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
Well it is a great song by a solid group, and it does surpass Lady Gaga's and Katy Perry's work but in the great scheme of things - in music, song, artist totality, that really isn't saying much.


Yeah. This one is a great song.


[Newest]We are Port Adelaide,

Never Tear Us Apart

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]Great great song... It takes you to a different level of emotion.. If someone wants to get lost in music do listen to this song.. Everything is perfect in this song..

4New 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

5What You Need

6Suicide 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

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.
They used to play this on insurance ads in Australia when I was a kid. Love this song since I first heard it when I was about 7.
The best of their songs at my advice... Should be higher up...

10Bitter 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
2nd best song after don't change

The Contenders

11Don't Change
This is definitely their best song. This was one of their first great hits. It was still part of the tail end of the New Wave era, which is where their roots are from. It's been covered by the great Bruce Springsteen whose version is awesome in its own right. But if you want to get into INXS, Don't Change is a great song to listen to first.
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.
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

12Original 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.

13Devil Inside

Nest song ever written
Best song ever written sorry about 'nest'

Its one of their best songs...

16The Stairs
I don't know how this song got only 2% of votes it's so amazing
Best Hutchence vocals of any song.

17Pretty Vegas
The song that gave the band a new birth and reminded us all why this band is relevant how can this not be in the top ten. One of there greatest songs and showed the more rock side of the band.
The best song to chill out. LOVE you guys!

18Shine Like It Does

19Good Times

20Tiny Daggers

21Burn for You
It is an absolutely great song. love it
The song that gave inxs there sound

22Kiss 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!

25Guns In the Sky
Man I'm only 14 and absolutely love this song and all the others this should be higher up it's a great song so sad that it had to stop I'm sure they had more in them.R.I. P Michael you were awesome best I've seen ✌️

26Not Enough Time

27Heaven Sent

28Just Keep Walking
Love it, such a retro early sound

29The One Thing
Why is this so low? It's there first and best one

Amazing song.. great opeing for the new album!

31Hear 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

32Stay Young
Great song from their early days
Stay young, and underneath the colours 3rd and 4th on my list

33Baby Don't Cry

34To Look at You
Hmm #33? I'm thinking this poll is rigged. "To Look at you" is their best work
Their most atmospheric piece in my opinion

35The Loved One

36One X One

37Johnson's Aeroplane

38Love Is (What I Say)
Mmm 37. Boy you're a tough bunch. A great song. Trust me.

39On a Bus


41Know the Difference

42Same Direction

43On My Way

44Be Yourself

45I Send a Message

46Dancing On the Jetty
Underrated song, could have been a smash and not overlooked!

47Taste It

48The Gift

49Black and White

50This Time

51Melting In the Sun

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Updated Saturday, March 28, 2015

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