60+ Songs about Dreams (Rap/Hip Hop, Christian, Rock & More)

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60+ Songs about Dreams (Rap/Hip Hop, Christian, Rock & More)

Jane Swan once said, “How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest passions?”.

Thank goodness we have songs that express us. Songs we relate to. Check out ours below:

I. Songs about Dreams and Hopes

We all lack motivation sometimes. Racked with despondency, we turn to our favorite jam to kickstart inspiration in the butt and to keep us keeping on. These kinds of songs make you nostalgic for memories you don’t even have!

1) Don’t stop believin’

Artist: Journey
Album: Escape
Year: 1981
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2) When you believe

Artist: Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston
Album: Prince of Egypt (movie soundtrack)
Year: 1988
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3) Eye of the Tiger

Artist: Survivor
Album: Eye of the Tiger
Year: 1982
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4) Don’t dream it’s over

Artist: Crowded House
Album: Crowded House
Year: 1986
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5) Hopes and Dreams

Artist: Toby Fox
Album: Undertale Soundtrack
Year: 2015
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6) Made to Dream

Artist: Jackie Evancho
Album: Awakening
Year: 2014
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II. Old songs about Dreams

You’ve got to love the classics. While there’s nothing new under the sun; they are a mainstay of relevance. And they’re worth the time and effort it takes to learn the words and belt them out when the opportunity arises.

1) All I Have To Do Is Dream

Artist: The Everley Brothers
Album: The Everley Brothers
Year: 1958
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2) Dream a little dream of Me

Artist: Doris Day
Album: Day by Night
Year: 1957
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3) Sh-Boom

Artist: The Crew Cuts
Album: Sh-Boom / The Maiden
Year: 1954
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4) Dream Baby (How long must I dream)

Artist: Roy Orbison
Album: Roy Orbison Greatest Hits
Year: 1962
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5) Dream Lover

Artist: Bobby Martin
Album: Darin at the Copa
Year: 1960
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6) Daydream Believer

Artist: The Monkees
Album: The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees
Year: 1968
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III. Pop songs about Dreams

It’s no surprise that there are more songs about Dreams in the POP genre than any other. They’re singing what’s in our hearts and on our minds. They’re the voice of all the unknowns, so each one of us can relate.

1) California Dreamin’

Artist: The Mammas & The Pappas
Album: If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
Year: 1966
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2) Get Outta My Dreams

Artist: Billy Ocean
Album: Now That’s What I Call Music 11
Year: 1988
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3) Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Artist: Greenday
Album: American Idiot
Year: 2004
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4) Wildest Dreams

Artist: Taylor Swift
Album: 1989
Year: 2014
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5) Dream Lover

Artist: Mariah Carey
Album: Music Box
Year: 1993
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6) Dreaming of Me

Artist: Depeche Mode
Album: Speak & Spell
Year: 1981
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7) The Dream Is Still Alive

Artist: Wilson Phillips
Album: Wilson Phillips
Year: 1990
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IV. R&B songs about Dreams

A music genre combining rhythm and blues with elements of pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music. This genre features a distinctive record production style. Check out our Dream song selection.

1) Rockin’ that Thang

Artist: The-Dream
Album: Love vs. Money
Year: 2009
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2) I’ve Got Dreams to Remember

Artist: Otis Redding
Album: The Immortal Otis Redding
Year: 1968
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3) I Luv Your Girl

Artist: The-Dream ft. Young Jeezy
Album: Love/Hate
Year: 2007
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V. Rock songs about Dreams

Rock N Roll; rooted in classical music and exploding into one of the finest forms of human expression. There is practically a rock song for everything. It’s the biggest collection of sing-along songs for adults the world over!

1) Land of Hope and Dreams

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Live in New York City
Year: 2001
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2) Dream On

Artist: Aerosmith
Album: Aerosmith
Year: 1973
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3) Only a Dream in Rio

Artist: James Taylor
Album: That’s Why I’m Here
Year: 1985
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4) Still Raining, Still Dreaming

Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Album: Historia de la musica rock
Year: 1968
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5) A Dream Goes On Forever

Artist: Todd Rundgren
Album: Rock N Roll Highschool
Year: 1974
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6) This Dream of You

Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: Together Through Life
Year: 2009
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7) The Kids Aren’t Alright

Artist: The Offspring
Album: Americana
Year: 1998
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VI. Rap/Hip Hop songs about Dreams

Rappers have dreams too! And if Rap/Hip Hop is your thing; you’re sure to find something in the line-up below that will tickle your ears and appeal to your senses. PEACE!

1) Dreams Money Can Buy

Artist: Drake
Album: Care Package
Year: 2019
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2) Just a Dream

Artist: Nelly
Album: 5.0
Year: 2010
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3) Our Dreams

Artist: Raekwon, Method Man, and Ghostface Killah
Album: Wu-Massacre
Year: 2010
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4) In My Dreams

Artist: Kid Cudi
Album: Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon
Year: 2015
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5) Wet Dreamz

Artist: J. Cole
Album: 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Year: 2014
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6) Lucid Dreams

Artist: Juice WRLD
Album: Goodbye & Good Riddance
Year: 2018
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VII. Christian song about Dreams

Everyone has dreams. Christians believing in God the Creator have for centuries been pouring out their hearts to Him in song. We can trust Him with our dreams.

1) Dream Again

Artist: Matthew West
Album: All In
Year: 2017
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2) Dream For You

Artist: Casting Crowns
Album: Thrive
Year: 2014
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3) My Jesus

Artist: Anne Wilson
Album: Jesus Music (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Year: 2021
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4) The Dream That Would Not Die

Artist: Shirley Murdock
Album: Home
Year: 2002
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5) Dreams

Artist: Rivers & Robots
Album: Discovery
Year: 2018
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6) Dream Small

Artist: Josh Wilson
Album: Don’t Look Back
Year: 2018
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VIII. Disney songs about Dreams

You are guaranteed that Disney has your back for an appropriate, inspirational, nothings-going-to-stop-me Dream Song! Songs for the hero in you, and they make them so memorable!

1) I’ve Got A Dream

Artist: Mandy Moore, Brad Garrett, Ensemble – Tangled, Jeffrey Tambor, Zachary Levi
Album: Tangled (Movie)
Year: 2010
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2) Part of Your World

Artist: Jodi Benson
Album: The Little Mermaid (Movie)
Year: 1989
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3) Once Upon A Dream

Artist: Lana Del Ray
Album: Maleficent (Movie)
Year: 2014
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4) A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Artist: Lily James
Album: Cinderella (Movie)
Year: 2015
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5) Almost There

Artist: Anika Noni Rose
Album: The Princess and The Frog (Movie)
Year: 2009
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6) How Far I’ll Go

Artist: Auli’i Cravalho
Album: Moana (Movie)
Year: 2016
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7) Just Around The Riverbend

Artist: Judy Kuhn
Album: Pocahontas (Movie)
Year: 1995
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IX. Songs with Dream in the title

Whatever your walk in life is, wherever you are and whoever you’re with; you have a dream in your heart. Whether you dream big, or small – there is a song for them all.

1) The Beautiful Dream

Artist: George Ezra
Album: Staying At Tamara’s
Year: 2018
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2) Dream You Never Had

Artist: Thomas Rhett
Album: Center Point Road
Year: 2019
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3) Childhood Dreams

Artist: Nelly Furtado
Album: Folklore
Year: 2003
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4) Dreams of a Samurai

Artist: Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Album: The Getaway
Year: 2016
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5) I’m Dreaming

Artist: Randy Newman
Album: The Randy Newman Songbook, Volume 1
Year: 2003
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6) You Make My Dreams

Artist: Hall & Oates
Album: Voices
Year: 1980
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7) Life in the Vivid Dream

Artist: Grimes
Album: Art Angels
Year: 2015
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X. Songs with Dream in the lyrics

You can bet that if there is a song with Dream in the title, they’re probably going to be singing about it in the lyrics – go figure? Songs about dreams have been written about and sung from every angle imaginable.

1) She’s a Dream

Artist: BackStreet Boys
Album: This Is Us
Year: 2009
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2) Never Had a Dream Come True

Artist: S Club 7
Album: 7
Year: 2000
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3) A Dream Come True

Artist: Elton John and Leon Russell
Album: The Union
Year: 2010
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4) Never Dream Alone

Artist: Ashlee Simpson
Album: Bittersweet World
Year: 2008
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5) Dream On Hayley

Artist: James Morrison
Album: Songs for You, Truths for Me
Year: 2008
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6) I like Dreamin’

Artist: Kenny Nolan
Album: Kenny Nolan
Year: 1977
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