Afterglow (INXS song)
|Single by INXS|
|from the album Switch|
|Released||25 April 2006|
|Format||CD single, Digital download|
|Writer(s)||Andrew Farriss, Desmond Child|
|INXS singles chronology|
The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Desmond Child, and was a tribute to Michael Hutchence, one of INXS' founders, who was alleged to have committed suicide in 1997. In singing the song, J. D. Fortune, winner of Rock Star: INXS, described his role in Hutchence's legacy—his "afterglow". The song is described as "soft rock", with melody reminiscent of INXS' earlier work with Hutchence.
"Afterglow" peaked at #24 on the ARIA Singles chart, spending 10 weeks in the top 50. The song reached #22 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, and #20 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks. "Afterglow" appeared on the Kuschelrock, Vol. 20 compilation released in September 2006.
The video for the single features actress Estella Warren and J. D. Fortune in a loft in downtown Los Angeles. J. D. Fortune walks alone on the empty Sixth Street Viaduct and is later joined by the rest of the band of INXS. The remixed version had Sona singing in Hindi.
Additionally Randy Boyer has reworked the song in a remix with Eric Talda.
|Canadian Singles Chart||3|
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||24|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks||20|
- "Afterglow: INXS". Amazon.com. Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
- "Put your mind to rest while listening.......". EOpinions. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
- "Paula challenges Hutchence verdict". BBC. 10 August 1999. Archived from the original on 27 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
- "INXS - Afterglow". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
- "INXS > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
- "Kuschelrock, Vol. 20 > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-05.