“Dream a Little Dream of Me” is an American popular song, written in 1930 with lyrics by Gus Kahn and music by Fabian Andre and Wilber Schwandt. The song has been covered by many artists, including a number of jazz musicians.
It is known for its poignant message, with lyrics such as “Sweet dreams till the sunbeams find you/ Sweet dreams that leave all your worries behind you.” The song has been recorded over 40 times and reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1960, despite being a relatively minor hit. It is considered by some to be the first of the lullabies that popular music would develop into, and has become a part of American culture.
The song was re-recorded in 1968 by Cass Elliot with The Mamas and the Papas and later by Anita Harris. The Harris version charted lower than Cass’ and was a minor hit. The song has also been covered by the Mills Brothers, Sylvie Vartan, Henry Mancini, The Beautiful South, Anne Murray, Michael Bublé and Italian vocal group Blue Penguin.
The song is featured in the 2010 Jude Law movie Repo Men. It is also featured in a scene from the Jim Henson’s Muppet*Vision 3D movie Miss Piggy’s Christmas Carol. It has also been used in a television show and two films, the 2011 Hallmark movie The Lost Valentine and as the theme for a series of animated TV commercials for Coca-Cola. ella fitzgerald dream a little dream of me