500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The Everly Brothers, 'All I Have to Do Is Dream'
Writers: Boudleaux and Felice Bryant
Producer: Archie Bleyer
Released: May '58, Cadence
11 weeks; No. 21
Although Don Everly had a contract to work as a songwriter before he and his brother Phil began their hitmaking, their first three big singles were all written by the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant. "I would go to them for lovelorn advice when I was young, and divorce advice when I was older," Phil said. "All I Have to Do Is Dream," with Chet Atkins' innovative tremolo chording backing the brothers' high-lonesome harmonies, went to Number One on not just the pop chart but the R&B chart as well.
Appears on: All-Time Original Hits (Rhino)