Never Had a Dream Come True

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For the song by Stevie Wonder, see Never Had a Dream Come True (Stevie Wonder song).
"Never Had a Dream Come True"
NeverHadADreamComeTrue(SClub7).jpg
Single by S Club 7
from the album 7 (re-release) and Sunshine
B-side "Perfect Christmas"
Released 27 November 2000
Format CD single: Worldwide
Recorded London, United Kingdom for Children in Need
Genre Teen pop, R&B
Length 4:00
Label Polydor
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Cathy Dennis
  • Oskar Paul
S Club 7 singles chronology
"Natural"
(2000)
"Never Had a Dream Come True"
(2000)
"Don't Stop Movin'"
(2001)
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"Never Had a Dream Come True" is a song by British pop group S Club 7, released as a single on 27 November 2000. It was chosen to be the official 2000 BBC Children in Need song.[1] The single peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart,[2] becoming Britain's ninth best-selling single of 2000.[3] Internationally, it peaked within the top ten of the charts in the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and the United States.[3] After its success, it was added to a re-release of the band's second album, 7.

The song was certified Platinum in the United Kingdom in 2013 for sales of 600,000.[4]

Content[edit]

The song is about the aftermath of a break-up. The protagonist says that even though she might date other people, she will always have love for her former boyfriend. Jo O'Meara sings the lead vocals for the song while the rest of the members are in supporting vocals.

Jo also sings the song as a solo in S Club 7's film Seeing Double.

This was S Club 7's only single to chart in the United States, where it peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 2001. It became America's sixty-first biggest-selling single of 2001.

Track listings[edit]

  • UK - Children in Need CD
  1. "Never Had a Dream Come True"
  2. "Perfect Christmas"
  3. "Reach" (Almighty mix)
  4. "Never Had a Dream Come True" (CD-ROM video)
  • UK - Standard CD[5]
  1. "Never Had a Dream Come True"
  2. "Spiritual Love"
  3. "Stand by You"
  4. "Never Had a Dream Come True" (CD-Rom video - Alternate version)


  • France -CD
  1. "Never Had a Dream Come True"
  2. "Perfect Christmas"
  3. "Natural"
  4. "Never Had a Dream Come True" (CD-ROM video)
  • US CD single[6]
  1. "Never Had a Dream Come True" (Mike Rizzo Radio Mix)
  2. "Spiritual Love"

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
United Kingdom 27 November 2000
United States 24 April 2001
France 10 December 2000

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2000–01) Peak
position
Brazil (ABPD)[7] 17
Ireland (IRMA) 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 31
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 10
US Hot 100 Airplay 25
US Hot 100 Singles Sales 2
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[12] 61

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000-2009) Peak
position
UK Top 100 Songs of the Decade 43[13]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Platinum 655,000[15]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Children In Need's top selling singles". Easier. 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 654. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b "Never Had A Dream Come True by S Club 7 Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  4. ^ "British single certifications – S Club 7 – Never Had a Dream Come True". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Never Had a Dream Come True in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  5. ^ http://www.discogs.com/S-Club-7-Never-Had-A-Dream-Come-True/release/2060748
  6. ^ "Amazon.com: S Club 7: Never Had a Dream Come True / Spiritual Love: Music". amazon.com. 
  7. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – S Club 7 – Never Had a Dream Come True". Top 40 Singles.
  9. ^ "S Club 7: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ Heather Phares. "S Club - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. 
  11. ^ "S Club 7 – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for S Club 7.
  12. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2001". Archived from the original on March 4, 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  13. ^ Radio 1 Official Chart of the Decade, as broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday 29 December 2009, presented by Nihal
  14. '^ "British single certifications – S Club 7 – Don't Stop Movin'". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Don't Stop Movin in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  15. ^ Myers, Justin (9 May 2015). "S Club 7's Official Top 10 Best Selling Singles". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
Preceded by
"Independent Women Part I" by Destiny's Child
UK Singles Chart number-one single
3 December 2000 – 9 December 2000
Succeeded by
"Stan" by Eminem