All I Have to Do Is Dream

Album: Greatest Hits (1958)
Charted: 1 1
  • Boudleaux and Felice Bryant wrote over 1,500 recorded songs, copies of which have sold over 300 million records. Boudleaux received 37 BMI performance awards and 8 one million performance awards, and Felice received 18 BMI performance awards and 4 one million performance awards. In 1972, the couple was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 1986 into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 1991 into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. They are considered to be the first writers to come to Nashville to make their living solely as songwriters. Boudleaux died on June 25, 1987, and Felice died on April 22, 2003. They are buried side-by-side at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville.

    Photo provided courtesy of House of Bryant Publications, Gatlinburg, TN. Used with permission.

Comments: 14

  • Lily from Diuba CaliforiaOne of the best greatest songs still lives in my heart from my childhood growing up was My parents song . It's forever the greatest.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1981 {September 22nd} Andy Gibb and Victoria Principal were guests on the CBS-TV weekday-afternoon television program, 'The Merv Griffin Show'...
    At the time the duo's covered version of "All I Have To Do Is Dream"* was at position #67 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, two weeks earlier it had peaked at #51 {for 2 weeks} and it spent eight weeks on the Top 100...
    It was the duo's only Top 100 record...
    Between 1977 and 1981 Andy Gibb had nine records on the Top 100 chart, six made the Top 10 with three reaching #1, "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" for 4 weeks in 1977, "(Love Is) Thinker Than Water" for 2 weeks in 1978}, and "Shadow Dancing" for 7 weeks in 1977...
    His three other Top 10 records were "An Everlasting Love" {#5 in 1978}, "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away" {#9 in 1978}, and "Desire" {#4 in 1980}...
    Andrew Roy Gibb passed away at the young age of 30 on March 30th, 1988...
    May he R.I.P.
    * Five other versions of "All I Have To Do Is Dream" have charted, the original version by the Everly Brothers peaked at #1 (for 5 weeks} in 1958, Richard Chamberlain's version reached #14 {for 1 week} in 1963, the duo of Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry peaked at #27 {for 1 week} in 1969, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band reached #66 {for 1 week} in 1975, and on the United Kingdom's Singles chart, Cliff Richard, with Phil Everly, took his covered version to #14 {for 2 weeks} in 1994...
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaWondered who played that pretty guitar part. Didn't Chet play on a lot of their tunes? Also did their dad ever play on any of them?
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 14th 1977, Victoria Principal appeared in the made-for TV movie 'Fantasy Island' on the ABC-TV network...
    One year later on January 20th, 1978 the first episode of 'Fantasy Island' was aired, the one-hour weekly series ran for seven seasons with a total of 152 episodes...
    And on August 9th, 1981 the duo of Victoria Principal and 'then boyfriend' Andy Gibb entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 at position #81 with a covered version of "All I Have to Do Is Dream"; a little under one month later on September 6th it would peak at #51 {for 2 weeks} and stayed on the chart for 8 weeks...
    Andrew Roy Gibb passed away on March 10th, 1988 at the young age of 30...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 27th 1958, the Everly Brothers performed "All I Have To Do Is Dream" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    And on the very day of this 'Sullivan' show appearance the song peaked at #1 (for 4 weeks) on Billboard's Best Sellers chart; it had entered the chart on April 15th, 1958 and stayed on the Top 100 for 17 weeks...
    It also reached #1 on Billboard's Country chart (for 2 weeks), Billboard's R&B chart (for 1 week), Canada (for 5 weeks), and the United Kingdom (for 7 weeks)...
    The record's B-side, a covered version of Roy Orbison's "Claudette", also charted, it reached #30 on the Top 100.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyR.I.P. Mr. EVERLY...
    Phil Everly passed away January 3rd, 2014 in Burbank, CA at the age of 74.
    Between 1957 and 1984 the brothers had thirty-eight records on Billboard's Top 100 Singles chart; with fifteen making the Top 10 and three reaching #1 ("Wake Up Little Susie" for 4 weeks in 1957, "All I Have to Do Is Dream" for 5 weeks in 1958, "Cathy's Clown" for 5 weeks in 1960)...
    In addition they also had three records peak at #2 ("Bye Bye Love", "Bird Dog", and "Problems")...
    Brother Don will celebrate his 77th birthday next month on February 1st.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyIn 1963 Richard Chamberlain covered this song and it peaked at No. 14 and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band reached No. 66 in 1975!!!
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, CaI agree that the tremelo electric guitar sound of Chet Atkins and the piano-bass backing is a definite sound of the Everlys that I loved..
    another great one is "Till I Kissed Ya" Hi Don!
  • Mike from Santa Barbara, CaThis song was also covered in 1981 by Andy Gibb and Victoria Principle, who were romantically involved at the time.
  • Nunzio from Darwin, AustraliaCheck out the version by Jeff Bridges & Karen Allen
    in STARMAN. They did a proper version for the soundtrack album.
  • Richard from Talladega, AlR.E.M. did a great cover of this in the film "Athens, Georgia Inside/Out" in 1987.
  • Jasmine from Vancouver, Wacovered on tour by Jack's mannequin
  • Matthewz from Corpus Christi, Txanother cleverly veiled sexually charged 50's rock and roll song, which clearly references sexual phantasizing. something that's almost impossible to to stop for ten minutes when you're a teenager.
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumI love this song, I also like the version of Glen Campbell singing with Babby Gentry. The songs of The Everly Brothers are so beautiful, it's always a joy to hear them again.
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