What You Need
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
5 (April 12, 1986, one week)
Year Released
Listen Like Thieves
Michael Hutchence, Andrew Fariss
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Jackson talks to Crockett and Tubbs about deal
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"What You Need" is a song performed by INXS, recorded on the album Listen Like Thieves in 1986. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Trust Fund Pirates".


  • "What You Need" was written in one night to add on the album when Atlantic Records and producer Chris Thomas said the album needed a "hit" before release, and it turned out to be the biggest selling single for INXS up to that time.


  • Michael Hutchence - lead vocals
  • Tim Fariss - guitar
  • Garry Gary Beers - bass
  • Andrew Fariss - keyboards
  • Jon Fariss - drums
INXS - What You Need('86 VMA)00:00

INXS - What You Need('86 VMA)

"What You Need" from 1986 MTV VMAs

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