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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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punksnotdead added Dreaming Blondie

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Sweet Dreams Eurythmics

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Dream On Aerosmith

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punksnotdead added Dreamer Supertramp

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Golden Slumbers The Beatles

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In Dreams Roy Orbison

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All I Have to Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers

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

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California Dreamin' The Mamas & the Papas

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Dream Weaver Gary Wright

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The Best Rock Songs About Dreams

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In Sleep Lissie

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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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The River of Dreams Billy Joel

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punksnotdead added Dream Police Cheap Trick

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I Had Too Much To Dream (Last ... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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These Dreams Heart

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punksnotdead added Dreamer Ozzy Osbourne

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Tom Islava added Dreams Fleetwood Mac

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Dream Lover Bobby Darin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
Thom Ovacek added Dream Lover Bobby Darin

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

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A Pillow of Winds Pink Floyd

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punksnotdead added Dreaming of You The Coral, Guano Apes

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Dreamin' Johnny Burnette is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
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The Best Pop Songs About Dreams

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Dreamlover Mariah Carey

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punksnotdead added Welcome to My Nightmare Alice Cooper

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Daysleeper R.E.M.

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Talking in Your Sleep The Romantics

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Thom Ovacek added I Can Dream About You Hall & Oates

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Jorge Oliveira added Silent Lucidity Queensr├┐che

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Tom Islava added Save Me a Dream Paul Williams

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Dreams The Allman Brothers Band

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punksnotdead added Goodbye Sweet Dreams Okkervil River, Roky Erickson

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punksnotdead added The Gunner's Dream Pink Floyd

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Lilytabby added Strange Magic Electric Light Orchestra - ELO

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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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When the Dream Is Over is listed (or ranked) 44 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

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punksnotdead added A Dream Within a Dream The Alan Parsons Project

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Dream Baby Dream is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About Dreams
punksnotdead added Dream Baby Dream Suicide

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punksnotdead added Alptraum Slime

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Behind the Wall of Sleep The Smithereens