"Don't Dream It's Over" is a pop/rock song written by New Zealander Neil Finn and performed by Crowded House for their debut album Crowded House. Various artists have released covers of the song; in 2001, Sixpence None the Richer recorded and released a cover of the song. The song is a staple of 1980s pop compilations.
"Don't Dream It's Over" reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up to this song was "Something So Strong," Crowded House's only other American Top 40 hit.
In May 2001, Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) celebrated its 75th anniversary by naming the Best Australian Songs of all time, as decided by a 100 person industry panel. "Don't Dream It's Over" was ranked seventh. While this was considered controversial in New Zealand, it has been noted that the band drew members from New Zealand, Australia and the United States and was formed in Melbourne.
The music video includes some surreal special effects such as floating plate or the outwardly winding film role. At the beginning of the video Neil Finn is sitting on his bed and a floating teler break before he sings. Then he gets up and running in another room while he plays guitar. There considered...