Wildest Dreams (song)

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This article is about the Iron Maiden song. For other songs with the same title, see Wildest Dreams (disambiguation).
"Wildest Dreams"
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album Dance of Death
B-side "Pass the Jam"
"Blood Brothers (orchestral mix)"
Released 1 September 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Heavy metal
Length 3:49[1]
Label EMI
Writer(s) Adrian Smith
Steve Harris
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"Run to the Hills (live)"
(2002)
"Wildest Dreams"
(2003)
"Rainmaker"
(2003)
DVD cover

"Wildest Dreams" is a single from Iron Maiden's 13th studio album, Dance of Death, released in 2003. It was written by guitarist Adrian Smith and bassist Steve Harris.

Synopsis[edit]

The band began performing the song in concert before the album was released. The single also includes an improvisational jam from the Dance of Death sessions. The song was again played on The Final Frontier World Tour.

The music video is a computer animated short, where the band members drive around a desolate planet and into the mouth of Eddie (as depicted on the CD single cover).[2]

The guitar solo in "Wildest Dreams" is played by Adrian Smith.

It is also unique in the release of a DVD single[3] at the same time as the CD single,[4] the first time this was done by the band.

The single was released as a 7" Green Vinyl Limited Edition[5] with two tracks; A CD maxi-single with three tracks[6] on it; Then for the first time a DVD version of the title track as a single[7] which also had a behind the scenes.

Track listing[edit]

CD single[edit]

  1. "Wildest Dreams" (Adrian Smith, Steve Harris) – 3:49
  2. "Pass the Jam" (Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers, Harris, Nicko McBrain, Dave Murray, Smith) – 8:20
  3. "Blood Brothers" (Orchestral Mix) (Harris) - 7:10

7" Green Vinyl[edit]

  1. A1 - "Wildest Dreams" (Smith, Harris) – 3:49
  2. B2 - "Pass the Jam" (Dickinson, Gers, Harris, McBrain, Murray, Smith) – 8:20

DVD single[edit]

  1. "Wildest Dreams" (promo video) (Smith, Harris) – 3:49
  2. "The Nomad" (rock mix) (Murray, Harris) - 9:01
  3. "Blood Brothers" (rock mix) (Harris) - 7:10
  4. "Dance of Death – Behind the Scenes" (video) - 2:00

Japanese CD single[edit]

  1. "Wildest Dreams" (promo video) (Smith, Harris) – 3:49
  2. "Pass The Jam" (Dickinson, Gers, Harris, McBrain, Murray, Smith) - 8:20
  3. "Blood Brothers" (rock mix) (Harris) - 7:10
  4. "Blood Brothers" (orchestral Mix) (Harris) - 7:10

Personnel[edit]

Production credits are adapted from the CD,[1] DVD,[8] and picture disc covers.[9]

Iron Maiden
Production

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart 65[10]
Canadian Singles Chart 26[11]
Dutch Singles Chart 45[12]
Finnish Singles Chart 1[13]
French Singles Chart 57[14]
German Singles Chart 27[15]
Irish Singles Chart 19[16]
Italian Singles Chart 4[17]
Norwegian Singles Chart 5[18]
Swedish Singles Chart 4[19]
Swiss Singles Chart 68[20]
UK Singles Chart 6[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wildest Dreams" CD Single (Media notes). Iron Maiden. EMI. 1 September 2003. 
  2. ^ Iron Maiden - "Wildest Dreams" on YouTube
  3. ^ "DVD". Retrieved 10-04-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "CD". Retrieved 10-04-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "Green Vinyl 7". Retrieved 10-04-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "CD Maxi Single". Retrieved 10-04-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "DVD Single". Retrieved 10-04-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "Wildest Dreams" DVD Single (Media notes). Iron Maiden. EMI. 1 September 2003. 
  9. ^ "Wildest Dreams" Picture Disc Single (Media notes). Iron Maiden. EMI. 1 September 2003. 
  10. ^ "Iron Maiden - "Wildest Dreams"". Ö3 Austria Top 40 (in German). Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Iron Maiden- Billboard albums and singles". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Discography Iron Maiden" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Discography Iron Maiden". The Official Finnish Charts. Finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Discographie Iron Maiden". SNEP (in French). Lescharts.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "Iron Maiden Single-Chartverfolgung". Media Control Charts. Musicline.de. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Irish Singles Archive". IRMA. Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Iron Maiden songs". FIMI. Italiancharts.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  18. ^ "Discography Iron Maiden". VG-lista. Norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  19. ^ "Iron Maiden". Sverigetopplistan. Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  20. ^ "Iron Maiden - 'Wildest Dreams'" (in German). Swiss Hitparade. Retrieved 27 August 203.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  21. ^ "Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive 13 September 2003". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 August 2013.