"Awake in a Dream" was the debut single by Canadian Idol winner Kalan Porter. It later also appeared on his 2004 album, 219 Days. The song was written for Canadian Idol by Rupert Gayle, Adam Alexander, and Chris Perry, with the intention of it being the first single for whoever became the second season winner. Porter and Theresa Sokyrka each performed it on the show, and runner-up Sokyrka also recorded a studio version in case she won.
The single was released on October 5, 2004 in Canada, where it became the fastest-selling 2004 release. It debuted at number one on the Canadian Singles Chart, where it stayed for eight weeks. It became the biggest-selling debut single by a Canadian artist in the history of the Canadian charts.