Need you tonight
In the official INXS autobiography , Andrew Farriss said that he had the guitar riff of the song in mind as he waited for a taxi to take him to the airport. When he arrived Farris asked him to wait a few minutes, he wanted to get something from the motel . Farris taped the song and made the cab driver wait an hour. Michael Hutchence later wrote the lyrics for the song. The publication took place on September 23, 1987.
The sounds of the song are reminiscent of electronic music . Sequencers are combined with drum machines and guitar riffs. The music video for Need You Tonight , directed by Richard Lowenstein , won five MTV Video Music Awards in 1988 , including Video of The Year .
Well-known cover versions
- 1998: Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers (Rock the Party)
- 2002: Lost prophets
- 2003: Rogue Traders vs. INXS
- 2010: Professor Green feat. Ed Drewett (I Need You Tonight)
- 2016: Bonnie Raitt