Dreams of the Everyday Housewife

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"Dreams of the Everyday Housewife"
Dreams of the Everyday Housewife - Glen Campbell.jpg
Single by Glen Campbell
from the album Wichita Lineman
B-side"Kelli Hoedown"
ReleasedJuly 1968
RecordedApril 15 and May 10, 1968
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California
Songwriter(s)Chris Gantry
Producer(s)Al DeLory
Glen Campbell singles chronology
"I Wanna Live"
"Dreams of the Everyday Housewife"
"Gentle on My Mind"

"Dreams of the Everyday Housewife" is a song written by Chris Gantry and recorded by American country music artist Glen Campbell. It was released in July 1968 as the first single from his album Wichita Lineman. The song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2]

Wayne Newton recorded a version of the song which reached number 14 on the Easy Listening chart. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap released a cover version on their album Young Girl.

Mike Minor also performed the song on episode 184 of Petticoat Junction, "The Ballad of the Everyday Housewife". The show first aired on January 4, 1969.

The song was recorded by k.d. lang, and it was included on the 2005 album, Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives.

Chart performance[edit]

Glen Campbell[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 32
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 6
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 25

Wayne Newton[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 60
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 14
Canadian RPM Top Singles 28


  1. ^ "Glen Campbell singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  2. ^ "RPM Country Singles for September 2, 1968". RPM. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Glen Campbell Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Glen Campbell Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Wayne Newton Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.

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