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NEED YOU TONIGHT - INXS - 1988

 

NEWS

• The United States returned to space for the first time in 2 years since the Challenger disaster

• The Reverend Jimmy Swaggart was photographed in a series of hook-up with prostitutes.

• Prozac came to market.

• Sonny Bono is introduced as Mayor of Palm Springs.

• A first class stamp now cost 25 cents.

• A new drug Crack appears (A derivative of Cocaine ) and is increasingly found in US Cities.

 

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT

• MOVIES: “Rain Man”, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Coming to America” 

• T.V.: “Cosby Show” “Growing Pains” & “Murder She Wrote” 

• Doppler Radar was invented.

• CD’s outsold vinyl records for the first time.

• Table Tennis became an Olympic Sport.

• Elle Macpherson was the Fashion Icon.

• The big quote was “read my lips no new taxes” from then Presidential Candidate George Bush and Nike’s “Just Do It”

 

DEAD

• Roy Orbison

• Devine (Actor)

• Andy Gibb

• Enzo Ferrari

 

#1@1

• From the album, Kick.  It is the best-selling INXS album, selling more than 7 million copies in the US alone.

• Andrew Farriss said that the famous riff to the song appeared suddenly in his head while  waiting for a cab to go to the airport. He asked the cab driver to wait a couple of minutes while he grabbed something from his motel room. In fact, he went up to record the riff and came back down an hour later with a tape to a very annoyed driver. 

• This song is a much more electronic track than most of the band's material before or after.  

• The music video combined live action and different kinds of animation. It won five MTV Video Music Awards including Video of The Year and was ranked at number twenty-one on MTV's countdown of the 100 greatest videos of all time.

• This was a throwaway song that became INXS' biggest hit. 

• Here’s Inxs and “Need You Tonight” your #1 @ 1 from January 1988.

 



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