Your Wildest Dreams (4:51)

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“Your Wildest Dreams” is a 1986 single by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues, and it was written by the band’s lead guitarist Justin Hayward. The song was first released as a single, and was later released on the Moody Blues 1986 album The Other Side of Life. It was a top-10 hit in the United States, peaking at #9, which had not happened to a Moody Blues song since “Nights in White Satin”. The song also became an Adult Contemporary number-one hit, and also charted at number two on the Mainstream Rock chart.

The Moody Blues previous album The Present was relatively unsuccessful, although it did contain a couple of moderately successful singles. This caused the Moody Blues to lose some of their popularity among younger audiences. The success of “Your Wildest Dreams” reintroduced the Moody Blues to this younger audience, and their popularity was boosted even higher than before as a result.

With the band moving towards a more electronic sound, the Moody Blues relied less upon band member Ray Thomas and his flute skills - “Your Wildest Dreams” was one of the first singles not to feature Thomas at all - though Thomas would continue to be a major asset to the Moody Blues’ concerts, as he would continue to play flute on their earlier songs, in addition to being a back-up vocalist.

“Your Wildest Dreams” lyrics tell the story of a man who is remembering his first love, and wonders if she remembers him the way he remembers her. “Your Wildest Dreams” was followed up by a sequel in 1988. The sequel is titled “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere”, and it appears on the Moody Blues album Sur la mer.


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  • MichaelTheOneL

    This song was written for JESUS., yes, JESUS CHRIST! First Hand Knowledge: Hung with Hayward & Lodge, Once had I. Believing Themselves 2 of the 12 apostles of Jesus, Justin Hayward & John Lodge of Moody Blues wrote the 1975 LP 'Blue Jays' searching for Jesus on earth! see me on Twitter @GOPisUnAmerican

    1 Jun 11:01am Reply
  • MichaelTheOneL

    First Hand Knowledge: Hung with Hayward & Lodge, Once had I. Believing Themselves 2 of the 12 apostles of Jesus, Justin Hayward & John Lodge of Moody Blues wrote the 1975 LP 'Blue Jays' searching for Jesus on earth! see me on Twitter @GOPisUnAmerican

    1 Jun 10:58am Reply
  • tygergurl72

    Once upon a your wildest dreams...

    6 May 8:26pm Reply
  • bonene59

    around and around and around and around and around ... ;-)

    14 Apr 5:04pm Reply
  • RockCityMadman

    Even in the 80's The Moodies had their own distinctive sound.

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
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  • silversurfer250

    The song was written by The Moody Blues guitarist/singer Justin Hayward, who told us that it was inspired by a real person, but one that shall go nameless. "I found with 'Wildest Dreams' that it was a common experience for a lot of people," he said. "I thought I was writing a frivolous sort of song. I thought 'Wildest Dreams' would be a throwaway thing that people wouldn't really take much notice of lyrically. But I found out that it was a common experience and desire by a lot of people. So that was very revealing."

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • acclamationsun

    Milwaukee theme song 2013

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • marjo47

    For me it was a bit later but love for them now to.

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Gracielied

    I have always loved The Moody Blues. Back from my hippie days!

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • kgkeller

    I remember hearing this live....what a night!!! Still love ya Cheryl

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • vtalevich

    It doesn't get any better than this song. Never get tired of them.

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • G8Rbuttercups

    We couldn't tear ourselves away''';) Lovely lyrics♥♥

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • robertwneal

    Heard them live a few weeks ago. Now that was a Wild Dream come true!

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Muldwych

    @elogirl1: sure, he's out there somewhere - but just like the people I think about from my past, "you can never go home" as Justin also sang. Wise words.

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Panecea

    Once upon a time, in your wildest dreams ♥

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • NitaD1

    Just lovely

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Kleynan143

    This song is too amazing

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • elogirl1

    Yes, I do think of you...Jack Ackerman...out there?

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • sharv11

    Interesting version...but always love them & always bittersweet... Once upon a time I had a wonderful son to listen to awesome music with... Miss you immeasurably Vinny <3

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
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