My top 10 classic rock and pop songs about dreams and dreaming include tunes by Fleetwood Mac and Bobby Darin. How many of my top 10 classic rock and pop songs about dreams and dreaming make you feel good or sad? These top 10 classic rock and pop songs about dreams and dreaming are in no particular order. What songs come to your mind when you are either sleeping or fantasizing, if any?
Top 10 Classic Rock And Pop Songs About Dreams And Dreaming Selection Number1: Dreaming Of You, by Selena
My first selection is probably the saddest of my top 10 classic rock and pop songs about dreams and dreaming. Selena really sang this song with real tenderness. She was becoming a real pop sensation when she was murdered by her fan club president in 1995, according to her biography at Wikipedia here. Afterwards, then Governor George W. Bush declared her birthday, April 16, “Selena Day” in the Lone Star State.
Top 10 Classic Rock And Pop Songs About Dreams And Dreaming Selection Number 2: Talking In Your Sleep, by The Romantics
This groovy-sounding 80’s tune scored a Top 5 hit for The Romantics in early 1984. I didn’t really like this song until the 1990’s when I used to listen to and often call into a sports talk radio show out of the small city of Laramie, Wyoming. You see, the show would open and end with this song, and now whenever I hear it, I think of those times when I could talk to the hosts for sometimes 10-20 minutes about anything I felt like that was sports-related. It was a really down to earth show where we could talk while awake!
Top 10 Classic Rock And Pop Songs About Dreams And Dreaming Selection Number 3: Dreams, by Van Halen
Sammy Hagar and the band really sing this classic rock and pop of songs about dreams and dreaming with a real frantic pace and intensity, the kind of tunes I really like to daydream about! The first time I saw a video of this song on VH1’s classic videos channel that had the Navy’s Blue Angels doing maneuvers, those images of flying became burned into me! You can see this awesome music video at YouTube.
Top 10 Classic Rock And Pop Songs About Dreams And Dreaming Selection Number 4: Dreams, by Fleetwood Mac
In my view, this is one of the defining songs of the 1970’s, for sure! I find this tune to be very haunting and I probably think of this personal top 10 classic rock and pop of songs more than any other when I think of dreams and dreaming. According to Wikipedia, this song is part of one of the greatest selling albums of all time, that being Rumours, which has sold over 30 million copies and counting like one does sheep while experiencing insomnia.
Top 10 Classic Rock And Pop Songs About Dreams And Dreaming Selection Number 5: In My Dreams, by REO Speedwagon
This slow and sad ballad from 1987 netted a top 20 hit for this classic rock and pop group some 21 years ago. It’s a great song about the power and longing for a continuous dreamstate in sleep, especially if you haunted by a past love. When one dreams while sleeping, it seems so real, but then one wakes up to a different and more tangible and often more troubled reality. Yes, dreaming is like traveling every night and/or early morning to another universe if you think about it.
Top 10 Classic Rock And Pop Songs About Dreams And Dreaming Selection Number 6: I Can Dream About You, by Dan Hartman
This top 10 hit from 1984 comes from the really dark-themed movie called Streets of Fire, and really fits the film well. I really like the speedy, intensely desperate longing of this of songs about dreams and dreaming. This may be the only song that I really like that is actually a bit of a tear-jerker even though it’s so fast-paced.
Top 10 Classic Rock And Pop Songs About Dreams And Dreaming Selection Number 7: The Dream Is Still Alive, by Wilson Phillips
This is definitely one of my favorite songs about dreams. The energy of this rendition (that is really aided by some notable guitar playing) inspires hope that things can get better, and I recommend that people listen to it if they are feeling down and blue. One of the lines I really like about this personal top 10 of pop songs about dreams and dreaming is when they sing about people dreaming about not living in fear.
Top 10 Classic Rock And Pop Songs About Dreams And Dreaming Selection Number 8: California Dreamin’, by The Mamas & The Papas
The parents of the one of Wilson Phillips members (Chynna), who made up this 1960’s classic rock and pop group, has one of the great and defining songs of that particular decade. It’s got so many neat and ear-friendly ingredients to it, including a real haunting, yet psychedelic sound. When it’s really cold and windy in Wyoming, like from the middle of autumn through the end of springtime, the recesses of my mind often bring up this song for me to ponder, and make me feel a bit warmer…what a song about dreams and dreaming!
Top 10 Classic Rock And Pop Songs About Dreams And Dreaming Selection Number 9: Dream Lover, by Bobby Darin
Where have the last 50 years gone? When Dream Lover was climbing the Top 10 charts in 1959, Ike was still president of the good ol’ USA and jukeboxes were the iPods of their day. This song is really one of those classic rock and pop oldies about dreams and dreaming I can get into, especially because of the memorable refrain about having someone to call one’s own that’s chased with lots of “yeahs”.
Top 10 Classic Rock And Pop Songs About Dreams And Dreaming Selection Number 10: Daydream Believer, by The Monkees
How can I not forget this classic rock and pop Number 1 hit from 1967, my birth year? Why, that would be a nightmarish thing for me to do if I did. Sure, it’s a bit cheesy, but I love cheese, so listening to cheesy songs at least keeps me from raising my cholesterol level! To see all of my favorite classic rock and pop songs from 1967, go to this Associated Content article here.
Printed Chart Information Source for my top 10 classic rock and pop songs about dreams and dreaming article:
Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (1996)