best song till date... Nothing can beat this.. NOTHING. There is something so soothing about this song that I always get an inexplicable sensation.
Yep, 7 years ago, I lost my true love in Afghanistan... And I prayed for a sign from him, 3 minutes later I got in my car to leave work and the DJ was on announcing this song... To me, it was my sign... I will cherish this song for the rest of my life!
It's a 10 for me.
Lovely lyrics, got that nostalgic feel to it. Heard it after 7 years, still sounds so awesome
[Newest]Something is in this song that gives a lovely feeling whenever I hear it... <3.. The best

4What You Need

5Suicide Blonde
The best harmonica ever! There's no moment in the song you cannot really enjoy. It sends straight waves of joy, simply and with taste.
I remember listening to this when I was little thinking it said, "Supersonic Bomb". Ultimately one of their classics and should be top 5 at least.
None better - great harmonica - wonderful listening when you're running

6New Sensation
Great song! Upbeat and always puts a smile on my face!
Infectious dance beat and Hutchence's passionate lyrics has no equal!
Love baby love, it's written all over your face! What a song

7Listen Like Thieves
I like the starting beat it is so awesome

8Beautiful Girl
Not even top 5?
It isn't like a lot of their dancy stuff, but this is their best soft song. Far better than Afterglow. Give it a listen if you haven't, guys. It doesn't get much better than this.
This is the song Michael hutchence wrote about his daughter when he wasn't allowed to see her by bob geldof. The result of which led him to commit suicide. This is by far the most significant inxs song
It was actually written about the birth of Andrew Farris's daughter not Michael's
[Newest]Just a beautiful song that makes anyone feel like their beautiful

9By My Side
How could this masterpiece be so underrated? It has fantastic lyrics that are deep and coherent with the music. It's just outstanding.
The best of their songs at my advice... Should be higher up...
This song brings me to tears most times I hear it and any song that can instil that much emotion in anybody has to be fantastic.. although I am always reminded of the loss of a superstar. RIP MH
[Newest]The greatest song of all time.

10Original Sin
Greatest INXS there is! Why isn't it in the top 10! Pengilly's use of both guitar and sax increase its quality so much! And Hutchence like always causes chills to those who listen, his voice is too good!
I am so surprise this one isn't in the top 6
Just bliss great song.

The Contenders

11Bitter Tears
This song has to be one of the best songs I have heard in a long time maybe if people listened to the lyrics before Michael hut hence passed away they would have understood what he was going through

12Pretty Vegas
The best song to chill out. LOVE you guys!

13Don't Change
This song was the INXS anthem in Australia before they became international stars. I preferred them as a naive Oz rock band than the power pop funk band they would later become.
Saw them in Hong Kong doing this song two weeks ago... It' defines oz rock in my opinion.
Yep, me too, they were awesome, and when they did this one it bought the place down. Jonny Farris let it rip, truly a super song and should be top 10 for sure

14Devil Inside

15The Stairs
I don't know how this song got only 2% of votes it's so amazing
Best Hutchence vocals of any song.

16Shine Like It Does

Its one of their best songs...

18Good Times

19Tiny Daggers


21Burn for You
The song that gave inxs there sound


23Kiss The Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)
INXS is iconoclastic. They are musically peerless not merely in Australia, but rank among the greatest-ever rock groups on the planet. But among their many smash hits throughout three decades, this vastly underrated track (in my humble opinion) surpassed them all.
Just could not get bettet

24Elegantly Wasted
I'm shocked this hasn't even been considered!
I would have placed it in top 3 EASILY!

25Not Enough Time

26Heaven Sent

27Just Keep Walking
Love it, such a retro early sound

Amazing song.. great opeing for the new album!

29Hear That Sound
A great song, with a typical INXS, upbeat, fun sound in the verses, and a dreamy reminiscent chorus. This song's got character

30Stay Young
Great song from their early days

31The One Thing

32Baby Don't Cry

33To Look at You
Hmm #33? I'm thinking this poll is rigged. "To Look at you" is their best work

34Guns In the Sky

35The Loved One

36One X One

37On a Bus


39Know the Difference

40Same Direction

41On My Way

42Be Yourself

43I Send a Message

44Dancing On the Jetty
Underrated song, could have been a smash and not overlooked!

45Taste It

46The Gift

47Johnson's Aeroplane

48Love Is (What I Say)

49This Time

50Black and White

51Melting In the Sun

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This list was created 4 years, 84 days ago and has been voted on over 900 times. This top ten list has been remixed 4 times.

Updated Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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