Dream Warriors (song)

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"Dream Warriors"
Single by Dokken
from the album Back for the Attack
Released February 10, 1987
Format Single
Recorded December 1986
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 4:49
Label Elektra
Writer(s) George Lynch & Jeff Pilson
Dokken singles chronology
"It's Not Love"
"Dream Warriors"
(February 10, 1987)
"Burning Like a Flame"

"Dream Warriors" is a song written by Dokken members George Lynch & Jeff Pilson for the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. The song was released as a single in 1987, charting at number 22 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart,[1] and was also released on Dokken's fourth album, Back For The Attack.

Music video[edit]

The music video used clips from the movie "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors", and primarily featured actress Patricia Arquette, and Robert Englund in the role of Freddy Krueger. The video featured various scenes from the film, combined with a small amount of original footage, of Arquette's character Kristen being menaced by Freddy Krueger before being rescued by Dokken who drives Freddy off with the power of rock. At the end of the video Freddy wakes up in bed screaming revealing that the video was his nightmare and exclaims, "What a nightmare! Who were those guys?"

Track listing[edit]

In addition to "Dream Warriors," the single contained the songs "Back For The Attack, a previously unreleased track, and "Paris Is Burning," from the album Breaking the Chains.[2]

  1. "Dream Warriors"
  2. "Back For The Attack"
  3. "Paris Is Burning"

In Popular Culture[edit]

  • In the Glee episode "Girls (and Boys) On Film", the song is briefly mentioned.


  1. ^ "Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, A". Soundtrack Collector. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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