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Crowded House

  • Their albums include Crowded House, Afterglow, Recurring Dream and much more.
  • The band name, Crowded House, was inspired by the cramped room in California where the band spent 1985 rehearsing their self-titled debut album.
  • Their songs include "Don't Dream It's Over", "Something So Strong", "Sister Madly", "Lester", Weather With You and many more.
  • Crowded House often covered "Throw Your Arms Around Me" by Hunters & Collectors. Nick Seymour's brother was the frontman for Hunters & Collectors.
  • The 'Farewell To The World' concert, held at Sydney Opera House, had all proceeds go to the Sydney Children's Hospital.
  • The song "Pineapple Head" was written when Neil's son Liam started talking nonsense when having a high fever.
  • "Don't Dream It's Over" was used for a New Zealand tourism advertisement.
  • All up, Crowded House had 6 members.
  • Their only two number one albums ("Recurring Dream" and "Crowded House") were only number one in Australia and no where else.
  • Howie Day, Sarah Blasko, James Blunt, Belinda Carlisle and Paul Young are some of the many artists who have covered Crowded House. A CD was even produced, She Will Have Her Way, where only female artists covered their songs.
  • Paul Hester took his own life in 2005, making him the only deceased member of Crowded House as of 2006.
  • "Don't Dream It's Over" was used in The Stand, a Stephen King TV movie.
  • They won the 'MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist' in 1987 for "Don't Dream It's Over".
  • A fan-created nickname for the band is The Crowdies.
  • For the first time in 11 years, Crowded House announced in 2007 they were reforming and they were also touring. As of January 2007, they were also looking for a replacement drummer for Paul Hester.
  • Crowded House was initially named The Mullanes (named after Neil's middle name), but later changed to Crowded House.
  • Neil Finn, Paul Hester and Tim Finn, who were all in Crowded House, were also in Split Enz before Crowded House.
  • Out of all members, Neil Finn and Nick Seymour stayed the longest in the band.

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Don't Dream It's Over
Something so strong

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