You would think that after Aerosmith released “Dream On” back in 1973, they had the lock on that title. Turns out…not so much.
In addition to Depeche Mode, two glam bands also recorded “Dream On.” In all instances, the songs are stand alone, and not an Aerosmith cover.
Britny Fox recorded “Dream On” for their 1989 album Boys In Heat. The sophomore effort was also the last with singer Dizzy Dean Davidson. He was replaced with Tommy Paris. Britny Fox are doing several club shows around the country next month, and I’ll be in attendance.
In some ways I like Boys In Heat better than Britny Fox. The band is often criticized for being too much like Cinderella, but I think that stigma wore off a little with the second album. It seems like Britny Fox were trying to develop their own sound with Boys In Heat and latter releases.
Here’s the Britny Fox video for “Dream On.”
Canadians Helix recorded their “Dream On” for the 1987 release Wild in the Streets. While the Britny Fox “Dream On” is an upbeat little tune, Helix provides a power ballad of sorts. Their version is a remake of the early 80s Nazareth release.
Here’s the Helix video for “Dream On.”
It would be foolish to not post a clip of Aerosmith performing their best song. Therefore, here is Aerosmith performing “Dream On” live in Las Vegas sometime in 2006.
So, which of these “Dreams” is better? I’ve said before in other posts that Aerosmith’s “Dream On” is my favorite song, so you already know where I stand on the issue. Now I want your thoughts.