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Crowded House

Original Line-up: Neil Finn (guitar, vocals) Nick Seymour (bass) Paul Hester (drums)
Later: Tim Finn (vocals), Matt Sherrod (drums), Mark Hart (guitar, keyboards)

In 1985 following the break up of Split Enz, Neil Finn and Paul Hester Joined with Nick Seymour to form Crowded House in Melbourne. The band would achieve international success with songs like Don't Dream It's Over making it to #1 in Canada and #2 in the U.S. and Something So Strong, a #7 hit in the U.S.

Of course in all honesty Crowded House would have to be considered an Australian band but as Neil, who grew up in Te Awamutu and writes most of their songs, most Kiwis are like to claim them as our own.

Discography

Singles:

Jun 1986 Mean to Me/Hole in the River (Capitol)
- from the album Crowded House #26 Aus

Jul 1986 World Where You Live (Capitol)
- from the album Crowded House #43 Aus, #65 US #76 Netherlands

Sep 1986 Now We're Getting Somewhere/Recurring Dream (Capitol)
- from the album Crowded House #33 NZ #63 Aus

Oct 1986 Don't Dream It's Over/That's What I Call Love (Capitol)
- from the album Crowded House #1 NZ, #1 Canada, #2 US, #6 Norway, #7 Netherlands, #8 Aus, #13 Germany, #19 Ireland, #27 UK

Apr 1987 Something So Strong(Finn/Froom)/I Walk Away(Finn) (Capitol)
- from the album Crowded House #3 NZ, #7 US, #10 Canada, #18 Aus, #95 UK

Jul 1988 Better Be Home Soon/Kill Eye (Capitol)
- from the album Temple of Low Men #2 Aus, #2 NZ, Canada #8, #31 Netherlands, #42 US, #59 Germany

Aug 1988 When You Come (Capitol)
- from the album Temple of Low Men #27 Aus

Dec 1988 into Temptation (Capitol)
- from the album Temple of Low Men #20 Netherlands, #38 NZ, 67 Aus

Aug 1986 Sister Madly (Capitol)
- from the album Temple of Low Men #26 NZ, #81 Aus, #92 Canada

Jan 1990 I Feel Possessed/Mr. Tambourine Man (Capitol)
- from the album Temple of Low Men #93 Aus

Jun 1991 Chocolate Cake/As Sure as I Am/Anyone Can Tell (Capitol)
- from the album Woodface #7 NZ, #9 Canada, #20 Aus, #27 Netherlands, #69 UK

Sep 1991 Fall at Your Feet (Capitol)
- from the album Woodface #17 UK, #21 Ireland, #24 NZ, #27 Canada, #31 Aus, #41 Netherlands, #75 US

Feb 1992 Weather With You (Capitol)
- from the album Woodface #7 UK, #9 NZ, #10 Netherlands, #19 Ireland, #23 Germany, #27 Aus, #34 Canada

Jun 1992 Four Seasons in One Day(Finn/Finn) (Capitol)
- from the album Woodface #26 UK, #33 NZ, #47 Aus, #50 Netherlands, #68 Canada

Sep 1992 It's Only Natural/Fame Is (Capitol)
- from the album Woodface #15 Aus, #24 UK, #31 NZ, #55 Canada, #55 Netherlands, #59 Germany

Sep 1993 Distant Sun (Capitol)
- from the album Together Alone #4 Canada, #5 NZ, #19 UK, #23 Aus, #70 Germany, #116 US

Nov 1993 Nails in My Feet (Capitol)
- from the album Together Alone #11 NZ, #22 UK, #34 Aus

Dec 1993 Locked Out (Capitol)
- from the album Together Alone #12 UK, #79 Aus, #81 Canada, #119 US

May 1994 Fingers of Love (Capitol)
- from the album Together Alone #25 UK

Oct 1994 Pineapple Head (Capitol)
- from the album Together Alone #27 UK, #50 NZ

Oct 1994 Private Universe (Capitol)
- from the album Together Alone #46 Aus

??? 1995 Together Alone (Capitol)
- from the album Together Alone #37 NZ

Jun 1996 Everything is Good For You (Capitol)
- from the album Recurring Dream #10 Aus

Jul 1996 Instinct (Capitol)
- from the album Recurring Dream #12 UK, #17 NZ, #68 Canada, #90 Aus

Nov 1996 Not the Girl You Think You Are (Capitol)
- from the album Recurring Dream #20 UK, #37 Aus, #41 NZ

??? 1996 Don't Dream It's Over (Capitol)
- re-release #25 UK Jun 2007 Don't Stop Now(Capitol)
- from the album Time On Earth #34 Aus, #41 UK

Sep 2007 She Called Up/So Dramatic (Parlophone)
- from the album Time On Earth #156 UK

Dec 2007 Pour Le Monde (Parlophone)
- from the album Time on Earth #51 UK

Apr 2010 Saturday Sun
- from the album Intriguer #79 Aus

Apr 2010 Either Side of the World
- from the album Intriguer

Albums:

Jun 1986 Crowded House (Capitol/EMI) #1 Aus, #3 NZ, #8 Canada, #12 US, #20 Netherlands, #45 Germany, #46 Japan, #99 UK

Jul 1988 Temple of Low Men (Capitol) #1 Aus, #2 NZ, #10 Canada, #40 US, #49 Netherlands, #75 Japan, #82 Germany, #138 UK

Jul 1991 Woodface (Capitol) #1 NZ, #2 Aus, #6 UK, #12 Netherlands, #12 Switzerland, #13 Norway, #20 Canada, #24 Sweden, #26 Germany, #83 US

Oct 1993 Together Alone (Capitol) #1 NZ, #2 Aus, #4 UK, #14 Norway, #18 Canada, #19 Netherlands, #25 Sweden, #55 Germany, #73 US, #89 Japan

Jun 1996 Recurring Dream (compilation) #1 NZ, #1 Aus, #1 UK, #4/19 Belgium, #5 Norway, #10 Netherlands, #12 Canada, #17 Switzerland, #43 Sweden, #57 Germany

May 1999 Afterglow (compilation) #18 UK, #23 Ireland, #30 NZ, #36 Aus, #98 Canada

Jun 2003 Classic Masters (compilation)

Nov 2006 Farewell to the World (live) #43 Aus, #120 UK

Jun 2007 Time on Earth (ATO Records) #1 Aus, #2 NZ, #3 UK, #12 Netherlands, #23/100 Belgium, #27 Norway, #37 Ireland, #38 Canada, #46 US, #89 Switzerland, #95 Greece

Jun 2010 Intriguer (ATO/Mercury) #1 Aus, #3 NZ, #7 Greece, #10/- Belgium, #12 UK, #17 Ireland, #31 Netherlands, #32 Norway, #50 US, #79 Germany

Oct 2010 The Very Best of Crowded House (Capitol/EMI) #11 Aus, #12 NZ, #49 UK

More Video Links

Crowded House History
Woodface interview
The Mullanes - Interview with Neil and Nick
Joan Rivers Show - Crowded House with Dame Edna Everidge
RFB Real Talk - Neil Finn Interview

Audio Links

BBC - Crowded House

General Links

Wikipedia - Crowded House
Frenz - Crowded House
Facebook - Crowded House
Myspace - Crowded House
MTV - Paul Hester suicide.
Billboard - Ex-Crowded House Drummer Peter Jones Dies at 45