The Swing

For the painting, see the artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Swing is Australian rock band INXS's fourth studio album, released in 1984. The lead single "Original Sin" was recorded in New York City with Nile Rodgers and featured Daryl Hall on backing vocals. Overall, the album featured a slightly harder-edged sound than their previous releases.

It enjoyed long-term success on the Australian music charts, remaining in the top 50 selling albums for over 2 years. It remained relatively unknown in the United States, however, where it was their next album, Listen Like Thieves, that made them a worldwide name. As of 2006, the album is in the top 10 best-selling albums in Australia. It produced three top 3 singles on the Australian charts.

A cassette of remixes, Dekadance, was also released in Australia.

Track listing

  1. "Original Sin" – 5:19
  2. "Melting in the Sun" – 3:25
  3. "I Send a Message" – 3:24
  4. "Dancing on the Jetty" – 4:34
  5. "The Swing" – 3:52
  6. "Johnson's Aeroplane" – 3:55
  7. "Love Is (What I Say)" – 3:42
  8. "Face the Change" – 3:34
  9. "Burn for You" – 4:59
  10. "All the Voices" – 6:06

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1984 Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart 1


  • "Original Sin"/"In Vain" (Dec 1983) (AUS #1)
  • "I Send a Message"/"Mechanical" (Mar 1984) (AUS #2)
  • "Burn for You"/"Johnsons Aeroplane" (Jul 1984) (AUS #3)
  • "Dancing on the Jetty"/"The Harbour" (Oct 1984) (AUS #39)


  • "Original Sin"
  • "I Send a Message"
  • "Burn for You"
  • "Dancing on the Jetty"
  • "Melting in the Sun"
  • "Love Is (What I Say)"
  • "All the Voices"

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