Mean to Me (Crowded House song)

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"Mean to Me"
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Single by Crowded House
from the album Crowded House
B-side "Hole in the River"
Released June 1986
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 1985
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:17
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Neil Finn
Producer(s) Mitchell Froom
Crowded House singles chronology
"Mean to Me"
"World Where You Live"
"Mean to Me"
"World Where You Live"

"Mean to Me" is a 1986 song by rock group Crowded House. It was the first single the band ever released.[1] The single was only released as a 7" vinyl single. It was released two weeks prior to the group's debut album, Crowded House, and appears on the album. It peaked at No. 26 in Australia.[2]

The song was often performed as the opening song for concerts, most notably was the first song performed at the group's final performance in 1996's Farewell to the World concert. It mentions in passing the town of Te Awamutu.[3] The music video presents a longer intro showing the band enjoying themselves, and then playing the song in a warehouse. Repeatedly throughout the video, the band members continuously mouth "I love you" shown by the words in the video saying, "I LOVE YOU."

The song later appeared on Crowded House's greatest hits compilation Recurring Dream.

Track listing[edit]

Track 1 by Neil Finn. Track 2 by Finn and Eddie Rayner.

  1. "Mean to Me" - 3:17
  2. "Hole In the River" - 4:02


  1. ^ Bailey, Marck; Comprehensive discography Archived 2006-04-09 at the Wayback Machine. of Crowded House including track listings for all albums and singles. Released 28 March 1995. Retrieved 5 July 2007.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. p. 78. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) between mid 1983 and 19 June 1988.
  3. ^ Croot, James (25 November 2016). "Crowded House: Five of their best songs". Fairfax New Zealand. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 

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