In Dreams (2:51)

Cover of The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison

From The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison and 156 other releases

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), also known by the nickname The Big O, was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. His greatest success came with Monument Records between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40, including “Only the Lonely”, “Crying”, and “Oh, Pretty Woman”. His career stagnated through the 1970s, but several covers of his songs and the use of “In Dreams” in David Lynch’s film Blue Velvet (1986) revived his career.

In 1988, he joined the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne and also released a new solo album. He died of a heart attack in December that year, at the zenith of his resurgence. His life was marred by tragedy, including the death of his first wife and his two eldest sons in separate accidents. Orbison’s vocal instrument bridged the gap between baritone and tenor, and music scholars have suggested that he had a three- or four-octave range.[1] The combination of Orbison’s powerful, impassioned voice and complex musical arrangements led many critics to refer to his music as operatic, giving him the sobriquet “the Caruso of Rock”.

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A candy-colored clown they call the Sandman
Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper
"Go to sleep, everything is all right"

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  • Fritz-Emil

    immortal indeed

    18 Nov 5:18am Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

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    8 Sep 4:36pm Reply
  • Talal86

    End of episode one, Alan Wake!

    27 May 5:48pm Reply
  • afamiliarname

    Makes me cry.

    27 May 3:21am Reply
  • MiiStar

    Blue Velvet! [2] Don't be a good neighbor to her. I'll send you a love letter, straight from my heart, fucker! You know what a love letter is? It's a bullet from a fucking gun, fucker! You receive a love letter from me, you're fucked forever! You understand, fuck? I'll send you straight to hell, fucker![3]

    22 May 3:56pm Reply
  • Gadzikk

    Blue Velvet!

    17 May 10:54pm Reply
  • Kinga_Vicious

    A song -I think- we can all relate to...

    2 Apr 5:18pm Reply
  • B-AIRLINE

    GREAT VOICE, PASSED AWAY MUCH TO EARLY

    19 Mar 8:05am Reply
  • Roy1968Wood

    Immortal

    20 Jan 9:30pm Reply
  • thelucaswesley

    why do there have to be people like frank?

    16 Jan 5:37am Reply
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    Hieno kappale

    12 Jan 8:46pm Reply
  • Lizethblue

    ♥ This puts me in my mood :)

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
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    Alan Wake.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • oldchap2

    This song never ages.

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • cardiac1

    Wow. Over 50 years? It's older than me and, still sounds good.

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • tomhawk13

    After more than 50 years this song blows me away even more.

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ObmujSon

    hahahaha :-)

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • witch_possessed

    Don't be a good neighbor to her. I'll send you a love letter, straight from my heart, fucker! You know what a love letter is? It's a bullet from a fucking gun, fucker! You receive a love letter from me, you're fucked forever! You understand, fuck? I'll send you straight to hell, fucker![2]

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
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    This song is who I am!

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
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    einfach Geil......................

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