27: By My Side – INXS

NeilTop 30 - Australian Songs

Entered Charts: 10 June 1991
Entry Point: 31
Highest Chart: 24
Weeks In: 5
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For the second day in a row, we find an INXS song – By My Side. Like other INXS hits like Never Tear Us Apart, Listen Like Thieves, Kiss The Dirt and Don’t Change, By My Side didn’t reach the top 10 but, in my mind, stands out from many of their songs that did chart higher. It doesn’t rely on a heavy dance beat or catchy hook – it is just a really good melody, well-performed by a band that, by this stage, were huge across the globe.

By My Side also holds the distinction of being the most recent song to make it into, not only the top 30, but the top 50 songs in this countdown.

There are probably ten better known INXS songs but, arguably none better.