In honor of the movie INCEPTION, I wanted to Rank the best songs with the word DREAM in the title. I came up with 16 that stood above the rest. Below is my list (with a handy embedded video at the end to listen to them all in order if you want).  Enjoy!


#16  Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean

Right up there with "Snakes on a Plane" as far as informative titles. 

#15  Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful

Despite the fact the band name traces back to Coffee, this is a great song.

#14  Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Green Day

Little known fact: original title was "Avenue of Achy-Breaky Hearts," but had to be changed after Monsieur Cyrus showed up. 

#13  Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House

I always wished they'd teamed up with Firehouse and Counting Crows to form Counting Crow-ded Firehouse

#12  Dream Lover - Bobby Darin

I know I should think of Kevin Spacey when Darin comes up, but for me, mention of Darin's name always conjures that scene in Family Guy (16:48 mark).

#11  All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers

I can hardly ever dream about what I want to. Did the Everly Brothers have special powers?

#10  I Have A Dream  - Abba

I heart Eurovision so much!

#9  Dream On  - Aerosmith

My top 5 moments (in some order) of Aerosmith are: RUN/DMC collaboration, the Janie's Got a Gun video, the Love in an Elevator video, the inspired decision to make a triptych involving Alicia Silverstone and when Steven Tyler goes from singing "Dream on" in one octave and suddenly springs into full on falsetto scream.  Love it. 

#8  Dreamlover - Mariah Carey

Don't hate: You Loved It Too!!!

#7  Only In My Dreams - Debbie Gibson

Look at that energy, that charisma, that magic! It's like Britney, minus the crazy. (Seriously. I know you're probably not a Debbie Gibson fan, but watch that video for two minutes and tell me you're not impressed. I dare you.)

#6  Sweet Dreams of You - Patsy Cline

I totally forgot about Patsy until I was done, forcing me to have to re-number everything!  This is really an underrated mope song after a breakup. Highly recommended.  

#5  Dreams - Fleetwood Mac

I was taking my sister once somewhere and there was dry lightning, followed by thunder (which always scares her). I pointed out the Thunder, and she disagreed, saying "Thunder only happens when it's raining." Damn you, Stevie Nicks, for miseducating our kids! You're a meteorological monster and you don't care who you hurt!

#4  Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics

Not to be pedantic, but grammatically this song is either completely out of order or Annie needs psychiatric help. (Don't rule out "both")

#3  California Dreamin'  - The Mamas and the Papas

I changed the order of my top 3 at least a dozen times.  I absolutely love the harmony of this song.  

#2  Dreams - Cranberries

I tried to figure out the video for a week until I realized - "Oh yeah, Dreams are confusing."  This may not be the flashiest Cranberries song but coming back again and again and again it's gotta be right at the top. 

and the Number One Song with "Dream" in the title is......

#1  Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Mama Cass

It seems like a simple song, but it is simply elegant and you simply cannot do better. 

HONORABLE MENTION  (links go to videos)

Dream Weaver - Gary Wright

Your Wildest Dreams - The Moody Blues 

Dream Police - Cheap Trick

Dream Baby  and Beautiful Dreamer - Roy Orbison

River Of Dreams - Billy Joel 

Daydream Believer - The Monkees 

These Dreams  - Heart

The Dream Is Still Alive - Wilson Phillips

Wanna listen to all the songs back-to-back without having to do a bunch of clicking?  I got you covered, homey!

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July 22, 2010

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1 comment:

jadriana said...

Excellent list. (Although I am going to challenge Mariah Carey and Crowded House for being there in the first place.) :) I am, however, in total agreement with songs 1-7. Well played, Hypeymoto.
Also..... MOAR!