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"Never Had a Dream Come True" is a song by British pop group S Club 7, released as a single on 27 November 2000. It was chosen to be the official 2000 BBC Children in Need song.[1] The single peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart,[2] becoming Britain's ninth best-selling single of 2000.[3] Outside the United Kingdom, it peaked within the top ten of the charts in the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and the United States, and it was the group's only single to chart in the latter territory,[3] where it peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 2001. It became America's 61st biggest-selling single of 2001.

"Never Had a Dream Come True"
NeverHadADreamComeTrue(SClub7).jpg
Single by S Club 7
from the album 7
B-side"Perfect Christmas"
Released27 November 2000
FormatCD single
RecordedLondon
GenrePop
Length4:00
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Cathy Dennis
  • Oskar Paul
S Club 7 singles chronology
"Natural"
(2000)
"Never Had a Dream Come True"
(2000)
"Don't Stop Movin'"
(2001)
Audio sample
Music video
"Never Had a Dream Come True" on YouTube

After its success, it was added to a re-release of the band's second album, 7.

The song was certified Platinum in the United Kingdom in 2013 for sales of 600,000.[4]

Contents

ContentEdit

The song is about the aftermath of a break-up. The protagonist says that even though she might date other people, she will always have love for her former boyfriend. Jo O'Meara sings the lead vocals for the song while the rest of the members are in supporting vocals.

Use in mediaEdit

O'Meara sings the song as a solo in S Club's feature-film Seeing Double. The song was also used as the opening theme in the television series S Club 7 Go Wild!.

Track listingsEdit

  • UK - Children in Need CD
  1. "Never Had a Dream Come True"
  2. "Perfect Christmas"
  3. "Reach" (Almighty mix)
  4. "Never Had a Dream Come True" (CD-ROM video)
  • UK - Standard CD[5]
  1. "Never Had a Dream Come True"
  2. "Spiritual Love"
  3. "Stand by You"
  4. "Never Had a Dream Come True" (CD-Rom video - Alternate version)
  • France -CD
  1. "Never Had a Dream Come True"
  2. "Perfect Christmas"
  3. "Natural"
  4. "Never Had a Dream Come True" (CD-ROM video)
  • US CD single[6]
  1. "Never Had a Dream Come True" (Mike Rizzo Radio Mix)
  2. "Spiritual Love"

Release historyEdit

Country Release date
United Kingdom 27 November 2000
United States 24 April 2001
France 10 December 2000

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Platinum 655,000[19]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Children In Need's top selling singles". Easier. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 654. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ a b "Never Had A Dream Come True by S Club 7 Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  4. ^ "British single certifications – S Club 7 – Never Had a Dream Come True". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Never Had a Dream Come True in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  5. ^ http://www.discogs.com/S-Club-7-Never-Had-A-Dream-Come-True/release/2060748
  6. ^ "Amazon.com: S Club 7: Never Had a Dream Come True / Spiritual Love: Music". amazon.com.
  7. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. 6 October 2001. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Never Had a Dream Come True". Irish Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – S Club 7 – Never Had a Dream Come True". Top 40 Singles.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – S Club 7 – Never Had a Dream Come True". Singles Top 100.
  12. ^ "S Club 7: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "AllMusic Awards>> S Club 7". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 29 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  14. ^ "S Club 7 Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Best Sellers of 2000: Singles Top 100". Music Week. London, England: United Business Media. 20 January 2001. p. 25.
  16. ^ "2001 - UK Charts Plus" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. 5 January 2002. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2001". Archived from the original on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  18. ^ Radio 1 Official Chart of the Decade, as broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday 29 December 2009, presented by Nihal
  19. ^ Myers, Justin (9 May 2015). "S Club 7's Official Top 10 Best Selling Singles". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  20. ^ "British single certifications – S Club 7 – Never Had a Dream Come True". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Never Had a Dream Come True in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.