Sweet Dreams (La Bouche song)

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"Sweet Dreams"
La Bouche Sweet Dreams Single Cover.jpg
Single by La Bouche
from the album Sweet Dreams
Released
  • March 12, 1994
  • November 10, 1995 (U.S. release & UK re-release)
Format
Recorded January 1994
Genre
Length 3:23
Label RCA[1]
Songwriter(s)
  • Robert Haynes
  • Mehmet Sönmez
  • Melanie Thornton
Producer(s)
  • Frank Farian
  • Uli Brenner
  • Gerd Amir Saraf
La Bouche singles chronology
"Sweet Dreams"
(1994)
"Be My Lover"
(1995)
"Sweet Dreams"
(1994)
"Be My Lover"
(1995)
Music video
"Sweet Dreams" on YouTube
Alternative cover
CD-Maxi - Remix
CD-Maxi - Remix

"Sweet Dreams (Ola Ola E)" is a song recorded by the German Eurodance duo act La Bouche.

Release[edit]

It was originally released in March 1994 as the lead single from their album of the same name. It was released in North America in November 1995. It reached number one in both Italy and on the Canadian dance chart and peaked at number 13 in the United States. In Australia, "Sweet Dreams" peaked at number eight and was certified gold by ARIA.[2]

Composition[edit]

"Sweet Dreams" has a tempo of 134 beats per minute.[3] It is written in the key of B minor and follows a chord progression of Bm7 – G – A, and the vocals span from A3 to B4.[4]

The song contains the "ola ola" quote from 1989's hit Rollin' with Kid 'n Play by Kid 'n Play.

Critical reception[edit]

Music & Media wrote about the song: "The added value of this throbbing piece of Euro dance is Melanie Thornton's massive vocals, which definitely set the track apart from most of her competition."[5]

Airplay[edit]

"Sweet Dreams" entered the European airplay chart Border Breakers at 19 on June 25 due to crossover airplay in South-Europe. It peaked at number 5 on September 3, 1994.[6]

Track listings[edit]

CD-Maxi
  1. "Sweet Dreams (Ola Ola E)" (Radio Version) (3:23)
  2. "Sweet Dreams (Ola Ola E)" (Club Mix) (4:55)
  3. "Sweet Dreams (Ola Ola E)" (House Mix) (6:38)
  4. "Sweet Dreams (Ola Ola E)" (Oriental Mix) (5:17)
  5. "Sweet Dreams (Ola Ola E)" (Hola Mix) (5:10)
CD-Maxi - Remix
  1. "Sweet Dreams (Ola Ola E)" (Airplay Edit) (3:58)
  2. "Sweet Dreams (Ola Ola E)" (Loveland UK Mix) (7:00)
  3. "Sweet Dreams (Ola Ola E)" (Italian No.1 Mix) (5:09)
  4. "Sweet Dreams (Ola Ola E)" (French 'hit des clubs' Mix) (5:35)
  5. "Sweet Dreams (Ola Ola E)" (House Mix) (6:38)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Il Cielo" by Fiorello & Caterina
Italian Singles chart number-one single
July 2–23, 1994 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Il Cielo" by Fiorello & Caterina

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&se=la+bouche#search_section
  2. ^ a b c "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1996". ARIA. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "BPM for 'sweet dreams' by la bouche | songbpm.com". songbpm.com. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Saraf, Gerd Amir. "La Bouche "Sweet Dreams" Sheet Music in B Minor - Download & Print". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "New Releases: Singles" (PDF). Music & Media (25 June 1994, page 6). Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "Border Breakers: Monitoring The Impact Of Euro Talent" (PDF). Music & Media. 19 November 1994. Retrieved 2 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Sweet Dreams", in various Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 12, 2008)
  8. ^ Italian Singles Chart Hit parade Italia (Retrieved 30 May 2008)
  9. ^ "RPM (Jul 22, 1996)". RPM. Retrieved 10 March 2018. 
  10. ^ Canada peak position
  11. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  12. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 9789511210535. 
  13. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (11.05.1996 - 17.05.1996)" (PDF). Dagblaðið Vísir - Tónlist. Retrieved 4 February 2018. 
  14. ^ Search for Irish peak
  15. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: L". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  16. ^ Japanese Oricon Singles Chart
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – La Bouche" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – La Bouche – Sweet Dreams" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 18 September 1994 - 24 September 1994". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 
  20. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 01 September 1996 - 07 September 1996". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 
  21. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World, 3 December 1994
  22. ^ United Kingdom Peak(Link redirected to OCC website)
  23. ^ a b c d Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 28 July 2008)
  24. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Pop Singles" (PDF). Cash Box (22 June 1996). Retrieved 20 February 2018. 
  25. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Retrieved 27 August 2010. 

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