Greatest INXS Songs

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1Never 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

Yeah. This one is a great song. - blinkr735

We are Port Adelaide,

Never Tear Us Apart - ParasN2000

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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!

Loved it all The Way

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3Afterglow

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

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

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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

This is a great song

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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

8Don'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

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9Beautiful 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

I love the this song I need to down load it asap

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10By 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...

The greatest song of all time.

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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

2nd best song after don't change

12Devil Inside

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

13Original 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

Their best song, hands down.

Best INXS song ever

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14Disappear

Nest song ever written

Best song ever written sorry about 'nest'

15Pretty 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!

16Mystify

Its one of their best songs...

17The 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

Best Hutchence vocals of any song.

18Shine Like It Does
19Kiss 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.

20Good Times
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