New Zealand Artist: Neil Finn
Mention New Zealand music and Neil Finn is probably one of the first names to spring to mind. With a musical career that has spanned two of New Zealand's most successful exports; Split Enz and Crowded House as well as an acclaimed solo career, Neil Finn is arguably New Zealand's King of Pop.
Neil Mullane Finn was born on 27th May 1958 in Te Awamutu on the North Island of New Zealand. Neil's older brother Tim Finn was a big influence on Neil from an early age. Tim formed Split Enz in the early seventies and Neil immediately became a fan and began writing his own music. By 1975 Neil was supporting Split Enz and in '76 he formed the short lived After Hours. Soon after, Neil received a call from Tim asking him to join Split Enz.
I Can See Clearly Now debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Singles on 27 June 1999. It has been in the Top 40 Singles for five weeks with a highest position of #16. There are three songs by Neil Finn in the Top 40 Singles with one reaching Number One.
Chart placings for I Can See Clearly Now:
Chart placings by Neil Finn: