In My Dreams (Wig Wam song)
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|"In My Dreams"|
|Single by Wig Wam|
|from the album Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller|
|A-side||"In My Dreams"|
|B-side||"Out Of Time" and "Crazy Things"|
|Released||October 25, 2004|
|Label||Voice Of Wonder|
|Wig Wam singles chronology|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2005 entry|
Åge Sten Nilsen,
|◄ "High" (2004)|
|"Alvedansen" (2006) ►|
The song is a glam metal number, in keeping with the band's view that "rock'n'roll is the new schlager". Lead singer "Glam" wonders whether his relationship is "real or just a fantasy", and tells his lover that he is "Scared of waking up and you'll be gone/Face the truth and I'll be all alone", a fear that he puts to rest by suggesting that they should "get into the groove" and live for the moment.
The performance was as flamboyant as the music suggested, with the band dressed variously in grey spandex (Glam) and wearing a military hat (Teeny) among other things. Paying tribute to the Orange Revolution which had taken place in host country Ukraine the year before, Glam attached an orange banner to his microphone stand.
As Norway had not finished the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in the top ten, the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed thirteenth, following Estonia's Suntribe with "Let's Get Loud" and preceding Romania's Luminiţa Anghel & Sistem with "Let Me Try". At the close of voting, it had received 164 points, placing 6th in the 25-strong semi-final and qualifying for the final.
In the final, it was performed fifth, following the Romanian entry and preceding Turkey's Gülseren with "Rimi Rimi Ley". At the close of voting, it had received 125 points, placing 9th in a field of 24, guaranteeing Norway a place in the final at the next Contest.
Following its success, "In My Dreams" became something of a favourite among Contest fans. At the Congratulations special in late 2005, the duo Bobbysocks made reference to the fact that it had broken with the joking tradition that Norway won in years ending with a 5. The duo sang part of the chorus, and the audience responded in kind.
"In My Dreams" was also released as the band's third single and second single for their second studio album Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller, which was reissued after winning Melodi Grand Prix. The CD single features the single titletrack and "Out of Time" (Scandinavia) and Crazy Things (Europe), additional album tracks.
|1.||"In My Dreams"|
|2.||"Out of Time"|
|1.||"In My Dreams"|