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"The River of Dreams"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album River of Dreams
B-side "The Great Wall of China", "No Man's Land"
Released July 19, 1993 (UK)
Format 7-inch, CD, Cassette Single
Recorded 1992, in New York
Genre Pop
Length 4:05
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Billy Joel
Producer Billy Joel, Danny Kortchmar
Billy Joel singles chronology
"All Shook Up"
"The River of Dreams"
"All About Soul"

"The River of Dreams" is a single by Billy Joel. It is the title track and first single from his 1993 album River of Dreams. The song was a hit, peaking at #3 on the US and UK charts. It also hit the top spot in Australia and on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. An alternate version exists of the song in which a piano interlude following Joel's melody from his song "Lullaby" is interpolated in the Bridge section of teh work. In 2007, the song was covered under the title River of Dreams by Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town on their album Jerry Lawson Talk of the Town.


Track listing


UK CD single

All songs written by Billy Joel.

  1. "The River of Dreams" - 4:05
  2. "The River of Dreams" (Percapella mix)
  3. "The Great Wall of China" - 5:45

Chart positions

Chart (1993) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart 2
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 1
Dutch Top 40 5[1]
German Media Control Charts 4
Irish Singles Chart 2
Swedish Singles Chart 8
Swiss Singles Chart 2
UK Singles Chart 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Singles Recurrents 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay 1
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 1

External links


  1. ^ Dutch Top 40 1993. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
Preceded by
"(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You" by UB40
Australian ARIA Singles Chart number-one single
August 28, 1993 - September 4, 1993
Succeeded by
"I'd Do Anything for Love (but I Won't Do That)" by Meat Loaf


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