Songs The Best Songs About Dreams  

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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 Jackie Evancho - Album title track and PBS Great Performances DVD

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Jackie Evancho

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Aerosmith

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26 35
Enter Sandman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
Metallica

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Eurythmics

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The Everly Brothers

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34 41
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Roy Orbison

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53 75
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The Mamas & the Papas

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25 29
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The Beatles

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Gary Wright

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18 24
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Billy Joel

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punksnotdead added Blondie

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Tom Islava added Fleetwood Mac

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Heart

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18 23
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punksnotdead added The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon, The Little Big Horns

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punksnotdead added Ozzy Osbourne

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punksnotdead added Cheap Trick

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Lissie

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punksnotdead added Supertramp

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I Had Too Much To Dream (Last ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
punksnotdead added The Electric Prunes

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punksnotdead added Alice Cooper

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Thom Ovacek added Crowded House

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Jorge Oliveira added Queensr├┐che

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ELO

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The Romantics

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Dream Lover Bobby Darin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
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The Allman Brothers Band

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5 9
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punksnotdead added The Coral, Guano Apes

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Mariah Carey

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10 17
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7 13
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Pink Floyd

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3 4
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Thom Ovacek added Hall & Oates

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Tom Islava added Paul Williams

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7 12
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R.E.M.

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2 4
Dreamin' Johnny Burnette is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
Bill Smallwood added

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punksnotdead added The Alan Parsons Project

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punksnotdead added Pink Floyd

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punksnotdead added Okkervil River, Roky Erickson

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The Cure

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Tom Islava added Dean Martin

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The Smithereens

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3 13
Dream Baby Dream is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
punksnotdead added Suicide

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2 11
When the Dream Is Over is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
punksnotdead added Helen Schneider with The Kick

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punksnotdead added Ton Steine Scherben

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punksnotdead added Nina Hagen Band