Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)
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|"Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)"|
Cover art for Australian and US vinyl editions
|Single by INXS|
|from the album Listen Like Thieves|
|Format||CD single, 12" Single|
|Genre||Alternative rock, pop rock, post-punk|
|INXS singles chronology|
"Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)" is a song by the Australian alternative rock band INXS. It was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence and included as the third track on the 1985 album Listen Like Thieves.
It was released as the album's fourth single on August 1986 and reached #15 on the Australian singles chart, becoming the band's eighth Top 20 hit in their country. It was, however, the band's seventh single that failed to chart in the United States, but it did manage to reach #24 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.
The music video shows the band performing on a salt lake in South Australia. The band flew direct from the USA to the site and filmed the clip overnight then flew back to the USA. In the bridge, the band is shown performing while fire and gloom cover the area, before the skies clear up at the end.
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||15|
|UK Singles Chart||54|
|U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks||24|