Dreams (Game song)
|Single by The Game|
|from the album The Documentary|
|Released||June 7, 2005|
|Format||Digital download, CD single, 12 inch|
|Writer(s)||Jayceon Taylor & Kanye West|
|The Game singles chronology|
"Dreams" is a song by American rapper and West Coast hip hop artist The Game, from his debut album, The Documentary. It was released as the fourth official single from the album in all territories except France, which saw "Higher" released there first. The song was produced by Kanye West and features a sample of "No Money Down" by soul music singer Jerry Butler. The song is dedicated to Yetunde Price (the elder half-sister of tennis stars Serena Williams and Venus Williams), who was shot dead on September 14, 2003. The Williams' also came from The Game's hometown of Compton, California. The song is also known for having an incorrect lyric in 'I woke up from that coma 2001, about the same time Dre dropped 2001'. This references the Dr. Dre album 2001, actually released in the year 1999. The song was placed 5th on About.com's Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2005. R&B singer and actress Mýa made a cameo in the music video for the song.
The song debuted at #97 and peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The single was also commercially successful in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart.
- Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001)
- Lisa Nicole Lopes (Left Eye) (May 27, 1971 - April 25, 2002)
- Jam Master Jay (January 21, 1965 - October 30, 2002)
- Yetunde Price (August 9, 1972 - September 14, 2003)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)
- Tupac Shakur (June 16, 1971 - September 13, 1996)
- Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1963 – March 26, 1995),
- Christopher Wallace (The Notorious B.I.G.) (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997)
- Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984)
A remix of the song was released on The Game's mixtape, You Know What It Is Vol. 3. It is a mix between "Dreams" and "A Dream", which is a track featuring The Notorious B.I.G. from Jay-Z's 2002 album The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse. It combines a chopped and screwed version of B.I.G.'s a cappella verse on "A Dream" (which is Juicy's first verse) with the instrumental of "Dreams".
There is also another OFFICIAL remix of the song with Trey Songz where The Game raps his normal 1st & 3rd verse and Trey Songz singing the 2nd verse.
An unreleased version of Dreams leaked onto the internet in October 2011. This version features similar lyrics to the final version with revised themes and content, with The Game reflecting on events in his own life as opposed to reflecting on the legacies left by rap legends. It leaked labeled as an "Original Version"; however, lyrics in this version commenting on "the things that The Game and 50 Cent went through" (with Dreams being a single off The Documentary, which pre-dated The Game's beef with 50 Cent and G-Unit) make it evident that this version may be a remix or a "Part II" recorded after the beef.
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||67|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||39|
|European Hot 100 Singles||46|
|Germany (Media Control AG)||15|
|Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)||37|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||43|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||53|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||8|
|US Billboard Hot 100||32|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||12|
|US Rap Songs (Billboard)||5|
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