California Dreamin' (2:38)

Cover of If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears

From If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears and 317 other releases

California Dreamin’ is a song by The Mamas & the Papas, first released in 1965. Celebrated as an anthem of West Coast hippy bliss, John Phillips wrote the song in a state of depression in 1964 after a cheerless winter’s walk through New York’s Central Park. It’s a song not of joy, but of immense pain. The pain of wanting to be somewhere else.

The song is #89 in Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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