Lucid Dreams

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"Lucid Dreams"
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Single by Franz Ferdinand
from the album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
A-side "No You Girls"
Released 19 August 2008
Format
Genre Single version: Album version:
Length
  • 3:41 (single version)
  • 7:56 (album version)
Label Domino
Songwriter(s) Franz Ferdinand
Producer(s) Dan Carey
Franz Ferdinand singles chronology
"Swallow, Smile"
(2006)
"Lucid Dreams"
(2008)
"Ulysses"
(2009)
"Swallow, Smile"
(2006)
"Lucid Dreams"
(2008)
"Ulysses"
(2009)

"Lucid Dreams" is a song by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand. It was originally released as a digital download single on 19 August 2008. An extended and reworked version later appeared on their third studio album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009). The song peaked at number 35 on the Canadian Hot 100.

Single version[edit]

Originally only listenable through a static-covered stream on the band's website and the video game Madden NFL 09,[1] it was released as a single through iTunes on 19 August 2008 (despite an earlier message on the band's diary having stated "it's not a single"). This version is available as an iTunes bonus track to the album and also as a B-side to "No You Girls" in a slightly different mix.[2]

Album version[edit]

The single differs from the version that appears on Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, which has been described by several reviewers as the highlight of the album.[3] The pre-album bridge now starts the song, the chorus has been revised and the original second verse and ending are omitted. The song crossfades into a three-minute acid house instrumental piece with about three minutes left in the song (this is used as the song's outro).[4]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Lucid Dreams" 3:41

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 35
Hot Canadian Digital Songs (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hayward, Andrew. "Madden NFL 09 Soundtrack Revealed". 1up.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Franz-Ferdinand-No-You-Girls/release/1716173
  3. ^ "Glasgow's favourite sons return...". clashmusic.com. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  4. ^ "Franz Ferdinand - Lucid Dreams (Full Album Version)". YouTube. 4 February 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/302420/franz%20ferdinand/chart?f=793
  6. ^ "Franz Ferdinand - Hot Canadian Digital Songs chart search". Billboard. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 

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