Saturday, July 16, 2011

30 Songs in 30 Days, Day 30: Your Favorite Song at This Time Last Year

Song: "Fall at Your Feet"
Writer: Neil Finn
Band: Crowded House
Album: Woodface

I don't fall in love with songs as often as I did in younger days. More often, a tune I've known for years will unexpectedly get under my skin and haunt me for a time. I already shared one of those on Day 22. "Fall at Your Feet" is another. For about a week, I could not get the song out of my head, the bridge in particular. In that beautiful moment, the song becomes a desperate plea: Kiwi soul.

Crowded House is an under-appreciated band. Finn has a wonderful talent for writing good bridges such as this. "Fall at Your Feet" has inspired a few nice covers.

Boy & Bear:

James Blunt:

Neil Finn himself did a very nice acoustic version:


Thus concludes my "30 Songs in 30 Days" challenge, inspired by the tumblr list. I've enjoyed this project a great deal, a true labor of love. I'm a little sad that it's finished. It's also been fun to learn about my friends' musical interests.

Our 30 Songs roster:

Stay on target...
Marc Whitman's Blog
Haley says "Hello" To You

It's never too late to post your own.


  1. Just was thinking of yesterday of pulling out my Crowded House cassettes. Like this one a lot...

    Nice job on the challenge. As always, you are an inspiration AND the standard!

  2. Great.....really great. I impressed hope other will be impress too.

    Download English songs

  3. Can't remember which post featured 'Only You.' I know you linked it for me once but I'm still sorta waking up so I don't know where to look for it. Anyway, heard this cover: this weekend. It's not quite as nice as the Flying Pickets but I thought it was worth linking. I can't remember if you included it in the original post or not. So there it is, just in case.

    1. There's no better indicator of songwriting quality than the number of covers you can find. You could arrange this song for jackhammer and chainsaw and it would be beautiful.

  4. As I was reading this I was absolutely sure I had never heard of this song, even though I even have a Finn Brothers CD... scrolled down, loved the Boy & Bear version, scrolled down some more, got to the James Blunt version and had a sinking feeling, since I own that CD too... Grabbed my iPod of 10,000 songs and yep, there it is.
    Gluttony is a sin.

    1. It's a sneaky little song. As I hinted in the post, it took years before I fully appreciated it.