Daydream (The Lovin' Spoonful song)

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Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful.jpg
Single by The Lovin' Spoonful
from the album Daydream
B-side"Night Owl Blues"
ReleasedFebruary 19, 1966
GenreFolk rock
LabelKama Sutra 208
Songwriter(s)John Sebastian
Producer(s)Erik Jacobsen
The Lovin' Spoonful singles chronology
"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice"
"Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?"

"Daydream" is a popular song written by John Sebastian, first released in 1966. The song was originally recorded that year by Sebastian's group The Lovin' Spoonful and released on their album of the same title. "Daydream" originated with Sebastian's attempt to rewrite The Supremes' "Baby Love".[1]

Chart performance[edit]

The song reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, behind (You're My) Soul and Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers.[2] Outside the US, "Daydream" went to No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. In New Zealand, the song spent three weeks at No. 1. It also reached No. 1 in Canada, and No. 13 in Australia.


Recorded versions[edit]

Following the 1966 Lovin' Spoonful recording, "Daydream" has been recorded by such artists as:[6]


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