The Strangest Party (These Are the Times)

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"The Strangest Party (These Are The Times)"
Single by INXS
from the album The Greatest Hits
Released 25 October 1994
Format CD single, Cassette single, 7"
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:54
Label Atlantic and Mercury
Writer(s) Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence
Producer(s) Chris Thomas
INXS singles chronology
"Freedom Deep"
(1994)
"The Strangest Party (These Are The Times)"
(1994)
"Elegantly Wasted"
(1997)

"The Strangest Party (These Are The Times)" is a single by Australian band INXS. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence. The song was a new track on their compilation album The Greatest Hits.

The song has a catchy drum beat with higher chords and with fingerpickering on certain parts of the song. The song reached #15 on the UK charts and #30 on the Australian charts.

The music video for the single features the band performing in a futuristic, black sci-fi like setting.

The song was also featured in the 1994 Wesley Snipes movie Drop Zone.

B-Sides[edit]

The B-sides were a selection of remixes of album tracks as well as "Sing Something" a solo composition by Guitarist Tim Farriss.

Track listings[edit]

INXCD 27 - CD Single 1

  1. The Strangest Party (These Are The Times)
  2. The Strangest Party (Apollo 440 Mix)
  3. Wishing Well (Courier Extended Mix)
  4. Sing Something

INXDD 27 - CD Single 2

  1. The Strangest Party (These Are The Times) (3.52)
  2. Need You Tonight (Big Bump Mix) (8.27)
  3. I'm Only Looking (Bad Yard Club Mix) (8.07)

INXS MC 27 - Cassette & 7" Red Vinyl Single

  1. The Strangest Party
  2. Wishing Well (Courier Extended Mix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 34
UK Singles Chart 15