Peak UK Chart Position: #19 in October 1993.
Tim Finn was a founding member of Split Enz back in 1972. He was later joined in the band by his brother Neil – who, in turn, would be one of the founding members of Crowded House in 1986 whom Tim was to be a brief member of in the early 90’s.
Hailing from New Zealand and Australia, Crowded House first charted with “Don’t Dream It’s Over” in the UK in 1987, getting to number 27 (and was re-released as their “final” single in 1996, that time peaking at 25). It then took a further four years before “Fall At Your Feet” started a run of twelve successive top thirty hits. The biggest? Of course, the one everyone remembers – “Weather With You”, a number seven hit in March 1992.
The band reformed early in 2007, sadly minus founding member Paul Hester who had committed suicide in March 2005. They are still recording, performing and touring, with Neil Finn and Nick Seymour ever present, and celebrate 30 years this year with – as stated on their website – “an unprecedented re-issue program spanning their entire career, unlocking a wealth of rare material – personally selected by Neil Finn”.
On this day in 1993, “Distant Sun” climbed from 30 to 19, but surprisingly didn’t climb any higher. Here, they perform live on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.