Pineapple Head

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"Pineapple Head"
Pineapple Head.jpg
Single by Crowded House
from the album Together Alone
Released October 1994
Format CD single
Recorded 1993
Genre Rock
Length 3:28
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Neil Finn
Producer(s) Youth
Crowded House singles chronology
"Fingers of Love"
"Pineapple Head"
"Private Universe"

"Pineapple Head" is a 1993 song by Australian-New Zealand rock band Crowded House from their fourth studio album Together Alone. It was released as a single in October 1994.[1]

The song was later included on the group's greatest hits compilation Recurring Dream. It was also performed by the band in their farewell concert Farewell to the World in 1996. The song was left off the initial VHS release and television broadcast, but was, however restored for the ten-year anniversary DVD release. In 2005 Natalie Imbruglia recorded a version of "Pineapple Head" to contribute to She Will Have Her Way, a tribute to Neil Finn and Tim Finn by various female musicians and bands. The single's cover art was created by Reg Mombassa, the artist responsible for creating the clothing brand Mambo Graphics and who had also been a member of popular Australian band Mental as Anything. The cover features a man with three eyes and a pineapple for a head, indicative of the song title.

The original inspiration for the song was Neil's son, Liam Finn, who uttered several phrases which later became lyrics while affected by fever.[2] The song shares musical similarities with "Norwegian Wood" by the Beatles.[3]

Track listings[edit]

Standard single[edit]

Released as CD and 12" vinyl.

  1. "Pineapple Head" - 3:28
  2. "Weather With You" - 3:44
  3. "Don't Dream It's Over" - 3:55
  4. "Together Alone" - 3:55


  1. "Pineapple Head" - 3:28
  2. "Weather With You" - 3:44


Chart (1994) Peak
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 50
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 27


  1. ^ Bailey, Marck; Comprehensive discography of Crowded House including track listings for all albums and singles. Released 28 March 1995. Retrieved 4 July 2007.
  2. ^ Neil Finn interview with David Hepworth, Mojo, June 1994
  3. ^ Klein, Joshua (7 February 2003). "Finn in fine fettle during Vic concert". Chicago Tribune. 
  4. ^ " – Crowded House – Pineapple Head". Top 40 Singles.
  5. ^ "Archive Chart: 1994-09-18" UK Singles Chart.

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