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"Crash Into Me"
Crash Into Me.jpg
Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Crash
Released December 3, 1996
Format CD single
Genre Soft rock, folk rock
Length 5:16 (album version)
4:15 (radio edit)
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) David J. Matthews
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"So Much to Say"
"Crash Into Me"
"Two Step"
"So Much to Say"
"Crash into Me"
"Two Step"
Audio sample

"Crash Into Me" is a song by American rock group Dave Matthews Band. It was released in December 1996 as the third single from their second album, Crash. It reached number 7 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in March 1997.[1] The song was nominated for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1998 Grammy Awards.[2]

Background and writing[edit]

On VH1 Storytellers, Matthews stated that the song was written from the perspective of a voyeur watching a girl at night through her bedroom window.[3]

Track listing[edit]

U.S. promo CD single 1 / Australia promo CD single
  1. "Crash into Me" (edit) — 4:15
  2. "Crash into Me" (acoustic) — 5:18
  3. "Crash into Me" (album version) — 5:16
U.S. promo CD single 2
  1. "Crash into Me" — 5:16
  2. "Ants Marching" (live) — 4:45
  3. "So Much to Say" (acoustic) — 3:44
  4. "Crash into Me" (acoustic) — 5:18
  5. "Christmas Song" — 5:34

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Dean Karr and premiered on November 12, 1996.[4][5]


Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Adult Contemporary Tracks (RPM)[6] 52
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[7] 30
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 19
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay[1] 18
US Billboard Pop Songs[1] 18
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[1] 7
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs[1] 9

Stevie Nicks version[edit]

"Crash Into Me"
Single by Stevie Nicks
from the album The Soundstage Sessions
B-side "Landslide" (orchestra version)
Released March 17, 2009
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007, 2008
Genre Rock
Length 5:33
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) David J. Matthews
Producer(s) Joe Thomas, Stevie Nicks, Waddy Wachtel
Stevie Nicks singles chronology
"Stand Back"
"Crash Into Me"
"Secret Love"
"Stand Back"
"Crash Into Me"
"Secret Love"

Stevie Nicks released "Crash into Me" as the first single from her album, The Soundstage Sessions, on March 17, 2009. The promo, with the orchestra version of "Landslide" as the B-side, was serviced to radio on the week of March 3, 2009. It has been serviced to Triple A radio stations, and to XM Satellite Radio channel 45, The Spectrum, and XM channel 51, The Coffee House. The music video for the single has been playing on VH1 occasionally and is from her DVD Live in Chicago.

Stevie Nicks has often referred to the song simply as "Crash", hence the single cover title.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Crash into Me" 5:33
2. "Landslide" (orchestra version) 4:20


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Dave Matthews > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "List of Grammy award nominations". CNN. 1998-01-06. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  3. ^ Boone, Brian (August 2, 2011). I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Except When I Hate It): Extremely Important Stuff About the Songs and Bands You Love, Hate, Love to Hate , and Hate to Love. TarcherPerigee. ISBN 978-0399536793. 
  4. ^ "Crash Into Me | Dave Matthews Band". MTV Music. MTV Networks. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ - Dave Matthews Band - "Crash into me" Music Video Database
  6. ^ Canadian Adult Contemporary peak
  7. ^ Canadian Top Singles peak
  8. ^ ""Crash Into Me"/Landslide Single". Retrieved 2012-02-10.