Dreamboat Annie (song)

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"Dreamboat Annie"
Single by Heart
from the album Dreamboat Annie
B-side"Sing Child"
ReleasedDecember 1976
Format7" single
RecordedAugust 1975
GenreSoft rock, folk rock
Length2:59 (Single)
LabelMushroom Records
Songwriter(s)Ann Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Producer(s)Mike Flicker
Heart singles chronology
"Crazy on You"
"Dreamboat Annie"

"Dreamboat Annie" is a song written and recorded by the rock band Heart. It is the title track from their debut album Dreamboat Annie and was released as its third single in 1976. The song had originally appeared as the B-side to Heart's debut single "Crazy on You" earlier that year.

There are three different versions of the song "Dreamboat Annie" on the Dreamboat Annie album:

Track 2 – "Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)" – 1:10
Track 5 – "Dreamboat Annie" – 2:02
Track 10 – "Dreamboat Annie (Reprise)" – 3:50

The version released on the single was listed on the 45 as 2:59 but was actually around 2:40. It is not included on the album. The single is a variation of Track 5, with the intro to "Soul of the Sea" grafted onto the beginning of the single. This version remains unreleased on any Heart album. It's assumed this was done to increase the playing time of the single to the more standard 3 minute format.

"Dreamboat Annie" became Heart's third U.S. chart entry, peaking at number forty-two on the Billboard Hot 100. Being markedly softer in sound than the other singles Heart had released previously, the song was also Heart's first entry onto the U.S. Adult Contemporary singles chart, where it reached number seventeen (Heart's highest-charting AC hit until "These Dreams" in 1986).

In 2011 Nancy Wilson recorded a reworked version of the song with American classical guitarist Sharon Isbin for the latter's album Guitar Passions.[1]

In popular culture[edit]

The song is featured in Ari Gold's 2008 film Adventures of Power.

The song is featured in season 1 episode 10 (the season finale) of Transparent. A cover opens the episode and plays over a montage. The actual track closes out the show, playing over the credits.


Additional musicians

  • Tessie Bensussen – backing vocals
  • Geoff Foubert – backing vocals
  • Jim Hill – backing vocals, banjo
  • Kat Hendrikse – drums

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976–77) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles [2] 53
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary[3] 31
French Singles Chart[citation needed] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 42
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[5] 17
US Cash Box Top 100[6] 32


  1. ^ Sony notice in Classic fm, October 2011
  2. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
  3. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1977-03-05. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  4. ^ "Heart - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 108.
  6. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, January 29, 1977

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