“Beautiful Girl” was the fifth, internationally released single from the 1992 album Welcome to Wherever You Are. The song was written by Andrew Farriss who was inspired to write this by the birth of his baby daughter.
Andrew explains: “I was writing lyrics like “Baby Don’t Cry” and “Beautiful Girl” and lyrics just about how wonderful it is to have something else in your life besides yourself to worry about and think about.”
The most rare thing about this release, was that in the US it was available only in Cassette format and not in digital format (Compact Disc).
The band recorded an album in memory of Michael Hutchence, Original Sin, featuring re-worked versions of INXS songs with guest vocalists.
This song was used for an American TV awareness campaign about the effects of anorexia.
In February 2014, after the Channel 7 screening of “INXS: Never Tear Us Apart” mini-series, “Beautiful Girl” charted again in Australia via download sales. It peaked at #77 on the ARIA Singles Chart.