Everly Brothers – All I Have To Do Is Dream, “All I Have to Do Is Dream” is a song made famous by the Everly Brothers, written by Boudleaux Bryant of the husband-and-wife songwriting team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, and published in 1958. The song is ranked No. 141 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is in AABA form.
The best-known version was recorded by the Everly Brothers at RCA Studio Nashville and released as a single in April 1958. It had been recorded by the Everly Brothers live in just two takes on March 6, 1958, and features Chet Atkins on guitar. It was the only single ever to be at No. 1 on all of the Billboard singles charts simultaneously, on June 2, 1958. It first reached No. 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 No. 2. “All I Have to Do Is Dream” also hit No. 1 on the R&B chart as well as becoming the Everly Brothers’ third chart topper on the country chart. The Everly Brothers briefly returned to the Hot 100 in 1961 with this song.
Everly Brothers – All I Have To Do Is Dream
Single by The Everly Brothers
Published April 21, 1958 Acuff-Rose Publications
Released April 1958
Recorded March 6, 1958
Studio RCA Studio B, Nashville
Genre Jangle pop
Label Cadence 1348
Songwriter(s) Boudleaux Bryant