World Where You Live

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"World Where You Live"
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Single by Crowded House
from the album Crowded House
Released July 1986
Format 7" & 12" vinyl, CD single, Cassingle
Recorded 1985
Genre Rock
Length 3:05
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Neil Finn
Producer(s) Mitchell Froom
Crowded House singles chronology
"Mean to Me"
"World Where You Live"
"Now We're Getting Somewhere"

"World Where You Live" is a 1986 song by Australian-New Zealand rock band Crowded House. It was the second single from the group's debut album Crowded House.[1] Though it was the second single, "World Where You Live" was the first internationally released single, as the first single "Mean to Me" was only released in Australia. It was released a month after the album Crowded House was released.

The song later appeared on Crowded House's greatest hits compilation Recurring Dream and was performed at the group's farewell concert Farewell to the World.

Track listings[edit]

All songs by Neil Finn except "Something So Strong" by Finn and Mitchell Froom and "That's What I Call Love" by Paul Hester and Finn.

Australian 7" vinyl[edit]

Catalogue no: Capitol / CP 1769.

  1. "World Where You Live" - 3:07
  2. "Hole In The River" - 4:02

UK 7" vinyl[edit]

Catalogue no: Capitol / CL 416.

  1. "World Where You Live" - 3:07
  2. "That's What I Call Love" - 4:22

UK 12" vinyl[edit]

Catalogue no: Capitol / 12 CL 416.

  1. "World Where You Live" (extended version) - 4:36
  2. "Can't Carry On"
  3. "That's What I Call Love" - 4:22

UK CD single[edit]

Catalogue no: Capitol / CDCL 416. Also available on MC (Capitol/ TC CL 416).

  1. "World Where You Live" (extended version) - 4:36
  2. "Something So Strong" - 2:51
  3. "Don't Dream It's Over" - 4:03
  4. "That's What I Call Love" - 4:22

US 12" vinyl[edit]

Catalogue no: Capitol / SPRO-9693/9694. Promotional release.

  1. "World Where You Live" - 3:07
  2. "Mean to Me" - 3:15
  3. "Something So Strong" - 2:51

US CD single[edit]

Catalogue no: Capitol / DPRO 79070. US Promotional CD single. Track 2 recorded at Wolfgang's, San Francisco, CA, 9 April 1987. Track 3 recorded at The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA, 24 March 1987. Track 4 recorded at The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, 26 February 1987.

  1. "World Where You Live" (single version)
  2. "World Where You Live" (live)
  3. "Something So Strong" (live)
  4. "Don't Dream It's Over" (live)

Chart performance[edit]

Despite having a broad, international release in various formats, "World Where You Live" only charted in Australia and the United States, reaching #43 in the ARIA Singles Chart and #65 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song shows Neil Finn holding a flying dollhouse in his hands, and then letting it go as he sings the lyrics while an oversized dollhouse comes into view. The rest of the band comes into the house, and then the whole band starts performing in a room inside the house. One scene shows Neil turning a page in a book containing maps of his home country, New Zealand, while experimenting with more dollhouses. Another scene shows the band coming out of the house while a party is going on, and the very last scene shows the empty room in the house, indicating the band has left, except that a chandelier is dangling back and forth and Paul Hester's drums are still left in the room before the video fades to black.

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United Kingdom July 1986
Australia March 1987


  1. ^ Bailey, Marck; Bailey, Marck (28 March 1995). "Discography of Crowded House". Archived from the original on April 9, 2006. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 

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