All I Have To Do Is Dream by Everly Brothers
"All I Have to Do Is Dream" is a popular song made famous by the Everly Brothers, written by the legendary husband and wife songwriting team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, and published in 1958. The song is ranked #141 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.By far the best-known version was recorded by The Everly Brothers and released as a single in April 1958. It had been recorded in just two takes on March 6, 1958 and features Chet Atkins on guitar. It is the only single to be at #1 on all of Billboard's singles charts simultaneously, on June 2, 1958. It first reached #1 on the "Most played by Jockeys" and "Top 100" charts on May 19, 1958, and remained there for five and three weeks, respectively; with the August 1958 introduction of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song ended the year at #2. "All I Have to Do Is Dream" also hit number one on the R&B charts as well as becoming The Everly Brothers' third number one on the country chart . The Everly Brothers briefly returned to the Hot 100 in 1961 with this song. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
The Everly Brothers (Don and Phil, born Isaac Donald Everly, February 1, 1937, and Phillip Everly, January 19, 1939) are country-influenced rock and roll performers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing. The brothers are the most successful U.S. rock and roll duo on the Hot 100. Their greatest period came between 1957 and 1965. Don and Phil Everly are both guitarists and use a simple vocal harmony mostly based on parallel thirds. With this, each line can often stand on its own as a melody line. This is in contrast to classic harmony lines which, while working well alongside the melody, sound strange by themselves. For virtually all the Everly Brothers recordings, Don sings the lower harmony part, while Phil takes the higher part. One rare exception is on "Devoted To You". Although Don is still low and Phil is high, they switch singing the lead and harmony back and forth. As well, Don almost always sings any lines that are sung solo (for example, the verses of "Bye Bye Love".) Among the very few exceptions to this rule is the Everlys' 1965 single "It's All Over", where Phil sings the song's solo lines.