Listen Like Thieves (song)

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"Listen Like Thieves"
INXS Listen Like Thieves vinyl single Australian 7-inch.jpg
Australian 7-inch vinyl single
Single by INXS
from the album Listen Like Thieves
B-side Different World
Released 1986
Format 7"
Recorded 1985
Genre Alternative rock, new wave, hard rock
Length 3:47
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss, Garry Gary Beers, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly
Producer(s) Chris Thomas
INXS singles chronology
"Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)"
"Listen Like Thieves"
"Good Times"

"Listen Like Thieves" is the title song and third single from Australian rock band INXS's fifth album, Listen Like Thieves. The B-side to the single was "Different World", which appeared on the "Crocodile" Dundee soundtrack.

Was (Not Was) covered the song and released it as a single in 1992 to promote their album Hello Dad ... I'm in Jail. It reached number 58 on the UK Singles Chart, while the original version peaked at number 46 in 1986.


Chart (1986) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 46
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 54
US Album Rock Tracks (Billboard) 12
Chart (1992) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 58