Greatest INXS Songs

The Top Ten

1 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

Yeah. This one is a great song. - blinkr735

This song gives you major INXS vibes as soon as I here this song I automatically think of INXS this song makes me sing my heart out (hahaah)

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2 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.

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!

This song. Is pretty good.

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3 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!

Very new wave-y and uplifting. The one song that always gets me going

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4 What You Need

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

Favourite, good driving song

Three hits in on e song, at least

5 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.

I had not heard this song in years and just heard it in a hip grocery store in San Francisco. What a great song! I think their best. I need to get it now.

This is the one that started it all. Easily their best. Not even close.

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6 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 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

Their best song, hands down.

Best INXS song ever

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8 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..

This Song is Absolutely Amazing one of best songs ever.

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9 Listen Like Thieves

I like the starting beat it is so awesome

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

10 Devil Inside

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

This is easily one of the top 4

it good

why in 12?

The Contenders

11 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.

I can't believe this isn't number one. This song is the best hint what was Michael going through and the song where I can relate to every comma. The part "Room full of people, some call me friend" is the most sad and perfect lyrics part ever. I like music in Never tear us apart best, but nothing can beat this lyrics.

The best of their songs at my advice... Should be higher up...

This is masterpiece

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12 Beautiful Girl

It was actually written about the birth of Andrew Farris's daughter not Michael's

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

Just a beautiful song that makes anyone feel like their beautiful

She wanna go home

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13 Mystify

Should be way further up the list.

Its one of their best songs...

Up on the chart please "Mystified"

Should be higher, great song

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14 Disappear

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

Nest song ever written

Best song ever written sorry about 'nest'

15 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

Just discovered this song; for me the best song!

2nd best song after don't change

16 The One Thing

This is disappointing. Greatest INXS song! Michael has the most haunting, and possessive vocals, I can't get over the damn chorus. That is perfection. The shredding guitar and the saxophone make this song sound rich and full. I love the energy. - Coatsy

I know; that is true. This song is why I started listening to them.

Why is this so low? It's there first and best one

Has to be in the top 5...just because it is a bit older it is being overlooked.

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17 Good Times

Rocky and upbeat from start to finish. Great cover

18 Kick

Should be much higher--the title song from their best album should be in their Top 10 or 15. - Rocketman5000

Amazing song.. great opeing for the new album!

19 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

Plain rocks

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20 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!

One of the best

JD ended up being a new hope and hands down a valid replacement. Shame he couldn't stay in spot he earned and enjoy a high like he couldn't get any other way.

21 Shine Like It Does

Thank you Michael for this song!

22 Deliver Me
23 Just Keep Walking

Love it, such a retro early sound


24 Kiss 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.

This song reveals feelings to me and my brother

Simply awesome

Love this song, great accustics. Peace and RIP Michael

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25 Heaven Sent
26 Tiny Daggers
27 Elegantly Wasted

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

In the top 5 for sure.

28 Guns 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 ✌️

29 Burn for You

It is an absolutely great song. love it

The song that gave inxs there sound

30 Not Enough Time

Highly underrated - this song is a classic!

Top 5

Under rated

31 Perfect Strangers
32 To Look at You

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

Definitely Top Ten song from one of their best albums.

Their most atmospheric piece in my opinion

The best song they ever did...

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33 I Send a Message

Love this song, why inxs is not played more often is beyond me...

I've always loved this song!

I sent a message is the best
love it

34 Dancing On the Jetty

This is among the best - it has such an edge and the instruments used are all very outstanding

Underrated song, could have been a smash and not overlooked!

This is top 10 material. One of their very best and one of my all-time favourites from them.

35 Hear 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


36 Stay Young

Great song from their early days

Stay young, and underneath the colours 3rd and 4th on my list

37 Freedom Deep

Good song but inxs where not cool at that stage,I loved it though,true inxs fan!

38 Baby Don't Cry
39 Same Direction
40 God's Top Ten

This is an extremely powerful, emotional, and beautiful song. How is this not on here?

41 The Loved One

Looking to hear now. Their version of an already classic song done in original way, not just copying their heroes.

42 Taste It
43 The Gift

Brilliant song, great video

Amazingly great. - ZeroBlaster

44 On a Bus
45 Know the Difference
46 On My Way
47 One X One
48 Johnson's Aeroplane
49 Love Is (What I Say)

Mmm 37. Boy you're a tough bunch. A great song. Trust me.

50 Mediate

Great track ahead of it's time.

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Top Remixes (13)

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

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