WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Sleep And Dream - November 17, 2004

The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit both on the air and on the Internet. Today, Mike played songs that include either "sleep" or "dream" in the title.


  • "Sweet Dreams (Of You)" by Patsy Cline, which was a hit on both the Country and Pop/Rock charts, was written by Don Gibson who also had a hit with this song on both charts with two different versions (1956, 1960 remake, 1961). "Sweet Dreams" also charted for numerous other artists on the Country charts: Faron Young (1956), Emmylou Harris (1976, topped the Country charts), Troy Seals (1976), and Reba McEntire (1979). Tommy McLain also had a hit with this song in 1966 on the Pop/Rock charts.
  • "Dream Boy" by Annette Funicello charted in 1961 and was also featured in the 1962 TV movie, "Escapade In Florence," in which she co-starred. "Dream Boy" has the same melody as "Funiculi-Funicula."
  • "Sleep Walk" topped the charts for Santo & Johnny in 1959 and later also charted for Larry Carlton in 1982. "Sleep Walk" was the chart debut song for this brothers duo and was originally used as the theme song for the Mike Sain show.
  • The Chimes' version of "Dream Girl," which never charted, was recorded ca. 1961. This upbeat song, which was written by Marvin Phillips, previously charted for the Jesse & Marvin duo (i.e., Jesse Belvin and Marvin Phillips) in 1953 on the R&B charts.
  • "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens, which topped the charts in 1961, was originally recorded as "Mbube" in 1939 by Solomon Linda & the Evening Birds, a South African Zulu group. "Lion" was also recorded as "Wimoweh" by the Weavers and charted in 1952. The Tokens version of "Lion" recharted in 1994 and was featured in "The Lion King." "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was also a chart hit for Robert John in 1972.
  • "Follow That Dream" by Elvis Presley, which charted in 1962, was the title song from the movie in which he starred.
  • "Dream Lover" by the Paris Sisters previously charted for Bobby Darin in 1959. The Paris Sisters were Albeth, Priscilla, and Sherrell Paris.
  • The Lennon and McCartney-penned "I'm Only Sleeping" was included on the Beatles' 1966 album "Revolver" (Parlophone PCS-7009).
  • "Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife" by Glen Campbell also charted in 1968 for Wayne Newton.
  • "Another Sleepless Night" by Jimmy Clanton was written by Neil Sedaka.
  • The Blues Magoos' "Pipe Dream" and its B-side song, "There's A Chance We Can Make It" were both chart hits in 1967.
  • "Don't Sleep In The Subway," which topped the Adult Contemporary charts in 1967, was one of many of a long string of hits for Petula Clark.
  • The Johnny Mercer-penned "Dream" by Johnny Preston was included on his 1961 album, "Running Bear" (Mercury MG-20592). This song previously topped the charts for the Pied Pipers in 1945 and also charted that same year for Frank Sinatra, Freddy Martin, and Jimmy Dorsey. This song later also charted for the Four Aces (1954), Dinah Washington (1954, R&B charts), Betty Johnson (1958), Etta James (1961), Dinah Washington (1962), and Sajid Khan (1969).

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