Refried Dreams

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"Refried Dreams"
Tim McGraw - Refried Dreams cd single.png
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album Not a Moment Too Soon
ReleasedFebruary 20, 1995
  • Jim Foster
  • Mark Petersen
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Not a Moment Too Soon"
"Refried Dreams"
"I Like It, I Love It"

"Refried Dreams" is a song written by Mark Petersen and Jim Foster and recorded by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in February 1995 as the fifth and final single from McGraw's 1994 album Not a Moment Too Soon. The song peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. It was featured in the CoolGames Inc game Tim McGraw's What If? Trucks: Fates.[1]


The song is about a woman who 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."

The song is a pun on the Mexican dish refried beans.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed and produced by Sherman Halsey, who directed almost all of Tim McGraw's music videos. It premiered on CMT on February 22, 1995 during The CMT Delivery Room. It was filmed in Tijuana, Mexico, and features Tim McGraw singing the song in a Mexican-themed town, as well as interacting with him walking across a busy street. It changes from day to night. The last scene of the video shows him performing with his band The Dancehall Doctors.

Chart positions[edit]

"Refried Dreams" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of February 25, 1995[2]

Chart (1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 78
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 50



  1. ^ CoolGames Inc: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, but with trucks, 2016-02-19, retrieved 2017-05-02
  2. ^ Billboard, February 25, 1995
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8999." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 15, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1995". RPM. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.

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