Sad Sweet Dreamer

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"Sad Sweet Dreamer" was a number one single in the UK Singles Chart for one week in October 1974 for Sweet Sensation.[1]

The second single from the British soul group, a soaring soul ballad heavily influenced by the Stylistics (and led by lead vocalist Marcel King's falsetto), "Sad Sweet Dreamer" became their first hit. Written by David Parton and co-produced by Tony Hatch & Bob Wackett.[2] The song reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 the following spring. Both Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent sang on the track to augment Sweet Sensation. Hatch wanted to work with them after they were discovered on New Faces whilst he was on the judging panel.

The song was used in the 2009 UK TV series, Red Riding. It was also featured in the 2013 film Rush.[3]


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 306. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Sad Sweet Dreamer Brief Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Rush (2013)". Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
Preceded by
"Annie's Song" by John Denver
UK number one single
19 October 1974 for one week
Succeeded by
"Everything I Own" by Ken Boothe