Instant Replay

Album: Instant Replay (1978)
Charted: 8 29
  • This disco song was Hartman's first hit as a solo artist. He was a member of The Edgar Winter Group from 1972-1976, and is often remembered for this 1984 hit "I Can Dream About You." Hartman died from a brain tumor in 1994 at age 43.
  • This song is about the joy and ecstasy of meeting the right woman and looking forward to the future with her. It was certified Gold, selling over a million copies. >>
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  • The song is known for its opening, which is a countdown from 10 to 1, something that was used by a lot of radio stations as a production element.
  • In 1990 a cover by the British duo Yell! peaked at #10 on the UK charts. It proved to be the only hit worth shouting about for Yell! and they disbanded the following year.
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 8th 1978, "Instant Replay" by Dan Hartman entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #88; and 12 weeks later on December 31st, 1978 it peaked at #29 {for 2 weeks} and spent a total of 17 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #1 {for 1 week} on October 8th, 1978 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart...
    Between 1978 and 1985 he had seven Top 100 records, with one reaching the Top 10, "I Can Dream About You" at #6 {for two weeks} on August 12th, 1984...
    As stated above Daniel Earl Hartman passed away on March 22nd, 1994 at the young age of 43...
    May he R.I.P.
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