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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Crowded House - 'Don't Dream It's Over'

"There is freedom within
There is freedom without
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
There's a battle ahead
Many battles are lost
But you'll never see the end of the road
While you're traveling with me."

I love a good breakup song, especially a timeless one. When Crowded House first released "Don't Dream It's Over" I was fifteen and it seemed like everyone around me was going through some sort of break up. It became the anthem of the moment, although it was missing a comma. Don't dream, it's over was the running joke and it was a good one.

I'm going to bet that I'm not the only one who now, thirty years later, forgets who I originally would have dedicated that song to. But what I do know is that Crowded House created magic with this song. It might be one of the most un-dateable songs of the 80's. Sure there's synth in there but it doesn't sound like anything else from that era. What's interesting is that no one else really tried to emulate the band either. Their uniqueness remains.

"Don't Dream It's Over"  will always sound pretty amazing. Check out the video below.