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Dreamin’ as sung by The Cascades

I wrote this arrangement by request from Ken Powers – who is an accordionist and an original member of the singing group – The Cascades!!! He also has created a fantastic backtrack for this – that I wrote the arrangement to match (Key of D to E). You too can create a backtrack – go to http://www.karaoke-version.com/custombackingtrack – Search for the song you want – change to the key (in this case D) and play with the dials to raise or lower the volume of the vocals, backup singers, bass, etc.

To keep the level down a bit – I also created an arrangement (Key C to D). If you ignore the double voicing – play top note only – this should be a level 2.5.


Dreamin’ Key of C to D

Dreamin’ Key of D to E

About the Song:

Dreamin’” is a song written by Barry De Vorzon and Ted Ellis and performed by Johnny Burnette. The song reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. The song appeared on his 1960 album, Dreamin.

The song was ranked #86 on Billboard magazine’s Top Hot 100 songs of 1960.

Other versions

  • The Cascades released a version as a single as the B-side to “Angel on My Shoulder”.
  • John Schneider released a version as a single in 1982. It reached #21 on the adult contemporary chart, #32 on the country chart, and #45 on the Billboard Hot 100.