|"All I Have to Do Is Dream"|
|Single by The Everly Brothers|
|Recorded||March 6, 1958, RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee|
|The Everly Brothers singles chronology|
"All I Have to Do Is Dream" is a song made famous by the Everly Brothers, written by Boudleaux Bryant of the husband-and-wife songwriting team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant,and published in 1958. The song is ranked No. 141 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is in AABA form.
The best-known version was recorded by The Everly Brothersat RCA Studio Nashville and released as a single in April 1958. It had been recorded by The Everly Brothers live in just two takes on March 6, 1958, and features Chet Atkins on guitar. It was the only single ever to be at No. 1 on all of the Billboard singles charts simultaneously, on June 2, 1958. It first reached No. 1 on the "Most played by Jockeys" and "Top 100" charts on May 19, 1958, and remained there for five and three weeks, respectively; with the August 1958 introduction of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song ended the year at No. 2. "All I Have to Do Is Dream" also hit No.1 on the R&B chart as well as becoming The Everly Brothers' third chart topper on the country chart. The Everly Brothers briefly returned to the Hot 100 in 1961 with this song.
Outside the United States, "All I Have to Do Is Dream" saw massive success in various countries, most notably the United Kingdom, where it topped the UK's New Musical Express chart in June 1958 and remained there for seven weeks (including one week as a joint number one with Vic Damone's "On the Street Where You Live"), spending 21 weeks on the chart in Britain. 's 1001 best songs ever in 2003.The song has also featured on several notable lists of the best songs or singles of all time, including British music magazine Q
It was named one of the "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll" by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2004.
The B-side, "Claudette", was the first major song writing success for Roy Orbison (who also recorded his own version of the song) and was named after his first wife.As a result of this success Orbison terminated his contract with Sun Records and affiliated himself with the Everly's publisher, Acuff-Rose Music.
The Everly Brothers' version of "All I Have to Do Is Dream" is featured rather prominently in the 2001 film Riding in Cars with Boys : first the original recording is heard when the father (James Woods) is driving his young daughter (Mika Boorem), who is singing along; at the end of the film the father and the daughter (Drew Barrymore) jointly are singing their beloved oldie whilst huddling together and reminiscing.
|"All I Have to Do Is Dream"|
|Single by Richard Chamberlain|
|from the album Richard Chamberlain Sings|
|Richard Chamberlain singles chronology|
Richard Chamberlain covered the song on his 1962 album Richard Chamberlain Sings . Released as a single in 1963, it peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, 's Middle-Road Singles chart.and No. 6 on Billboard
Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell released a duet version in 1969. Their version reached No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100, 's Hot Country Singles chart, No. 4 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart, No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 6 in Sweden (Radio Sweden), and No. 3 in South Africa (Springbok Radio).No. 6 on Billboard
Donny Osmond's cover version appeared on his 1972 album Portrait of Donny .
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's version, from their 1975 album Symphonion Dream , reached No. 66 on the Billboard Hot 100, 's Easy Listening chart, and No. 79 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart.No. 30 on Billboard
Juice Newton's cover version appeared on her breakout album, Juice , in 1981.
Andy Gibb and Victoria Principal peaked at no. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1981 with their remake.
R.E.M. contributed their rendition titled "(All I've Got To Do Is) Dream" to the Athens, GA: Inside/Out soundtrack in 1987.
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At the 1994 AFI Life Achievement Award, which was honored to Jack Nicholson, Harry Dean Stanton and Art Garfunkel made a rendition of the song for Jack.
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"You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" — also known simply as "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" — is a song written by Jim Weatherly, and produced by Don Law. It was first recorded in 1973 by Ray Price from his album You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me. The song enjoyed two runs of popularity, each by an artist in a different genre.
"Lonely Teardrops" is a song written by Berry Gordy Jr., Gwen Gordy and Roquel "Billy" Davis, first recorded and released as a single in 1958 by R&B singer Jackie Wilson on the Brunswick label. It is a 1999 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee. The recording became an across-the-board national Top 10 Pop smash, a # 1 hit on the R&B charts, and is ranked #315 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It is ranked as the 57th biggest U.S. hit of 1959. "Lonely Teardrops" is also listed on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of "The 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll".
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