INXS ‎– Original Sin (1983)

“Original Sin” is a hit single by Australian rock group INXS released in 1984 on their fourth album The Swing. It was written by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss, and produced by Nile Rodgers.

It was released as a single in the U.S. in December 1983,where it reached No. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984. In Australia, it reached No. 1 in 1984,and became an international hit during that year.

Singer Daryl Hall sings the chorus along with Hutchence. According to an interview done in Australia, Hall says Nile Rodgers called him up and asked him to sing on the song.Rodgers had produced the song “Adult Education” for Hall and Oates the previous year.

The music video was set in Japan and features INXS singing the song arriving on motorbikes, as a fairground is set up and taken down around them, all brought in and removed with large trucks.

In 2010, INXS teamed up with American vocalist Rob Thomas and Cuban female rapper DJ Yalediys to rerecord “Original Sin”, this time as a dance single. The single is featured in the 2010 INXS tribute album Original Sin.

Original Sin (Long Version)             6:24

Original Sin (Dance Dub)                6:00

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By eightiesvinyl Posted in INXS

4 comments on “INXS ‎– Original Sin (1983)

  1. Not being from Australia, the first single I’ve heard of is The One Thing when it cracked the US Top 40 in 1982. They fell off my radar until this single two years later. And it would become one of my favourite InXS singles. There is a mid-90s remix by Chris & James which is excellent too.

    • Although the Kick album has been re-released a number of times over the years, sometimes with a few of the 12″ mixes, the prior albums seem to keep getting ignored. This is unfortunate as there were great 12″ singles released for The Swing and Listen Like Thieves. I have just ordered a number of INXS 12″ singles that have never been released on CD so expect more in the future.

  2. Sorry But This Is Not An INXS Issue : This is : RE-FLEX – The Politics of Dancing ( Single Promo Version ). Just to let you Know.

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