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I Had the Craziest Dream

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"I Had the Craziest Dream" is a popular song which was published in 1942. The music was written by Harry Warren, the lyrics by Mack Gordon.

Background

The song was introduced by Harry James and his orchestra, with vocals by Helen Forrest,[1] in the film Springtime in the Rockies (1942).

Chart performance

James and Forrest recorded the song for Columbia Records (catalog No. 36659) on July 23, 1942[2] and their recording topped the Billboard charts during a 22-week stay.[3] On the Harlem Hit Parade chart it peaked at number four.[4]

Other recordings

In popular culture

The song was featured in the first Hit Kit, the U.S. Army's version of successful radio show Your Hit Parade.[19]

References

  1. ^ "Pop Chronicles 1940s Program #6". 1972.
  2. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 226. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 291.
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  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 394. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
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  11. ^ "Nat King Cole Discography". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
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  13. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  14. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  15. ^ Al Hirt, They're Playing Our Song Retrieved April 13, 2013.
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  17. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  18. ^ http://www.discogs.com Archived 2012-04-21 at the Wayback Machine Sergio Franchi
  19. ^ Smith, Kathleen E.R. (28 March 2003). God Bless America: Tin Pan Alley Goes to War. The University Press of Kentucky. pp. 85–86. ISBN 0-8131-2256-2.


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