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For other uses, see Dreamboat (disambiguation).

"Dreamboat" is a popular music song, the words and music to which were written by Jack Hoffman,[1] (sometimes incorrectly attributed to Al Hoffman).[2]

A version produced by Walter Ridley, and performed by Alma Cogan, reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1955 for two weeks, and is one of Cogan's best known hits.[3]

"Dreamboat" is also a song written by Maitiu Ni Chasaide, his sister Natalie Ni Chasaide, and the Bonny Men for a concert and recording in support of Pádraig Schaler, a young Irishman who suffered a very severe brain injury when he was struck by a van on 27 June 2013 on his way to his summer job on Cape Cod. The demo version of this song is being recorded in English and Irish and will become available in the summer of 2014.


  1. ^ "DREAMBOAT, ACE Title Search". Ascap.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  2. ^ Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 20. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. p. 113. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
Preceded by
"Unchained Melody" by Jimmy Young
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single
Alma Cogan

15 July 1955 for 2 weeks
Succeeded by
"Rose Marie" by Slim Whitman