Follow That Dream (song)

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"Follow That Dream"
Song by Elvis Presley
from the EP Follow That Dream
Released1962 (EP)
RecordedJuly 2, 1961
StudioRCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee
Length1:38
Songwriter(s)

"Follow That Dream" is a song first recorded by Elvis Presley as part of the soundtrack for his 1962 motion picture Follow That Dream.

It was also in 1962 released as the first track of the EP Follow That Dream.

The song peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 5 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart.[1]

Writing and recording[edit]

The song was written by Fred Wise (lyrics) and Ben Weisman (music). Elvis Presley recorded it on July 2, 1961 in the RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bruce Springsteen versions[edit]

Bruce Springsteen said "Follow That Dream" was one of his favorite Elvis songs.[2] He began performing a rearranged version of the song on the European leg of the River Tour in April 1981, at a much slower pace and with altered lyrics.[3] (Audio from a May 1981 performance may be heard here ). This version appears in a bootleg vinyl recording of the same name. He later further revised the lyrics, and recorded the song during the Born in the U.S.A. sessions, although it remained unreleased. He performed the song in July 1988 in Switzerland (video may be viewed here ), and many times in succeeding decades.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 15
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening[1] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Elvis Presley - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2016-03-08. Retrieved 2016-12-30.
  2. ^ Spoken as part of his intro to the song in July 1988 Switzerland concert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XgIqMV9rXA
  3. ^ Born to run : the Bruce Springsteen story by Marsh, Dave Publication date 1981 Topics Springsteen, Bruce, Rock musicians Publisher New York : Dell Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; internetarchivebooks; china Digitizing sponsor China-America Digital Academic Library (CADAL) Contributor Internet Archive Language English "The songs": p. [268]-283 Access-restricted-item true Addeddate 2015-08-12 16:26:44.723735 Bookplateleaf 0008 Boxid IA1135201 Boxid_2 CH1150324 City New York Donor bwb Edition Completely updated. External-identifier urn:oclc:record:1028865979 Extramarc Columbia University Libraries Foldoutcount 0 Identifier borntorunbrucesp00mars/1981

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