Island of Dreams (song)

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"Island of Dreams"
Single by The Springfields
from the album The Springfields
B-side"The Johnson Boys"
Released1962
FormatVinyl, 7", 45 RPM
GenreContemporary folk
Length2:35
LabelPhilips
Songwriter(s)Tom Springfield

"Island of Dreams" is a song, written by Tom Springfield, and released by The Springfields in 1962. The song spent 26 weeks on the UK's Record Retailer chart, peaking at No. 5,[1] while reaching No. 2 in Ireland,[2] No. 2 in Israel,[3] and No. 7 on New Zealand's "Lever Hit Parade".[4] The song was a regional hit in the United States, reaching No. 14 on WLS's "Silver Dollar Survey" in Chicago,[5] but nationally the song only reached No. 129 on Billboard's "Bubbling Under the Hot 100".[6]

"Island of Dreams" has been covered by a number of artists, including Johnny Tillotson,[7] Mary Hopkin & Sundance,[8] and The Seekers.[9]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1963) Peak
position
Ireland - The Irish Times[2] 2
Israel - Kol Yisrael[3] 2
UK - Record Retailer 5
New Zealand - "Lever Hit Parade" 7
US - Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 129

References[edit]

  1. ^ Springfields - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Accessed May 31, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Billboard Hits of the World", Billboard, March 16, 1963. p. 36. Accessed May 31, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Billboard Hits of the World", Billboard, March 30, 1963. p. 28. Accessed May 31, 2016.
  4. ^ "Lever Hit Parade" 11-Apr-1963, Flavour of New Zealand. Accessed July 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "WLS Silver Dollar Survey", WLS, April 19, 1963. Accessed July 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "Bubbling Under the Hot 100", Billboard, April 27, 1963. Accessed May 31, 2016.
  7. ^ "Island of Dreams - Johnny Tillotson". AllMusic. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  8. ^ "Mary Hopkin / Mary Hopkin & Sundance / Sundance". AllMusic. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  9. ^ "Island of Dreams - The Seekers". AllMusic. Retrieved May 31, 2016.