Buoyed by the screening of the acclaimed INXS: Never Tear Us Apart film on the Seven network over the last two Sunday evenings to massive ratings success – the renowned INXS catalogue has enjoyed an historic sales boost – reflected in this week’s ARIA chart.
INXS’ ‘The Very Best’, released in 2011, has climbed to the Top of the ARIA album chart – INXS’ first ARIA #1 album since the release of INXS ‘X’ in 1990.
This 24 year range marks the longest break between #1 albums by an Australian artist, ever.
Last weeks’ sales for the double-platinum accredited ‘The Very Best’ also makes it the highest selling #1 album for 2014 so far.
INXS’ landmark ‘Kick’ album from 1987 has also re-entered the album chart at #7, its highest placing since 1988.
The full list of chart re-entries for INXS include:
· The Very Best #1
· Kick #7
· Live At Wembley Stadium 1991 #17
· Shabooh Shoobah #41
· The Swing #43
· Listen Like Thieves #53
· Never Tear Us Apart #16
· Need You Tonight #33
· New Sensation #56
· Original Sin #61
· By My Side #67
· Beautiful Girl #77
· Don’t Change #92
Six of the top twenty selling Australian Albums last week were INXS titles.
The seminal INXS live recording ‘Live At Wembley Stadium 1991’ and concert film ‘Live Baby Live’ (this week’s #4 DVD, on download sales alone) has been reissued on CD and DVD this week and is set to ascend the chart next week thanks to its pivotal dramatic inclusion in the final frames of INXS: Never Tear Us Apart.
INXS – ‘The Very Best’; this weeks ARIA #1 album and INXS’ classic catalogue is instore and online now; Complete Your Collexion!
INXS The Very Best – out now
Live Baby Live DVD and CD – out now
INXS catalogue is available to buy and download from iTunes