Dreams (Beck song)

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"Dreams"
Beck - Dreams cover.jpg
Single by Beck
from the album Colors
B-sideInstrumental / Acapella (12")
ReleasedJune 15, 2015
Format
Genre
Length
  • 5:14 (single version)
  • 4:57 (album version)
  • 4:20 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Greg Kurstin
Beck singles chronology
"Heart Is a Drum"
(2014)
"Dreams"
(2015)
"Wow"
(2016)

"Dreams" is a song by the American alternative rock musician Beck, released on June 15, 2015. The song is Beck's first release and the lead single from his tenth album, Colors. The song has an upbeat and funky tune, in contrast to the more muted sound on his last album Morning Phase. "I was really trying to make something that would be good to play live," said Beck, also confirming that this is a track from his upcoming album. "Dreams" is featured in EA Sports game, FIFA 16 soundtrack.[2] The song has been heavily featured on Beats 1, Apple Music's flagship radio station, with 65 plays in July 2015.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Rolling Stone ranked "Dreams" at number 23 on its annual year-end list to find the best songs of 2015.[4] Billboard also ranked "Dreams" at number 23 on its year-end list for 2015.[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Dreams" was Beck's highest charting single on Alternative radio since "E-Pro" topped the chart in 2005. It was blocked from the top spot by "Renegades".

Track listing[edit]

12" vinyl[edit]

  • Fonograf — B002363401[6]
Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Dreams"5:14
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Dreams" (Instrumental)5:14
2."Dreams" (Acapella)5:14

Digital download[edit]

iTunes release
No.TitleLength
1."Dreams"5:14

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide June 15, 2015 Digital download
[21]
Italy June 19, 2015 Contemporary hit radio Capitol [22]
United States August 21, 2015 12"
  • Fonograf
  • Capitol
[6]
September 14, 2015 Contemporary hit radio Capitol [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Young, Alex. "Beck premieres groove new single "Dreams"". consequenceofsound.net. Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Beck-Returns-to-Funk-With-'Dreams'-From-Upcoming-Album". Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "We analyzed a month of Beats 1 tracks to figure out Apple's taste in music". August 11, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  4. ^ "50 Best Songs of 2015". rollingstone.com.
  5. ^ "Billboard 25 Best Songs of 2015: Critics' Picks". Billboard.com.
  6. ^ a b "Beck - Dreams (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Beck – Dreams" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Beck – Dreams" (in French). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "Beck Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Beck – Dreams" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  11. ^ "Beck Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  12. ^ "Beck Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  13. ^ "Beck Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  14. ^ "Beck Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  15. ^ "Beck Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  16. ^ "Beck Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  17. ^ "Adult Alternative Songs – Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  18. ^ "Alternative Songs – Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  19. ^ "Hot Rock Songs – Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  20. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs – Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  21. ^ . June 15, 2015 https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dreams-single/id1003405694. Retrieved June 20, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  22. ^ . radioairplay.fm. June 19, 2015 https://web.archive.org/web/20150621042034/http://www.radioairplay.fm/radio-date/BECK--Dreams-133524-19-06-2015. Archived from the original on June 21, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ . June 15, 2015 https://web.archive.org/web/20150825041112/http://fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=16691. Archived from the original on August 25, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)