Crash into Me

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"Crash into Me"
Crash Into Me.jpg
Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Crash
ReleasedDecember 3, 1996
  • 5:16 (album version)
  • 4:15 (radio edit)
Songwriter(s)David J. Matthews
Producer(s)Steve Lillywhite
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"So Much to Say"
"Crash into Me"
"Two Step"
Audio sample
Crash into Me

"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

Cover versions[edit]

Stevie Nicks[edit]

"Crash into Me"
Single by Stevie Nicks
from the album The Soundstage Sessions
B-side"Landslide" (orchestra version)
ReleasedMarch 17, 2009
FormatDigital download
Recorded2007, 2008
Songwriter(s)David J. Matthews
Producer(s)Joe Thomas, Stevie Nicks, Waddy Wachtel
Stevie Nicks singles chronology
"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 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]

1."Crash into Me"5:33
2."Landslide" (orchestra version)4:20

Darren Criss and Steve Aoki[edit]

"Crash Into Me"
Single by Darren Criss and Steve Aoki
from the album Crash into Me - Single
ReleasedJuly 12, 2019
GenreElectronic dance music
Songwriter(s)Colden Grey & David John Matthews

In July 2019, Darren Criss and Steve Aoki released an EDM-style cover of "Crash Into Me." Darren Criss unveiled the song during a class at a gym in Los Angeles.[9] He was excited to be able to work with an EDM pro like Aoki, having said in an interview with Billboard: "...before I had any access to Steve whatsoever, I was always like, 'Man, how the fuck would I pull this off?' So to be able to meet somebody of his pedigree who's exactly the kind of person who would be able to midwife this, it was great."[9] The song was released on July 12, 2019, and peaked at number 12 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart at Billboard.[10]


  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.
  9. ^ a b "How Darren Criss Turned Dave Matthews' 'Crash Into Me' Into a '2019 Club Banger' With Steve Aoki's Help: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  10. ^ "Darren Criss Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-10-03.