Dreamtime (Daryl Hall song)
|Single by Daryl Hall|
|from the album Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine|
|B-side||"Let It Out"|
|Length||4:45 (album version)
7:55 (extended remixed version)
|Writer(s)||Daryl Hall, John Beeby|
|Producer(s)||Daryl Hall, David A. Stewart, Tom "T-Bone" Wolk|
|Daryl Hall singles chronology|
Dreamtime is a single from singer/songwriter Daryl Hall (part of pop-rock duo Hall & Oates). Co-written by John Beeby, it was issued prior to the release of his second solo album, Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine.
It was his debut single, and also his biggest hit as a solo performer, climbing the Billboard Hot 100 to peak at number 5 in October 1986 and reached #3 on the Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay chart on September 9, 1986 for one week and remained on the chart for twelve weeks. The hit helped drive its parent album up the charts to peak at number 29.
The original recording is 4:45 in length. The music video extends the track length to 5:12. Aside from some ad-libs near the video version's fade-out, there is little difference between the album version and the video.
Daryl Hall: Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
David A. Stewart: Lead Guitar
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk: Bass, Guitar
Tony Beard: Drums
Michel de la Porte: Percussion
Kate St. John, June Montana: Backing Vocals
Strings Arranged & Conducted by Michael Kamen
In his four-star review of the parent album, allmusic writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine singled out the song, calling it "tremendous" and "a swirling slice of arty new wave psychedelia that stands in direct contrast to anything Hall & Oates sent into the Top Ten".
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||28|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||19|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||53|
|Netherlands (Mega Charts)||30|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||28|
|US Billboard Hot 100||5|
|US Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay Chart||3|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||24|
|US Album Rock Tracks (Billboard)||11|
|US Dance/Disco (Billboard)||36|
|US Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay Chart||53|
- Daryl Hall Singles chronology
- Daryl Hall Albums chronology
- on YouTube
- Allmusic review; retrieved February 23, 2012
- Hung, Steffen. "Daryl Hall - Dreamtime". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
- "DARYL HALL | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
- "Dreamtime (song by Daryl Hall) ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts". www.musicvf.com. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
- February 27, 2017. "Daryl Hall chart history on the Radio & Records airplay chart".
- "Radio & Records Contemporary Hit Radio 1986 Year-End Chart". www.popradiotop20.com. Retrieved 2017-02-27.