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Album cover parody of SUICIDE BLONDE CD UK MERCURY 1990 by Inxs
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How did the rest of the guys in INXS know when Michael was singing off key? His lips were moving.
Submitted by: Donna W
How could the other five members of INXS tell when Michael was singing out of tune? His lips were moving. I should add a disclaimer to this one. I am a very big fan of INXS, and Michael in particular. He was really truly a great singer, and I hope his ghost does not come around and haunt me for skewering him. Still, I couldn't resist.
Submitted by: Donna W
There are additional INXS music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • When they got Gary Morris as manager he was always saying he didn't like their name, the Farriss brothers, as it sounded like a country western band. After Gary Morris saw XTC and was talking to Midnight Oil about being inaccessible he was watching an IXL Jam ad then he combined the three together and came up with INXS. Submitted by: Roadrunner
  • Three of the band members are brothers (surname "Farris") and their mother worked in banking. "INXS" is a sort of "shorthand" phrase that bankers and tellers use to denote the phrase "in excess". Since another Aussie rocker suggested the name "In Excess" to them the Farris brothers and Hutch, Kirk and Garry Gary gave their new band that name with the abbreviation spelling. I showed one of INXS albums to my banker mom and she knew how to pronounced the band name right away : ) Submitted by: INXS KIX ASS!

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Dogs in Space" - Roadrunner

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Viking Juice"Maybe we came to the wrong show I've seen this before, it's called the End of Rock & Roll. - Mickey D.
"Freedom Deep"Freedom take me deeper, freedom take me deeper - Mickey D.
"Questions"How do you know when it's time for you to go? How can you stop when you don't know how to start? etc. - Mickey D.
"Three Sisters"I've gotten so emotional...(faintly heard at the end of the song by the late Hutch-meister) - Mickey D.
"Johnson's Aeroplane"A place to work and grow, a place to work and grow - Mickey D.

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
INDKLNIn Decline...Robert D. Arndt Jr.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Tasmanian Devil Inside""Devil Inside"Brian Kelly
"The Indonesian Song""The Indian Song"A.J.
"Knead You Tonight""Need You Tonight"Donna Woodford
"Bit Her Ears""Bitter Tears"Donna W
"Need You To Fight""Need You Tonight"Donna W

There are additional INXS new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Not Enough Time,"Time is infinite; there is more than enough.Rock Maninoff
"Suicide Blonde,"There is no such shade of blonde hair.Peter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Behind Blue Eyes," The Who"Devil Inside," INXS
"Hair," The Cowsills"Suicide Blonde," INXS
"Peppermint Winter," Owl City"Taste It," INXS
"Astronaut," Priscilla Ahn"Space Shuttle," INXS
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"The Indian Son" originally "The Indian Song"
Carolyn Morgenstern
"Never Tear U Apart" originally "Never Tear Us Apart"
U as in 'you', of course
"I End A Message" originally "I Send A Message"
Candy Welty
"Bitter Ears" originally "Bitter Tears"
George Straitjacket
"Bitter Teas" originally "Bitter Tears"
George Straitjacket

There are additional INXS song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Original Sink" originally "Original Sin"
"Original Skin" originally "Original Sin"
"The Indiana Song" originally "The Indian Song"
Veronica Krumpfelhagen
"She Is Raising" originally "She Is Rising"
Lydia Helton
"She Is Rinsing" originally "She Is Rising"
Lydia Helton

There are additional INXS song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Baby Don't Try " originally "Baby Don't Cry"
"Baby Don't Dry" originally "Baby Don't Cry"
"In Pain" originally "In Vain"
"Don't Chance" originally "Don't Change"
Karen Smith
"Won't Change" originally "Don't Change"

There are additional INXS song titles with a letter changed available.


Jan 19
a parody of "Mediate" by INXS
I wrote this parody a while back after getting a new coworker who was a huge Andrew Tate fan (which might be why he was extraordinarily difficult to work with). It’s certainly relevant again now that Mr. Tate has been arrested. Hopefully that will cause the hordes of teen boys who have been idolizing him to see sense. INXS’s song was an obvious choice to parody since it’s relatively short and the title scans the same as Tate’s name.
Instagram: (Instagram Reel)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Suicide Blonde""Suicide Drone"Hu’s On First
"New Sensation""New Sensation"INXS KIX ASS!
"Guns in the Sky""Lola in the Sky with Diamonds"LoriLoud33
"Guns in the Sky""Cars in the Sky (Grand Theft Auto V)"LoriLoud33
"Guns in the Sky""Disney in the Sky"LoriLoud33
"Guns in the Sky""Butterfly in the Sky"LoriLoud33
"Guns In The Sky""Harry Potter In The Sky"LoriLoud33
"Never Tear Us Apart""Lori's Gonna Tear Him Apart"LoriLoud33
"Devil Inside""Intel Inside"LoriLoud33
"Need You Tonight""Lori's Magical Flight"LoriLoud33

There are additional INXS song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
New SensationYork Peppermint PattiesThe Nerd
Just Keep WalkingTreadmillDonna W
Never Tear Us ApartUHU Gluepickle*
Suicide BlondeGwyneth Paltrow's movie about Sylvia Plathpickle*

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Disappear Missing Persons' helplineRock Maninoff
Suicide BlondeNational Suicide Prevention LifelineKerry
New SensationTikTok Tech SupportKerry
Golden PlaypenAlcohol Rehab Center or a baby furniture factoryDonna W
Hear That SoundHearing aid clinicDonna W
There are additional INXS on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
I Don't Know
   Ozzy Osbourne
What You Need
I Don't Know What You Need
Bob Oldhart
Nobody Knows
   Tony Rich Project
What You Need
Nobody Knows What You Need
Orville Beddenrocker
I Know
   Dionne Farris
What You Need
I Know What You Need
Yeah, you wish!
No Matter What
What You Need
No Matter What You Need
There are additional INXS duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Genesis combined with INXS
They'll need you tonight, tonight, tonight
Submitted By: Cody Finke
Generation XS
Generation X combined with INXS
The letters 'i' and 'n' already appear in the word 'Generation'.
Submitted By: Annemarie
INXS combined with Xzibit
Submitted By: Joe
INXS combined with IV Xample
Pronounced: in example
Submitted By: Joey

There are additional INXS Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"The One Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the dandelion
Original Lyrics:
In the daylight
"Elegantly Wasted"
Misheard Lyrics:
The food fight
The book fight
Original Lyrics:
The good life
"Devil Inside"
Misheard Lyrics:
The demolition
Original Lyrics:
The devil inside
"New Sensation"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are you ready for a Buick sensation?
Original Lyrics:
Are you ready for a new sensation?
There are additional INXS misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Pretty Vegas"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get your patients
Original Lyrics:
Up your patience

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I thought it was about doctors in Vegas.

There are additional INXS misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"New Sensation"
Better Lyrics:
Love, kitty, love!
Original Lyrics:
Live, baby, live!
Submitted by: Mike Hack
"The One Thing"
Better Lyrics:
'It's the One Ring
Starts the whole thing'
Original Lyrics:
'It's the one thing
You are my thing'

I hereby release this couplet to our Tolkien-worshipping Parody Authors to make use of it as they see fit. :)
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Old World, New World"
The Funny Lyrics:
Mount Kalais to Mount Everest
Then down to River Ganges
Why They're Funny:
How can they misspell the right word 'Mt. Kailas'? Two words in each sentence sometimes don't mix up like 'River Ganges,' instead of 'Ganges River' (ie, it was transposed).
Submitted by: Mike Hack
The Funny Lyrics:
There's a woman downstairs with matt-grey hair
And she smiles when she tells me
There's no room for me heeeeeere!
Why They're Funny:
When Michael Hutchence sings 'There's no room for me here,' his voice sounds a bit funny.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional INXS Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Original Sin"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Dream on black boys
dream on white girls
and wake up to a
brand new day
to find your dreams
have washed away.
Dream on black girls
dream on white boys
and wake up to a
brand new day
to find your dreams
have washed away.
Why They're Repetitive:
I went to a lyric site and I actually counted how many xs he repeated 'dream on black boys, dream on white girls' and 'dream on white boys, dream on black girls.' 8 xs Michael repeated this! The more he repeated this the more I started to wonder about him?
Submitted by: Celeste
"Body Language"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Body language...(8x)
Why They're Repetitive:
Last chorus.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional INXS repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Never Tear Us Apart"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
But if I hurt you, I'd make wine from your tears
Why They're Nonsensical:
Almost as strange and inexplicable as Billy Idol's "Someone's built a candy brain and filled it in".
Submitted by: Amanda
"Hear That Sound"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Use your imagination and start a fire
Why They're Nonsensical:
Perhaps Mike Hutchence means the "start a fire" part figuratively, but some people listening to this might take it literally and burn things for whatever reason. Not recommended!
Submitted by: That Guy

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"What You Need"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I'll take you where you really need to be, whoa oh
Why They're Insincere:
The lyrical line refers to living at group homes, staying at mental hospitals, going to grade schools, staying in prisons, staying in jails, living in residential schools, moving to different homes that's 1000 miles away from parents' homes, and any place where anyone is being held-captive by kidnappers
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Taste It"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Sweet, sweet, sweet, could you taste it?
Why They're Inappropriate:
The rest of the song isn't sexual at all. This come-on feels random and gratuitous, unless it was to enhance that NSFW video. (Hoping Michael's ghost doesn't haunt me AGAIN)
Submitted by: Amanda

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Elegantly Wasted"
The Lyrics:
I'm elegantly wasted
I'm better than Oasis
Who They Mention:
Submitted by: Celeste
The Lyrics:
Set up the countries
Closing all the doors
Who They Mention:
The Doors
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional INXS celebrity lyrics available.

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"in excess
I used to think that the band name looked like it was pronounced "inks".
Submitted by: B1982

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Any Day But Sunday"
The Lyrics:
Place is full of queens
Talks about the millionaire
Who drives a Jaguar, Tim
Product Brand Name:
Jaguar Motors
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

The Song Lyrics:
I see your face, I will survive
Song They Mention:
"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor
Submitted by: Cassandra
"Tiny Daggers"
The Song Lyrics:
All you wanna do is kick it in
All you gotta do is walk right in
Song They Mention:
"Walk Right In" by The Rooftop Singers
Submitted by: Mickey Dee
There are additional INXS Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"I'm Just A Man"
Opening Lines:
I'm just a man, my will is so strong
At the intro, the late Hutch-meister lit up a cigarette.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
Opening Lines:
I am searching, I am not alone
One was the original version on "Elegantly Wasted" lp, and the other was the Leadstation radio edit on "Shine Like It Does" lp.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional INXS spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Devil In Side" originally "Devil Inside"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Night Of Rebel Lion" originally "Night Of Rebellion"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"New Sen Sat Ion" originally "New Sensation"
Where newly elected Senators seat?
Submitted by: Peter
"Origin Al's In" originally "Original Sin"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Original's In" originally "Original Sin"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional INXS Song Title Space Change available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Original Sin"
The Lyrics:
In the name of love, yeah!
You thought "what a pity!"
self explanatory
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Band Name Anagrams:

In Xs Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Xs= Extra Small (size)
Sin X Submitted by: Tattoo Head And The Crack Whore

Song Title Anagrams:

"Never Tear Up A Star" originally "Never Tear Us Apart"
Impossible to do anyway, unless it's made of paper
Submitted by: Calop
"Nail's Origin" originally "Original Sin"
Submitted by: Sarah Tonin
"Denise DLVII" originally "Devil Inside"
The 557th person named Denise?
Submitted by: Joe
"Divide Lines" originally "Devil Inside"
Rather than the lines doing the dividing?
Submitted by: Alexis
"Ten-Win Season" originally "New Sensation"
Would be ideal for an American football (NFL) team
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional INXS Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Different World"
The Lyrics:
Head to New York City
Yeah, you know my name
Know my name
New York City is the highest population in the U.S.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
The Lyrics:
We been talkin' 'bout Jackson
Ever since a fall went out
The capital of Mississippi is Jackson
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Original Sin"
"Dream on white boy, white boy
Dream on black girl, black girl
And wake up to a brand new world ...." some people thought that this promoted interracial love. Some radio stations in America didn't play it much if at all. INXS was playing a gig in an Austin, Texas club and some yahoo tossed a revolver onto the stage with a message of "appreciation for your (recent) music".
Submitted by: INXS KIX ASS!
"The Gift"
Banned by MTV due to graphic violence and there is a message @ the start saying in my own words this video contains distubing material that offend parental discretion is advised for minors. [Ed.'s note: I wonder why we even need these advisories anymore since the TV-MA rating was supposed to end all that.]
Submitted by: Iesha
"Guns In The Sky"
Hutch rails about weapons in outer space and all the economic waste and inequality and the superstar worship that diverts people's attention away from the problems that plaque planet Earth (still holds true today, doesn't it? It's worse than ever!).Then he slams it all with the line, "Well I'm sick of it! It's a load of s***!". That last word is either blanked (video and radio) or replaced with clashing cymbals.
Submitted by: INXS is Heaven Sent

Super Short Pop Songs:

"We Are The Vegetables" Length: 1:53
The B-side of "Simple Simon", released in 1980.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"We Are The Vegetables" Length: 1:54
B-Side of "Simple Simon" [rare single].
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Body Language" Length: 2:02
The song was taken off from the 1980's self titled debut album.
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Song Title Acrostics:

WATT: "We Are Thrown Together"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
LION: "Like It Or Not"
No comments
Submitted by: Mickey D.
SIR: "She Is Rising"
No comments
Submitted by: Mickey D.
EW: "Elegantly Wasted"
"Ew" is the word for "Meat Grinder"
Submitted by: Mickey D.
TIS: "The Indian Song"
Short for "It is"
Submitted by: Mickey D.

There are additional INXS Song Title Acrostics available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Slew Aside Bond" originally "Suicide Blonde"
Submitted by: Ned MacCamden
"Need Two, You Knight" originally "Need You Tonight"
Submitted by: D. Melody Dole, MD
"Tidy Naggers" originally "Tiny Daggers"
Dubious virtue for naggers to be tidy!
Submitted by: Renee Keener
"Never Pare Us A Tart" originally "Never Tear Us Apart"
Submitted by: Blake DeKalb
"Never Pare Us A Tart" originally "Never Tear Us Apart"
Submitted by: Blake DeKalb

There are additional INXS Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Elegantly Wasted"
The Lyrics:
You're right.
This ain't the good life.
Sadly, this was the band's last big hit before lead vocalist Mike Hutchence's untimely death.
Submitted by: Joe
"Original Sin"
The Lyrics:
You might know of
the original sin
and you might
know how to play with fire
The song is upbeat but the way Mike Hutchence sings the song is as depressing as hell.
Submitted by: Celeste

Names as a Word Bank:

In six sins Submitted by: Mickey D.
In XIII Sins Submitted by: hamburger456
Actually, it means in 13 sins. X equals 10
In XIII Sins Submitted by: hamburger456
That means in eight sins.
Nix Sis's Six Sins! Submitted by: Amber Wayland
In six sins Submitted by: Ferragamo
Okay, this is just a phrase, but it works!

There are additional INXS Names as a Word Bank available.

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Dancing On The Jetty"
The Lyrics:
We do the skilled time
Ten times to take notice
4 "t"s
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Kick (album)"
On the #2 hit "New Sensation", which is the second track on the megaplatinum hit album "Kick" Hutch Man shouts "Trumpet!" but the horn solo is done on a saxophone instead. However, on the album's title track a trumpet appears.
Submitted by: INXS Kicks Azz All The Time!

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"INXS Debuts On the Day Elvis Died"
INXS (as the Farris Brothers) played their very first gig together at a hippie-surfer joint in north Sydney on August 16, 1977. That day was INXS guitarist Tim Farris' 20th birthday and also the day Elvis Presley died. The set included covers of hits from the Rolling Stones, Roxy Music and Bob Marley.
Submitted by: INXS KIX ASS

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"What Would You Do?"
The Lyrics:
Look see the story
What would you do?
All the facts before me
What would you do?
"What Would You Do?" featuring Marc Summers on Nickelodeon
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional INXS TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics available.

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Need You Tonight"
The Lyrics:
I need you tonight
'Cause I'm not sleeping
There's something about you girl
That makes me sweat
This would sound a bit creepy if this goes off when you're about to ask your crush out on a date.
Submitted by: Kerry

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