The Very Best (INXS album)

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The Very Best
Greatest hits album by INXS
Released 21 October 2011
Recorded 1980–2011
Genre Rock, alternative rock, new wave, post-punk, hard rock
Label Universal Music Australia
INXS chronology
Original Sin
(2010)
The Very Best
(2011)
Live at Wembley Stadium 1991
(2014)

The Very Best is a greatest hits album released by Australian band INXS in 2011. It initially peaked at #39.

Following the screening of INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, an Australian miniseries about INXS that commenced on 9 February 2014 on the Seven Network,[1] the album re-entered the charts, peaking at #1.[2] When the miniseries screened in New Zealand in August 2014, the album also charted, similarly peaking at #1.[3]

Track listing[edit]

The album was released in three formats; a single-disc version, a double-disc version and a double-disc version with a DVD.[4]

Standard edition[edit]

  1. "Need You Tonight" – 3:03
  2. "Mystify" – 3:19
  3. "Suicide Blonde" – 3:53
  4. "Taste It" – 3:20
  5. "Original Sin" – 5:18
  6. "Heaven Sent" – 3:20
  7. "Disappear" – 4:10
  8. "Never Tear Us Apart" – 3:05
  9. "The Gift" – 4:04
  10. "Devil Inside" – 5:15
  11. "Beautiful Girl" – 3:29
  12. "By My Side" – 3:06
  13. "Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)" – 3:55
  14. "Elegantly Wasted" – 4:34
  15. "New Sensation" – 3:41
  16. "What You Need" – 3:36
  17. "Listen Like Thieves" – 3:48
  18. "Just Keep Walking" – 2:44
  19. "Bitter Tears" – 3:50
  20. "Baby Don't Cry" – 4:47

Deluxe edition[edit]

The first disc has the same track listing as the single-disc edition.

CD 2
  1. "Don't Change" – 4:27
  2. "The One Thing" – 3:26
  3. "Shining Star" – 3:44
  4. "The Stairs" – 4:58
  5. "Please (You Got That...)" – 3:04 (INXS and Ray Charles)
  6. "Burn for You" – 4:59
  7. "I Send a Message" – 3:24
  8. "The Loved One" – 3:37
  9. "This Time" – 3:10
  10. "Shine Like It Does" – 3:07
  11. "Stay Young" – 3:25
  12. "Kick" – 3:15
  13. "Calling All Nations" – 3:05
  14. "To Look at You" – 3:58
  15. "Good Times" – 3:52 (INXS and Jimmy Barnes)
  16. "Need You Tonight" (mash-up) – 3:50 (INXS vs. Gwen Stefani)
  17. "New Sensation" (live at the Edinburgh Playhouse) – 4:06
  18. "What You Need" (live at the Edinburgh Playhouse) – 5:26
  19. "Mystify" (live at the Edinburgh Playhouse) – 3:29
  20. "Disappear" (live at the Brixton Academy) – 3:57
DVD
  1. INXS: The Very Best documentary
  2. "Taste It" (Top of the Pops)
  3. "The Strangest Party (These Are the Times)" (Top of the Pops)
  4. "Never Tear Us Apart" (Jools Holland)
  5. "Need You Tonight" (promo)
  6. "New Sensation" (promo)
  7. "Beautiful Girl" (promo)
  8. "Suicide Blonde" (promo)
  9. "The Gift" (promo)

Chart performance[edit]

The Very Best debuted and peaked at number 39 in Australia on 6 November 2011. When promotion began for the mini-series, it re-entered the charts at number 13 on 10 November 2013. With the airing on the mini-series in February 2014, the album slowly rose to #1 on 17 February 2014.[5] It became the first INXS "best of" album to reach number one in Australia.[6]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[14] 5× Platinum 350,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Byrnes, Holly (2 February 2014). "INXS Never Tear Us Apart on Channel 7 on February 9". Herald Sun. News Ltd. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "INXS dominates ARIA albums chart". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  3. ^ "25 August 2014". The Official NZ Music Chart. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Very Best". Discogs. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts". ARIA. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "INXS Chart History". Australian Charts. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "INXS – The Very Best". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  8. ^ "INXS – The Very Best". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  9. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Australian Artists Albums 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "INXS, Sheppard Top Selling Aussie Acts Of 2014". themusic.com.au. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "End of Year Charts – ARIA Top 100 Albums 2014". ARIA Charts. Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Top Selling Albums of 2014". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015.