Music Monday: In Dreams

by Scott Lydon

 

Happy Music Monday! Have you ever had a dream? If so, you understand why dreams are so important. This week, Scott's gathering songs about dreaming. Surely you know one or two, right? If you don't, here's one to start you off:

DaM-FunK - The Things That Dreams Are Made Of

 

Dr. Martens celebrated their 50th anniversary by asking synth-hop artist Dam-FunK to cover a little hit from The Human League. Did he make it better? That's a personal question. Does it capture the nature of dreams? Yes, sir or madame, it does.

Come inside and see your dreams fulfilled with four more songs and the Spotfy playlist from last week. See you after the jump!

As always, be sure to check out our Spotify playlist. This week's it features a great selection from last week's Music Monday comments. The theme of the mix this time is Best Beatles Covers II and we think it's pretty darn solid. But before you start reminiscing, check out our current Music Monday below!

Heart - These Dreams

 

The nice thing about Heart is that they're reaching that "rediscovery" phase, and they certainly deserve it. These two sisters put out perfectly enjoyable pop for years, and as this one might be amazingly '80s, but it's still a pretty ballad. It's no Alone, but it's still pretty.

Roy Orbison - In Dreams

 

He looks vaguely like a time-traveling Psy, but Roy had the voice to break your heart. Even if you've never seen a single David Lynch film, Roy's got that beautifully creepy tone that a crying fool would have. No wonder his most famous songs are about lovers who have passed each other by.

Marina And The Diamonds - The State Of Dreaming

 

And speaking of the '80s… Marina's kinda mystical pop would have been right at home in 1986, and she's got the ethereal "nothing matters and yet it's all so important" feeling of a dream down pat. Haven't you ever woken up and wondered which was the dream, and which was reality?

Bruce Springsteen - Dream Baby Dream

 

If you're already familiar with Alan Vega and Martin Rev you know that Dream Baby Dream has a magic that pre-dated much of modern pop music. But in the hands of Springsteen, it goes from an underground song two teenagers might play during a makeout session to a huge anthem someone might want to play at their wedding or sing to their daughter. Remember, a dream can be different things to different people, but still be the same dream.

We're dreaming of you stopping by our Turntable.fm room for the regular Music Monday enjoyment. And we're also dreaming of you posting a song or two in the comments, and telling us what you like about them. Also, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use.