Saturday, August 8, 2020

"World Where You Live" by Crowded House

Song#:  3219
Date:  08/08/1987
Debut:  96
Peak:  65
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Alternative Rock

Pop Bits:  The new Zealand/Australian band's self-titled debut album garnered them back-to-back Top 10s in the US with "Don't Dream It's Over" (#2) and "Something So Strong" (#7). The hits would make their album a #12 platinum seller. They were hoping to continue their streak with this third single, but it didn't quite catch on. The song spent a couple of months on the Pop chart while only reaching #45 at Rock.

ReduxReview:  This was another good track from the band's album, but it just wasn't quite as catchy or radio-friendly as their previous two hits. Even in Australia the tune peaked at a minor #43. The album wasn't chock full of single candidates and my guess is that even getting the two Top 10s was a bit unexpected, so it didn't really matter that this third one didn't do much business. However, with the band establishing themselves with two major hits, they were then gonna be hounded by the label to write more for their next album. The pressure was on.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The band's debut album netted them eight ARIA award nominations (ARIA is the Australian equivalent of the Grammys). They would end up winning four including Song of the Year for "Don't Dream It's Over." Over the years they would grab more nominations and wins. As of this posting they and earned 13 wins from 36 nominations. They currently rank 9th for most ARIA wins and tied for 6th for most nominations. In 2016, the band would be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. So what acts top the list for most wins/nominations as of this posting date? The rock band Silverchair leads in wins with 21 trophies. Singer/songwriter Paul Kelly has the most nominations at 59.


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