Friday, September 9, 2011

Crowded House - "Something So Strong"

Something So Strong - Crowded House

(Debuted May 2, 1987, Peaked #7, 21 Weeks on the Chart)

Let's go for the hat trick here...For the third day in a row, we'll feature a song that followed a #2 pop hit in 1987. However, this time I'm not going to say that this single should have been given more consideration than the hit it followed. That's not to say that "Something So Strong" isn't good (because it is), but it's hard to have improved on "Don't Dream it's Over."

Crowded House was an Australian band led by New Zealander Neil Finn. The group rose from the ashes of Finn's previous group Split Enz. Originally calling themselves The Mullanes but having that name rejected by their record label, they settled on Crowded House after living in a cramped apartment while recording their first album.

With its positive delivery, "Something So Strong" was the group's second American Top 10 pop hit. Surprisingly, it failed to get far up the charts in the U.K. or the band's native Australia. It's definitely worth listening to if you've never heard it.

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