One of the biggest hits by Mama Cass Elliot and the Mamas and the Papas, this song entered Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in June of 1968. It was ranked #35 on its last day on the chart. The song was covered by many other singers, including Ozzie Nelson, Kate Smith, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Diana Krall, Erasure, Michael Bublé, and Eddie Vedder.
The music for this song was composed by Fabian Andre and Wilber Schwandt, and the lyrics were written by Gus Kahn. Schwandt claimed that the melody for this song came to him in Paw Paw, Michigan, while Andre said it was a composition they worked on during a 10-minute break at a gig.
British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams recorded this song on his tenth studio album and second swing album, Swings Both Ways (2013). He included a duet with Lily Allen on the album version, but the single was released without her. The song was a success, reaching #1 in the UK and #12 on the US Billboard Hot 100. lyrics for dream a little dream of me