“Need You Tonight”
Singer Michael Hutchence wrote the lyrics for what would be the Aussie band's lone U.S. chart-topper in a Hong Kong hotel room the night before the arrival of keyboard player/songwriting partner Andrew Farriss, who came up with some music in the cab on the way to the airport. When they hooked up, Farriss played a tape of what he'd just composed for Hutchence, who pulled out his lyrics and started singing along. "It stopped at the end, and it was exactly how you hear it on the record," Hutchence noted. They were both stunned at this improbably perfect match, as Hutchence sang "I'm lonely" over Farriss' final note.