In a Dream (song)

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"In a Dream"
In a Dream by Rockell.jpg
Single by Rockell
from the album What Are You Lookin' At?
Released May 20, 1997[1]
Format CD, 7" single, 12" single
Genre Freestyle
Length 4:00
Label Robbins Entertainment
Writer(s) Randy Taylor-Weber, Alexandra E Forbes & Michael James Zager
Producer(s) Joe Tucci, Billy Brown
Rockell singles chronology
"I Fell In Love"
(1996)
"In a Dream"
(1997)
"Can't We Try"
(1998)

"In a Dream" is the second single from Rockell's first album, What Are You Lookin' At? (1998).[2] A music video has never been filmed for the single. "In a Dream" peaked at number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1998.[3]

"In a Dream" is a song written and produced by Randy Taylor-Weber of Galaxy Freestyle Records. The song was first created in San Leandro, CA in 1989 at an upstairs studio with a three girl group by the name of First Kiss. It was a house recording made just for the pure enjoyment of entertainment. In 1994, with advanced recording equipment, Randy Taylor-Weber then re-created a three girl group and called them "Emotion in Motion". There were various ladies in the group, but on a demo tape that Randy made and promoted to the public, Maria, Claudia and Bernadette's version was the one that stood out. However the group departed and in 1996, Randy re-created the song once more with extensive advanced studio equipment and came across a new singer by the name of Jossette from Redwood City, CA. In 1996, Jossette at the time was working at a Macy's department store, when one of the Galaxy Freestyle Records employees approached her and asked if she can sing. Oddly enough she said yes and this led to an audition with Randy Taylor-Weber. They met up and recorded the smash hit song "In a Dream". This version got its break on Wild 94.9 (back then Wild 107.7 of San Francisco), DJ Jose Melendez decided to give the record a chance on radio. Within minutes the phone lines blew up and Jossette was asked to come back and be on Jojo Wright's Make It or Break It segment (JoJo is now at KIIS FM Los Angeles). Shortly after, "In a Dream" had its Make It or Break It debut with an astounding 95% saying 'make it'. From there, the song became the longest running # 1 song at the time on the daily countdown (17 weeks long until No Doubt's "Don't Speak" took over the top spot). Several radio stations across the country, mainly on the west coast added "In a Dream" to its Weekly Chart. The song became a staple in the dance freestyle music industry.In 1997, Robbins Entertainment's artist Rockell, covered the song "In a Dream" and it became an instant smash in markets where Galaxy Freestyle Records hadn't been able to reach (due to not having major record budgets). Rockell stays active in performing around the United States. Randy Taylor-Weber jump started another record label "Galaxy Inc.Records" and released two songs that entered the top 200 on Mediabase in 2013 entitled "Take me back to Vegas" and "In the Club".

Track listing[edit]

US CD Single

No. Title Length
1. "In a Dream" (Freestyle Mix) 4:00
2. "In a Dream" (Funky Mix) 4:45
3. "I Fell In Love" (Lenny B's Freestyle Radio Mix) 4:05
4. "I Fell In Love" (Lenny B's Freestyle Club Mix) 5:16
US 12" Single
No. Title Length
1. "In a Dream" (Freestyle Mix) 4:00
2. "In a Dream" (Funky Mix) 4:45
3. "I Fell In Love" (Lenny B's Freestyle Club Mix) 5:16
4. "In a Dream" (Freestyle Instrumental) 4:00
US Cassette Single
No. Title Length
1. "In a Dream" (Freestyle Mix) 4:00
2. "In a Dream" (Funky Mix) 4:45
Germany Maxi-single
No. Title Length
1. "In a Dream" (Snapshot Mix) 3:17
2. "In a Dream" (Freestyle Mix) 4:00
3. "In a Dream" (Green Battle) 5:31
4. "In a Dream" (Funky Mix) 4:45
5. "In a Dream" (Lions Club Extended Mix) 5:42

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
Position
Canadian Singles Chart[4] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 72
US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[6] 13

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