In 1987, alternative rock band INXS released their album Kick, which was one of the most successful rock albums of the entire decade of the ’80s. The album produced four top 10 Hot 100 hits, and six top 40 Mainstream Rock hits. The first single, Need You Tonight was the most successful single from the album hitting number one on the Hot 100 charts and number 12 on the Mainstream Rock charts.
A large part of the success of the song was due to the music video, which was actually Need You Tonight/Mediate, which combined two songs from the album. The video received heavy rotation on MTV, and won five MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year in 1988! The video also was ranked at number 21 on MTV’s 100 greatest videos of all time!