Devil Inside (INXS song)

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"Devil Inside"
Cover art for Australian edition
Single by INXS
from the album Kick
B-side"On the Rocks"
Released8 February 1988 (1988-02-08)
GenreFunk-pop[1]
Length
  • 5:11 (album version)
  • 3:55 (single version)
LabelWEA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Chris Thomas
INXS singles chronology
"Need You Tonight"
(1987)
"Devil Inside"
(1988)
"New Sensation"
(1988)
Music video
"Devil Inside" on YouTube

"Devil Inside" is a song by Australian rock band INXS. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence and was released as the second single (third in the UK) from the band's sixth studio album, Kick, in February 1988. The song reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks. "Devil Inside" also peaked at number six in Australia, number three in Canada, and number two in New Zealand. Cash Box said that the band "[uses] a Daytripper-like guitar sound and riff it under a sultry, breathy vocal to put the point across."[2]

Track listings[edit]

7-inch single

  1. "Devil Inside" (7-inch version (5:11) or single version (3:55))
  2. "On the Rocks" (3:05)

12-inch maxi

  1. "Devil Inside" (remix version) (6:36)
  2. "Devil Inside" (7-inch version (5:11) or single version (3:55))
  3. "On the Rocks" (3:05)

CD

  1. "Devil Inside" (remix version) (6:36)
  2. "Devil Inside" (7-inch version) (5:11)
  3. "On the Rocks" (3:05)

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
Australia 8 February 1988
  • 7-inch vinyl
  • 12-inch vinyl
WEA [12]
United Kingdom 22 February 1988 [23]
14 March 1988 CD [24]
Japan 25 April 1988 Mini-CD WEA [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pitchfork Staff (10 September 2018). "The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s". Pitchfork. Retrieved 24 April 2023. ...it also includes "New Sensation," "Devil Inside," and "Need You Tonight"—state-of-the-art '80s funk-pop played with enough charisma and volume for the cheap seats.
  2. ^ "Single Releases" (PDF). Cash Box. Vol. LI, no. 31. 6 February 1988. p. 10. Retrieved 21 December 2022.
  3. ^ "Australian ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart – Week Ending 13th March, 1988". ARIA. Retrieved 19 June 2020 – via Imgur. N.B. ARIA licensed the Australian Music Report chart between mid-1983 and 12 June 1988.
  4. ^ "INXS – Devil Inside" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 8939." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. 7 May 1988. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Canciones de mayor popularidad en el hemisferio - Ecuador". UPI. 25 April 1988. p. 5. Retrieved 22 January 2024.
  7. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles". Music & Media. Vol. 5, no. 39. 24 September 1988. p. 23.
  8. ^ "INXS – Devil Inside" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Devil Inside". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  10. ^ "Tipparade-lijst van week 22, 1988" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 20 March 2023.
  11. ^ "INXS – Devil Inside" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  12. ^ a b "INXS – Devil Inside". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  13. ^ "INXS: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  14. ^ "INXS Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  15. ^ "INXS Chart History (Dance Singles Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  16. ^ "INXS Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  17. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – INXS – Devil Inside" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  18. ^ "Top 100 Singles of '88" (PDF). RPM. Vol. 49, no. 10. 24 December 1988. p. 9.
  19. ^ "End of Year Charts 1988". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  20. ^ "1988 The Year in Music & Video: Top Pop Singles". Billboard. Vol. 100, no. 52. 24 December 1988. p. Y-20.
  21. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1988". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  22. ^ "1988 The Year in Music & Video: Top Album Rock Tracks". Billboard. Vol. 100, no. 52. 24 December 1988. p. Y-22.
  23. ^ "New Singles". Music Week. 20 February 1988. p. 27.
  24. ^ "New Singles". Music Week. 12 March 1988. p. 39.
  25. ^ "デビル・インサイド | INXS" [Devil Inside | INXS] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 21 March 2024.