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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.



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chicken0102


quality posts: 41 Private Messages chicken0102

Here are a few:
"All I Have to Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by the Eurythmics
"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes
"Dream Baby" by Roy Orbison

jachim72


quality posts: 3 Private Messages jachim72

"Dream Within A Dream" Alan Parson Project

lipophilia


quality posts: 11 Private Messages lipophilia

I was going to add the Everly Brothers, but chicken0102 got it 1st. HOWEVER - it's worth going to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fW7MoINvQc to hear the worst transcription of a song EVER.

lipophilia


quality posts: 11 Private Messages lipophilia

BTW ... a good live version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKn6h2x5IcY

CowboyDann


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Gonna leave off the obvious ones that came to mind first, if nobody else says them I'll check back and drop them.

Pavement - Passat Dream
Fang Island - Dream of Dreams

Alright maybe one obvious one
Runnin' down a dream

tylerbud


quality posts: 1 Private Messages tylerbud

Gary Wright - Dream Weaver

http://youtu.be/n-DmAh0dObI

tslothrop


quality posts: 12 Private Messages tslothrop

In Dreams? There is only one:

In Dreams

All others pale in comparison. That is all.

cindik


quality posts: 5 Private Messages cindik

Daydream believer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU615FaODCg

Dreams (I'll never see) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBo_POKv21w

Dream On http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txlXcJDtDwM

Dream Police http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjMCaw4qzjg

Dreamer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9QO_1525e8

Number nine dream http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGFvlnCq-ts



HarryFishnuts


quality posts: 10 Private Messages HarryFishnuts

Certainly not my favorite from them, but here it is anyway.

Queensryche - Silent Lucidity

cjhughes


quality posts: 24 Private Messages cjhughes

The folk classic Last Night I had the Strangest Dream. There are lots of versions of this, but I'm partial to Arlo Guthrie's.

The old standard Dream a Little Dream of Me. Again, lots of versions, but my favorite is the Mamas and the Papas one.

There a whole bunch of Bob Dylan dream songs, including Bob Dylan's Dream, Bob Dylan's 115th Dream, Talking World War III Blues, I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine, Had a Dream About You, Baby, Series of Dreams, & This Dream of You.

Another folk classic, Joe Hill. I'll go with the Joan Baez version of this one.

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle,
I no longer despair for the future of the human race. H.G. Wells
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cindik


quality posts: 5 Private Messages cindik

Too much to dream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuOec305SQA

Spill the wine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i0DMbCKnAg

Welcome to my nightmare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQE0pfBAYQ8

sgkordalski


quality posts: 1 Private Messages sgkordalski

A stunning omission: Eels "Trouble with Dreams."

CatCK


quality posts: 50 Private Messages CatCK

#9 Dream - John Lennon



Dreaming - Blondie

CatCK


quality posts: 50 Private Messages CatCK

Someone already posted "Daydream Believer", so I'll post the other Monkee dream song.

"Dream World"



pooflady


quality posts: 20 Private Messages pooflady

A Wonderful Dream - The Majors



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

strawhousepig


quality posts: 60 Private Messages strawhousepig

Hey look! Another chance to post Shonen Knife tunes. Yay! Catnip Dream and Fruit Loop Dreams

Also...
American Dream by Coffin Break
Dreaming In Cuban by Alice Donut
Dream Machine by God Machine from an absolutely fantastic album.

Something about that Blondie track always hits a melancholy nerve with me. Nice call with Spill The Wine (which could have made the bass lines MM a couple weeks ago).

mossygreen


quality posts: 70 Private Messages mossygreen

My first thought: Dream Lover, courtesy of Bobby Darin

My second thought: Dream for Mother, Christan Death

While on that page, I scrolled down and was shocked to discover that Rozz Williams covered Dream a Little Dream of Me in his best faux-Bowie (how could I be almost ten years behind in following the career of a man who committed suicide in 1998?!)

Dream-adjacent bonus: while On Some Faraway Beach is not strictly about dreaming, the lyrics did come to Eno in a dream.

mossygreen


quality posts: 70 Private Messages mossygreen

Damn, just thought of two more:

Marc Bolan's Dreamy Lady, performed while being coated in foam

While it's more about modern architecture and sex toys, who can resist Roxy Music's In Every Dreamhome a Heartache? But is there going to be an architecture-themed Music Monday for which I should have waited?

I wanted to link to a Wombles song in which Orinocco dreams he is pursued by pollution, personified as a giant animate garbage can, but apparently no one has ever uploaded that to youtube.

LarryLars


quality posts: 65 Private Messages LarryLars

How can you miss these pop classics?

" I Like Dreamin' " by Kenny Nolan





"Your Wildest Dreams" by The Moody Blues


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Have you checked your Private Messages lately?

mossygreen


quality posts: 70 Private Messages mossygreen

OH MY GOD, I FORGOT Caught in a Dream, from Alice Cooper

ForbzyT


quality posts: 9 Private Messages ForbzyT

A live version of John Hartford - Joseph's Dream. This is on the album "The Walnut Valley Spring Thing".

The studio version was on the "Nobody Knows What You Do" album, but is not on the CD - the record company says the master tape was damaged.

RWoodward


quality posts: 58 Private Messages RWoodward

Dreams: Fleetwood Mac. It was their only Number 1 US hit single.

Dex15


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Dex15

I'm making a habit of being late. Most of what I had in mind has already been mentioned above (the problem with arriving late).

An appropriate song for most this time of year: The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin'

One of those covers that I like better than the original: Molly Hatchet - Dreams I'll Never See

Some random ones, most a little obvious:
Dirt Band - An American Dream
Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You
Van Halen - Dreams
Billy Joel - The River of Dreams
Iron Maiden - Dream of Mirrors
Ozzy Osbourne - Dreamer
Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
-Dex