This was the first single released by Gabrielle, who was born Louise Gabrielle Bobb in East London. When it shot to #1 in the UK, she became a celebrity there, and she followed it up with more hits, including another #1, "Rise
," in 2000. In America, Gabrielle was heard but rarely seen, as "Dreams" got plenty of radio play but the singer remained focused on Britain, choosing to to home life over global domination. He only other American chart entries were "I Wish," which reached #52 in 1994, and "Give Me A Little More Time," which made #112 in 1996.