Shining Star (INXS song)

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"Shining Star"
Shining Star INXS.jpg
Single by INXS
from the album Live Baby Live
B-side "I Send a Message" (live)
Released 2 November 1991
Format 7", 12", Cassette, CD single
Recorded 1991
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:52
Label Atlantic, Mercury Records, EastWest
Writer(s) Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss
Producer(s) Chris Thomas
INXS singles chronology
"The Stairs"
"Shining Star"
"Heaven Sent"

"Shining Star" is a song by Australian popular rock band INXS and was the only single issued from the band's live album, Live Baby Live, released in November 1991. It is the one new studio track recorded for the album and it peaked at No. 21 on the ARIA Singles Chart,[1] No. 27 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the group's ninth Top 40 single. In the United States, it peaked at No. 4 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 14 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, but did not appear on the Billboard Hot 100.


Four live tracks were released as B-sides, three of them in the US, Europe and Japan: I Send a Message (from Wembley, London 1991), Faith in Each Other (from London or Sydney 1990) and Bitter Tears (from Paris). The fourth track was The Loved One (from Wembley, London 1991) and was released in Australia in all formats instead of Faith in Each Other. All these tracks were only available on the single.

Track listing[edit]

  • 7"/12"/Cassette EP/CD Mercury/Europe, Atlantic/US, EastWest/Japan


  1. "Shining Star"
  2. "Send a Message" (Live)
  3. "Faith In Each Other" (Live)
  4. "Bitter Tears" (Live)
  • 12"/Cassette EP/CD EastWest/Australia


  1. "Shining Star"
  2. "Send a Message" (Live)
  3. "Bitter Tears" (Live)
  4. "The Loved One" (Live)


Chart (1991) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1] 21
Belgian Singles Chart[2] 37
Canadian Singles Chart 26
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 40
German Singles Chart 47
Swiss Singles Chart[4] 24
UK Singles Chart 31
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 14
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 4


  1. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "INXS – 'Shining Star'". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Hung, Steffen. "INXS – 'Shining Star'". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Hung, Steffen. "INXS – 'Shining Star'". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Hung, Steffen. "INXS – 'Shining Star'". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 October 2014.