Today’s entry in Han’s Worst Hits of the 70s is “I Like Dreamin'”- by Kenny Nolan. When I hear this song- I think back on one of the worst years of my life, my first year in high school. I always had to get up a good hour or so before going to school- and that year I would turn the stereo on and listen to the radio. One song that seemed to be playing every morning that entire year was I Like Dreamin’. When I think of that year I associate this song with it. Maybe I should have listened to another radio station. My day was always off to a bad start having heard this minutes after waking up. Part of the reason I dislike this song so much is my pathetic life at the time. I was really infatuated with a girl in my class and I was too shy to even approach her. Thinking back on it I never even spoke to her. After that year ended I moved on but I can would come home go to my room- play music and try to get up enough nerve the next day to say something- anything to her the next day. As I said it never happened and life moves on. And well this song pretty much summed up my life that year. That said this was a fine example of wimp rock. The song was lame and so was the performance but who am I to argue it went to #3. Kenny Nolan would have one more hit- also on that album “Love’s Grown Deep #20. He also co-wrote another awful hit- “My Eyes Adored You”- for Frankie Valli and Labelle’s Lady Marmalade” which I can take or leave. In reading on him he also wrote a song for Donny Osmond back in 1970.
In reading up on I Like Dreamin’ I can see why it seemed as if it was played every day- it was one of those slow rising hits- it took 3 months to peak at #3.