Five videos for Neil Finn's 55th birthday

We celebrate Neil Finn's 55th birthday by pulling out five Finn-themed videos from the extensive NZ On Screen archives.

Neil Finn. Photo/Supplied
Neil Finn. Photo/Supplied

Today is Neil Finn's 55th birthday. We celebrate by pulling out five Finn-themed videos from the NZ On Screen archives.

1. Don't Dream It's Over

Finn's greatest hit. A song he described as "on the one hand, feeling kind of lost and, on the other hand, sort of urging myself on".

2. Spellbound

Sam Neill voices this documentary charting the rise and fall of Split Enz, from their beginnings at Auckland University in 1971 to their demise in 1984 when Neil Finn walked away.

3. Four Seasons In One Day

The first Crowded House video to be made in New Zealand. Four Seasons is often thought to be about Auckland. However, Finn said the song was actually written about Melbourne, in a 2005 media interview.

4. Finn for a Day

A documentary charting a 2001 New Zealand tour where Finn invited a different set of fans up on stage to accompany him on his songs every night.

5. I Got You

The Neil Finn-penned song that turned Split Enz into chart toppers in Australasia.

All videos courtesy of NZ On Screen.


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