Daydreamer (David Cassidy song)

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Single by David Cassidy
from the album Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes
B-side "The Puppy Song"
Released 1973
Format 7"
Genre Pop
Length 2:47
Label Bell Records
Writer(s) Terry Dempsey
Producer(s) Rick Jarrard

"Daydreamer" is a song by the American singer David Cassidy.

Written by Terry Dempsey and produced by Rick Jarrard, "Daydreamer" was Cassidy's second and final No.1 single in the UK Singles Chart, spending three weeks at the top of the chart in October and November 1973.[1] The song was a double-A side with a cover version of Harry Nilsson's "The Puppy Song" on the B-side.[2] The single was the 10th best selling single in the UK in 1973.[3]

The song also appears on David Cassidy's 1973 UK No.1 album Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes.

Cilla Black recorded a version of this song in 1974.

The song's only chart appearance in the U.S. was by Gino Cunico in 1976 on Arista Records. This cover, which hit No.43 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart,[4] adds a bridge repeating the phrase "ain't that a shame", echoing the lyrical variation introduced by Cilla Black in her 1974 treatment of the song.[5]


  1. ^ "David Cassidy". Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 293. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "UK TOP TEN BEST SELLING SINGLES OF 1973". Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary 1961-1993. Record Research. p. 62. 
  5. ^ "Gino Cunico - Daydreamer". YouTube. 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2016-10-08. 

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Preceded by
"Eye Level" by Simon Park Orchestra
UK Singles Chart number one single
October 27, 1973 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I Love You Love Me Love" by Gary Glitter