Australian Pop Diva Samantha Jade Covers INXS Classic “Never Tear Us Apart”: Listen

Mike Wass | April 25, 2014 5:58 pm

The INXS revival continues apace with Australian pop star Samantha Jade covering classic ballad “Never Tear Us Apart”. And she’s in pretty good company. London Grammar overhauled the band’s 1989 hit “Devil Inside” for the current season of Game Of Thrones, while Bruce Springsteen dug further back into their catalogue — tackling 1982 single “Don’t Change” at a recent concert.

Why have the Aussie rockers become hip again? It probably has something to do with a mini-series detailing the band’s rise and fall, which was an unexpected ratings bonanza abroad. Interestingly, Sam played Kylie Minogue (who briefly dated late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence) in the biopic. Her interpretation of “Never Tear Us Apart” is faithful to the original and showcases her powerful pipes. Listen after the jump.

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