Thursday, August 14, 2008

INXS - Never Tear Us Apart

Group: INXS
Song: Never Tear Us Apart
Album: Kick
Year: 1988
Written by: INXS bembers Andrew Farriss and the late Michael Hutchence
This is a song that has been forgotten in the United States but is loved in Australia, the home of INXS...20 years ago, in August 1988, "Never Tear Us Apart" reached a high of #7 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #24 in the UK...the song deals with the love between two people and how their worlds crashed when they saw each other...the use of violins in the background add a touch of class...

Interestingly, this song was played as lead singer Michael Hutchence's coffin was carried out of St. Andrew's Cathedral by the remaining members of INXS and his younger brother...in 2006, the song was voted the Nation's Favorite Lyric by viewers on VH1 Australia...

Recently, the song has been adopted by Australian football team Newcastle United Jets...the song is sung by their fan base, known as The Squadron, during the 40th and 85th minute of games...

Favorite line:
I was standing
You were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never tear us apart

  • Never Tear Us Apart Lyrics


  • The video, which was filmed in Prague, is such a peaceful video with the foggy landscape in the background...enjoy one of the classic ballads on the 1980s...music like this cannot be found today...


    1 comment:

    The Equalizer said...

    Great tune. Thanks for posting the video. Hadn't seen it in years. The song is now on my iPod.