I Had the Craziest Dream

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"I Had the Craziest Dream" is a popular song.

The music was written by Harry Warren, the lyrics by Mack Gordon. The song was published in 1942.

The song was introduced by Harry James and his orchestra, with vocals by Helen Forrest, in the film Springtime in the Rockies.

The song was featured in the first Hit Kit, the U.S. Army's version of successful radio show Your Hit Parade.[1]

The song was covered in 1953 by The Skylarks, where it was a #28 hit, and again in 1960 on a single by Adam Wade. Al Hirt released a version on his 1965 album, They're Playing Our Song.[2] Astrud Gilberto reached #31 on Billboard's Easy listening survey with her 1967 remake. Italian-American singer Sergio Franchi recorded the song on his 1968 RCA Victor album I'm a Fool to Want You.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Kathleen E.R. God Bless America: Tin Pan Alley Goes to War. The University Press of Kentucky. p. 85-86. ISBN 0-8131-2256-2. 
  2. ^ Al Hirt, They're Playing Our Song Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com Sergio Franchi
Preceded by
"There Are Such Things"
by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with vocal refrain by Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers
The Billboard National Best Selling Retail Records number-one single
(Harry James and His Orchestra version)

February 13, 1943 – February 20, 1943 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"There Are Such Things"
by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with vocal refrain by Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers