♫ You Make My Dreams ♫

I hadn’t a song in my heart, but I heard this one played somewhere or another, perhaps as part of an ad, and I seized (why in the Sam Heck do all the words with an ei/ie combination defy the rule we learned in first grade??? No matter which I pick, it will be wrong!) on it.  It’s an upbeat little song, and I think we all need a bit of ‘upbeat’ today, don’t you?

Now, first let’s be clear about the title.  It is You Make My Dreams, although most often you will hear it as “You Make My Dreams Come True”.

Daryl Hall and John Oates wrote this keyboard-driven classic with Sara Allen, who was Daryl’s girlfriend and the subject of the song Sara Smile.  According to John Oates …

“It’s a great song, simple as that. Good songs are good songs. They stand on their own, they can be stripped away of the production. A song is what happens when a writer sits down on their individual instrument and creates something out of nothing. And there’s magic involved and there’s inspiration involved. ‘You Make My Dreams Come True’ represents a vibe, it represents a collaboration between myself and Daryl and the band in the studio in the ’80s. Its simplicity and directness is where the charm lies in that song.”

The song reached #5 in the U.S. in 1981, but the single was not initially a hit in the UK.  It did, however, gather momentum as time went on thanks to its frequent use on TV and film soundtracks. In 2018 it was the UK’s most-streamed song during the year out of all the records released in 1980.

You Make My Dreams
Hall & Oates

What I want, you’ve got
And it might be hard to handle
But like the flame that burns the candle
The candle feeds the flame, yeah yeah

What I’ve got’s full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter
You pull them all together
And how, I can’t explain,
Oh yeah, well well you
You make my dreams come true
Well well you, oh yeah
You make my dreams come true

Girl oh yeah

On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
When they’re messin’ with a dreamer
I can laugh it in the face

Twist and shout my way out
And wrap yourself around me
‘Cause I ain’t the way you found me
And I’ll never be the same, oh yeah

Well ’cause you,
You make my dreams come true, oh yeah
Well well you, ooh ooh
You make my dreams come true, whoa yeah

Well listen to this, oh

I’m down on the daydream
Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now
I know
Ah you, yeah yeah you make my dreams come true, oh yeah
I’ve been waiting for, waiting for you girl, oh yeah
You make my dreams come true
Make you make you make,
I’ve been waiting for, waiting for you girl
All night
You make my dreams come true, oh whoa whoa
I’ve been waiting for, waiting for, waiting for, waiting for,
Waiting for, waiting for, waiting for

Woo ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
I’ve been waiting for you girl

Songwriters: Daryl Hall / John Oates / Sara Allen
You Make My Dreams lyrics © BMG Rights Management

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