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The River of Dreams" is a song by American musician Billy Joel. It is the title track and first single from his 1993 album River of Dreams. The song was a hit, peaking at number 3 on the United States and UK charts, making it Joel's highest charting of the 1990s (River of Dreams was the only album he released during the 1990s). It also hit the top spot in Australia, New Zealand, and on the Canadian and US Adult Contemporary charts. The song was produced by Joe Nicolo and Danny Kortchmar.
The Power of the Dream" is a song by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released as a single in Japan on 20 August 1996. It was written and produced by David Foster, Linda Thompson, and Babyface for the opening ceremony of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Dion performed it in front of more than 100,000 people, in addition to over three and a half billion television viewers. She gave away the money she received for the occasion, to support Canadian athletes.
Billy Joel gets a lot of song ideas in his dreams, and often struggles to remember them when he wakes up. For this song, however, he woke up with the song in his head, but tried NOT to write it. He explained on The Howard Stern Show in 2010: "I thought, Who the hell am I to try to pull off this gospel song, so I took a shower to wash this song away. I sang it in the shower and knew I had to do i. In Joel's dream, he was "walking in his sleep," which inspired that lyric
Band Name Billy Joel. Album Name River of Dreams. Wydawcy Columbia Records. 6. All About Soul (with Color Me Badd). 7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel). 8. The River of Dreams. 9. Two Thousand Years. 10. Famous Last Words.
The River of Dreams is the title-track of Billy Joel’s last pop album from 1993. The song was a hit, peaking at on the United States and UK charts, making it his highest charting of the 1990s (it was his only album released during the 1990s). It also hit the top spot in Australia and on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The River of Dreams was nominated for the 1993 Grammy Record of the Year award, but lost to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston.
Never before had he recorded an album that sounded so labored, as if it was a struggle for him to write and record the songs. With River of Dreams, he's surrounded himself with ace studio musicians and star producer Danny Kortchmar, all of whom have the effect of deadening an already self-consciously serious set of songs. There are no light moments on the album, either lyrically or musically - all the songs are filled with middle-age dread, even the two best moments, the gospel-inflected title track and his song to his daughter, "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel).
Features Song Lyrics for Billy Joel's The River of Dreams album. The River of Dreams (Percapella mix) Lyrics. 3. The Great Wall of China Lyrics. Billy Joel Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.