“Dreaming” is a song by American punk band Blondie. Released in 1979, the song was the opening track from their fourth album Eat to the Beat. Written by guitarist Chris Stein and singer Debbie Harry, the song was inspired by ABBA’s hit single “Dancing Queen.” The song also features an active drum performance by drummer Clem Burke, who did not expect the final recording to feature his busy drum track.
“Dreaming” was released as the lead single from Eat to the Beat in September 1979, reaching number two on the UK singles chart and number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The band saw this as a disappointing performance, though the song remained one of the band’s highest charting singles to that point. The song’s single release was also accompanied by a music video.
The song has since become one of Blondie’s most famous tracks, appearing on several compilation albums and becoming a mainstay of the band’s live setlist. It has since seen critical acclaim and several music writers have named the song as one of the band’s best.