Plastic Dreams

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This article is about the song by Jaydee. For the album by the Modern Jazz Quartet, see Plastic Dreams (album).
"Plastic Dreams"
Single by Jaydee Robin Albers & DJ Jay Dee.
B-side Remix
Released 25 May 1993
Format CD single, CD maxi
12" maxi
Genre House, Trance
Length 3:05
Label SPV, Scorpio Music, Epic, Scorpio
Writer(s) Robin Albers & DJ Jay Dee.
Producer(s) Robin Albers & DJ Jay Dee.
Jaydee Robin Albers & DJ Jay Dee. singles chronology
"Plastic Dreams"
(1993)
"Music Is So Special"
(1994)

"Plastic Dreams" is a 1993 song recorded by Dutch dance producer Jaydee. It was the artist's debut single and remains generally considered to be one of the classics of the house music genre (initially released on R&S Records). It was successful in European countries and also achieved success in the U.S, where it topped the Billboard charts in two different categories.

Song information[edit]

The song, an instrumental, features a prominent Hammond organ style synthesizer melody played in a jazzy, improvised manner. With some versions ten minutes long, the number is known for giving dancers a good aerobic workout.

In 1993, "Plastic Dreams" hit number-one on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The song continues to be remixed and re-released today by many artists, such as David Morales, mostly on unsolicited White labels. The track has made the British charts on more than one occasion, first in September 1997 when it reached number 18 and again in January 2004 when it reached number 35. In 1993, Epic Records (owned by Sony Music Entertainment) featured the song on the first edition of the compilation "Welcome to the Future". Shortly after, Epic Records negotiated the acquisition of most rights associated with the song.

Versions[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 20
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 8
France (SNEP)[3] 25
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 34
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 4
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[6] 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[6] 1
Chart (1997) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 38
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 49
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[7] 18
Chart (2003–2004) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 25
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[8] 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 64
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[9] 35
US Billboard Singles Sales[6] 19
Preceded by
"That's the Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
July 3, 1993 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Gotta Know (Your Name)" by Malaika

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Jaydee – Plastic Dreams" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  2. ^ a b c "Ultratop.be – Jaydee – Plastic Dreams" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – Jaydee – Plastic Dreams" (in French). Les classement single.
  4. ^ a b "Dutchcharts.nl – Jaydee – Plastic Dreams" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  5. ^ a b "Swisscharts.com – Jaydee – Plastic Dreams". Swiss Singles Chart.
  6. ^ a b c Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved December 28, 2008)
  7. ^ UK Singles Chart (1997 release) Chartstats.com (Retrieved December 28, 2008)
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jaydee – Plastic Dreams [2003"] (in French). Ultratip.
  9. ^ UK Singles Chart (2004 release) Chartstats.com (Retrieved December 28, 2008)