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100 Best Songs With "Dream" in the Title

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A dream is best described as a succession of sensations, images, ideas and emotions that occur in an involuntary manner during different stages of sleep, more so during the REM (rapid-eye movement) stage. Although we do not tend to remember most dreams clearly, certain dreams are vivid and manifest strongly in the mind. We feel closely connected to such dreams. In songs from different genres, dream themes are exceedingly popular, and convey a wide range of emotions.

Message Conveyed With Dreams in Songs

The message conveyed with dreams in songs is diverse. The word dream mentioned in song titles and lyrics may showcase a broad perspective associated with ideas, and emotions. A number of singers and songwriters present dreamscape elements through a metaphorical interpretation of thoughts and ideas. Certain musicians create a landscape of mystery and intrigue with unusual realities characteristic of dreams. Dream interpretation in certain music videos is conveyed with abstract art or objects that represent the mind.

While certain songs may engage listeners in a world of fantasy with dream-like concepts, the majority of songs express or portray ideas and emotions through lyrical stories. Songwriters may express a happy state of mind, or somber elements with a creative streak of fact and fiction. Although dreams are a topic of interest in scientific, religious and philosophical circles, varied aspects of dreams have become hugely popular in the mainstream.

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Symbolism: Dreams in Songs

While dream theories are conceived as imagery that manifest in the mind due to wish or impulse from repressed childhood memories, in literature and music, its symbolism is varied. Singers and songwriters may offer a realistic perspective with surreal or bizarre lyrics. The varying natures of dreams are often expressed with desires and anxieties. Self-awareness and inspiration is showcased through certain forms of lucid dreaming themes in songs.

Symbols and motifs are creatively presented through lyrics that talk about dreams. Varied aspects that pertain to reality, perception, illusion, fantasy, expectation and imagination are showcased through phantasmagorical elements in songs. In different genres, dreams are portrayed in a magical, exciting, melancholic, frightening, sexual, surreal, or adventurous manner. Obsessive tendencies related to dreaming are showcased with dark humor and sarcasm in certain songs.

The way a subconscious mind relates to an elusive state of perception and reality is portrayed with varying degrees of escapism in songs with concepts. In music videos, the visual nature of dreams is showcased in an aesthetically phantasmagoric manner with locations, characters, people, objects or artifacts blending into each other. These images are often reflective of a person’s experiences and memories. Dimensions and new worlds showcased in dreamlike sequences are exaggerated or bizarre in their form. Although a wide range of attributes are associated with dreams, in songs, dreams may symbolize or signify:

  • Emotions
  • Joy
  • Fear
  • Happiness
  • Anxiety
  • Insecurity
  • Hope
  • Aspiration
  • Childhood
  • Struggles
  • Fantasy
  • Repression
  • Abandonment
  • Turmoil
  • Possessiveness
  • Innocence
  • Desire
  • Aggression
  • Future
  • Anguish
  • Selfishness
  • Grief
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The list below showcases a diverse collection of rock songs, pop songs, country songs, R&B songs, folk songs, indie songs, alternative songs, hip-hop songs, new wave songs, jazz songs, blues songs, EDM song and dance songs about dreams. If you have a view, opinion or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Songs With Dream in the Title

  1. “Lucid Dreams”—Juice Wrld
  2. “A Head Full of Dreams”—Coldplay
  3. “Wildest Dreams”—Taylor Swift
  4. “All I Have to Do Is Dream”—The Everly Brothers
  5. “Dreams”—The Cranberries
  6. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”—Green Day
  7. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”—Eurythmics
  8. “Dream On”—Aerosmith
  9. “Girl of My Dreams”—Rod Wave
  10. “I Have a Dream”—ABBA

#11—20

11. “Shattered Dreams”—Johnny Hates Jazz

12. “Teenage Dream”—Katy Perry

13. “Don’t Dream It’s Over”—Crowded House

14. “You Make My Dreams”—Hall & Oates

15. “Dreams”—Fleetwood Mac

16. “American Dream”—MKTO

17. “Dreamer”—Chris Brown

18. “The River of Dreams”—Billy Joel

19. “Dreamlover”—Mariah Carey

20. “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”—Billy Ocean

#21—40

21. “Daydream Believer”—The Monkees

22. “A Million Dreams”—Pink

23. “Walking on a Dream”—Empire of the Sun

24. “Dream Weaver”—Gary Wright

25. “In Dreams”—Roy Orbison

26. “These Dreams”—Heart

27. “Dream On”—Depeche Mode

28. “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me”—The Smiths

29. “Dreamworld”—Robin Thicke

30. “#9 Dream”—John Lennon

31. “Dreams”—Van Halen

32. “Nice Dream”—Radiohead

33. “Dream Lover”—Bobby Darin

32. “Livin’ the Dream”—Drake White

35. “Dreaming With My Eyes Open”—Clay Walker

36. “In My Dreams”—REO Speedwagon

37. “Dreams”—Gabrielle

38. “Runnin’ Down a Dream”—Tom Petty

39. “Dream Glow”—BTS

40. “Sleep To Dream”—Fiona Apple

#41—60

41. “I Can Dream About You”—Dan Hartman

42. “Sweet Dreams”—Air Supply

43. “Working on a Dream”—Bruce Springsteen

44. “Dreaming of You”—Selena

45. “Street Dreams”—Nas

46. “California Dreamin'”—The Mamas & the Papas

47. “Just a Dream”—Nelly

48. “Never Had a Dream Come True”—S Club 7

49. “Gemini Dream”—The Moody Blues

50. “Dream On”—Amy MacDonald

51. “Follow That Dream”—Elvis Presley

52. “Sweet Dreams My LA Ex”—Rachel Stevens

53. “Caught in a Dream”—Alice Cooper

54. “Your Wildest Dreams”—The Moody Blues

55. “Dream Police”—Cheap Trick

56. “When I Dream”—Crystal Gayle

57. “Dream Small”—Josh Wilson

58. “Only In My Dreams”—Debbie Gibson

59. “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through”—Jim Steinman

60. “Dream Big”—Jazmine Sullivan

#61—80

61. “Street of Dreams”—Rainbow

62. “Dreams”—The Game

63. “The Dreaming”—Kate Bush

64. “Dream Warriors”—Dokken

65. “A Million Dreams”—Ziv Zaifman, Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams

66. “Dreaming of You”—The Coral

67. “Sweet Dreams”—Beyonce

68. “Dream On”—Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

69. “American Dreams”—Papa Roach

70. “Dream”—Imagine Dragons

71. “Wet Dreamz”—J. Cole

72. “Dreamland”—Pet Shop Boys

73. “Land of Hope and Dreams”—Bruce Springsteen

74. “Dreamin'”—Cliff Richard

75. “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”—The National

76. “In Every Dream Home A Heartache”—Roxy Music

77. “Dream”—Suzy and Baekhyun

78. “You Can Dream of Me”—Steve Wariner

79. “Dream On”—Nazareth

80. “Wildest Dreams”—Brandy

#81—100

81. “Lucid Dreams”—Franz Ferdinand

82. “American Dream”—LCD Soundsystem

83. “Ghetto Dreams”—Common featuring Nas

84. “Sweet Dreams”—La Bouche

85. “Wildest Dreams”—Iron Maiden

86. “Dreaming”—Smallpools

87. “I’ll See You in My Dreams”—Giant

88. “Sad Sweet Dreamer”—Sweet Sensation

89. “Dream”—Pricilla Ann

90. “I Like Dreamin'”—Kenny Nolan

91. “Dreaming”—Blondie

92. “Tell Me What You Dream”—Restless Heart

93. “In My Dreams”—Emmylou Harris

94. “Just A Dream”—Carrie Underwood

95. “In A Broken Dream”—Python Lee Jackson featuring Rod Stewart

96. “Sweet Dreams”—Don Gibson

97. “Any Dream Will Do”—Jason Donovan

98. “If I Can Dream”—Elvis Presley

99. “The Post War Dream”—Pink Floyd

100. “Dream Lover”—The Vaccines

Other Notable Songs With Dream in the Title

  • “All of These Dreams”—Phish
  • “In My Dreams”—James Morrison
  • “I Had a Dream”—Kelly Clarkson
  • “Dreaming While You Sleep”—Genesis
  • “Like Dreamers Do”—The Beatles
  • “A Dream is Wish Your Heart Makes”—Lily James
  • “Dream Operator”—Talking Heads
  • “Life in the Vivid Dream”—Grimes
  • “Dreams”—Beck
  • “A Dream Come True”—Elton John & Leon Russell
  • “Dream Walkin'”—Toby Keith
  • “Sweet Dreams Baby”—Roy Orbison
  • “Dreamer”—Ozzy Osbourne
  • “Never Had a Dream Come True”—Stevie Wonder
  • “Dreamland”—Our Lady Peace
  • “Making Our Dreams Come True”—Cyndi Grecco
  • “Dream Girl”—Hunter Hayes
  • “Sexxx Dreams”—Lady Gaga
  • “Dream for You”—Casting Crowns
  • “We'll Be a Dream”—We the Kings featuring Demi Lovato
  • “I've Dreamed of You”—Barbra Streisand
  • “Dreaming”—The Firm
  • “The State of Dreaming”—Marina
  • “Dreaming the Same Dream”—No Doubt
  • “Wet Dream”—Max Romeo
  • “Dreaming From The Waist”—The Who
  • “I Never Dreamed”—Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • “Dreamboat Annie”—Heart
  • “Heartbreak Dream”—Betty Who
  • “Dreaming in the U.S.A.”—Sting & Shaggy
  • “Book Of Dreams”—Bruce Springsteen
  • “Dreaming a City (Hughesovka)”—Manic Street Preachers
  • “Lucid Dreams”—SOJA
  • “All My Dreams”—Richard Ashcroft
  • “Dream Song”—Michael Rault
  • “Where Dreams Go To Die”—Queensryche
  • “Dreams and Disasters”—Owl City
  • “Pipe Dreams”—Nelly Furtado
  • “Dream on Hayley”—James Morrison
  • “In a Dream”—Troye Sivan
  • “Never Dream Alone”—Ashlee Simpson
  • “Dreams”—The Allman Brothers Band
  • “Rainy Day, Dream Away”—Jimi Hendrix
  • “Dreamer”—Europe
  • “Mariano's Dream”—Aaron Watson
  • “Dream a Little Dream of Me”—Doris Day
  • “Bad Dreams”—Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson
  • “Dreams Don't Turn to Dust”—Owl City
  • “I’ve Got a Dream”—Mandy Moore, Brad Garrett, Jeffrey Tambor and Zachary Levi
  • “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife”—Glen Campbell
  • “The American Dream Died”—Agnostic Front
  • “Dreamember”—Twin Atlantic
  • “I Dreamed I Dream”—Sonic Youth
  • “Our Dreams”—Meth, Ghost & Rae
  • “Barbie Dreams”—Nicki Minaj
  • “In My Dreams”—Dokken
  • “Hippie Dream”—Neil Young
  • “Day Dreaming”—DJ Drama featuring Akon, Snoop Dogg and T.I.
  • “Ave Dreamer”—Benjamin Clementine
  • “Crazy Dreams”—Carrie Underwood
  • “In Our Dreams”—Black Stone Cherry
  • “Only in Dreams”—Duran Duran
  • “Teenage Headache Dreams”—Mura Masa
  • “Sweet Dreams”—Tommy McLain
  • “I'm A Dreamer, Aren't We All?”—Annette Hanshaw
  • “22 Dreams”—Paul Weller
  • “Dream of You and I”—Jeff Buckley
  • “She's A Dream”—Backstreet Boys
  • “Dreaming (Tell Me)”—Yngwie Malmsteen
  • “Inside A Dream”—Pet Shop Boys
  • “Rock Dreams”—The Lemon Twigs
  • “For the Dancing and the Dreaming”—Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson & Mary Jane Wells
  • “Dreamin'”—Weezer
  • “An Architect's Dream”—Kate Bush
  • “Dreaming of Houses”—Nina Persson
  • “The Ones in Your Dreams”—Donavon Frankenreiter
  • “Dreamsicle”—Jason Isbell
  • “More Than A Dream”—Pet Shop Boys
  • “Dreams So Real”—Metric
  • “(I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine”—Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  • “Night Dreams”—Johnny Mathis
  • “Dreams and Nightmares”—Meek Mill
  • “Apocalypse Dreams”—Tame Impala
  • “Damn These Dreams”—Dierks Bentley
  • “Things to Stop You Dreaming”—Passenger
  • “I'm Dreaming”—Randy Newman
  • “American Dreamin'”—Jay-Z
  • “Childhood Dreams”—Nelly Furtado
  • “American Dream Plan B”—Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  • “Dreamin' of You”—Buckcherry
  • “Only in Dreams (Kitchen Tape)”—Weezer
  • “Dream Big”—David Cook
  • “I Dreamed a Dream”—Susan Boyle
  • “(This Is) the Dream of Evan and Chan”—Dntel
  • “A Fever Dream”—Everything Everything
  • “Dreaming of Me”—Depeche Mode
  • “Street Dreamin'”—Bridget Kelly featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • “The Dreamer”—Common
  • “Dreamer”—Supertramp
  • “Pocketful of Dreams”—Billy Talent
  • “Street of Dreams”—Guns N' Roses
  • “Dream State”—Everlast
  • “His Dream”—Asher Roth
  • “Where Do You Go When You Dream?”—Chicago Soul Jazz Collective
  • “Black Dream”—Samhain
  • “American Dream”—Jeezy featuring J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar
  • “Dreams of the San Joaquin”—Kenny Rogers
  • “The Dream Is Still Alive”—Wilson Phillips
  • “Dream Catch Me”—Newton Faulkner
  • “Made to Dream”—Jackie Evancho
  • “Dream Dream Dreaming”—Glasvegas
  • “The Dreaming Tree”—Dave Matthews Band
  • “California Dreaming”—Hollywood Undead
  • “Dreams”—Boots featuring Beyonce
  • “(In All Of My Dreams) You Rescue Me”—Wishbone Ash
  • “Suicidal Dream”—Silverchair
  • “Dream You Never Had”—Thomas Rhett
  • “Pearl's Dream”—Bat for Lashes
  • “Still Raining, Still Dreaming”—Jimi Hendrix
  • “Death Dream”—Frightened Rabbit
  • “And Dream of Sheep”—Kate Bush
  • “Dreaming”—System of a Down
  • “Cristofori's Dream”—David Lanz
  • “I Had A Dream”—Aurora
  • “Dreams Never End”—New Order
  • “Middletown Dreams”—Rush
  • “Dreamworld”—Midnight Oil
  • “The Dreams of Children”—The Jam
  • “Huncho Dreams”—Quavo
  • “Dream Brother”—Jeff Buckley
  • “40 oz. Dream”—Good Charlotte
  • “Dreams from Yesterday”—Mac DeMarco
  • “Flying in a Blue Dream”—Joe Satriani
  • “Dream Letter/Happy Time”—Tim Buckley
  • “Once Upon a Dream”—Mary Costa and Bill Shirley
  • “In A Dream”—Badlands
  • “At Night in Dreams”—White Denim
  • “Rebellion In Dreamland”—Gamma Ray
  • “Dreams of A Samurai”—Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Flashbacks, Memories, and Dreams”—The Virgins
  • “Dreams I’ll Never See”—Molly Hatchet
  • “The Dream Synopsis”—The Last Shadow Puppets
  • “Army Dreamers”—Kate Bush
  • “In My Dreams”—Eels
  • “When I Stop Dreaming”—Don Henley featuring Dolly Parton
  • “Death and Destiny Inside the Dream Factory”—Rob Zombie
  • “The Sound of a Million Dreams”—David Nail
  • “Deep In A Dream”—Bob Crosby
  • “Lost in the Dream”—The War on Drugs
  • “Ghetto Dreams”—2 Chainz featuring Scarface & John Legend
  • “All I Do is Dream of You”—Gene Kelly
  • “Dreamer in My Dreams”—Wilco
  • “Rock N' Roll Dream”—AC/DC
  • “Darn that Dream”—Miles Davis
  • “This Dream of You”—Bob Dylan
  • “Million Dollar Dream”—Iggy Azalea
  • “Dollar and a Dream”—Game featuring Ab-Soul
  • “Chasing the Tail of A Dream”—The Coral
  • “Dream of Me”—Vern Gosdin
  • “Broken Dreams”—Shaman's Harvest
  • “Everytime I Dream”—Yusuf Islam
  • “Dream”—Bishop Briggs
  • “The Gunner's Dream”—Pink Floyd
  • “Foreclosure of a Dream”—Megadeth
  • “Sleep of No Dreaming”—Porcupine Tree
  • “End of the Dream”—Evanescence
  • “I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams”—Weezer
  • “Save Some Time to Dream”—John Mellencamp
  • “Distant Dreamer”—Duffy
  • “I Dreamed Last Night”—Justin Hayward & John Lodge
  • “House of A Thousand Dreams”—Martina McBride
  • “Dream Child (A Christmas Dream)”—Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • “Caliban's Dream”—Underworld
  • “Always In My Dreams”—Joan Armatrading
  • “In My Dreams 2015”—Kid Cudi
  • “Kaleidoscope Dream”—Miguel
  • “The Dreaming”—Kate Bush
  • “Constantine's Dream”—Patti Smith
  • “Dreams Money Can Buy”—Drake
  • “Someplace Far Away (Careful What You're Dreaming”—Hal Ketchum
  • “Dream Again”—Franz Ferdinand
  • “Only a Dream in Rio”—James Taylor
  • “Kill For a Dream”—Beady Eye
  • “Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)”—The Chicks
  • “Pieces of A Dream”—Paul Weller
  • “Roller Disco Dreams”—Maximo Park
  • “Day Dreaming”—Aretha Franklin
  • “The Eater of Dreams”—Nine Inch Nails
  • “Dream Song”—Joe Satriani
  • “Harlow's Song (Can't Dream Without You)”—Good Charlotte
  • “Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)”—Stevie Nicks
  • “Dream Baby Dream”—Bruce Springsteen
  • “The Beautiful Dream”—George Ezra
  • “Everybody Has a Dream”—Billy Joel
  • “Winter Dreams (Brandon's Song)”—Kelly Clarkson
  • “Dreams”—Blue Sky Riders
  • “Set Apart This Dream”—Flyleaf
  • “American Dream”—Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • “Dream of Mirrors”—Iron Maiden
  • “Sweet Dreams, TN”—The Last Shadow Puppets

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