|Single by Tim McGraw|
|from the album Not a Moment Too Soon|
|Released||February 20, 1995|
|Tim McGraw singles chronology|
"Refried Dreams" is a song written by Mark Petersen and Jim Foster, and performed by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in February 1995 as the fifth and final single from his album Not a Moment Too Soon. It peaked at number 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and number 3 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.
The first verse shows the protagnoist's significant other has left the relationship without warning. To get over his despair, he goes to Mexico to rekindle some old dreams, or in this case, what he calls "refried dreams."
In the second and final verse, the picture was ragged and dirty and wondering what he's doing here.
The song is a pun on the Mexican dish refried beans.
The music video was directed by Sherman Halsey, who directed almost all of Tim McGraw's music videos, It premiered on CMT in March, 1995.
At the beginning of the video, the camera pans to Tim lying on his couch.
He gets up and looks at the window and goes straight to the fridge.
He walks on the dirt road when the truck comes and he sits in the back of a truck,
He walks through the streets, and the final chorus shows Tim playing with his band.
"Refried Dreams" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of February 25, 1995
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||3|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||5|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||78|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||50|
- American country music parody artist Cledus T. Judd released a parody of "Refried Dreams" titled "Refried Beans" on his 1995 album Cledus T. Judd (No Relation).
- Billboard, February 25, 1995
- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8999." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 15, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tim McGraw.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1995". RPM. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
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