Category:Songs written by Andrew Farriss
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The following 48 pages are in this category, out of 48 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 48 pages are in this category, out of 48 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. INXS – INXS were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. They began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs, occasionally playing some of their original music, mainstays were main composer and keyboardist Andrew Farriss, drummer Jon Farriss, guitarists Tim Farriss and Kirk Pengilly, bassist Garry Gary Beers and main lyricist and vocalist Michael Hutchence. For twenty years, INXS was fronted by Hutchence, whose good looks. Initially known for their new style, the band later developed a harder pub rock style that included funk. In 1980, INXS first charted in their native Australia with their debut self-titled album, but later garnered moderate success in countries with Shabooh Shoobah. Though The Swing brought more success from around the world, its single Original Sin was even greater commercially, in the 1990s, INXS achieved a greater fan following through Hutchences romance with fellow Australian singer Kylie Minogue, and achieved greater acclaim in the United Kingdom. However, starting with Welcome to Wherever You Are, in 1992, after Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney in November 1997, the band did not perform publicly for a year. They made appearances with several guest singers, including Jimmy Barnes, Terence Trent DArby and Jon Stevens, Stevens formally joined the band for a tour and recording session in 2002. In 2005, members of INXS participated in Rock Star, INXS, with Fortune, the band released Pretty Vegas and Afterglow as singles, and the album Switch. In late 2010, the recorded and released Original Sin. INXS won six Australian Recording Industry Association awards including three for Best Group in 1987,1989 and 1992, and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2001, as of June 2015, INXS has sold over 50 million records worldwide. The origins of the band began with Andrew Farriss convincing his fellow Davidson High School classmate, Michael Hutchence, to join his band, Doctor Dolphin. The band contained two other classmates, Kent Kerny and Neil Sanders and a player, Garry Beers and Geoff Kennely, from a nearby high school. In 1977, Tim Farriss, Andrews older brother, invited Andrew, Hutchence and Beers to join him, Tim and Pengilly had been playing together since 1971 as either an acoustic duo, Kirk and Tim, or as a four-piece band called Guinness. The band made their debut on 16 August 1977 at Whale Beach,40 km north of Sydney. Andrew Farriss remembers, I thought the show went really well, but I think my dad summed it up the day, Great show. I think everyone might have been stoned and they briefly performed as The Vegetables, singing We Are the Vegetables, before returning to Sydney ten months later, where they recorded a set of demos. At a chance meeting in the car park of the Narrabeen Antler, a pub in Narrabeen on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, New South Wales, Tim was approached by Gary Morris, the manager of Midnight Oil
2. Afterglow (INXS song) – Afterglow is a song by Australian rock band INXS, released as the second single from the bands eleventh studio album, Switch, on 25 April 2006. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Desmond Child, and was a tribute to Michael Hutchence, one of INXS founders, in singing the song, J. D. Fortune, winner of Rock Star, INXS, described his role in Hutchences legacy—his afterglow. The song is described as rock, with melody reminiscent of INXS earlier work with Hutchence. Afterglow peaked at #24 on the ARIA Singles chart, spending 10 weeks in the top 50, the song reached #22 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, and #20 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks. Afterglow appeared on the Kuschelrock, Vol.20 compilation released in September 2006, the video for the single features actress Estella Warren and J. D. Fortune in a loft in downtown Los Angeles, Fortune walks alone on the empty Sixth Street Viaduct and is later joined by the rest of the band of INXS. Additionally Randy Boyer has reworked the song in a remix with Eric Talda, music critic Matt Collar of the publication Allmusic praised the song as an epic ballad, noting how it drew influence from U2s track With or Without You
3. Baby Don't Cry (INXS song) – Baby Dont Cry is the second single from the 1992 album Welcome to Wherever You Are by INXS. It was written by Andrew Farriss, Farriss has said it was written about his daughter Grace and how he missed his young child whilst touring. The single was released only in Europe and Australia, incorporating the 60 piece Australian Concert Orchestra, the song hit #20 on the UK, and #30 on the ARIA charts. In November, the band won one of two Australian Music Awards for Best Best Video for Baby Dont Cry, the other for Best Australian Band
4. Beautiful Girl (INXS song) – Beautiful Girl was the fifth, internationally released single from the 1992 album Welcome to Wherever You Are, by Australian rock band INXS. The song was written by Andrew Farriss who was inspired to write this by the birth of his baby daughter, the most rare thing about this release, was it in the US was available only in Cassette format and not in digital format. The band recorded an album in memory of Michael Hutchence, Original Sin and this song was used for an American TV awareness campaign about the effects of anorexia. In February 2014, after the Channel 7 screening of INXS, Never Tear Us Apart mini-series and it peaked at #77 on the ARIA Singles Chart
5. By My Side (INXS song) – By My Side is a single by Australian band INXS, the third UK single and fourth Australian single taken from their album X. The song is a piano, strings and acoustic guitar-based ballad with a big chorus, the song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence as part of the 1990 sessions for the X album. By My Side peaked at #42 on the UK Singles Chart, along with Never Tear Us Apart, By My Side was one of two INXS songs played at the funeral of frontman Michael Hutchence following his suicide on 22 November 1997. By My Side was used in commercials for Australian insurer NRMA from 2002–2008, the song also appeared in the final episode of the Moviecity TV series Lynch. In February 2014, after the Channel 7 screening of INXS, Never Tear Us Apart mini-series and it peaked at #67 on the ARIA Singles Chart
6. The Swing (INXS album) – The Swing is Australian rock band INXSs fourth studio album, released in April 1984. It peaked at one on the Kent Music Report Albums Chart for five non-consecutive weeks from early April to mid-May 1984. The lead single Original Sin was recorded in New York City with Nile Rodgers, overall, the album featured a slightly harder-edged sound than their previous releases. By 1983 Australian rock band INXS attempted to expand their international profile with their studio album. In September 1983 the band travelled to New York City to work with Nile Rodgers as producer at his Power Station studio, all four singles were co-written by Andrew with Hutchence, while other album tracks were generally written with one or more additional band members. From December INXS were working with Nick Launay at The Manor Studio in Oxfordshire, a cassette extended play of remixes, Dekadance, was also released in Australia. AllMusics Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted that The Swing retains the new wave pop sense and rock attack of their earlier albums and he liked the improved songwriting with more than half of the album featuring memorable hooks. Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, opined that all the confident swagger. The Swing peaked at one on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart for five non-consecutive weeks from early April to mid-May 1984. It remained in the top 100 for 104 weeks, on the New Zealand Albums Chart it reached No.6 – their first appearance on that chart. In Europe, The Swing entered the Top 20 in France due to the big success of its single Original Sin which reached the French Top 5 during the summer of 1984, the Swing provided three top 3 singles on the Australian charts. The lead single, Original Sin, released in December 1983, the subsequent singles, I Send a Message and Burn for You reached No. 3, while their single from the album, Dancing on the Jetty appeared in the top 40. In 1992 Pengilly said The album didnt really get received very well in the States, I think Original Sin did well in France, it went to number one in France in 84. I think its one of my favourite albums because its very diverse. In October 2010, The Swing, was listed in the book,100 Best Australian Albums at No,56, with their 1987 album, Kick at No.11. In 2011 The Swing was re-released as a Remastered Edition, the Remastering Engineer was Giovanni Scatola. In February 2014 The Swing returned to the top 50 on the ARIA Albums Chart, with the airing of a mini-series, INXS, Never Tear Us Apart
7. Devil Inside (INXS song) – Devil Inside is a song by Australian band INXS. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence and is one of INXSs best known songs and it was released as a single in February 1988. Devil Inside then went on to peak at #47 in the United Kingdom, #20 in France, #25 in Ireland and #6 in Australia. Guitarist and saxophone player Kirk Pengilly stated in an interview that he did not like the video for Devil Inside. The video was filmed in Balboa, California and directed by Joel Schumacher, the song was featured in the film Rock Star and TV show Hindsight. On 19 March 2014, HBO released the trailer for the fourth season of Game of Thrones. 7 single Devil Inside On the Rocks 12 maxi Devil Inside Devil Inside On the Rocks CDS Devil Inside Devil Inside On the Rocks
8. Don't Lose Your Head (INXS song) – Dont Lose Your Head is the third single from the album Elegantly Wasted by INXS. Released in Europe and Japan at the end of 1997, no official release for this in USA. The song was written by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss and recorded by the band in Dublin during the summer of 1996. Although it was never released as a single in USA, INXS released Dont Lose Your Head as a promo tie-in with Paramounts 1997 film Face/Off starring John Travolta. Nicolas Cage was spotted at INXS Montreal show for the Elegantly Wasted Tour on 25 September 1997, Hutchence dedicated What You Need and Dont Lose Your Head to the actor, and also climbed up to Cages balcony during Time. Don’t Lose Your Head was pressed as UK promo single but, upon Hutchences death, around 500 copies were originally pressed but destroyed almost instantly. Although the single did appear commercially in other such as Japan. Again the single continued with the bands unique UK catalogue numbering system, as well as the new mixes of Dont Lose Your Head, the CD Singles included live versions of previous hits recorded on the Promotional Tour for the Elegantly Wasted album. A performance-style video was directed by Nick Egan and included clips from the movie, while on tour in South Africa, the band was asked by the producers of Face/Off to shoot a video for the song. The video was shot inside a plane hangar on an airstrip located in Cape Town. Egan has also worked with INXS in the past on projects as art direction and design on the X
9. Elegantly Wasted (song) – Elegantly Wasted is the first single from and title track of the album Elegantly Wasted by INXS, released in Europe, Japan, Australia and South Africa, and the US. The song is said to have written after Hutchence and Bono from U2 went out for a night on the town. Elegantly Wasted is a mix of rock infused with dance beats. The bands new sound bridged the gap between the publics taste for post-grunge rock anthems, and the mechanical seduction of electronica. After an argument with Liam Gallagher of Oasis, Hutchence added some vocals to the chorus. When listening for it, the chorus can either be heard as I am elegantly wasted or I am better than Oasis and this was further to an altercation between Michael Hutchence and the Gallagher brothers at the 1996 BRIT awards. At the awards Noel collected an award from Hutchence by saying Has-beens should not be presenting awards to gonna-bes, Elegantly Wasted was the last album released by INXS with Michael Hutchence, who died that same year, on 22 November 1997. The second CD single included three remixes of Elegantly Wasted by dance artists Shagsonic and G-Force, directed by English music director Michael Stern, the video features the band wandering around an airport terminal as the awaiting passengers begin to watch and interact with the band. A small set was built in Los Angeles to resemble the interiors of an airport with extras being brought in to play the passengers, shooting for the video began in late December 1996 and completed in January in the New Year. The video also includes snippets and brief clips taken from the Eleganty Wasted video shoot which were photographed and used for the albums cover art
10. Everything (INXS song) – Everything is the second single from the album Elegantly Wasted by INXS. It was released only in Mexico, Europe and Australia, the song was written by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss and recorded by the band in Dublin during the summer of 1996. The first CD single was a four-track live EP of tracks from INXSs performance for the BBC Comic Relief Charity in London, the B-sides on the second CD single included the song, Let It Ride, which was only included on the Japanese edition of the Elegantly Wasted album. Theres also a 12 LP single with two mixes, one the Jaxx Club Vocal and the rare Jaxx Love Dub available only on this format, the video for the single was shot on 26 April 1997 in Los Angeles at Ren-Mar Studios in Hollywood. It was directed by Paul Boyd and involved the band performing on a stage with a crowd stood in a ring behind them
11. Freedom Deep – Freedom Deep is the fourth, and final, single from the 1993 album Full Moon, Dirty Hearts, by Australian rock band INXS. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence, freedom Deep was played live at The Great Music Experience in Nara, Japan in May 1994 at the UNESCO Concert, the idea being to bring together Japanese and Western Music. The song arrangement was backed up by a selection of Japanese instruments which fitted in perfectly with the songs musical style. Other artists at the Event were Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, the single was only released in Japan and Australia, where it charted at #111 on the ARIA singles chart
12. The Gift (INXS song) – The Gift is the first single from the 1993 album Full Moon, Dirty Hearts, by Australian rock band INXS. The song was written by Jon Farriss and Michael Hutchence, the lyric appears to touch on the subject of war and AIDS, with the author questioning the promises made while looking at an empty sky. The song ends with the strained and repeated verse, I was thinking, got the feeling, all the lies you find, all the truth you see, Rise and fall, but I know whats mine. The music video for The Gift dramatises issues ranging from war and terrorism to famine, the video was banned by MTV, formerly INXSs greatest ally, owing to its use of Holocaust and Gulf War footage. In an interview with the director and long-term collaborator, Richard Lowenstein, The video uses harrowing visuals in order to portray mans ability to create havoc and destruction. The message behind the video is to show how as viewers, we have become accepting of, and increasingly apathetic to images of gross human suffering and violence
13. Heaven Sent (INXS song) – Heaven Sent is the first single by INXS taken from their eighth studio album Welcome to Wherever You Are. It was released only in Europe, Japan and Australia, the song was written by Andrew Farriss who explained on the liner notes of the 1992 remaster, Originally I wrote the song as a 3/4 ballad. The band heard it and rocked it up to make it the recording it became, the vocal effect helped give the track some extra attitude. The 12 picture disc and also the Australian CD5 single included a version of Heaven Sent instead of Deepest Red
14. I Get Up – I Get Up was a single that was released in 2003 by Australian band INXS. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Jon Stevens and it was the first new material by INXS since their former frontman Michael Hutchence died by suicide on 22 November 1997. The lead singer on I Get Up is former Noiseworks frontman Jon Stevens and it is the only studio recorded material by INXS with Stevens singing. Stevens resigned from INXS by the end of 2003 because of differing views about the bands future, I Get Up was used as one of the tracks on the EA Sports Rugby series Rugby 2004. I Get Up I Get Up I Get Up
15. I Need You Tonight (Professor Green song) – I Need You Tonight is a song by British rapper and singer Professor Green, featuring vocals from British singer-songwriter Ed Drewett and produced by The ThundaCatz. The song features replayed elements of Need You Tonight, originally written, the sample replay was officially commissioned by EMI-Virgin Records and produced exclusively for them by Mark Summers at Scorccio Sample Replays. The song was released as the single from his debut album Alive Till Im Dead on 9 April 2010 as a digital download and was released physically as a CD single the following day. It reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart, the following week the single fell 3 places to number 6, where it remained for two consecutive weeks. On 9 May 2010, the fell a further 3 places to number 9. On 15 April 2010, I Need You Tonight debuted on the Irish Singles Chart at a number 24, the following week the single rose to number 21 and on its third week in the chart, it rose to its peak of number 15. The music video for I Need You Tonight was shot at a pub in Hackney and it features Professor Green being taken as an idiot by a girl who he desperately tries to get the attention of. However he ends up becoming extremely drunk and starts causing chaos in the pub, following Drewetts departure from live events, Professor Green has been singing I Need You Tonight live on tour and on TV without him. An acoustic version of song was performed by Green and his backing singers for The Sun. Writer - Manderson, Fontaine, El Bergamy, A. Farriss, M. Hutchence Producer - The ThundaCatz Mixer - Steve Fitzmaurice Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
16. I'm So Crazy – Im So Crazy is a song by Italian electronic duo Par-T-One and Australian rock group INXS. This is a version of the INXS song Just Keep Walking. The song was classified as Punk house as the video depicts people doing the Pogo move, the song contains samples of Dennis Parkers Like an Eagle and Im So in Love. The single reached #19 on the UK Singles Chart, and the video won and was nominated for awards in the short film category. Im So Crazy Im So Crazy Im So Crazy Im So Crazy
17. Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain) – Kiss the Dirt is a song by the Australian rock band INXS. It was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence and included as the track on the 1985 album Listen Like Thieves. It was released as the fourth single in March 1986 and reached #15 on the Australian singles chart. It was, however, the seventh single that failed to chart in the United States. In 2002, Kiss the Dirt was included on the soundtrack of the popular and critically acclaimed Rockstar video game Grand Theft Auto, the music video shows the band performing on a salt lake and on the moon plains in Coober Pedy in South Australia. The band flew direct from the USA to the site and filmed the clip overnight then flew back to the USA, in the bridge, the band is shown performing while fire and gloom cover the area, before the skies clear up at the end
18. Listen Like Thieves (song) – Listen Like Thieves is the title song and third single from Australian rock band INXSs fifth album, Listen Like Thieves. The B-side to the single was Different World, which appeared on the Crocodile Dundee soundtrack, was covered the song and released it as a single in 1992 to promote their album Hello Dad. It reached number 58 on the UK Singles Chart, while the original peaked at number 46 in 1986