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"Original Sin"
Single by INXS
from the album The Swing
Released 1984
Format CD single
Recorded 1983
Genre Rock
Length 5:19
Label WEA
Writer(s) Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss
Producer Nile Rodgers
INXS singles chronology
"Black and White"
"Original Sin"
"I Send a Message"

"Original Sin" is a song by Australian rock group INXS released in 1984 on their fourth album The Swing. It was written by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss, and produced by Nile Rodgers.

It was released as a single in the U.S. in December 1983 [1][2] where it reached #58 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984. In Australia, it reached #1 in 1984[3].

Singer Daryl Hall sings the chorus along with Hutchence. According to an interview done in Australia, Hall says Nile Rodgers called him up and asked him to sing on the song.[citation needed] Rodgers had produced the song, "Adult Education", for Hall and Oates the previous year.


Chart (1984) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 1
French Singles Chart 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 58
U.S. Billboard Top Tracks 43


Preceded by
"All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie
Australian Kent Music Report number-one single
January 30, 1984 – February 6, 1984
Succeeded by
"Love Is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar


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