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Episode 96: Song Deep Dive: Need You Tonight

Updated: Mar 2, 2022

The crowning Billboard chart performance of INXS’ career stateside, Need You Tonight in January 1988 soared to the top of the charts. The lead single off the album KICK, with this song the pressure and eyes of the world were waiting to see what INXS would come up with.

INXS was not to be outdone and not to disappoint. Need you Tonight captivated the ears, eyes and dance floors around the globe with its sexy and sensual vocals and instrumentation proving an irresistible impulse.

With another groundbreaking video clip by Richard Lowenstein somewhat inspired by the staggering 3D album artwork by Nick Egan, fans truly experienced “an all sum of its parts” moment in time where INXS infiltrated the cultural zeitgeist.

Covered many times over the last 35 years by artists as diverse as Justin Timberlake, Bonnie Raitt, Liv Tyler and Dua Lipa, Need you Tonight’s greatness is stamped in history as a true pivotal INXS moment.

Enjoy! Love and peace ✌️


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Laurel Snider
Laurel Snider
Mar 02, 2022

I like these deep dives into the different songs .

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