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In My Dreams (Wig Wam song)

"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
Format CD
Genre Glam metal
Length 3:01
Label Voice Of Wonder
Wig Wam singles chronology
"Hard To Be A Rock 'N Roller"
(2004)
"In My Dreams"
(2005)
"Bless The Night"
(2005)
"In My Dreams"
Eurovision Song Contest 2005 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Åge Sten Nilsen,
Trond Holter,
Øystein Andersen,
Bernt Jansen
As
Language
Composer(s)
Trond Holter
Lyricist(s)
Trond Holter
Finals performance
Semi-final result
6th
Semi-final points
164
Final result
9th
Final points
125
Appearance chronology
◄ "High" (2004)   
"Alvedansen" (2006) ►

"In My Dreams" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, performed in English by Wig Wam.

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.

The song was succeeded as Norwegian representative at the 2006 Contest by Christine Guldbrandsen with "Alvedansen".

"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.

Track listing

Scandinavian release

No. Title Length
1. "In My Dreams"    
2. "Out of Time"    

European release

No. Title Length
1. "In My Dreams"    
2. "Crazy Things"    

Charts

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Norway (VG-lista)[1] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[2] 26
Preceded by
"Eneste for meg" by @lek
Norwegian VG-lista number-one single
23 March 2005 – 13 April 2005
Succeeded by
"Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil" by Schnappi
Preceded by
"High" by Knut Anders Sørum
Melodi Grand Prix winners
2005
Succeeded by
"Alvedansen" by Christine Guldbrandsen

References

  1. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Wig Wam – In My Dreams". VG-lista.
  2. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Wig Wam – In My Dreams". Singles Top 60.
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