Really, Wayne Thomas Batson? You really had to make your new YA fantasy series about dreams? I mean, you know how many songs there are about dreams, right? Oh well, may as well skip to the good bit… this week the tour is for Dream Treaders, which presents such a mind-bogglingly vast range of possible tunes I have been forced to go off at a tangent and find a selection of cover versions, tenuous links and obscure tracks by my favourite artists: it’s, well, Ten Songs About Dreams.
10. Oceanic – Insanity
Sorry about this, but the song that jumped straight into my head when I saw the title Dream Treaders was this piece of 90s rave-cheese. About dream tripping, which is presumably a clumsy form of dream treading.
9. T-Rex – Teenage Dream
Marc Bolan covering a Katy Perry song? Sounds like a dream to me.
8. R.E.M. – I Don’t Sleep, I Dream
Obviously there had to be an R.E.M. song on the list. This seemed an appropriate choice.
7. Jon Hassell & Brian Eno – Delta Rain Dream
This possible music is liable to make you fall into REM sleep.
6. Lauren O’Connell – All I Have to Do Is Dream
I don’t know who she is either, but I do like a good cover version, and this is one.
5. Meat Loaf – California Dreamin’
Because all the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey. And because cover versions are cool.
4. D:Ream – Things Can Only Get Better
Yeah it’s a cheeseboard, but it’s a feelgood cheeseboard. And hey, things did get better, at least for the keyboard player who went on to become Professor Brian Cox from off of the telly.
3. The Orb – The Dream
I got my degree from the Future Academy of Noise, Rhythm and Gardening. Or, was that just a dream?
2. The Kinks – Only A Dream
It’s only The Kinks. Only still making good tunes in 1993.
1. Emily Browning – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Don’t let the barely audible start fool you, this is a cover version that goes all over the place.
So there you go; enjoy the playlist, and don’t forget to follow the tour for Dream Treaders in the sidebar.
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