A track from the third INXS album, "Jan's Song" was written by lead singer Michael Hutchence and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Farriss. The song describes a human rights activist trying to draw attention to her cause. In a Songfacts interview with Farriss
, he explained: "I wrote that lyric. We were still in the Cold War era, and there was a girl in Eastern Europe I'd seen on a news clip, or it could have been a newspaper - a clipping of a woman wanting freedom from the Eastern Bloc communist countries. I looked at that and felt some empathy for her wanting to be heard and seen and having an opinion about things, and that's where I got the idea. I suppose she's a fictitious character - I don't know her personally."