You Make My Dreams

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"You Make My Dreams"
Single by Hall & Oates
from the album Voices
Released May 2, 1981
Recorded 1979
Genre Pop rock, dance-rock
Length 3:11
Label RCA
Writer(s) Sara Allen, Daryl Hall, John Oates
Hall & Oates singles chronology
"Kiss on My List"
(1981)
"You Make My Dreams"
(1981)
"Private Eyes"
(1981)

"You Make My Dreams" is a 1981 single by Hall & Oates from their album Voices. The song reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1981.[1]

It has been featured in the television shows King of the Hill, Saturday Night Live, Glee, The Office, Cupid, Rookie Blue and New Girl as well as the films Step Brothers, the documentary My Date With Drew, Dumb and Dumberer, and The Wedding Singer. The song was featured prominently in the popular Sundance film (500) Days of Summer and in the medical drama Private Practice.

American pop rock band Mêlée included a cover version of "You Make My Dreams" on their album Devils & Angels (2007).

The song has been featured in the Australian television advertising campaign for the Toyota Camry Hybrid. The advertising campaign was released prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics.[2] The song also has been featured in the Fox television series Raising Hope during the first season, in 2011, and in Telus' Winter 2011 advertising campaign. The song was also featured in a 2012 eHarmony commercial airing on the television network A&E.

Footage from the music video was later combined with excerpts from the film Desperate Lives, resulting in a popular Keyboard Cat video, "Play Helen off Keyboard Cat. And then join Daryl and John."

The cast of Glee performed the song as part of a mash-up including another one of Hall & Oates songs, "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)," in the episode "Mash Off."

Vocals from the song were later sampled on R&B singer Amerie's song "Take Control".

The song was used in a 2012 ad for the website eHarmony.com.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5

The Mowgli's version[edit]

"In a Big Country / You Make My Dreams Come True"
Single by American Authors and The Mowgli's
Released April 19, 2014
Recorded 2014
Genre Pop rock, dance-rock
Label Island Def Jam
American Authors chronology
"Luck"
(2013)
"In a Big Country"
(2014)
The Mowgli's chronology
"Love's Not Dead"
(2013)
"You Make My Dreams Come True"
(2014)

"You Make My Dreams Come True" was covered by American alternative rock band The Mowgli's. The song was recorded by the band for the 2014 single "In a Big Country / You Make My Dreams Come True", with American alternative rock band American Authors. The single was released on Vinyl on April 19, 2014 as a Record Store Day release. The track appears as the B-side on the single.

Track listing[edit]

7"
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "In a Big Country" (performed by American Authors) Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson    
2. "You Make My Dreams Come True" (performed by The Mowgli's) Sara Allen, Daryl Hall, John Oates    

Personnel[edit]

The Mowgli's
  • Dave Appelbaum – keyboards and vocals
  • Colin Louis Dieden – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Katie Jayne Earl – vocals and percussion
  • Josh Hogan – guitar and vocals
  • Matthew Di Panni- bass guitar and vocals
  • Spencer Trent – percussion, guitar, melodica, and vocals
  • Andy Warren – drums, percussion, and vocals

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States[3] 19 April 2014 7" vinyl The Island Def Jam Music Group

References[edit]