Burn for You (INXS song)

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"Burn for You"
Burn For You by INXS Single Cover.jpg
Single by INXS
from the album The Swing
B-side"Johnson's Aeroplane"
Released26 July 1984
Format45 rpm
Length4:59 (album version)
4:26 (single edit)
6:09 (12" extended version)
Songwriter(s)Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss
Producer(s)Nile Rodgers
INXS singles chronology
"I Send a Message"
"Burn for You"
"Dancing on the Jetty"

"Burn for You" is a song by Australian rock band INXS that features on the band's fourth album The Swing.[1] It was the third single to be released from the album and peaked at #3 on the Australian chart in August 1984, remaining there for two weeks.[2]

A live version of the song appeared on the 1991 live album Live Baby Live.[3]

Track listing[edit]

7" single Track listing

1."Burn for You"M. Hutchence, A. Farriss[4]4:46
2."Johnson's Aeroplane"A. Farris[5]4:39

12"/CD Maxi single Track listing

1."Burn for You" (Extended remix)M. Hutchence, A. Farriss6:09
2."Burn for You" (Remix)M. Hutchence, A. Farriss3:38
3."I Send a Message" (Extended remix)M. Hutchence, A. Farriss[6]4:46


The video was filmed by Richard Lowenstein, over a week of the band while on tour in the style of a home movie,[7] in Mackay in North Queensland.[8] Hutchence asked Lowenstein to come to Queensland to direct after seeing his work on the video for the Hunters & Collectors single "Talking to a Stranger".[9] It was the first of fifteen videos that Lowenstein directed for the band.[8] The video won Best Promotional Video at the 1984 Countdown Music and Video Awards, while the band won Best Group Performance in a Video.[10] On 20 April 1986 they won three further Countdown awards for 1985.[11]


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[12] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 29

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[14] 25


  1. ^ "Promo Videos - Burn for You". inxs.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Michael Hutchence Discography • INXS Discography". michaelhutchence.com.au. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Live Baby Live – INXS". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  4. ^ ""Burn for You" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  5. ^ ""Johnson's Aeroplane" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  6. ^ ""I Send a Message" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  7. ^ INXS Publications (2010). INXS: Story to Story: The Official Autobiography. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9780743290029.
  8. ^ a b "Richard Lowenstein to direct Michael Hutchence movie biopic". news.com.au. News Ltd. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  9. ^ Milliken, Robert (5 April 1998). "The Death of a Rock Star". The Independent (UK).
  10. ^ "Countdown Archives – 1985 – 25 May 1985". baseportal.com. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  11. ^ "Countdown Archives – 1986 – 20 April 1986". baseportal.com. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  12. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Music Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid-1983 and 19 June 1988
  13. ^ "charts.nz". Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – 1984". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 September 2017.

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