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Band Name Origins:

  • Formerly known as the Mullanes(from Neil Finn's middle name and his and his brother Tim's mother's maiden name), the band changed their name to "Crowded House," which alluded to the cramped quarters the three members shared at 1902 N. Sycamore St. in Los Angeles during the recording of the album. Submitted by: Jennifer
  • While recording their first album in L.A The boys lived in a small house in the hills of L.A Nick Seymour was always inviting people over for parties. Someone said that they were living in a "Crowded House" Their only other names considered were "The Mullane's" which is Neil Finn's middle name and "Largest Living Things" which is something Paul came up with Submitted by: leigh

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Crowdies. Submitted by: i lurve the enz

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Kare Kare"It is dedicated to the place where the album and song were recorded. "Sleep by no means comes too soon, in a valley lit by the moon." - dizrythmia

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Four Sessions In One Day""Four Seasons In One Day"Regina Haniger
"Four Treasons In One Day""Four Seasons In One Day"Regina Haniger
"Four Seasonings In One Day""Four Seasons In One Day"Regina Haniger
"Time Immaterial""Time Immemorial"Regina Haniger
"Crime Immemorial""Time Immemorial"Regina Haniger

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Hole in the River,"You can't make a hole in water!Annie
"Roll Back the Tombstone,"You can't roll back a tombstone!Annie
"Weather With You,"Weather isn't with just one person.Peter
"Four Seasons In One Day,"Takes 6 months + to have parts of 4 seasons.Carmen Mistletoe

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Can Dream About You," Dan Hartman"Don't Dream It's Over," Crowded House
"What Do I Have To Do?," Stabbing Westward"Better Be Home Soon," Crowded House
"Dreaming," Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark"Don't Dream It's Over," Crowded House
"Dreams," The Cranberries"Don't Dream It's Over," Crowded House
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Tim Immemorial" originally "Time Immemorial"
Cheryl Jordan
"Tie Immemorial" originally "Time Immemorial"
Cheryl Jordan
"Better Be Home Son" originally "Better Be Home Soon"
Carmen Nunki
"Bette Be Home Soon" originally "Better Be Home Soon"
Ode to Bette Midler, perhaps?
Regina Olsen
"Don't Ream It's Over" originally "Don't Dream It's Over"
Frog

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Better Be Homer Soon" originally "Better Be Home Soon"
Naomi Swanson
"Don't Dream It's Overt" originally "Don't Dream It's Over"
Jessica Childress
"Fingers Of Glove" originally "Fingers Of Love"
Makes more sense than original!
Rachel Stedman

Change a Letter:

"Better Be Hope Soon" originally "Better Be Home Soon"
When Obamas take over White House from Bushes?
Mr. Critic
"Butter Be Home Soon" originally "Better Be Home Soon"
Forgot something at the grocery store?
Dobbs
"Feather With You" originally "Weather With You"
Maddie's The Boss
"Sister Manly" originally "Sister Madly"
Beverly Stiles
"Heather With You" originally "Weather With You"
U. Carrie Oats

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Weather With You""Leather On You"Annie
"My Telly's Gone Bung""This Song is Unsung"Annie
"Don't Dream It's Over""Don't Drink, Stay Sober"Lee Lone
"4 Seasons In One Day""3 Assignments In One Day"Wozzyhonk
"Don't Dream It's Over""Don't Eat Like Rover"The Comedian
"Something So Strong""Movie's Too Long"Phil Nelson
"Don't Dream It's Over""Can't Believe It's Over"Arwen
"Something so strong""Smoking My Bong"DZG
"Dont Dream Its Over""The Ordeals Over"Mikey F
"Don't Dream It's Over""It's Pepsi Cola"Billy Florio

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Not The Girl You Think You Are'The Swan' promoStewart Jenkins

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Tall TreesLumberjack Companydizrythmia
Nails In My FeetChurchdizrythmia
Love This LifeSuicide Hotlinedizrythmia
Not The Girl You Think You AreSchizophrenia Diagnosisdizrythmia
Locked OutLocksmithdizrythmia
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Fresh
   Kool And The Gang
Chocolate Cake
   Crowded House
Fresh Chocolate Cake
Edward
Just Can't Get Enough
   Depeche Mode
Chocolate Cake
   Crowded House
Just Can't Get Enough Chocolate Cake
Edward
Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses
   Kathy Mattea
Catherine Wheels
   Crowded House
Eighteen Catherine Wheels And A Dozen Roses
Romantic duet theme! .... NOT!
Alicia Sturdivant
Here, In My Head
   Tori Amos
Pineapple Head
   Crowded House
Here, In My Pineapple Head
Hey, actually sounds like a viable Tori Amos song!
Cecilee
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Maxwell House
Maxwell combined with Crowded House
And adding Dennis Coffey would make it Maxwell House Coffey.
Submitted By: Rocky
Crowded Hothouse Flowers
Crowded House combined with Hothouse Flowers
Submitted By: Lefty Lucy
Crowded Icehouse
Crowded House combined with Icehouse
I'm surprised this combination was overlooked. And it's even better because they're both Australian bands.
Submitted By: Edward
Crowded Lighthouse
Crowded House combined with Lighthouse
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Crowded House Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Four Seasons in One Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blood dries up
I pray, I pray
Original Lyrics:
Blood dries up
Like rain, like rain
"Don't Dream It's Over"
Misheard Lyrics:
Welcome, welcome, to feudal war between us
Original Lyrics:
They come, they come, to build a wall between us
"Don't Dream It's Over"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the paper today
Tales of Warren of Wales
Original Lyrics:
In the paper today
Tales of war and of waste
"Don't Dream It's Over"
Misheard Lyrics:
They'll come, they'll come
Deep in the war between us
Original Lyrics:
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Something So Strong"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've been feeling so mature, love
Frame me and hang me on the wall
Original Lyrics:
I've been feeling so much older
Frame me and hang me on the wall

Story about this misheard lyric by: Annie

I thought he was talking about how mature he was becoming about their relationship.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Don't Dream It's Over"
The Funny Lyrics:
Now I'm towing my car
There's a hole in the roof
My posessions are causing me suspicion
but there's no proof.
Why They're Funny:
Unless you have your own towing company then there's no way you can tow your own car.
Submitted by: Celeste
"My Telly's Gone Bung"
The Funny Lyrics:
My telly's gone bung
What am I to do about the ABC
My telly's gone bung
What am I to do about my predicament
My telly's gone bung
I plugged it it in and it turned me off again
Why They're Funny:
Just an all around silly song about a broken television set.
Submitted by: Annie
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Don't Dream It's Over"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Now I'm towing my car
There's a hole in the roof
My possessions are causing me suspicion
but there's no proof
Why They're Nonsensical:
Also posted under Funny lyrics. I'm not too sure what one verse has to do with the other.
Submitted by: Celeste
"Don't Dream It's Over"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Now I'm counting the steps to the door of your heart.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Huh?!?! One's heart does not have a door, and even if it did, there are no steps leading up to it. Maybe this is metaphoric, but maybe Neil Finn knows something that we don't.
Submitted by: Calop
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Into Temptation"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I couldn't believe my luck
It's you in your new blue dress
taking away my breath
Why They're Misrhymed:
I know dress and breath are supposed to be the rhyming part, but if you've ever heard it, you know that the rhyme is supposed to fit in with luck!
Submitted by: Ella
 

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Fingers of Love"
The Dirty Lyrics:
And I can't look up
Fingers of love move down
And I won't be helped
Fingers of love move everywhere
Why They're Dirty:
Enough said.
Submitted by: Annie
"Fall At Your Feet"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I'm really close tonight
and I feel like I'm moving inside her
lying in the dark
and I feel like I'm beginning to know her
Why They're Dirty:
Pretty much speaks for itself, but it is a lovely song!
Submitted by: carly_carlz
There are additional dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Tombstone"
The Lyrics:
Roll back the tombstone
Till the Lone Ranger rides again
Rides again in your mind
Rode across the open plain
All the way and back again
Who They Mention:
The Lone Ranger
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"She Goes On"
The Lyrics:
And you owe it all to Frank Sinatra, His song
was playing when she walked in the room.
Who They Mention:
Frank Sinatra
Submitted by: dizrythmia
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Weather With You"
The Song Lyrics:
Walking down the room Singing 'Stormy Weather'
Song They Mention:
The song 'Sormy Weather' is mentioned ...not sure who sings it
Submitted by: JayNo
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"When You Come"
Opening Lines:
When you come across the sea.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Not The Girl You Think You Are"
Opening Lines:
You're not the girl you think you are.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"If Eel Possessed" originally "I Feel Possessed"
If eel possessed WHAT?
Submitted by: Job Lowe

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Pour Le Monde"
The Lyrics:
Pour le monde pas pour la guerre
Why:
It actually says, "For the world, for the war" In French, it is actually meant to mean "For the world not for the war" which is what is said in English after the French is sung.
Submitted by: dizrythmia
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Crow Dude Hose Submitted by: Melanie Bianca Green
Well that's bizarre!
Reduced? How So? Submitted by: Alexis
Reuse Odd Chow Submitted by: Jessica Childress
Do Use Chowder Submitted by: Jessica Childress
Douse Chowder Submitted by: Jessica Childress

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Rod Motivates Nerd" originally "Don't Dream It's Over"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Demonstrative Rod" originally "Don't Dream It's Over"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"I'm Time Memorial" originally "Time Immemorial"
Submitted by: Audrey Ruiz
"Timmie Memorial" originally "Time Immemorial"
Submitted by: Audrey Ruiz
"Mention Gross Ghost" originally "Something So Strong"
Submitted by: Loree Dare

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Mean to Me"
The Lyrics:
And the sound of Te Awamutu had a truly sacred ring.
Why:
Te Awamutu is where Neil Finn was born.
Submitted by: i lurve the enz
 

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Don't Dream It's Over" Length: 6:10
This is the extended version of "Don't Dream It's Over" by the Australian pop rock band, Crowded House. Originally from the eponymous album, the original album version of the song are 3:54 and 4:04.
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji

Song Title Acrostics:

TOE: "Time On Earth"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Mister Sadly" originally "Sister Madly"
... Or maybe Master Sidly.
Submitted by: Josh

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Pour le Monde"
The Lyrics:
Pour le monde pas pour la guerre.
Why:
Well, its not English its French, and its from their latest album!
Submitted by: i lurve the enz
 

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Skin Feeling"
The Lyrics:
I love the pigment in your skin
I love the way it moves me
I like the smell of that shop
I like the way it serves me
I like the things that you said
When you were misbehaving
I love you and you love me
Don't lose that skin feeling
I'm looking old I'm feeling young
It's the truth my child
My second life has just begun
With this hungry girl
Why:
Very upbeat song with very deep, depressing lyrics written and sung by the late drummer Paul Hester.
Submitted by: Annie
 

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Don't Dream It's Over"
The Lyrics:
Hey now
hey now
don't dream it's over
Hey now
hey now
When the world comes in
they come
they come
to put a wall between us
You know that they won't win.
Why:
Doubled up on the ds, the th sound, and the hard c sounds.
Submitted by: Celeste

Hidden Tracks:

"I'm Still Here"
From "Woodface" album (1991)
Submitted by: dorcik93

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