Don't Dream It's Over


Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
2 (April 25, 1987, one week)
Year Released
Crowded House
Neil Finn
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
(Rock and a Hard Place) Ending when Caitlin leaves for her tour
(A Bullet for Crockett) Flashback to above scene
Previous Song(s)
Rock and a Hard Place "She's a Beauty"
A Bullet for Crockett "In the Air Tonight"
Next Song(s)
The Cows of October "Theme from Red River"
A Bullet for Crockett "Be My Enemy"

"Don't Dream It's Over" is a song by Crowded House, featured on the album Crowded House in 1986 and released as a single in October of that year. It appeared in the Miami Vice episodes "Rock and a Hard Place" and "A Bullet for Crockett".


  • "Don't Dream It's Over" is one of 11 songs that were reused in more than one episode of Miami Vice.
  • Crowded House would only have one other Billboard Top 10 single, "Something So Strong", but would never crack even the Top 40 again.
  • The song provided a backdrop for Caitlin's and Crockett's separation, Crockett returning to his work while Caitlin goes off on a successful tour.
  • The video for the song won the 1987 MTV VMA for Best New Artist.


  • Neil Finn - lead vocals guitar
  • Nick Seymour - bass
  • Paul Hester - drums/backing vocals
  • Mitchell Froom - keyboards



Miami Vice, "Don't Dream It's Over," by Crowded House

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