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75 Songs About Dreams and Dreaming

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Celebrate the magic and power of dreaming with a playlist of rock, pop and country songs about dreams.  We have a large list of songs to start you out.

Celebrate the magic and power of dreaming with a playlist of rock, pop and country songs about dreams. We have a large list of songs to start you out.

Dream On!

There's nothing so practical as a dream, well-formed. Every invention, discovery, creative masterpiece, and impossible accomplishment started as an idea then blossomed from there. But dreams are also small business start-ups, college degrees, and marrying the right person. They are common miracles.

Many years ago, a teenage friend and I passed a freshly boarded up gas station that had gone out of business. It was just a defunct gas station to me. Her misty eyes perceived otherwise.

"How sad. That was somebody's life dream." Her parents had just lost their own family business. They were moving out of town so they could find other work and begin again.

Dreams aren't just about sleep. They very much inhabit our waking worlds. Whatever your dreams are, I hope you are diligently working towards them to make them reality.

Celebrate the value of dreams and dreaming with a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs about them. We have a long list below to get you started. Dream on!

1. "American Dream" by MKTO

This 2014 pop song reflects the changing American dream. The narrator and his friend have escaped their small town life, with dreams of heading to California. Rather than seeking a family with 2.2 kids, they want new adventures and experiences on their own.

The narrator points out that the American dream referenced by John Cougar Mellencamp in his 1982 song "Jack and Diane" has shifted significantly:

This ain't the same summer song that you used to know
'Cause Jack left Diane thirty years ago
The world is spinning too fast for you and me
So tell me whatever happened to the American dream.

2. "All I Have to Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers

The guy in this 1970 rock song is upset that he is separated from his beloved. However, he finds comfort in one thing to bridge the distance between them: dreaming.

Whenever he misses her—day or night—his dreams make it seem like she's almost right by his side. The trouble is that his strategy will only keep him satisfied for so long.

"If you don't build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs." - Tony Gaskins, American motivational speaker

"If you don't build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs." - Tony Gaskins, American motivational speaker

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3. "Dream On" by Aerosmith

Steven Tyler took six years to write this 1973 rock anthem, and it became Aerosmith's first single. The song is about both the process of growing more mature and the internal quest to become somebody. Named one of Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, it motivates the listener to keep striving until you realize your dreams.

4. "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" by Billy Ocean

Did this approach ever work? The creepy narrator in this 1988 hit sees the woman of his dreams and tries to be a smooth operator. He yells out to her to get her attention:

Get outta my dreams
Get in to my car
Get outta my dream
Get in to the back seat baby
Get in to my car.

5. "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House

In this 1986 ballad, the narrator describes the tumultuous challenges that he and his friend must face. Amidst all the turbulence, he warns that although outside forces will try to build walls between them, they must stick together. "Don't ever let them win," he cautions.

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France, French writer

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France, French writer

6. "In Sleep" by Lissie

At the center of this ballad from 2010 is a love forsaken narrator. She has lost her sweetheart, and the only place she can see him is in her dreams. She thus retreats to the world of sleep they can be together, if only fleetingly.

7. "Dream" by Imagine Dragons

In this somber song from 2015, the narrator shuts out the chaotic world in favor of living in a more hopeful and organized dream world of his own making:

We all are living in a dream,
But life ain’t what it seems.
Oh, everything’s a mess
And all these sorrows I have seen
They lead me to believe
That everything’s a mess.

8. "Just a Dream" by Carrie Underwood

In this sad country ballad from 2007, a grieving teenage bride shows up to the chapel in her wedding gown. However, instead of getting married today, she will be burying her soldier groom. Oh, how she wishes it were all just a dream.

9. "Dreamlover" by Mariah Carey

We each have different definitions of a dream lover, but in this 1993 pop song, Mariah Carey seeks a perfect lover to rescue her. Rather than a pretender, she wants the real deal, someone who will be accepting, uplifting, and understanding of her needs. And on top of all this, she's seeking a forever commitment.

10. "Wildest Dreams" by Taylor Swift

Sometimes you find Mr. Right. Sometimes you find Mr. Right Now.

Taylor Swift's narrator describes a romantic rendezvous with a handsome lover in this 2014 song. Even though he is charming and irresistible, she knows their relationship won't last. Our narrator ventures off with him on the condition that he remember her fondly, even if it's only in his wildest dreams.

11. "Just a Dream" by Nelly

Recalling a lover who has left him, the heartbroken guy in this 2010 song regrets not proposing to his ex-girlfriend. In his mind, he travels back down the road and considers all the mistakes he made. He realizes, however, that it was just a dream. Alone now, he can't fix the past.

12. "Dream Baby Dream" by Bruce Springsteen

This is a simple but inspiring 2014 song, originally recorded by the electro-pop band Suicide in 1979. If you know the lyrics "dream baby dream," you know a lot of the song already. It's an inspiring, energetic song that motivates the listener to do the following:

  • open up your heart
  • dry your eyes
  • smile and
  • dream.

Can you follow that simple recipe?

13. "A Head Full of Dreams" by Coldplay

Celebrate the infinite possibilities that exist inside of you with this 2015 song. It is one of hope and looking forward:

You can see the change you want to
Be what you want to be
When you get a head
A head full of dreams.

14. "These Dreams" by Heart

In this 1986 rock song, the narrator describes a world of fantasy that she enters each time she falls asleep. Seeking to hide from the pain of her ordinary life, the narrator lives a parallel reality in her dreams.

The Meaning of 10 Common Dreams

DreamMeaningDreamMeaning

death

there's an important, dramatic change in your life

nudity

you're feeling exposed or vulnerable

spiders

the dreamer is being manipulated

paralysis

you're lacking control in your life over something important

being chased

you may be avoiding something in your waking life that needs your attention

losing your teeth

there's a situation in your waking life that represents a lack of confidence

falling uncontrollably from a great height

lack of control over your life circumstances; something in your life is moving rapidly in the wrong direction

pregnancy & birth

creativity and the desire to generate a new idea

being lost

worry about finding your way with a new life situation

baby

there's something new in your waking life

15. "Had a Dream (For the Heart)" by The Judds

Obsessed about a lover who has left her, the heartbroken protagonist in this 1983 song dreams about his unlikely return. She is lonesome and realizes that her sad heart just cannot love anybody but him.

16. "Sweet Dreams" by Eurythmics

The narrator in this 1983 hit is satisfied with her relationship which she describes as sweet dreams. At the same time, however, she realizes that everyone is looking for something unique and different in their interactions with others:

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you.
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.

She prods the listener to "keep your head up, movin' on," rather than being shamed by what you seek.

"Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers." - Paul Wellstone, American politician

"Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers." - Paul Wellstone, American politician

17. "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac

At the time of this 1977 rock hit, Stevie Nicks was involved in a deteriorating relationship with fellow Fleetwood Mac member Lindsay Buckingham. This song was her invitation that he leave their relationship; she wanted out as well. He responded with the harsher 1977 song, "Go Your Own Way."

18. "Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright

The narrator in this soft rock song from 1975 seeks refuge from the worries and pain in his everyday life. He allows his dreams to whisk him away to an astral plane, a highway of fantasy.

19. "Sweet Dreams" by Beyoncé

The woman in this 2008 song goes to sleep each night hoping that she'll see her Prince Charming again in her dreams. His love is too good to be true, and she can't wait to drift away to dreamland to be with him again.

20. "The River of Dreams" by Billy Joel

This 1993 song is full of symbolism. In the middle of the night, the protagonist sets off in his dreams on a trek looking for something that was wrongfully taken from him. Through a jungle of doubt and the desert of truth, he walks until he comes to a river too wide to cross.

Then he stands at the shore, peering at the opposite side for what he's been looking for. He wades in the river of dreams and contemplates the afterlife.

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau, American writer

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau, American writer

Even More Songs About Dreams and Dreaming

Got a song suggestion for this Dream Playlist? Leave us a comment in the Comments Section below.

SongArtistYear Released

21. California Dreamin'

The Mamas & the Papas

1966

22. Talking in Your Sleep

The Romantics

1983

23. Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Green Day

2004

24. #9 Dream

John Lennon

1974

25. Behind the Wall of Sleep

The Smithereens

1986

26. Dream Baby Dream

Bruce Springsteen

2008

27. Follow Your Dreams

Sheryn Regis

2004

28. The Gunner's Dream

Pink Floyd

1983

29. When You Close Your Eyes

Night Ranger

1984

30. In My Dreams

REO Speedwagon

1987

31. Dream

The Cranberries

1993

32. Dreaming of You

The Coral

2002

33. Made to Dream

Jackie Evancho

2014

34. Dream Big

Jazmine Sullivan

2008

35. Dreamer

Supertramp

1974

36. All of These Dreams

Phish

2002

37. Daysleeper

R.E.M.

1998

38. What Dreams Are Made Of

Hilary Duff

2003

39. Crazy Dreams

Carrie Underwood

2007

40. Dreaming

Blondie

1979

41. Even If It Breaks Your Heart

Eli Young Band

2011

42. Daydream Believer

The Monkees

1968

43. Daydreaming

Radiohead

2016

44. I Can Dream About You

Dan Hartman

1984

45. Dreams

Beck

2015

46. Teenage Dream

Katy Perry

2010

47. Anyway

Martina McBride

2007

48. Dreaming With My Eyes Open

Clay Walker

1993

49. You Make My Dreams Come True

Hall and Oates

1980

50. Don't Fall In Love With a Dreamer

Kenny Rogers and Kim Carnes

1980

51. Livin' the Dream

Drake White

2016

52. Runnin' Down a Dream

Tom Petty

1989

53. In Dreams

Roy Orbison

1986

54. Dreamer

Ozzy Osbourne

2001

55. Sweet Dreams Baby

Roy Orbison

1962

56. Enter Sandman

Metallica

1991

57. Talking In Your Sleep

Crystal Gayle

1978

58. If I Can Dream

Elvis Presley

1968

59. Mr. Sandman

The Chordettes

1954

60. Baby Girl

Sugarland

2003

61. Dreams

Van Halen

1986

62. Someone Else's Dream

Faith Hill

1995

63. Sweet Dreams

Patsy Cline

1963

64. Jessie

Joshua Kadison

1993

65. Silent Lucidity

Queensryche

1990

66. Is This But a Dream

Emma Cole

2016

67. A Dream Goes on Forever

Todd Rundgren

1974

68. Dream

Priscilla Ahn

2008

69. Dream a Little Dream of Me

The Mamas and The Papas

1968

70. Dream State

Everlast

2018

71. When I Dream

San Cisco

2018

72. In My Dreams

James Morrison

2011

73. Run Joey Run

David Geddes

1975

74. Dreaming of You

Selena

1995

75. Paper in Fire

John Cougar Mellencamp

1987

"Dreams are the touchstones of our character." - Henry David Thoreau, American writer

"Dreams are the touchstones of our character." - Henry David Thoreau, American writer

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

Question: What are the lyrics to "Night Dreams" by Johnny Mathis?

Answer: This 1968 song was a non-album track, the "B" side to "You Make Me Think About You" and its lyrics are very hard to come by. They were not available in several search engines I checked. However, you could probably transcribe them from the song itself. Here it is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To046YtkIpQ.

Question: There's a song which includes the line, "All in a dream" Who sings it, please?

Answer: Although I wish you had given more information such as genre, the type of singer (group/individual, male/female), or approximate year released, I can offer some possibilities. There are a number of songs that include that line. Here are three:

1) "After the Gold Rush" by Neil Young (1970) (later covered by many other artists)

2) "In a Dream" by Rockwell (1997)

3) "Catch Me While I'm Sleeping" by Pink (2003)

Question: There's a song, "I have had a lot of big dreams." Who sings it?

Answer: What I found based on that limited information -- and not knowing whether it was a lyric or title or what the genre is -- turns out to be a soft rock song from 1985 called "Just As I Am" by Air Supply. The first line is a near-perfect match:

I've had a lot of big dreams

I've made a lot of bad moves

I know you could walk away

But you never do ...

If this isn't it and a reader knows the song you're referring to, I hope they'll leave a note in the Comments Section of the playlist article.

Question: How can I find the song lyrics for "Always Dreaming" by Jon Nicholson played on Margaritaville radio?

Answer: I've been unable to find these lyrics through the normal channels, however he is on Facebook and Twitter. Since you're a fan, why not connect with him on social media and ask him the question?

Question: Who sings a song about dreaming that has words of "when I'm 20 the," "when I'm 30," and "when I'm 60"?

Answer: Those are some really specific lyrics, but I found nothing in a lyrics search that fit those exact specifications.

Lukas Graham released a very popular 2015 song called "7 Years" that tells the retrospective story of growing up and growing older. Several ages were profiled, including ages 20, 30, and 60. Since this is probably not the song you're referring to (as it's not about dreaming), leave a message in the Comment Section regarding the following to provide further clues:

1) genre (country/rock/pop, etc.)

2) about when was this song popular?

3) did an individual/group or male/female sing it?

4) anything you recall about the plot or other aspects of this dreaming song?

5) I assume this is an American song?

Leave the details in the Comments Section of the Dreams Playlist, and I'll be happy to try to locate it.

Question: What song by a black male has the lyric, "darling I’d do it all for you"?

Answer: The information you've given me is sparse and isn't a direct hit with what I've come up with. It would have been helpful to know the genre (pop, rock, country, etc.), what decade the song was popular and any other hints.

However, here's the best I could figure:

Denroy Morgan had a soul song that was a hit in 1981. It referenced the lyrics, "You make my dreams come true" (which is why I figured you have this question under the Dreams Playlist). The title of the song is, "I'll Do Anything for You" and here are the lyrics that are close but not quite what you recall:

"Nothing in the world that I won't do

I'll give the world to you if you want me to

I'll do anything

Ah, nothing in the world that I won't do

I'll give the world to you if you want me to

I'll do anything...."

Is this it? I'm betting (and hoping) so! Here's the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnC5zgdr06c.

Question: I'm looking for a song with the title, "We Have a Dream for You." Can you help?

Answer: The closest thing seems to be the Casting Crowns' 2014 song, "Dream for You" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8nsJZx8eWw

Question: I'm looking for a classic rock song with an amazing guitar hook throughout, and I'm sure I heard the lyrics, "I've got dreams to remember" in there. It seems that the word "dreams" was used several times in the song. My search keeps bringing up Otis Redding, but it's certainly not him. Do you have any thoughts?

Answer: There are many artists who have covered that song. In an advanced search that I did, approximately 25 artists came up, including artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Toots Hibberts, and Delbert McClinton. Thus, is it possible that you are remembering someone else who sang the song, such as prominent guitarist Warren Haynes, known for his work with the Allman Brothers, David Allan Coe, and his association with the Grateful Dead? Here is a YouTube link to the impressive rendition of the song by Warren Haynes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgX1k8bbXsk.

Question: What is the song that ends with "I wake from dreams and find that I'm alone"?

Answer: I think the song you want is below, although note that I could not find any song that fits your exact description. I searched several lyrics databases, and this is the closest. It ends with lyrics that closely resemble what you offer -- "find that I'm alone" -- and the theme of the song is dreaming.

"Nightmare" (2007) by Vanilla Sky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1ei9nEg3Ws

Ending lyrics:

I can remember

What happened before

Should I wake up and call you out loud on and on

And it makes me feel bad

When I find that you're not here

And it makes me so scared.

When I find that I'm alone.

Hope this helps!

Question: Which song has the lyrics, "goodbye dreams"?

Answer: The song you are looking for is by The Kinks, called "Salvation Road" (1973). YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hO0CIqSknQ. Here are the lyrics from that part of the song:

And we'll all sing a song

As we walk down Salvation Road.

Goodbye youth, goodbye dreams,

The good times and the friends I used to know.

Question: Can anyone remember either the song or the band from the 1980s that had a lyrics "caught in your dream sleep"?

Answer: The quoted lyrics may not be fully accurate. However, I did find two 1980s songs by bands with similar lyrics:

“Head Over Heels” (1982) by ABBA: “And we were caught in our sleep”

“Deep Sleep” (1982) by Devo: “I've been caught inside a deep sleep”

Question: What song has the lyrics “when it comes to making dreams”?

Answer: The following song is the only one I found: "All Mixed Up" (1996) by Red House Painters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQSUIRDs6VE. Hope this is what you were looking for.

Question: What song has the lyrics, "dream, dream, dream"?

Answer: There are two songs:

1) Johnny Mathis' "Dream Dream Dream" (1964) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXQma1D3NAk

lyrics:

Just close your eyes, forget your sighs a little while

dream dream dream.

Each little tear will disappear into a smile

dream dream dream.

Though your lucky day seems far away

and your plans go wrong

Build you castles high and by and by

love will come along

It's wonderful, how wonderful the world will see

dream dream dream.

Though your lucky day seems far away

and your plans go wrong

Build you castles high and by and by

love will come along

It's wonderful, how wonderful the world will see

dream dream dream.

2) "All I Have to Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers (1958) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbU3zdAgiX8

lyrics:

Dream, dream, dream, dream

Dream, dream, dream, dream

When I want you in my arms

When I want you and all your charms

Whenever I want you

All I have to do is dream

Dream, dream, dream

When I feel blue in the night

And I need you to hold me tight

Whenever I want you

All I have to do is dream

I can make you mine

Taste your lips of wine

Anytime night or day

Only trouble is

Gee whiz

I'm dreamin' my life away

I need you so, that I could die

I love you so and that is why

Whenever I want you

All I have to do is dream

Dream, dream, dream, dream

I can make you mine

Taste your lips of wine

Anytime night or day

Only trouble is

Gee whiz

I'm dreamin' my life away

I need you so, that I could die

I love you so and that is why

Whenever I want you

All I have to do is dream

Dream, dream, dream

Dream, dream, dream, dream

Dream, dream, dream, dream

Dream

Question: I've had this song in my head all day. It's a classic 80s rock sound, but sort of a sad or emotional tune. All I can really remember is the chorus starting something like "and I can't dream of yesterday" or " from yesterday." It sort of sounds like REO Speedwagon. Any idea?

Answer: Taking a look at the lyrics you offer, a search reveals the following: "Easier Than This" by Ra (2008) or "I Miss Us" by Kenny Loggins (2003). I'm not sure about the REO Speedwagon sound. Loggins' song seems to match that a little more.

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Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 27, 2020:

Peggy - Thanks for being you! I appreciate the visit. Hope you are doing well.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 26, 2020:

"California Dreamin'" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream" are two of my favorites off of this list. Dreams and dreaming make a good subject for songwriters.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 11, 2020:

Logan - Thank you for the suggestion. I have also replaced the duplicate with another song.

Logan on February 10, 2020:

The Beatles have a song titled Golden Slumbers. It isn't exactly about dreaming, but it is close. I think ot could be added to the list.

Also, you have the same Metallica song on the list twice.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 18, 2019:

Josh -There's a song by Gary Stewart from 1980 called "Are We Dreamin' the Same Dream" that has those lyrics. Very few other songs have those lyrics -- song rap songs, a couple of recent songs.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 17, 2019:

harry - This doesn't ring a bell but perhaps a reader knows. If so, I hope they'll leave a comment.

harry on November 15, 2019:

one girl kissing to the tree in a video song. please can u find it for me ...

Josh on November 15, 2019:

So im looking for a song i believe is from the 70s or at least it sounds like its from that era and it's a more upbeat, make you wanna dance tune that has the lyrics "are we dreaming the same dream" in the song.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 14, 2019:

Anonymous - Thank you for suggesting that. I hope that answers the request. Have a great week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 14, 2019:

Anonymous - Perhaps a reader can help out on this one since it's not ringing a bell with me and I could not find it in any database searches. Sorry.

Anonymous on October 13, 2019:

I keep hearing this song in my head but not certain of exact lyrics..."you were all in my dreams", It was all in my dreams" sounds 80s, fast tempo, male. Has been on a soundtrack before. Any ideas??Any ideas

Anonymous on October 13, 2019:

The question about "I've got dreams to remember": maybe he's thinking of John Mayer's live rendition of Gravity? That starts with the opening lines of the Otis Redding song, and being John Mayer it's full of little riffs and hooks that get into your brain, just beyond the conscious zone..

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 28, 2019:

Anonymous - This isn't ringing a bell with me, but I'm hoping a reader can assist you. If so, I hope they'll leave a comment in the Comment Section.

Anonymous on September 28, 2019:

What is the song about a guy (the singer) who falls asleep after watching the big game on TV, and dreams about driving his car to heaven? It might have been sung by Five for Fighting.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 06, 2019:

Anonymous - I don't recognize the song and wasn't able to find a lyric match, but perhaps a reader will be able to help.

Anonymous on September 06, 2019:

What is the song by a white Male that has these lyrics we all felt like a dream the years felt like a breeze as they pass us by???

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 27, 2019:

Anonymous - I've searched extensively and don't have an answer for you. I hope that if a reader recognizes the song, they will leave a comment.

Anonymous on August 27, 2019:

What 1980’s song led by a female, has the lyrics, “Caught up in a vicious groove a needless waste of time, I had a man whose main concern wasn’t ever mine?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 24, 2019:

Budi - Apparently, "Keep on Dreaming" is not on the soundtrack for the movie itself but appears on a YouTube as a song that is inspired by the movie. Unfortunately, the lyrics databases that I searched don't feature this song's lyrics.

budi on August 21, 2019:

I like your article,

I'm looking for "keep on dreaming" song lyrics by signature tracks, the song is from the "perfect wave" movie.

can you help me please?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 31, 2019:

squirtle - Gotta have dreams.

squirtle on July 31, 2019:

my dream tiptoe to me in my sleep, as like dreams often do

i want some day own a tent

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 20, 2019:

Memo - I added it for YOU! THANKS for stopping by and for your enthusiasm.

Memo on June 20, 2019:

Your forgot the only one, the best. DREAMING OF YOU BY SELENA

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 10, 2019:

Lora - Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad this was enjoyable for you. Have a wonderful week.

Lora Hollings on June 09, 2019:

I really enjoyed your article on these songs about dreams, Flourish. My favorite one on your list, is "These Dreams" by Heart. Dreams play such a critical role in our lives, no wonder there are many songs about them! "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 03, 2019:

Anonymous - Although nothing has turned up in my search, I'm leaving this comment up to the readers in hope that someone might know the answer. Thank you for posting the question.

Anonymous on May 31, 2019:

I'm looking for a song that has the lyrics "dreams dreams dreams when Im around you when I'm around you, dreams dreams dreams up in the morning thinking about you" ive searched for it but I can't find it Can u help?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 14, 2019:

Linda Noviello - I'm hoping another reader can help. I cannot find a lyrics match for "I thank you for being more than a dream." I suspect this may not be exactly the right lyrics. I did a search on "more than a dream" and then looked at 1960s songs and there are songs that fit that description, such as "Carrie" by The Hollies. Hoping someone can chime in.

Linda Noviello on May 13, 2019:

Im looking for a 1960s song only lyric i can remember is I thank you for being more than a dream. It was a group any help its driving me crazy. Won't get oiy of my head. Thanks

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 01, 2019:

Huffle - This doesn't trigger anything for me but I'm hoping a reader will chime in with a suggestion. They often do. If you have more information about the music genre (rock, country, pop), the approximate time frame (1980s, 90s, etc. -- "oldish" is relative), perhaps offer that up as a clue. Sorry!

Huffle on May 01, 2019:

There was an old-ish music video, male singer is dreaming (kinda had an errotic feel to it) and he’s driving a car through a long path surrounded by bushes and there’s two girls in his car who make out? I think the lyrics had something like “day dream or good dream or good day”? I’m not so sure. Please help me it’s been stuck in my head for 5 years!!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 20, 2019:

Arleta Power - There are some commercials with Etta James' song, "At Last," but I don't know me what commercial you're referring to. Sorry.

Arleta Power on April 19, 2019:

There is a commercial about an SUV In the background a black woman in a sorta Etta James style with the lyric "I found my dream".

Is there a recording this? Who is the artist?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 13, 2019:

Anonymous - This doesn't show up in my searches nor is it familiar to me. I'm hoping that a reader might know. Oftentimes, people have the lyrics a little off, so I tried variations in my search, and they didn't show anything fruitful either. Sorry.

Anonymous on April 13, 2019:

There's a country song "Let's all go out and do some daydreaming. Who sings it?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 05, 2019:

Anonymous - Sorry, but this doesn't prompt anything in my memory. I'm hoping a reader might know. If anyone knows, please leave us a comment.

Anonymous on March 05, 2019:

A few years ago, there was a music video where a young woman (the singer) was supposed to meet her boyfriend/lover at a hotel. He's late and she falls asleep once or twice, each time dreaming about him. Desperate to see him, she even breaks a flower vase on her head so she can dream of him again. In the end, he never comes. It was a funny/cute video. Do you know of it, please?

Diyora on September 11, 2018:

Thank you very much!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 07, 2018:

Brian - Thank you for this list of song suggestions! Have a great weekend!

Brian Imig on September 06, 2018:

Great list! Here's a couple you may remember:

My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time - Doris Day

I Can Dream Can't i - Andrews Sisters

Voodoo Dreams - Les Baxter

Julia Dream - Pink Floyd

Dreamtime - Kate Bush

Girl Of My Dreams - Charles Mingus

Hung Up On A Dream - Zombies

Caught In A Dream - Alice Cooper

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 18, 2018:

Peggy - Thanks for your kind comment!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 17, 2018:

California Dreamin' takes me instantly back to my teen years when the Mamas & the Papas were popular. Always enjoy reading these song articles of yours.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 10, 2018:

David Woodard - Thanks for the song suggestion. I have added it at #65. Have a dreamy weekend.

David Woodard on February 09, 2018:

Silent Lucidity by Queensryche

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 26, 2018:

Shanmarie - I love Rascal Flatts, and Jackie Evancho is very talented. Thanks for the suggestions.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 26, 2018:

shanmarie - The Cinderella song is a lovely classic Disney tune. Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to reading your dream article.

Shannon Henry from Texas on January 26, 2018:

"My Wish" by Rascal Flatts.... I hope your dreams stay big and your worries stay small.

"Made to Dream" by Jackie Evancho. I think I spelled her name right.

Shannon Henry from Texas on January 26, 2018:

Hi Flourish,

I am working on a hub about dreaming and achieving dreams right now. How great to find this hub. Although, I am surprised that the song from Cinderella is not on here. "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes " or something like that. I'll let you know if I think of any others since I am looking for a song.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 17, 2018:

Bill - Thanks for the suggestion. It's #63 now. Have a great day!

Bill on January 17, 2018:

How could we forget Sweet Dreams by Patsy Cline?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 28, 2017:

Dawna - Great addition! It's now #61.

Dawna on April 28, 2017:

How about Dreams-Van Halen?

s. on January 09, 2017:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRPaf0-RtjM

Does this count?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 07, 2017:

Paula - Thanks for your compliment and for being so supportive. I added Mr. Sandman. With about a foot of snow here now (I know that's laughable to you), it feels like a dream. Stay warm where you are and have a great weekend.

Suzie from Carson City on January 07, 2017:

Flourish...I just love your song hubs. i especially can appreciate the massive work you put into creating each one!..This is great (as they all are, it's good to remember some of them as they play in my head. So many that I loved!....The Eurythmics...Sweet Dreams! Yes.

I surprised myself not only knowing the majority of these tunes, but (unless I missed them) I even thought of a few. OLD OLD ones! Too old for you to have heard at the time of their release.

You can find them on YouTube if you want to hear them. In 1958 "Jimmy Clanton" gave us "Just a Dream." Oh sigh. Although I was only 10 yrs. old, he was my pre-teen idol.. LOL 1964, "Dreamin" by Johnny Burnette (tragically killed in a boating accident at 30-something) That's a good OLDIE too...

And the "Chordettes"!!!! singing 4-part harmony to "Mr. Sandman." That was a good one to sing-along to! LOL. Wow, I just gave away my age, that's for sure!

Thanks again for the great Music Hub! Peace, Paula

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 27, 2016:

Anthony - Thank you for the addition! Have a happy 2017!

Anthony on December 26, 2016:

If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 25, 2016:

Patricia - I hope all your dreams come true. I know that you and your family are struggling with a lot. Have a good weekend with those you love.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 25, 2016:

Gypsy Rose Lee - Thank you for stopping by and for commenting. Yes, it seems like some singers have favorite themes that they revisit time and again. Have a great weekend!

pstraubie48 on November 25, 2016:

so many great songs here...the Everly Brothers' song took me waaaay back....music is part of every single day for me, a huge part.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Angels are once again on the way...hope you are having a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. ps

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 24, 2016:

Just loved this and had me humming some of the songs. You know what sometimes gets a bit confusing is that there are some singers like Roy Orbison has a number of songs about dreams and dreaming. Anyway great job as always.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 22, 2016:

Martie - So glad you enjoyed this. With all that is going on in the world right now, I prefer dreaming. Have a wonderful week!

Martie Coetser from South Africa on November 22, 2016:

Beautiful songs! My favorite is "All I Have to Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 21, 2016:

Minnetonka Twin - Thank you for stopping by and adding your reflections on these songs. Glad they bring back the good times. Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on November 21, 2016:

Love your thorough list of great songs about dreaming. The song 'Talkin in your Sleep' is one of my favorites because it brings me back to my fun college days. Thanks for the a fun list that brings up so many memories.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 18, 2016:

Linda - Oh, that's so funny! I can almost see it down, perhaps from the vantage point of another driver on the interstate or stopped at a red light looking over. Too funny! Adding that one!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 17, 2016:

Devika - I often wonder what American songs get heard overseas. I'm happy that some of these were familiar to you. Have a great week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 17, 2016:

MsDora - Keep dreaming. We all have to have something to reach, to stretch for so we continue to grow. Thank you for stopping by!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 17, 2016:

Heidi - Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for consistently reading. I appreciate you! Have a great week.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on November 16, 2016:

Oh Flourish, so many sweet songs here in your list. However, when Aerosmith comes on the radio, it's best if my kids are not in the car. I embarrass them with my head banging. I also love "Enter Sandman" (gosh, am I revealing that I might be a closet metal head?) Thank you for this hub!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on November 16, 2016:

Even before I scrolled through I thought of the Everly Brothers track. Another list with lots of favorites! And, in agreement with our pal, billybuc, if I can recall the Everly Brothers, I'm getting old. :) Keep the hits coming!

DDE on November 16, 2016:

Songs I know of but you got me thinking here about these songs some I haven't heard of in a while.Songs I don't hear in Croatia.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 15, 2016:

Thanks for underscoring the power of dreams. I call myself a late dreamer, nor remembering any significant dreams that I dreamed real early, but I'm still dreaming. Based on your meaning of dreams, I am hopeful.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 15, 2016:

Nell - Thank you for the sweet compliment. I'm happy that this list brought you joy. Have a wonderful week ahead.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 15, 2016:

Genna - Can you imagine having to sing those songs repeatedly, given the emotional loading? Talk about bad blood. Thank you for reading! Have a good week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 15, 2016:

Bill - Glad it made the list then! Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate you taking a look. Have a great week ahead.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 15, 2016:

Peg - Thank you so much for your kind kudos. I didn't realize there were so many "dream" songs. Have a great week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 15, 2016:

Linda - That's what I found as well -- different interpretations of what a dream means to people. Some people were literal with dreams being sleepy dreams or daydreams while others considered them more of hopes and dreams ambitions or the difficult to define American Dream. Thanks for visiting. Have a great week.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 14, 2016:

I enjoyed reading the quotations on the photos. Of course, I enjoyed reading the rest of the article, too! It's interesting to see how the topic of dreams has been interpreted in different songs.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on November 14, 2016:

Ah, to dream! Our dreams and hopes are part of the miracles of humanity. I have been listening to these songs, and it has been such a treat. After the turmoil of this past week, nothing could be better. (And I never knew the story behind Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams.") Thank you!

Nell Rose from England on November 14, 2016:

I love these songs! there are loads aren't there? Your hubs are fab, I always ended up singing or tapping my feet! lol!

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on November 14, 2016:

Gotta love that Billy Ocean tune, Mamas and the Papas and Heart. Also loved The Everly Brothers with Dream, Dream, Dream. Another wonderful collection.

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on November 14, 2016:

Great list Flourish. Can't believe how many songs there are dealing with dreaming. California Dreamin by the Mamas and the Papas is one of my all-time favorites. Great job.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 14, 2016:

Larry - Glad you enjoyed this! Hope you are livin' the dream like I am. (Sometimes you have to change what you want midstream, but you know.) Have a great week.

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on November 14, 2016:

"I had a dream that I could fly, over the moon in ectasy! I got a golden ticket!" Willy Wonka:-)

Great read!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 14, 2016:

quicksand - Added as #55! Thanks for the suggestion! I appreciate you stopping by!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 14, 2016:

Bill - But it made the list, didn't it!?! You're an oldie but goodie, my friend.

quicksand on November 14, 2016:

Can I add an old fave? Roy Orbison's Sweet Dream Baby.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 14, 2016:

My age is showing. I had "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees as #1. LOL I'm suddenly feeling old.