Remembering INXS' Michael Hutchence: Listen to 5 Classic Hits
Today we're celebrating INXS frontman Michael Hutchence's legacy by revisiting five classic hits.
"Need You Tonight"
"I've got to let you know, you're one of my kind"
The only song in the band's career to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The innovative video took home five MTV Video Music Awards, including video of the year in 1988. You may recall the extended version of the song, which tacked the song "Mediate" on at the end (beginning at 3:20). "Try not to hate. Love your mate." And who hasn't wondered... was that whole "cue card" part done in one take?
"Every single one of us the devil inside"
The song, off the band's most successful studio album Kick, peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart. It's no coincidence that the music video, set in Balboa, CA, shares a similar vibe to vampire horror flick The Lost Boys released the same year (1987) and also directed by Joel Schumacher. INXS provided two unrelated songs to the soundtrack.
"Don't change for you, don't change a thing for me"
The song peaked at No. 80 on the Hot 100 chart and the music video, which features the band letting loose inside an airport hangar, was directed by Scott Hicks, best known for his Academy Award-nominated film, Shine.
"The One Thing"
"You're too pretty in the daylight. It keeps them coming back for more"
INXS' first top 40 hit in the U.S. peaked at No. 30 on the Hot 100 chart. As for the music video, there's more than one thing you'll notice, including a woman sensually devouring a fig and Hutchence working a fedora.
"Never Tear Us Apart"
"Two worlds collided and they could never tear us apart"
Some consider the ballad, which peaked at No. 7 on the Hot 100 chart, to be Hutchence's anthem, as it was played during his funeral in 1997.