Dreaming (OMD song)

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Single by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
from the album The Best of OMD
B-side "Satellite"
"Gravity Never Failed"
Released 6 June 1988 (1988-06-06)
Format vinyl: 7", 10", 12", CD: 3", 5"[1]
Recorded 1988
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 3:54
6:26 (Extended version)
Label Virgin
Writer(s) OMD
Producer(s) OMD
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark singles chronology
"Brides of Frankenstein"

"Dreaming" is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released in 1988 as a single from their compilation album, The Best of OMD. It was the last single before the band split-up, with only Andy McCluskey to carry on working under the OMD banner, and not releasing another record for three years. While not overly successful in the UK (where it barely made the top 50), the song was the band's second most successful chart entry on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching #16.

Stewart Mason, in a positive review for Allmusic, described the song as "dynamite", and wrote: "['Dreaming'] is easily the group's best single since 1983's 'Telegraph'...It's a near-perfect pop song, perhaps the last great single by an '80s synth-pop band."[2]

The cover art was designed by Stylorouge, with photography by Andrew Catlin.[3]


All the single versions include "Satellite" as a B-side. The other B-side, "Gravity Never Failed", was a bonus track on the CD single. This song was originally titled "Georgia" and dates back to the 1981 Architecture & Morality sessions. However, the band lost their favour with the song and was thus shelved, and the title "Georgia" was given to a new song and featured on the album.

Track listing[edit]

7" and Limited edition 7"
  1. "Dreaming" - 4:00
  2. "Satellite" - 5:14
Special Limited Edition 10"
  1. "Dreaming (The William Orbit Remix)" - 7:15
  2. "Dreaming (7" Version)" - 3:56
  3. "Messages" - 4:41
  4. "Secret" - 3:57
  1. "Dreaming (Extended Mix)" - 6:19
  2. "Satellite" - 5:09
  3. "Gravity Never Failed" - 3:29
CD and Limited edition mini-CD
  1. "Dreaming (Extended Mix)" - 6:26
  2. "Satellite" - 5:14
  3. "Gravity Never Failed" - 3:27
  4. "Dreaming (Seven Inch Version)" - 4:00

Official Versions[edit]

Version Length Remixed by Comment
Single version 3:54 Tom Lord-Alge
Extended Mix 6:26 Tom Lord-Alge
Club Mix Edit 4:58 Bruce Forest US promo
Extended 12" Club Mix 8:22 Bruce Forest US promo
The William Orbit Remix 7:15 William Orbit 10"
Dub Mix 4:29 OMD
Club Mix 7:13 OMD also known as '12" USA Club Mix'
Radio USA Mix 3:50

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 50
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5] 26
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 37