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"I Can Dream About You
" is a song performed by Dan Hartman
Daniel Earl "Dan" Hartman was an American singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for such songs as: "Free Ride", "I Can Dream About You", "Instant Replay", "Love Sensation", and "Relight My Fire", all of which had world-wide success.-Career:Born in Pennsylvania's capital, Harrisburg,...
on the soundtrack album Streets of Fire
from the movie of the same name
Streets of Fire is a 1984 film directed by Walter Hill and co-written by Hill and Larry Gross. It was described in previews, trailers, and posters as "A Rock & Roll Fable." It is an unusual mix of musical, action, drama, and comedy with elements both of retro-1950s and 1980s...
. Originally released in 1984 as a single off Hartman's album I Can Dream About You
, it reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on radio play and sales; the tracking-week for sales begins on Monday and ends on Sunday, while the radio play tracking-week runs from Wednesday...
. The song was performed by Winston Ford in the movie. In 2006 the song appeared in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is a 2006 sandbox-style action video game developed by Rockstar Leeds in association with Rockstar North. It was published by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation Portable in late 2006 and later for the PlayStation 2 in March 2007. The game is the eighth...
According to Daryl Hall, Hartman had written the song with Hall & Oates in mind, and offered the song to them to record as their own. Hall & Oates refused, citing that they didn't normally record cover songs. Late in their career, however, they issued an album of covers called "Our Kind of Soul" on which they recorded their own version (with changed lyrics) of Hartman's song.