Songs About Daydreaming

Daydreaming is a very common phenomenon among artists. Especially creative people often experience daydreaming moments. Countless poems and songs have been composed about him. Here are the most sad or entertaining examples of different kinds of songs about daydreaming:

The Lovin’ Spoonful – Daydream

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This track is one of the most popular songs about daydreaming.   What better way to start than with the epitome of a daydream song, the relaxed vibe coming at a time that was leading into the Summer of Love. It still sounds so chill and wonderful, and has rightfully gone down as an all-time classic.

The Monkees – Daydream Believer

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This unforgettable song is one of the most high-energy among songs about daydreaming. Written by John Stewart (of the Kingston Trio, later to have a solo smash with ‘Gold’), this is one of the Monkees’ better-known hits. It topped the charts during the peak of psychedelia in the USA, and has that dreamy feel that made it work.

David Bowie – Moonage Daydream

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This work by David Bowie is one of the first ones that come to mind among songs about daydreaming. Bowie first recorded this during the The Man Who Sold The World sessions (available on the deluxe version), then re-recorded it for Ziggy Stardust, and many like the second version, with Mick Ronson’s guitars driving it along, better. It has become a classic song and gave its name to a documentary about Bowie’s life.

Aretha Franklin – Day Dreaming

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Some soul now. We can say, many people are not a fan of Aretha Franklin. We have come to appreciate her voice and her talent. And this song is another example of that; it can be put on to listen to it for this and was mesmerized by it.

Jimmy Buffet – Havana Daydreamin’

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This successful song has one of the most emotional lyrics among songs about daydreaming. The title track to one of the earlier Jimmy Buffett albums, this is a laid-back track that is actually a reflection of the whole album. He is a fine singer-songwriter and this is a strong track. Oh, and we share a birthday, albeit years apart.

Journey – Daydream

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It is considered as one of the songs about daydreaming. An album cut from a fine album (Evolution), this was the record where Journey really started to hit their stride. And this is another laid-back track and a showcase for some fine guitar playing.

Earth, Wind & Fire – Daydreamin’

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It can be listed as one of the songs about daydreaming . A slower song (though not a ballad) from EW&F, one that just flows along so nicely, and yet it does not lose any of the groove that the band is so well known for and have been since the beginning. It is not their first slower track, and they do them so well.

Mike Oldfield – Daydream

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I am an unabashed fan of Mike Oldfield. People seem to only know Tubular Bells, but he has released so many other great albums. This track is from the little-known Tres Lunas, and is such a dreamy, laid-back instrumental. Again, it is indicative of much of its parent album, with those wonderful guitars. This is a striking example for the songs about daydreaming.

Adele – Daydreamer

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Among songs about daydreaming , it would be impossible not to mention this song by Adele. From 19, this album cut is not spoken about much and yet it really showcases her voice. Adele sounds like a classical singer here, like one of those glorious voices from the 1940s or 1950s. She is probably the best singer of the current generation.

Ariel Pink – Dayzed Inn Daydreams

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Among songs about daydreaming , it would be impossible not to mention this song. This song struck you from the first time you  heard it. There is something about the multi-tracked vocals and the music that just struck a chord in me. Not a huge fan of the music video (so it’s not here), but the song goes beyond that.

Milky Chance and Tash Sultana – Daydreaming

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Another example of songs about daydreaming came from Milky Chance. “Daydreaming” by Milky Chance and Tash Sultana is a dreamy and atmospheric collaboration that invites listeners on a journey of introspection and imagination. Featured on Milky Chance’s album “Mind the Moon,” released in 2019, this captivating track combines the unique styles of both artists to create a lush sonic landscape.

The song’s ethereal instrumentation, including intricate guitar melodies and hypnotic percussion, sets the stage for contemplation and reflection. Milky Chance and Tash Sultana’s soulful vocals intertwine seamlessly, drawing listeners into a state of reverie and exploration.

Zander Rhodes – Daydreaming

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“Daydreaming” by Zander Rhodes is a laid-back and melodic indie-pop track that captures the essence of whimsy and nostalgia. Released as a single in [Year], this charming song transports listeners to a world of carefree bliss and youthful wonder. The song’s breezy guitar riffs, catchy hooks, and infectious groove evoke the sensation of drifting through a daydream.

With its feel-good vibes and irresistible charm, the song serves as a reminder to cherish the simple pleasures of life and embrace the magic of daydreams.

Jonathan Flint

Jonathan is a DJ with years of experience in the field. He has been creating and playing music his entire life, but he really found his passion for DJ when he was introduced to Logic Pro at age 10.

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