With hits like ‘Never Tear Us Apart’, ‘Original Sin’ and ‘By My Side’, there’s little wonder why INXS’ 2011 greatest hits album, The Very Best, has been crowed the top Australian Album Of The Decade by ARIA.

“We left Perth as tenacious young men looking to play our music to the world, and we did so with passion, honour, and pride for our country and families,” said the band.

“The announcement of being the biggest selling Australian artist of the last decade is overwhelming, and we are truly humbled, thank you.

“Our hearts go out to all Australian’s who rallied around us this last decade, and our hope and prayers are with all Australian’s presently caught up in these raging and horrific fires.”

Dan Rosen, chief executive of ARIA, has praised INXS, saying: “They still capture our imaginations, four decades into their career. They are proof that great music never dates.”

Good on you, INXS!

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