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List Rules Songs with sleep in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about sleep as a subject.

It's not difficult to find a dream song in the discography of your favorite musical artist. Aerosmith has "Dream On," Green Day has "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," and Metallica has "Enter Sandman." Although some songs are about nightmares, most are about happy dreams that can only be experienced in a deep sleep. This is a ranked list of all songs about dreams, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "dream" or "sleep" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about dreaming as a subject or theme.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the dreamer songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more.

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Dream With Me is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
r-gold added Dream With Me Jackie Evancho - Album title track and PBS Great Performances DVD

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Made to Dream Jackie Evancho

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Sweet Dreams Eurythmics

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California Dreamin' The Mamas & the Papas

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All I Have to Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers

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Dream On Aerosmith

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In Sleep Lissie

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punksnotdead added Dream Police Cheap Trick

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These Dreams Heart

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In Dreams Roy Orbison

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punksnotdead added Dreamer Supertramp

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Dream Weaver Gary Wright

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Enter Sandman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
Enter Sandman Metallica

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punksnotdead added Dreaming Blondie

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Golden Slumbers The Beatles

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The River of Dreams Billy Joel

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punksnotdead added #9 Dream The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon, The Little Big Horns

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I Had Too Much To Dream (Last ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
punksnotdead added I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) The Electric Prunes

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Tom Islava added Dreams Fleetwood Mac

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Thom Ovacek added Don't Dream It's Over Crowded House

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Jorge Oliveira added Silent Lucidity Queensr├┐che

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punksnotdead added Dreamer Ozzy Osbourne

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punksnotdead added Welcome to My Nightmare Alice Cooper

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Lilytabby added Strange Magic Electric Light Orchestra - ELO

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Talking in Your Sleep The Romantics

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Dreams The Allman Brothers Band

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Thom Ovacek added I Can Dream About You Hall & Oates

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A Pillow of Winds Pink Floyd

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Dream Lover Bobby Darin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
Thom Ovacek added Dream Lover Bobby Darin

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Dreamlover Mariah Carey

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punksnotdead added Dreaming of You The Coral, Guano Apes

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Tom Islava added Save Me a Dream Paul Williams

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Dreamin' Johnny Burnette is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
Bill Smallwood added Dreamin' Johnny Burnette

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Daysleeper R.E.M.

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punksnotdead added A Dream Within a Dream The Alan Parsons Project

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punksnotdead added The Gunner's Dream Pink Floyd

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punksnotdead added Goodbye Sweet Dreams Okkervil River, Roky Erickson

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Tom Islava added Send Me the Pillow You Dream On Dean Martin

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A Forest The Cure

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Dream Baby Dream is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
punksnotdead added Dream Baby Dream Suicide

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Behind the Wall of Sleep The Smithereens

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When the Dream Is Over is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
punksnotdead added When the Dream Is Over Helen Schneider with The Kick

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punksnotdead added Der Traum ist aus Ton Steine Scherben

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punksnotdead added Alptraum Nina Hagen Band