Dreams of the Everyday Housewife

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"Dreams of the Everyday Housewife"
Single by Glen Campbell
from the album Wichita Lineman
B-side "Kelli Hoedown"
Released July 1968
Genre Country
Length 2:34
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Chris Gantry
Producer(s) Al DeLory
Glen Campbell singles chronology
"I Wanna Live"
(1968)
"Dreams of the Everyday Housewife"
(1968)
"Gentle on My Mind"
(1968)
"I Wanna Live"
(1968)
"Dreams of the Everyday Housewife"
(1968)
"Gentle on My Mind"
(1968)

"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.

Chart performance[edit]

Glen Campbell[edit]

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

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Preceded by
"Already It's Heaven"
by David Houston
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 2-September 9, 1968
Succeeded by
"Harper Valley PTA"
by Jeannie C. Riley