Bitter Tears (song)

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"Bitter Tears"
Single by INXS
from the album X
Released AustraliaFebruary 1991
United KingdomJuly 1991
Format 7", 12", CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:49
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss
Producer(s) Chris Thomas
INXS singles chronology
"By My Side"
"Bitter Tears"
"The Stairs"

"Bitter Tears" was a single by INXS, the third Australian and fourth UK single taken from their album X. It peaked at #30 on the UK Singles Chart [1] improving on the disappointing performance of the previous single, "By My Side". The single was released to coincide with the band headlining the SummerXS concert at Wembley Stadium in July 1991, as documented in the Live Baby Live DVD.

The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence as part of the sessions for the X album.


The B-sides are a live version of "Faith In Each Other" from the X album, "The Other Side", written and performed by guitarist & saxophonist Kirk Pengilly and "Soothe Me" written and performed by guitarist & keyboard player Andrew Farriss.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7"
  1. "Bitter Tears" (LP Version)
  2. "Soothe Me"
  3. "Bitter Tears" (Lorimer 7" Edit)
UK 12" Single
  1. "Bitter Tears" (12" Lorimer Remix)
  2. "Disappear" (Morales Remix)
  3. "Tears Are Bitter" (Instrumental Club Mix)
UK 12" Special Edition (Wembley Stadium Cover)
  1. "Bitter Tears" (Lorimer 12" Mix)
  2. "Disappear (Morales 12" Mix)
  3. "Soothe Me"
  1. "Bitter Tears"
  2. "Soothe Me"
  3. "Original Sin"
  4. "Listen Like Thieves" - Extended Remix
US Maxi CD
  1. "Bitter Tears" (LP Version)
  2. "Bitter Tears" (12" Lorimer Remix)
  3. "Bitter Tears" (Instrumental)
  4. "Disappear" (Morales Remix)
  5. "The Other Side"


Chart (1991) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 36
UK Singles Chart 30
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 46
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 6


  1. ^ "UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts". 2000-03-16. Retrieved 2012-01-16.