Many people here are crying about “one-hit wonder” for ubiquitous people. Are you serious? Their entire discography is flawless. Some of the records that they published sound a lot like The Beatles. It’s a shame that this band didn’t gain more recognition because they deserved it. Too bad they sold only ten million units worldwide. I was expecting them to be the second bestseller group after Wham!
Well in mainland Europe (at least in Belgium) they're at least 3 hit wonders with "Weather with You", "Don't Dream it's Over" and "Four Seasons in One Day". And "Fall at Your Feet" and "Chocolate Cake" still get played on the radio as well, ocasionally. So it might just be an American problem indeed. :)
Many people here crying about "one hit wonder" for common people.. c'mon, guys, people sometimes grow up from listening only hits. Sadly, not many of them, but still enough to Crowded House be appreciated as they deserve. At least, I hope for that.
Seriously, it is not about the two hits that Crowded House had in the US. Neil Finn is a genius whose songwriting ranks up there with the best songwriters of all time. 'Hit' songs do not equal quality, and that especially applies to today. Much of the rest of the world knows Crowded House a lot better than the US---sort of like Midnight Oil.
Good thing I live in Canada!!! I got to listen to entire albums by Crowded House AND Midnight Oil. But it's the same thing here. Don't listen to the radio or you'll never hear anything new. I remember in the 90s when I could not find "Breathe" or "Redneck Wonderland" in record stores. Thank god for streaming today. I get whatever I want.
They had a few songs that were hits, depending on where you live. In the US they had one song that went to #2 and one that went to #7. "Don't Dream It's Over" and "Something So Strong" got heavy radio play where I live.