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. 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."
"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.