NEED YOU TONIGHT BY INXS (1987)
Need You Tonight was the first to be taken from the band's sixth studio album, Kick,
and was released in October 1987. It reached No.1 in the U.S. Billboard
Top 100 but only reached No.58 in the UK. However, after its re-release
in November 1988 it shot to No.2 in the UK singles chart. The song featured as track four on the Kick album.
The Kick album sold 6 million units in the U.S. achieving 6 x Platinum. Other UK hit singles from the album were New Sensation, Never Tear Us Apart and Mystify.
The video combines animation and live action and also colour and black and white in the same frame. It was directed by Richard Lowenstein. It won "Video of the Year" at the 1988 MTV Video Music Awards.
The original UK vinyl releases include a mix by Julian Mendelsohn on the B-side, with the 12" featuring an extended version. However, the re-released 7" and 12" feature "Move On" on the B-side.On 22 November 1997, lead singer Michael Hutchence was found dead in his Sydney Ritz-Carlton hotel room. An inquest revealed it was suicide caused, apparently, by erotic asphyxiation.