Daydream (The Lovin' Spoonful Song)
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Daydream the Lovin' Spoonful Song
Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful.jpg
Single by The Lovin' Spoonful
from the album Daydream
"Night Owl Blues"
ReleasedFebruary 19, 1966
GenreFolk rock
LabelKama Sutra 208
John Sebastian
Erik Jacobsen
The Lovin' Spoonful singles chronology

"Daydream" is a popular song written by John Sebastian, first released in 1966. The song was originally recorded that year by Sebastian's group The Lovin' Spoonful and released on their album of the same title. "Daydream" originated with Sebastian's attempt to rewrite The Supremes' "Baby Love".[1]

John Sebastian spoke about the success of the song:[1]

"We had no way of knowing what a nice long shelf life some of that material was gonna have. At the time, we were certainly aiming only for the next few months. That's really what we were trying for, a Top Ten record right now, right then. Everything else is unexpected."

This song started The whole New Vaudeville Bandwagon in the late 1960s of which Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was the most well known example. This song influenced the Beatles, as John Lennon's jukebox included both this and "Do You Believe in Magic." This song was a major influence on Paul McCartney's Beatles composition "Good Day Sunshine." [1]

Sebastian did his own whistling in the instrumental section plus the coda before the song's fade.

Chart performance

The song reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, behind (You're My) Soul and Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers.[2] Outside the US, "Daydream" went to No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. In New Zealand, the song spent three weeks at No. 1. It also reached No. 1 in Canada, and No. 13 in Australia.


Recorded versions

Following the 1966 Lovin' Spoonful recording, "Daydream" has been recorded by such artists as:[14]


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