Kick was released in October 1987 and provided the band with worldwide popularity, it peaked at No. 1 in Australia, No. 3 on the US, No. 9 in UK, and No. 15 in Austria.In addition, it  yielded four Top 10 US singles, New Sensation,  Never Tear Us ApartDevil Inside, and the No. 1 Need You Tonight .   In September 1988 the band swept the MTV Video Music Awards with the video for "Need You Tonight/Mediate" winning in 5 categories.