Dream On (The Righteous Brothers song)

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"Dream On"
Single by The Oak Ridge Boys
from the album The Oak Ridge Boys Have Arrived
B-side "Sometimes the Rain Won't Let Me Sleep"[1]
Released August 18, 1979
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:16
Label MCA
Writer(s) Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter
Producer(s) Ron Chancey
The Oak Ridge Boys singles chronology
"Rhythm Guitar"
(1979)
"Dream On"
(1979)
"Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight"
(1979)

"Dream On" is a song written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, and recorded by the American country music group The Oak Ridge Boys. It was released in August 1979 as the third single from their album The Oak Ridge Boys Have Arrived. This is the Oak Ridge Boys only single to feature bass singer Richard Sterban on lead vocals.[2]

The song spent thirteen weeks within the top 40 of the Hot Country Songs charts and peaked at number seven. In Canada, the song spent three weeks at the number one position on the RPM Country Tracks chart, reaching that position on the November 3, 1979 chart and staying there for one week.[3]

Other versions[edit]

Prior to the success of the Oak Ridge Boys' version, The Righteous Brothers had a hit version, reaching No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1974. Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield alternate lead vocals.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 7
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[5] 45
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 23
Preceded by
"Stolen Moments"
by R. Harlan Smith and Chris Nielsen
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
November 3, 1979
Succeeded by
"You Decorated My Life"
by Kenny Rogers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 303. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Flans, Robyn (2000). 20th Century Masters — The Millennium Collection (CD insert). The Oak Ridge Boys. MCA Nashville. 088 170 150-2. 
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks for November 3, 1979". RPM. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Oak Ridge Boys – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for The Oak Ridge Boys.
  5. ^ "The Oak Ridge Boys – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for The Oak Ridge Boys.