"Don't Change" is a song by Australian rock band INXS.[1] It was released as a single from the album Shabooh Shoobah,[2] in October 1982. It has been described as the band's first international single.[3] "Don't Change" peaked at number 18[4] on the Australian Singles Charts and reached number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 [5] and number 17 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart,[5]

The music video, directed by Scott Hicks, was originally planned to be filmed on an airport runway, in South Australia, but was cancelled due to a bad weather and filming took place in a nearby airport hangar. Hutchence knew Hicks, who had previously directed an Australia film Freedom, for which Hutchence had performed on two songs including on the film's soundtrack, "Speed Kills" and "Forest Theme", which were written by Don Walker (Cold Chisel). "Speed Kills" was Hutchence's first solo single and was released by WEA in early 1982.[6]

In February 2014, after the Channel 7 screening of INXS: Never Tear Us Apart mini-series, "Don't Change" charted again in Australia via download sales. It peaked at #92 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

The song has been covered by The AudreysThe BraveryEverclearFace to FaceGoo Goo DollsGrinspoon, Zero (a post-punk band from Uruguay, covered the song with the title No cambies), A Fire Inside and Lazlo Bane. "Don't Change" plays during the credits of the movie Adventureland and is featured in its soundtrack.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed the song during their High Hopes Tour on February 19, 2014 show in Sydney, Australia.


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7" single Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Change"   M. HutchenceA. FarrissT. FarrisJ. FarrisK. PengillyG. Beers[7] 4:24
2. "Go West"   J. Bushelman, A. Farriss, K. Pengilly[8] 3:10


Chart (1982) Peak


Australian Singles Chart[4] 14
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 80
U.S. BillboardTop Tracks[5] 17
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