Devil Inside (INXS song)

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"Devil Inside"
Cover art for mainly Australian editions
Single by INXS
from the album Kick
ReleasedFebruary 1988
FormatCD single
7" single
12" maxi
GenreAlternative rock
Length3:55 (Single Version)
5:11 (Album Version)
Songwriter(s)Andrew Farriss
Michael Hutchence
Producer(s)Chris Thomas
INXS singles chronology
"Need You Tonight"
"Devil Inside"
"New Sensation"
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, held out of the top spot by a combination of "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" by Billy Ocean and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" by Whitney Houston. "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.

The song was featured in the film Rock Star and TV show Hindsight.

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)
  1. "Devil Inside" (Remix Version) (6:36)
  2. "Devil Inside" (7" Version) (5:11)
  3. "On the Rocks" (3:05)


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


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 8939." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. 7 May 1988. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Devil Inside", in French Singles Charts (Retrieved 28 March 2008)
  4. ^ German Singles Chart Archived 16 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved 28 March 2008)
  5. ^ Irish Single Chart Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite (Retrieved 28 March 2008)
  6. ^ UK Singles Chart (Retrieved 28 March 2008)
  7. ^ "Devil Inside" - INXS: Chart History. Retrieved 2010-03-14.