The Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams (1986)
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"Your Wildest Dreams" is a 1986 single by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues, written by Justin Hayward. The song was ...
"Your Wildest Dreams" is a 1986 single by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues, written by Justin Hayward. The song was first released as a single, and later released on the Moody Blues' 1986 album The Other Side of Life.
Written by Hayward as a lookback toward his first love, the song features a synthpop style that marked a stylistic departure from the band's standard lush pop sound. When released as a single, "Your Wildest Dreams" became the band's second biggest US hit, reaching number nine on the American charts.
A music video for "Your Wildest Dreams" was produced and was directed by Brian Grant. The video received a Billboard Video of the Year award and saw heavy rotation on MTV. The actress in the video is Janet Spencer-Turner. In flashback scenes, the young Moody Blues are represented in the video by the British band Mood Six. The video was recognized as the "best overall video" at the Billboard Video Music Conference held in Los Angeles in November 1986. Grant was awarded the top director honor.
Hayward recalled that, initially, the band was meant to play themselves throughout the whole video, but their age prevented this. He explained, "[Grant] was like, 'It can't be you starring in the video, it's too personal and you're too old.' We still looked all right as 40-year-olds, but Brian was like, 'We need younger people for you all.'"