Dream Lover – Bobby Darin

November 21, 2021

The song of the day is “Dream Lover” by Bobby Darin. You may have heard this song on the radio!

Fun Facts:

  • “Dream Lover” was recorded in 1959 by Bobby Darin.
  • It was #2 on the Top 100 Billboard charts.
  • There have been many covers of this song, the most notable one being Billy “Crash” Craddock.
  • “Dream Lover” was #1 on the UK charts and #4 on the R&B charts.
  • Bobby ended up finding his real “Dream Lover,” a woman named Sandra Dee. The couple met on the set of Come September and were married in December 1960.
  • Bobby Darin’s mother was 17 when she had him. Bobby thought she was his sister for most of his life. The news was devastating to him, and Bobby went into seclusion after finding out the truth. 
  • The song appealed to an audience of all ages.
  • It is one of Darin’s earlier rock sounds.
  • It was Darin’s most popular song before he passed away in 1973.
  • “Dream Lover” was #1 on Billboard for 9 weeks.
  • This song was written by Bobby Darin and was produced by Ahmet Ertegun.
  • The song became a multi-million seller, which meant Bobby Darin saw his first financial success from it.
  • “Dream Lover” also helped Darin gain creative control over his music.
  • The album That’s All, became a Grammy winner. Darin also won best new artist of the year from the Grammys.
  • There is a picture sleeve of Darin on the US records of this song

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

Every night I hope and pray

A dream lover will come my way

A girl to hold in my arms

And know the magic of her charms

‘Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)

A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)

To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)

My own (yeah-yeah)

I want a dream lover

So I don’t have to dream alone

Dream lover, where are you

With a love, oh, so true

And the hand that I can hold

To feel you near as I grow old

‘Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)

A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)

To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)

My own (yeah-yeah, yeah)

I want a dream lover

So I don’t have to dream alone

Someday, I don’t know how

I hope she’ll hear my plea

Some way, I don’t know how

She’ll bring her love to me

Dream lover, until then

I’ll go to sleep and dream again

That’s the only thing to do

Till all my lover’s dreams come true

‘Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)

A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)

To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)

My own (yeah-yeah, yeah)

I want a dream lover

So I don’t have to dream alone

Dream lover, until then

I’ll go to sleep and dream again

That’s the only thing to do

Till all my lover’s dreams come true

‘Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)

A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)

To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)

My own (yeah-yeah)

I want a dream lover

So I don’t have to dream alone

Please don’t make me dream alone

I beg you don’t make me dream alone

No, I don’t wanna dream alone

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