Daydream (The Lovin' Spoonful Song)
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Daydream the Lovin' Spoonful Song
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". 
John Sebastian spoke about the success of the song:
"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." 
Sebastian did his own whistling in the instrumental section plus the coda before the song's fade.
The song reached No. 2 on the U.S.
, behind Billboard Hot 100 (You're My) Soul and Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers. 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.
Billboard Hot 100  41
Cashbox 100  27
Following the 1966 Lovin' Spoonful recording, "Daydream" has been recorded by such artists as:
Chet Atkins, on his 1988 album, C.G.P. Otto Brandenburg (in
Danish, under the title "Dagdrøm") (1966)
David Cassidy, Bell catalog number #45-386, released July 5, 1973, with the flip side "Can't Go Home Again" 
Bobby Darin, on his December 1966 album If I Were a Carpenter
Dino, Desi, & Billy, on their May 1966 album Memories Are Made of This 
Art Garfunkel, on his June 1997 album Songs from a Parent to a Child 
Vince Gill and Kermit the Frog for the 1994 album . This version peaked at number 65 on the Kermit Unpigged Country Tracks chart in Canada. RPM 
Gary Lewis and the Playboys, on their 1966 album Hits Again  Lars Lilholt Band (November 24, 2008) (in
Danish, under the title "Dagdrømmerdreng")
The Guess Who performed this song on CBC Winnipeg's radio show "The Swingers" in 1967.
The Mar-Keys, on their 1969 album Damifiknow! 
Maria Muldaur (1989)
Ricky Nelson, on his album Another Side of Rick, released November 13, 1967  Right Said Fred (1992)
Lewis Ross, on his 1996 album of the same name
The Sandpipers, on their 1967 album Misty Roses 
Bud Shank (1967) Sheila (in French, under the title "Le rêve") (June 1966)
The Sweet, on their album released in 1971 Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be,
Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings recorded it for their third album , in 2000. Groovin'
Candye Kane, on her album White Trash Girl, released in November 1971
Doris Day - (2011) My Heart Terry Holley, on his 2010 album
Acoustic Covers 
Mike Vickers on his 1968 album I Wish I Were a Group Again. M. Ward feat. Alia Farah as a single in 2020.
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