500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Roy Orbison, 'In Dreams'

Writers: Joe Melson, Orbison
Producer: Fred Foster
Released: Feb. '63, Monument
13 weeks; No. 7

Orbison claimed the lyrics came to him in a dream; he wrote the music once he woke up. It was a Top 10 hit in the U.S. but even bigger in England. The track made him so popular that Orbison toured the U.K. with an up and-coming opening act called the Beatles. Roy’s reaction: "I’ve never heard of them." Next, he’d tour Australia with the Rolling Stones.

Appears on: For the Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits (Rhino)

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