Roy Orbison – Sweet Dreams Baby

Whenever a song reaches the top of the most prominent international music charts, it is a hit that will be covered by many, for indefinite periods of time. Sweet dream Baby, became a #1 classic and its rockabilly music and lyrics give visions of fun loving memories.

“Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)” is a song written by Cindy Walker which was first recorded and released by Roy Orbison originally as a non-album single in 1962. It was a big international hit for Orbison, where it reached number 2 in both the Australian and the U.K. singles charts and number 4 in the U.S. Billboard. It was also a top ten hit in Canada and Norway.

American country music artist Glen Campbell covered “Dream Baby” in 1971. It was released in March of that year as the lead single from his album The Last Time I Saw Her. The song peaked at number 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 4 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.

The Beatles performed the song in front of a live studio audience on 7 March 1962 for the BBC radio programme Teenager’s Turn, which was broadcast the following day. This was the Beatles’ first ever BBC radio session. It has never been officially issued.

“Dream Baby” was also covered by Jerry Lee Lewis in 1967 and also by Waylon Jennings.

A 1983 cover by American country music artist Lacy J. Dalton peaked at number 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Five months after the songs release and topping international charts “Dream Baby” was included on Orbison’s Greatest Hits compilation