Never Had a Dream Come True

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For the song by Stevie Wonder, see Never Had a Dream Come True (Stevie Wonder song).
"Never Had a Dream Come True"
Single by S Club 7
from the album 7 (re-release) and Sunshine
B-side "Perfect Christmas"
Released 27 November 2000
Format CD single: Worldwide
Recorded London, United Kingdom for Children in Need
Genre Teen pop
Length 4:00
Label Polydor
  • Cathy Dennis
  • Oskar Paul
S Club 7 singles chronology
"Never Had a Dream Come True"
"Don't Stop Movin'"
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"Never Had a Dream Come True" is a song by British pop group S Club 7, released as a single on 27 November 2000. It was chosen to be the official 2000 BBC Children in Need song.[1] The single peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart,[2] becoming Britain's ninth best-selling single of 2000.[3] Internationally, it peaked within the top ten of the charts in the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and the United States.[3] After its success, it was added to a re-release of the band's second album, 7. The group performed the song on the ITV Panto, Aladdin.

The popularity of the song in the United States made the group to appear on MTV's TRL in early 2001. The song was added to the track list of the U.S. compilation album, Now That's What I Call Music Vol. 7.

The song was certified Platinum in the UK in 2013.[4]

Song information[edit]

The song is about the aftermath of a break-up. The protagonist says that even though she might date other people, she will always have love for her former boyfriend. Jo O'Meara sings the lead vocals for the song while the rest of the members are in supporting vocals.

Track listings[edit]

  • UK - Children in Need CD
  1. "Never Had a Dream Come True"
  2. "Perfect Christmas"
  3. "Reach" (Almighty mix)
  4. "Never Had a Dream Come True" (CD-ROM video)
  • UK - Standard CD[5]
  1. "Never Had a Dream Come True"
  2. "Spiritual Love"
  3. "Stand by You"
  4. "Never Had a Dream Come True" (CD-Rom video - Alternate version)
  • Cassette
  1. "Never Had a Dream Come True"
  2. "Perfect Christmas"
  • US CD single[6]
  1. "Never Had a Dream Come True" (Mike Rizzo Radio Mix)
  2. "Spiritual Love"

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
United Kingdom 27 November 2000
United States 24 April 2001


Chart (2000–01) Peak
Irish Singles Chart 2
New Zealand Singles Chart 31
Swedish Singles Chart 10
UK Singles Chart[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100 10
US Hot 100 Airplay 25
US Hot 100 Singles Sales 2
US Top 40 Mainstream 8
Chart (2000-2009) Peak
UK Top 100 Songs of the Decade 43[7]


  1. ^ "Children In Need’s top selling singles". Easier. 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 654. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b "Never Had A Dream Come True by S Club 7 Songfacts". Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  4. ^ "British single certifications – S Club 7 – Never Had a Dream Come True". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Never Had a Dream Come True in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
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  7. ^ Radio 1 Official Chart of the Decade, as broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday 29 December 2009, presented by Nihal
Preceded by
"Independent Women Part I" by Destiny's Child
UK Singles Chart number-one single
3 December 2000 – 9 December 2000
Succeeded by
"Stan" by Eminem