The Very Best (INXS album)

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The Very Best
INXS - The Very Best.png
Greatest hits album by INXS
Released 21 October 2011
Recorded 1980–2011
Genre Rock, alternative rock, new wave, post-punk, hard rock
Label Universal Music Australia
INXS chronology
Original Sin
(2010)
The Very Best
(2011)
Live at Wembley Stadium 1991
(2014)

The Very Best is a greatest hits album released by Australian band INXS in 2011. It initially peaked at #39.

Following the screening of INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, an Australian miniseries about INXS that commenced on 9 February 2014 on the Seven Network,[1] the album re-entered the charts, peaking at #1.[2] When the miniseries screened in New Zealand in August 2014, the album also charted, similarly peaking at #1.[3]

Track listing[edit]

The album was released in three formats; a single-disc version, a double-disc version and a double-disc version with a DVD.[4]

Standard edition[edit]

  1. "Need You Tonight" – 3:03 (from Kick)
  2. "Mystify" – 3:19 (from Kick)
  3. "Suicide Blonde" – 3:53 (from X)
  4. "Taste It" – 3:20 (from Welcome to Wherever You Are)
  5. "Original Sin" – 5:18 (from The Swing)
  6. "Heaven Sent" – 3:20 (from Welcome to Wherever You Are)
  7. "Disappear" – 4:10 (from X)
  8. "Never Tear Us Apart" – 3:05 (from Kick)
  9. "The Gift" – 4:04 (from Full Moon, Dirty Hearts)
  10. "Devil Inside" – 5:15 (from Kick)
  11. "Beautiful Girl" – 3:29 (from Welcome to Wherever You Are)
  12. "By My Side" – 3:06 (from X)
  13. "Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)" – 3:55 (from Listen Like Thieves)
  14. "Elegantly Wasted" – 4:34 (from Elegantly Wasted)
  15. "New Sensation" – 3:41 (from Kick)
  16. "What You Need" – 3:36 (from Listen Like Thieves)
  17. "Listen Like Thieves" – 3:48 (from Listen Like Thieves)
  18. "Just Keep Walking" – 2:44 (from INXS)
  19. "Bitter Tears" – 3:50 (from X)
  20. "Baby Don't Cry" – 4:47 (from Welcome to Wherever You Are)

Deluxe edition[edit]

The first disc has the same track listing as the single-disc edition.

CD 2
  1. "Don't Change" – 4:27 (from Shabooh Shoobah)
  2. "The One Thing" – 3:26 (from Shabooh Shoobah)
  3. "Shining Star" – 3:44 (from Live Baby Live)
  4. "The Stairs" – 4:58 (from X)
  5. "Please (You Got That...)" – 3:04 (INXS and Ray Charles) (from Full Moon, Dirty Hearts)
  6. "Burn For You" – 4:59 (from The Swing)
  7. "I Send a Message" – 3:24 (from The Swing)
  8. "The Loved One" – 3:37 (from Kick)
  9. "This Time" – 3:10 (from Listen Like Thieves)
  10. "Shine Like It Does" – 3:07 (from Listen Like Thieves)
  11. "Stay Young" – 3:25 (from Underneath the Colours)
  12. "Kick" – 3:15 (from Kick)
  13. "Calling All Nations" – 3:05 (from Kick)
  14. "To Look at You" – 3:58 (from Shabooh Shoobah)
  15. "Good Times" – 3:52 (INXS and Jimmy Barnes)
  16. "Need You Tonight" (mash-up) – 3:50 (INXS vs. Gwen Stefani)
  17. "New Sensation" (live at the Edinburgh Playhouse) – 4:06
  18. "What You Need" (live at the Edinburgh Playhouse) – 5:26
  19. "Mystify" (live at the Edinburgh Playhouse) – 3:29
  20. "Disappear" (live at the Brixton Academy) – 3:57
DVD
  1. INXS: The Very Best documentary
  2. "Taste It" (Top of the Pops)
  3. "The Strangest Party (These Are the Times)" (Top of the Pops)
  4. "Never Tear Us Apart" (Jools Holland)
  5. "Need You Tonight" (promo)
  6. "New Sensation" (promo)
  7. "Beautiful Girl" (promo)
  8. "Suicide Blonde" (promo)
  9. "The Gift" (promo)

Chart performance[edit]

The Very Best debuted and peaked at number 39 in Australia on 6 November 2011. When promotion began for the mini-series, it re-entered the charts at number 13 on 10 November 2013. With the airing on the mini-series in February 2014, the album slowly rose to number 1 on 17 February 2014.[5] It became the first INXS "best of" album to reach number one in Australia.[6]

The Very Best took 77 weeks before it reached number 1 and holds the record for the longest amount of weeks to rise to number 1 in ARIA chart history.[7]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2014–16) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[9] 1
Scottish Albums (OCC)[10] 60

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
Australian Albums Chart[11] 44
Australian Artist Albums Chart[12] 14

The Very Best was the highest selling album in Australia by an Australian artist in 2014 and the fourth overall.[13]

Chart (2014) Position
Australian Albums Chart[14] 4
New Zealand Albums Chart[15] 17
Chart (2015) Position
Australian Albums Chart[16] 29
Chart (2016) Position
Australian Albums Chart[17] 45

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[18] 6× Platinum 420,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[19] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Byrnes, Holly (2 February 2014). "INXS Never Tear Us Apart on Channel 7 on February 9". Herald Sun. News Ltd. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "INXS dominates ARIA albums chart". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  3. ^ "25 August 2014". The Official NZ Music Chart. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Very Best". Discogs. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts". ARIA. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "INXS Chart History". Australian Charts. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Gavin Ryan (25 April 2015). "ARIA Albums: Sam Smith Has The Number One Album In Australia". Noise11. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – INXS – The Very Best". Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – INXS – The Very Best". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  11. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Australian Artists Albums 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "INXS, Sheppard Top Selling Aussie Acts Of 2014". themusic.com.au. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "End of Year Charts – ARIA Top 100 Albums 2014". ARIA Charts. Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Top Selling Albums of 2014". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Albums 2015". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  17. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 2016". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – INXS – The Very Best". Recorded Music NZ. 
  20. ^ "British album certifications – INXS – The Very Best". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 12 March 2012.  Enter The Very Best in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search