Devil Inside (INXS song)

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"Devil Inside"
DevilInside.jpg
Cover art for Australian edition
Single by INXS
from the album Kick
B-side"On the Rocks"
ReleasedFebruary 1988
Recorded1987
GenreAlternative rock
Length3:55 (Single Version)
5:11 (Album Version)
LabelAtlantic
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 band INXS. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence and is one of INXS's best known songs.

It was released as a single in February 1988. The song was most successful in the US, going to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks. "Devil Inside" then went on to peak at #47 in the United Kingdom, #20 in France, #25 in Ireland, #6 in Australia and #3 in Canada.

Guitarist and saxophone player Kirk Pengilly stated in an interview that he did not like the music video for "Devil Inside," because he thought that it was "too American."[citation needed]

The video was filmed in Balboa, California and directed by Joel Schumacher.[citation needed]

The song was featured in the film Rock Star and TV show Hindsight.[citation needed]

On 19 March 2014, HBO released the final trailer for the fourth season of Game of Thrones, featuring London Grammar's version of "Devil Inside".[1]

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Devil Inside" (7" Version (5:11) or Single Version (3:55))
  2. "On the Rocks" (3:05)
12" maxi
  1. "Devil Inside" (Remix Version) (6:36)
  2. "Devil Inside" (7" Version (5:11) or Single Version (3:55))
  3. "On the Rocks" (3:05)
CDS
  1. "Devil Inside" (Remix Version) (6:36)
  2. "Devil Inside" (7" Version) (5:11)
  3. "On the Rocks" (3:05)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[2] 6
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 3
French Singles Chart[4] 20
German Singles Chart[5] 33
Irish Singles Chart[6] 25
UK Singles Chart[7] 47
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 2
U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 32

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Position
United States (Billboard)[9][10] 46
Canada (RPM)[11] 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New 'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Trailer Shows Off Fury & Fiery Dragons | The Playlist". blogs.indiewire.com. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Australian ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart – Week Ending 13th March, 1988". ARIA. Retrieved 19 June 2020 – via Imgur.com. N.B. ARIA licensed the Australian Music Report chart between mid-1983 and 12 June 1988.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 8939." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. 7 May 1988. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Devil Inside", in French Singles Charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 28 March 2008)
  5. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de Archived 16 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved 28 March 2008)
  6. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived 2 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved 28 March 2008)
  7. ^ UK Singles Chart Official Charts Company (Retrieved 28 March 2008)
  8. ^ "Devil Inside" - INXS: Chart History. Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  9. ^ "1988 The Year in Music & Video: Top Pop Singles". Billboard. Vol. 100, no. 52. 24 December 1988. p. Y-20.
  10. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1988". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  11. ^ "RPM Top 100 Singles of '88 (page 9) - December 24, 1988" (PDF).