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Crowded House is a rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1985. The founding members were New Zealander Neil Finn (vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter) and Australians Paul Hester (drums) and Nick Seymour (bass). Later band members included Neil Finn's brother, Tim Finn, and Americans Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod.

Originally active from 1985 to 1996, the band had consistent commercial and critical success in Australia and New Zealand  and international chart success in two phases, beginning with their self-titled debut album, which reached number twelve on the US Album Chart in 1987 and provided the Top Ten hits "Don't Dream It's Over" and "Something So Strong".

 Further international success came in the UK, Europe and South Africa with their third and fourth albums, Woodface and Together Alone and the compilation album Recurring Dream, which included the hits "Fall at Your Feet", "Weather with You", "Distant Sun", "Locked Out", "Instinct" and "Not the Girl You Think You Are".  Queen Elizabeth II bestowed an OBE on both Neil and Tim Finn, in June 1993, for their contribution to the music of New Zealand.

Founding drummer Hester left in May 1994 citing family reasons, but briefly returned for their "Farewell to the World" concerts in Melbourne and Sydney in 1996.  Neil Finn had decided to end the band to concentrate on his solo career and the Finn Brothers project with Tim.

 On 26 March 2005 Hester died by suicide, aged 46.  In 2006 the group re-formed with a new drummer Matt Sherrod and released two further albums (in 2007 and 2010), both of which reached number one on Australia's album chart.  As of July 2010 the group has sold 10 million albums.  In November 2016 they were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
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Don't Dream It's Over


"Don't Dream It's Over" is a song by the Australian rock band Crowded House, recorded for their 1986 self-titled debut studio album.[4] The song was written by band member Neil Finn, and released in October 1986 as the fourth single from the album.

The song, described by AllMusic as a "majestic ballad",  became the band's biggest international hit, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in April 1987.  "Don't Dream It's Over" was also a great success in Neil Finn's native country New Zealand where it peaked at No. 1; it also topped the charts in Canada, while in Australia it peaked at No. 8. In Continental Europe, it reached No. 6 in Norway, No. 7 in the Netherlands, and No. 13 in Germany. In America the single was topped only by "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" by Aretha Franklin and George Michael.

In May 2001, the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) celebrated its 75th anniversary by naming the Best New Zealand and Best Australian songs of all time, as decided by APRA members and an industry panel. "Don't Dream It's Over" was ranked second on the New Zealand list  and seventh on the Australian list.
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"Better Be Home Soon" About this sound Sample (help·info) is a 1988 song written by Neil Finn and performed by New Zealand/Australian Rock band Crowded House. The song was released as a single in July 1988 by Capitol Records.  It performed modestly on both the American and British charts, but managed to peak at number two on the Australian and New Zealand charts.

The song appeared on the album Temple of Low Men, which was also released in July 1988. In 2001, and the song was voted by members of APRA as the 33rd best New Zealand song of the 20th century. In 2005, following drummer Paul Hester's death, Neil Finn performed the song solo at the ARIA Awards while a montage of Hester's life was played in the background.
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Weather with You


"Weather with You" is a song by rock band Crowded House. It was the third and most successful single released from the group's third studio album Woodface (1991), reaching top 50 in ten countries, including the United Kingdom, where it reached number seven.

 The song was intended to be part of the Finn Brothers' unreleased 1990 debut, but after Capitol Records found the recordings, they were merged with a Crowded House session to become Woodface.
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