You Make My Dreams

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"You Make My Dreams"
Youmakemydreams.jpg
Dutch vinyl single
Single by Hall & Oates
from the album Voices
B-side"Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect)"
ReleasedMay 2, 1981
Recorded1980
GenreYacht rock
Length3:06
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Daryl Hall-
  • John Oates
Hall & Oates singles chronology
"Kiss on My List"
(1980)
"You Make My Dreams"
(1981)
"Private Eyes"
(1981)
Music video
"You Make My Dreams" on YouTube

"You Make My Dreams", sometimes incorrectly referred to as "You Make My Dreams Come True", is a song by the American duo Hall & Oates, taken from their ninth studio album, Voices (1980). The song reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1981.[1] The track received 154,000 digital sales between 2008 and 2009 according to Nielsen SoundScan.[2]

Composition[edit]

John Oates said the song came about "through a happy accident, my guitar player friend of mine and myself were jamming in the dressing room, and I started playing a delta blues and he started playing a Texas swing, and we put them together, and all of a sudden into my head popped "you make my dreams." I just started singing it. I don't know why, but I did. And it sounded really cool and everyone liked it. It was as simple as that."[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Daryl Hall – lead vocals and backing vocals, synthesizer
  • John Oates – electric guitar and backing vocals
  • John Siegler – bass and backing vocals
  • Jerry Marotta – drums

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic Hall & Oates chart history
  2. ^ Donahue, Ann (November 3, 2010). "Hall & Oates Embrace Their Hipster Faithful". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "John Oates : Songwriter Interviews". Songfacts. April 7, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Applebee's Tapped Steak & Twisted Potatoes TV Commercial, 'Dreams Come True'". ispot.tv. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "'Dick's Sporting Goods TV Commercial, 'Father's Day Best Price Guarantee'". ispot.tv. Retrieved June 7, 2018..
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPW3gw2UgjU
  7. ^ "Leafs Offence Putting on a Show". Toronto Star. Retrieved September 30, 2018..
  8. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  9. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending July 18, 1981". Archived from the original on September 17, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2018.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)Cash Box magazine.
  11. ^ "Hall + Oates". wweb.uta.edu.
  12. ^ "You make my dreams come true". wweb.uta.edu.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1981/Top 100 Songs of 1981". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  14. ^ "Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles,". Cash Box. December 26, 1981. Archived from the original on September 18, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2018.

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