Gabrielle ‎– Dreams

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"Dreams" is the debut single by English singer-songwriter Gabrielle. It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in June 1993. The single entered the UK chart at number 2, which was the highest chart entry a debut act ever scored in the UK at that time. The song also peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US and at number-one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. In Australia, the song made number two on the ARIA Charts.
Originally the first release of the song (1991) included a sample of "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman, but because of copyright reasons the sample had to be removed. Eventually, it was released on the single "If You Really Cared" (GOLCD 153) in 1995.
Original remixes were produced by Development Corporation / Our Tribe / Tim Laws / Dignity.
The song is featured heavily in the 1999 Paul Thomas Anderson film "Magnolia", where the character 'Quiz Kid' Donnie Smith plays the song repeatedly as a motivational aid.
The single was re-released in 2005 with new remixes by StoneBridge / KB Project Vs. Lee S / Dancing Divaz / Dance Assassins / Dean Curtis DJ / R.G.Z.

Versions (37)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VIC-33 Gabrielle Dreams(12") Victim Records VIC-33 UK 1991 Sell This Version
VIC 35 Gabrielle Dreams - Unit 3 Remix(12") Victim Records VIC 35 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Z-B Gabrielle Dreams(12") Not On Label Z-B UK 1992 Sell This Version
GFB 053 Gabrielle Dreams(12") GFB Records GFB 053 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
857 143-1 Gabrielle Dreams(12") Go! Beat 857 143-1 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
857 141-1, GODX 99 Gabrielle Dreams(12") Go! Beat, Go! Beat 857 141-1, GODX 99 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
857 141-1 Gabrielle Dreams(12", Maxi) London Records, Go! Discs 857 141-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
PRO 1063-1 Gabrielle Dreams(12", Promo) FFRR PRO 1063-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
857 141-1DJ Gabrielle Dreams(12", Promo) FFRR 857 141-1DJ US 1993 Sell This Version
GOPRO 992 Gabrielle Dreams(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Go! Beat GOPRO 992 UK 1993 Sell This Version
GODX 99, GOPRO 992 Gabrielle Dreams(2x12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) Go! Beat, Go! Beat GODX 99, GOPRO 992 UK 1993 Sell This Version
857 298-4, SAC 778 Gabrielle Dreams(2xCass, Single) Go! Discs, London Records 857 298-4, SAC 778 US 1993 Sell This Version
GOD 99, 857 140-7 Gabrielle Dreams(7", Pap) Go! Beat, Go! Beat GOD 99, 857 140-7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
GOD 99, 857 140-7 Gabrielle Dreams(7", Single) Go! Beat, Go! Beat GOD 99, 857 140-7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
GOD 99, 857 140-7 Gabrielle Dreams(7", Single, Jukebox) Go! Beat, Go! Beat GOD 99, 857 140-7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
857 143-2 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Maxi) Go! Discs 857 143-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
GODCD 99, 857 141-2 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Maxi) Go! Discs, Go! Discs GODCD 99, 857 141-2 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
GABRIELLE 2-2 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Maxi, Promo) Go! Beat GABRIELLE 2-2 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
PODD-1036 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Mini, Single) Go! Beat PODD-1036 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
857 299-2 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Single) Go! Discs, London Records 857 299-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
857 143-2 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Single) Go! Beat 857 143-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
857 143-2 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Single, Car) Go! Beat 857 143-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
857 140-2 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Single, Car) Barclay 857 140-2 France 1993 Sell This Version
857 142-2 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Single, Car) Go! Beat 857 142-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
GODCD 99, 857 141-2 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Single, Dig) Go! Beat, Go! Beat GODCD 99, 857 141-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
CDP 1011 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Single, Promo) Go! Discs, London Records CDP 1011 US 1993 Sell This Version
GODCD 99, 857 141-2 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Single, Promo, Dig) Go! Beat, Go! Beat GODCD 99, 857 141-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
GODCD 99, 857 141-2 Gabrielle Dreams(CD, Single, Sli) Go! Beat, Go! Beat GODCD 99, 857 141-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
857 298-4 Gabrielle Dreams(Cass, Single) London Records 857 298-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
GODMC 99, 857 140-4 Gabrielle Dreams(Cass, Single) Go! Beat, Go! Beat GODMC 99, 857 140-4 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
857 298-4 Gabrielle Dreams(Cass, Single, Dol) London Records, Go! Discs, PolyGram 857 298-4 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
ECKO 019 Gabrielle Dreams(12", TP, W/Lbl) Ecko Records ECKO 019 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ECKO 019 Gabrielle Dreams(12", Unofficial) Ecko Records ECKO 019 UK 2005 Sell This Version
12DJGLOBE377 Friday Night Posse V Gabrielle Friday Night Posse V Gabrielle - Dreams(2x12", Promo) All Around The World 12DJGLOBE377 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CSR CD5 0492 Friday Night Posse vs. Gabrielle Friday Night Posse vs. Gabrielle - Dreams(CD, Maxi) Central Station CSR CD5 0492 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
NEU035 FNP* vs. Gabrielle FNP* vs. Gabrielle - Dreams(CDr, Single, Promo) Neutone Recordings NEU035 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Gabrielle Dreams (2xAcetate, 12") Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version

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FunkyBeak

FunkyBeak

March 15, 2019
referencing Dreams, CD, Maxi, GODCD 99, 857 141-2
My copy has one short glitch sound at the very start of track 1, followed by one second of silence, then the song begins. Wondering if anyone else's copy has this?
ricc4rd0

ricc4rd0

March 1, 2012
referencing Dreams, CD, Single, Dig, GODCD 99, 857 141-2
Well to be honest I prefer Our Tribe House Mix, it's been somehow special and timeless for me since it came out back in early 90s (Was it really in 1991? I have the feeling that it was a bit later, 93 or 94 I guess but I could be definitely wrong).
I still play this version several times a year without being bored by it. Anyway great release this single, even original/radio version (track #1) is nice.
DJCory023

DJCory023

December 29, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Dreams, 12", Maxi, 857 141-1

The big winner here in the "The Red Underground Mix" which employs a fat organ bassline along with thick, searing hi-hats. Add that to Gabrielle's addictive vocals and you have a memorable, classic tune. Excellent mix by Development Corporation.