Let Me Be Your Fantasy

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"Let Me Be Your Fantasy"
Let Me Be Your Fantasy.jpg
Single by Baby D
from the album Deliverance
Released 7 November 1994
Format CD single
Recorded 1992
Genre Breakbeat hardcore
Length 7:49 (album version)
3:52 (radio edit)
Label Systematic (UK)
Writer(s) Floyd Dyce
Producer(s) Floyd Dyce
Baby D singles chronology
"Casanova"
(1994)
"Let Me Be Your Fantasy"
(1994)
"I Need Your Loving (Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime)"
(1995)
Music video
"Let Me Be Your Fantasy" on YouTube

"Let Me Be Your Fantasy" is a song by the British musical group Baby D. Originally released by Production House Records in 1992, it became a number one UK single in November 1994 when re-released by London Records subsidiary Systematic.[1] Sam Richards, writing in The Guardian in 2015, said "Let Me Be Your Fantasy was the biggest crossover hit of the rave era."[2]

Song information[edit]

"Let Me Be Your Fantasy" originated in 1992 at the height of the rave scene. The song was written and produced by band member Floyd Dyce and the vocals were sung by Dorothy Fearon[3] (AKA Dorothy "Dee" Galdes and Dee Galdes-Fearon).[4]

Dyce has said "My idea for Fantasy was to try to develop an original song on top of hard beats: something you could sing along to as you were raving."[2]

Chart information[edit]

"Let Me Be Your Fantasy" only reached No. 76 when first released in 1992 by Production House Records.[5] It remained popular however, and the single was reissued in the UK on 7 November 1994 by London Records subsidiary Systematic Records.[6][7] It entered the chart at No. 3 before climbing to number 1 the following week, where it remained for two weeks.[1][8] It was the 18th best selling single of 1994 in the UK.[9] The song was released for a third time in 2000 as a UK garage remix by Trick or Treat. This version, featuring MC Tails, peaked at No. 16.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD single - 1994 issue on Systematic Records [SYSCD4]
  1. Radio Edit
  2. Original Mix
  3. Dancing Divaz Club Mix
  4. Ruffer Remix
  5. Cool Breeze Slow + Low Remix
  6. DJ Professor's X Club Mix
  7. Ray Keith Remix

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 76
Chart (1994–95) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 54
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 27
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 11
Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 31
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[15] 13
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 1
Preceded by
"Baby Come Back" by Pato Banton featuring Ali and Robin Campbell of UB40
UK Singles Chart number-one single by Baby D
20 November 1994 - 3 December 1994
Succeeded by
"Stay Another Day" by East 17

Cover versions[edit]

In 2007, the song was covered by German trance project 4 Clubbers. Pictureplane sampled the whole song in his version, "Beyond Fantasy".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 574. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b Richards, Sam (3 September 2015). "From Voodoo Ray to Infinity and beyond – the story of the UK's biggest rave anthems". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  3. ^ 1000 UK Number One Singles by Jon Kutner & Spencer Leigh, page 401, ISBN 978-1844492831
  4. ^ "Dee-finitive times". Leicester Mercury. Leicester. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  5. ^ a b 1992 UK singles chart peak for "Let Me Be Your Fantasy": "The 76-100 pos. UK-Charts-Thread > 14 November 1992". Imgur. Archived from the original on 2015-10-12. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  6. ^ The Complete Book of the British Charts (Third Edition) by Neil Warwick, Jon Kutner & Tony Brown, page 95
  7. ^ "Chart history of "Let Me Be Your Fantasy"". The Official Charts Company. Chartstats.com. 1994. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  8. ^ "UK Singles Chart runs". Polyhex.com. 2014-03-18. Archived from the original on February 1, 2010. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  9. ^ [1] Archived February 8, 2007, on Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 07 May 1995". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  13. ^ "Musicline.de – Baby D Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  14. ^ "Chart Track: Week 49, 1994". Irish Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Baby D search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy". Singles Top 100.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Archive Chart: 1994-11-20" UK Singles Chart.