Dreamin' (Cliff Richard song)

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"Dreamin'"
Dreamin' - Cliff Richard.jpg
Single by Cliff Richard
from the album I'm No Hero
B-side"Dynamite"
ReleasedSeptember 13, 1980[1]
Format7" single
RecordedMay–June 1980
GenreSynthpop, pop rock
Length3:37
LabelEMI
Songwriter(s)Alan Tarney, Leo Sayer[2]
Producer(s)Alan Tarney
Cliff Richard singles chronology
"Carrie"
(1980)
"Dreamin'"
(1980)
"Suddenly"
(1980)
Music video
"Dreamin'" on YouTube

"Dreamin'" ("Dreaming" in U.S.) is a song recorded by Cliff Richard from his 1980 album, I'm No Hero. The track was the first of three single releases and was the biggest hit from the album.

"Dreaming" became Richard's third and final U.S. Top 10 hit. It peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart,[3] reached the Top 5 in Australia and was a hit in numerous European countries. "Dreaming" achieved silver certification for sales in the UK.

The song was co-written by Leo Sayer. Sayer's own hit, a cover of "More Than I Can Say" (U.S. #2) was on the charts concurrently with "Dreaming" during the last four months of 1980. Both songs were produced by Alan Tarney.

The release of the follow-up single from Richard's I'm No Hero album, "A Little in Love" was delayed by the release of his duet with Olivia Newton-John "Suddenly," from the Xanadu soundtrack.

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 371–2. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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  12. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Dreamin'". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
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  20. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-1993. Record Research. p. 200.
  21. ^ "Cash Box Top Singles". Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  22. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts – 1980s". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  23. ^ The 1980 Top 100 Singles chart is identified by the RPM Year-End article "Top 100 Singles (1980)". RPM. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
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