Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Neil & Tim Finn: Top 100 Songs

Neil & Tim Finn

Top 100 Songs

Tim Finn is a new wave singer/songwriter and musician who was born Brian Timothy Finn on 6/25/1952 in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. His younger brother, Neil Finn, is also a new wave/pop singer/songwriter and musician, born on 5/27/1958 in Te Awamutu, New Zealand.

Tim was a founding member of Split Enz (vocals and keyboards, 1972-84), which included Neil as a singer and guitarist (1977-84) in its later years. Tim went solo in 1983 and Neil formed Crowded House (1985-96, 2007-11,2016) after Split Enz split. The two collaborated on a pair of albums and worked together on Crowded House’s 1991 album Woodface. Neil also fronted Pajama Club and was a touring member of Fleetwood Mac (2018-19). This list has been updated because of the release of the Crowded House album Dreamers Are Waiting. Click here to see other best-of lists from performers and here to see other best-of lists from songwriters and/or producers.

You can also check out the Dave’s Music Database podcast: The Best of Crowded House & Neil Finn based on this list.

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Top 100 Songs


Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. The following codes reference who recorded the songs. CH = Crowded House, FB = Finn Brothers, NF = Neil Finn, TF = Tim Finn, SE = Split Enz

DMDB Top 1%:

1. Don’t Dream It’s Over (CH, 1986)

DMDB Top 2%:

2. I Got You (SE, 1980)

DMDB Top 5%:

3. Weather with You (CH, 1991)
4. Better Be Home Soon (CH, 1988)

DMDB Top 10%:

5. Something So Strong (CH, 1986)

DMDB Top 20%:

6. Fall at Your Feet (CH, 1991)
7. Six Months in a Leaky Boat (SE, 1982)
8. I Hope I Never (SE, 1980)
9. History Never Repeats (SE, 1981)
10. Distant Sun (CH, 1993)

11. It’s Only Natural (CH, 1991)
12. World Where You Live (CH, 1986)
13. One Step Ahead (SE, 1980)
14. Into Temptation (CH, 1988)
15. Locked Out (CH, 1993)
16. Message to My Girl (SE, 1983)
17. I See Red (SE, 1978)
18. Chocolate Cake (CH, 1991)
19. Mean to Me (CH, 1986)
20. Four Seasons in One Day (CH, 1991)

21. Time for a Change (SE, 1975)
22. Nails in My Feet (CH, 1993)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

23. Don’t Stop Now (CH, 2007)
24. Silent House (CH, 2007)
25. How’m I Gonna Sleep (TF, 1989)
26. Late Last Night (SE, 1976)
27. Now We’re Getting Somewhere (CH, 1986)
28. Persuasion (TF, 1993)
29. What’s the Matter with You? (SE, 1980)
30. Pineapple Head (CH, 1993)

31. Hard Act to Follow (SE, 1981)
32. Poor Boy (SE, 1980)
33. Won’t Give In (FB, 2004)
34. Private Universe (CH, 1993)
35. Sister Madly (CH, 1988)
36. Fingers of Love (CH, 1993)
37. Hit the Ground Running (TF 1993)
38. I Feel Possessed (CH, 1988)
39. Instinct (CH, 1996)
40. Dirty Creature (SE, 1982)

41. When You Come (CH, 1988)
42. Never Be the Same (CH, 1988)
43. Bold As Brass (SE, 1977)
44. I Don’t Wanna Dance (SE, 1981)
45. Never Ceases to Amaze Me (SE, 1982)
46. She Will Have Her Way (NF, 1998)
47. Straight Old Line (SE, 1983)
48. Together Alone (CH, 1993)
49. My Mistake (SE, 1977)
50. Give It a Whirl (SE, 1979)

51. Next Exit (SE, 1983)
52. Edible Flowers (FB, 2004)
53. Maybe (SE, 1975)
54. Sinner (NF, 1998)
55. Song of the Lonely Mountain (NF, 2012)
56. I Walk Away (SE, 1984)
57. Not the Girl You Think You Are (CH, 1996)
58. The Saw & the Tree (TF, 2008)
59. Things (SE 1979)
60. Salt to the Sea (TF, 2006)

61. Black and White Boy (CH, 1993)
62. Mansion in the Slums (CH, 1988)
63. Rest of the Day Off (NF, 2001)
64. A Fraction too Much Friction (TF, 1983)
65. What You’ve Done (TF, 2001)
66. Couldn’t Be Done (TF, 2006)
67. For You (SE, 1973)
68. Our Day (SE, 1983)
69. Nothing Wrong with You (FB, 2004)
70. Young Mountain (TF, 1989)

71. Suicide on Downing Street (TF, 1989)
72. Saturday Sun (CH, 2010)
73. Matinee Idyll (129) (SE, 1976)
74. Stuff and Nonsense SE, 1979)
75. Another Great Divide (SE, 1977)
76. Disembodied Voices (FB, 2004)
77. Catherine Wheels (CH, 1993)
78. Charlie (SE, 1977)
79. Everything Is Good for You (CH, 1996)
80. Protected (TF, 1993)

81. As Sure As I Am (CH, 1991)
82. Pour Le Monde (CH, 2007)
83. Sweet Talkin’ Spoon Song (SE, 1973)
84. No Bother to Me (SE, 1975)
85. Wherever You Are (NF, 2001)
86. All I Ask (CH, 1991)
87. Last One Standing (NF, 1998)
88. Hole in the River (CH, 1986)
89. Winter Light (TF, 2006)
90. Suffer Never (FB, 1995)

91. Angels Heap (FB, 1995)
92. Don’t Bury My Heart (TF, 1986)
93. Recurring Dream (CH< 1985)
94. Shark Attack (SE, 1980)
95. Death of a Popular Song (TF, 2000)
96. Only Talking Sense (FB, 1995)
97. Gentle Hum (FB, 2004)
98. Try Whistling This (NF, 1998)
99. Tombstone (CH, 1986)
100. Second Nature (NF, 2017)


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First posted 6/7/2018; last updated 6/8/2021.

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