Greatest INXS Songs

The Top Ten

1 Never Tear Us Apart 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! - MickDee

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. - Billyv

INXS out did themselves with Never Tear Us Apart. I loved all their music and when they made kick I knew this song was one of their best.

Stirs deep emotions in me. His haunting voice lets you see thru his eyes...get song...words...composition.

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2 Need You Tonight Need 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.

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!

So much energy in the song, can't get enough of it

A Great song. Baby making music at it's filthiest!

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3 Afterglow Afterglow

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.

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..

Love this song! Lost a girlfriend in a tragic accident and this is her song

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4 New Sensation New Sensation

Great song! Upbeat and always puts a smile on my face!

Love baby love, it's written all over your face! What a song

Infectious dance beat and Hutchence's passionate lyrics has no equal!

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5 What You Need What You Need

Their best. Sorry, everyone. Kick rocks, but this one just does it for me.

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6 Suicide Blonde Suicide 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

Suicide in this list there is others not included here, but melodies, tune, and the beat are brilliant

7 Don't Change Don'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.

They always ended their shows with this. My all time favorite.

Great band great front man miss him a lot

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8 Listen Like Thieves Listen Like Thieves

I like the starting beat it is so awesome

When I think of INXS, I think of this song immediately.

9 Beautiful Girl Beautiful Girl

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

Just a beautiful song that makes anyone feel like their beautiful

What a emotional song, especially after the birth of a daughter

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10 By My Side By 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...

Another one of my most favourite songs!

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The Contenders

11 Devil Inside Devil Inside

Come on! If mystify isn't number one, than this should be number 1!

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12 Bitter Tears Bitter 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

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13 Original Sin Original 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

Dream on white boy (white boy)
Dream on black girl (black girl)
Magnificent composition by far; INXS rules!

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14 Disappear

Still feel this song fits into today's music scene, classic track.

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15 Mystify Mystify

Should be way further up the list.

Up on the chart please "Mystified"

This should be so much further up! Such a good song... Mystify MYSTIFYY MEE!

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16 Pretty Vegas Pretty 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!

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17 The Stairs The Stairs

Musically sweeping with emotionally moving lyrics. Never understood why this song is not mentioned more often as one of their best. Thank Andrew & Michael.

I don't know how this song got only 2% of votes it's so amazing

Totally the coolest Musically smooth sound for them

"The whole band at their best :)"

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18 Shine Like It Does Shine Like It Does
19 Good Times Good Times
20 Elegantly Wasted Elegantly Wasted

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

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Top Remixes (8)

1. Never Tear Us Apart
2. Listen Like Thieves
3. By My Side
1. Need You Tonight
2. New Sensation
3. Never Tear Us Apart
1. Don't Change
2. What You Need
3. New Sensation

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