"One Crowded Hour" is a song by Australian rock band Augie March, written by Glenn Richards. The song is the first single released from their 2006 studio album, Moo, You Bloody Choir. The song had been played by both the band and acoustically by frontman, Glenn Richards, for upwards of two years before the album was finally released.
During the band's appearance on the live music TV show Cold: Live At The Chapel, Richards revealed the song was written while he was housesitting for Deborah Conway, and was inspired by a book she owned about an Australian wartime photographer Neil Davis. Richards has said, "Deborah has a wonderful collection of records and books. She was on holidays, so I was looking after the house and taking advantage of all that. I was also listening to a lot of early Bob Dylan, which would explain the chord progression."
The song was picked up and played by radio station Triple J then later by Nova, giving the song more radio exposure.
The video clip for "One Crowded Hour" is set in a gloomy forest where Richards and the band perform. Plastic animals like deer and bears are seen passing by the band. The clip's atmosphere is very dreary and mysterious, represented by the band's clothes, instruments and the sky in grey.