A masterpiece of the songs belonging to the New Zealand- Australian band Crowded House, "Don't Dream It's Over" was written by Neil Finn, one of the founders of the band, released in 1986, being included from their self-titled debut album.
The lyrics of the song, added to a soft melody line make "Don't Dream It's Over" to be understood by every sense, especially when listening to the gentle played piano version, which is now available for free on BossPiano.com and is just waiting to impress your all senses.
The above mentioned song had registered a real success on an international scale, becoming their greatest hit, placed on the second position on the Billboard Hot 100 and in April 1987 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 Airplay.
When talking about international success, it is also needed to be mentioned that this includes the great experience that it brought to its composer, Neil Finn in New Zealand, peaking at No. 1 and more than that, another country where the song got not only the public’s attention but also their appreciation, was Canada, where "Don't Dream It's Over" was positioned on the top of the charts and Australia, where it was positioned on the 8th place.
But their success got beyond the expected limits, when the song which was covered many times, by numerous artists that were especially fascinated by the song's melody. They created covers using the original song as source of inspiration, and it became famous even in Continental Europe, for example in Norway, where it reached the 6th position, in Netherlands where it reached position no. 7 and Germany, where the song was placed on the 13th place on charts.
Also, in America, "Don't Dream It's Over" reached the second position, after Aretha Franklin and George Michael's song "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)".
But Crowded House was happy to achieve even more appreciation, as it was the moment in May 2001, when APRA, the Australian Performing Rights Association qualified their song "Don't Dream It's Over" as being the second best New Zealand songs of all the time and seventh on the Australian list.
Another thing that was appreciated regarding the song was represented by the video, directed by Alex Proyas, who created some special effects surrounding Finn who was in an old house, performing the song with his voice and guitar. The video received a nomination for Best Group Video and Best Direction at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards and got the Best New Artist award.
Crowded House's free piano sheet of their hit Don't Dream It's Over can be fetched below. Enjoy and stay tuned for more!