Dreaming of You
“Dreaming of You” -1995
Music & Lyric: Tom Snow & Franne Golde
Song History: Selena’s biggest single, peaking at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 was the follow up to “I Could Fall In Love” which was released only in the Latin market. “Dreaming of You” was released at the end of the first quarter of 1995, after Selena’s tragic murder. It appeared on the album of the same name. In the fifteen years since Selena’s death there have been many more releases, mostly in compilation form. The movie “Selena”, released a few years following the incident, featured Jennifer Lopez in her first starring role singing the song in the film’s climactic moment.
Author’s Note: Franne and I originally wrote this song for a smooth sounding R&B group from Minneapolis called The Jets, who were coming off a string of hits. Unfortunately, they passed on the song. Franne who, apart from her great talent as a songwriter is a natural born song plugger, never gave up on the tune and eventually got it to Selena. She also stepped in and completed the background vocals following Selena’s death.Click here to listen