Dan Hartman Discography

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Instant Replay
Studio album by
StudioThe Schoolhouse, Westport, Connecticut; The Hit Factory, New York City
GenreDisco, pop
LabelBlue Sky (US)
Epic (Worldwide)
ProducerDan Hartman
Dan Hartman chronology
Instant Replay
Relight My Fire
Singles from Instant Replay
  1. 'Instant Replay'
    Released: August 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]

Dan Hartman Discography Wikipedia

Instant Replay is the third full-length album from singer-songwriter Dan Hartman. Released in 1978, where all the album tracks reached number 1 on the American dance chart.[3] The title track/first single peaked at number 29 on the Hot 100 in the U.S. & number 8 in the United Kingdom. The follow-up single, 'This Is It', was only a minor Hot 100 hit, reaching number 91 in 1979, while rising to number 18 in the U.K.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written and arranged by Dan Hartman.
  1. 'Instant Replay' 5:19
  2. 'Countdown/This Is It' 14:07
  3. 'Double-O-Love' 5:56
  4. 'Chocolate Box' 2:52
  5. 'Love is a Natural' 6:17
  6. 'Time & Space' 4:55


Chart (1979)Peak
Australian (Kent Music Report)55[4]


  • Produced and engineered by Dan Hartman[5]
  • Mixed by Tom Moulton


Dan Hartman Discography
  • Dan Hartman - lead and backing vocals, rhythm and bass guitars, keyboards, all instruments on 'Chocolate Box', all instruments except saxophone and congas on 'Instant Replay'
  • Blanche Napoleon - backing vocals
  • Vinnie Vincent - rhythm and acoustic guitars, tambourine, backing vocals[6]
  • G.E. Smith - rhythm and lead guitars
  • Edgar Winter - saxophone on 'Instant Replay' and 'Countdown/This Is It'[7]
  • Hilly Michaels - drums, percussion
  • Larry Washington - congas on 'Instant Replay'
  • Salsoul Orchestra - orchestra (uncredited)


  1. ^AllMusic
  2. ^Christgau, Robert (1981). 'Consumer Guide '70s: H'. Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN089919026X. Retrieved February 26, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 118.
  4. ^Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 134. ISBN0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^Muise, Dan (2002). Gallagher, Marriott, Derringer & Trower: Their Lives and Music. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN978-0-634-02956-1.
  6. ^Sherman, Dale (2012-07-01). KISS FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Hottest Band in the Land. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN978-1-61713-127-1.
  7. ^'Interview with Edgar Winter: Memories of Dan Hartman'. www.danhartman.com. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
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I Can Dream About You
Studio album by
GenrePop, pop-rock, new wave
ProducerDan Hartman, Jimmy Iovine
Dan Hartman chronology
April Music
I Can Dream About You
White Boy
Singles from I Can Dream About You
  1. 'I Can Dream About You'
    Released: April 1984
  2. 'We Are the Young'
    Released: 1984
  3. 'Second Nature'
    Released: January 1985

I Can Dream About You is the fifth studio album from American musician/singer/songwriter Dan Hartman, released by MCA in 1984.[1] It was produced by Hartman and Jimmy Iovine.

I Can Dream About You was Hartman's debut album for MCA Records and marked the first album to feature Hartman's longtime songwriting partner Charlie Midnight, who he would continue to write with throughout the rest of the decade.[2] Hartman and Midnight wrote eight out of the ten tracks together, with the title track being written solely by Hartman, and the album's closing track, 'Electricity', being written by Hartman and Nona Hendryx.[3] Hendryx's own version of the song was included on her own 1984 album The Art of Defense.[4]


Following the success of Hartman's two disco-oriented albums Instant Replay and Relight My Fire, from 1978 and 1979 respectively, Hartman decided to move into a more melodic pop-rock sound with his 1981 album It Hurts to Be in Love. However, the album was not a commercial success and its three singles only became minor chart hits.[5] In 1983, Iovine contacted Hartman with the request of writing a song for a film he was working on. Hartman was told the song would be sung by four black guys in a concert situation within the film, and he ended up thinking of a demo he had made of 'I Can Dream About You'. Hartman then went through some legal maneuvering to get the benefit of his breakthrough. The use of the song in the film being performed by actors did not feature Hartman on vocals but a studio singer. After some contract negotiating, Hartman insisted he sing the song on the soundtrack, and that his version be released if a single were to be issued from the soundtrack album. Additionally, any music video had to feature his own voice using the song. These clauses helped Hartman become an 'overnight sensation'.

Both Hartman and Iovine worked on the solo album following the song's use in the film. It was recorded at Hartman's own home studio 'Multi-Level' and was mixed at Image Recording in Los Angeles.[6] Speaking to the Orange Coast in 1985, Hartman stated: 'It's been 10 years since my last tour, and I'm really enjoying being back out there. Musically I've stayed in touch with what's going on, what people relate to, so it's no surprise appearing in front of an audience in 1985. What is a surprise is that they relate to me. They're giving back so much, which means they're responding to my music. And that makes me feel great.'[7]

I Can Dream About You peaked at No. 55 on the Billboard 200.[8] It also reached No. 91 in Canada.[9] The album spawned four singles in total. The title track became Hartman's biggest hit, also appearing on the soundtrack to the 1984 film Streets of Fire.[10] The song peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. 'We Are the Young' followed as the second single and reached No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, while also topping the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles Chart. 'Name of the Game' was issued as a single, but was not a commercial success.[11] 'Second Nature' became the fourth and final single, where it peaked at No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100, and would prove to be Hartman's last appearance on the chart.[5]

I Can Dream About You was Hartman's final mainstream studio album, although he did record a follow-up in 1986 titled White Boy. However, MCA felt the songs did not suit Hartman's image and so the album was shelved, although it has been in circulation unofficially in recent years online.[2] Hartman's final studio album, New Green Clear Blue, was released in 1989, and was an instrumental new age-styled release.[12]

Recalling his memories of the album for Hartman's unofficial fan site, Midnight commented:

'Working with Dan on the album was a privilege and a great learning experience. He wanted to create a work that had depth as well as accessibility. We wrote many more songs than finally appeared on the album. Dan took some risks on quite a few of those songs that, because of the edginess of the music and lyrics, were ultimately rejected by the record company. He involved me in all phases of the production and because of that experience I was able to make the transition into record production. In essence, I went to school during making of the album.'[2]


Music videos were filmed to promote 'I Can Dream About You,' 'We Are the Young' and 'Second Nature'. Hartman also performed the songs on varying TV shows in America and Europe. A tour was also organized to promote the album, with Hartman touring alongside Toto. It was his first tour in a decade and also his last.[7][13]


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Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores

Upon release, Billboard picked I Can Dream About You as a recommended album and said: 'Dan Hartman's AOR fans should start with side one of 'I Can Dream About You', while his dance cult should flip to side two immediately. There are three great uptempo numbers: the uplifting electronic production number 'Name of the Game,' a bouncy neo-Motown 'Second Nature' (of a pair with 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go'), and the electro-funk 'Electricity,' joined by Nona Hendryx.'[16] Later in the year, Billboard added that the album had 'the same broad-based pop/rock appeal' as the title track.[15]

Alex Henderson of AllMusic retrospectively described the album as one of Hartman's 'most essential solo albums'. He added: 'This is primarily a pop/rock album, but it's a pop/rock album with a fair amount of urban contemporary/dance-pop appeal. Though Hartman was a member of a major '70s rock act, the Edgar Winter Group, he also had strong R&B and disco credentials. Hartman, Midnight, and Iovine all do their part to make I Can Dream About You the focused, consistently rewarding album that it is.'[14]

Dan Hartman Songs

Track listing[edit]

1.'We Are the Young'Dan Hartman, Charlie Midnight4:20
2.'I Can Dream About You'Dan Hartman4:11
3.'Shy Hearts'Hartman, Midnight4:39
4.'I'm Not a Rolling Stone'Hartman, Midnight4:32
5.'Rage to Live'Hartman, Midnight3:56
6.'Name of the Game'Hartman, Midnight5:59
7.'Power of a Good Love'Hartman, Midnight4:09
8.'Second Nature'Hartman, Midnight3:57
9.'I Can't Get Enough'Hartman, Midnight3:27
10.'Electricity'Hartman, Nona Hendryx4:04


  • Dan Hartman – lead vocals, backing vocals, all instruments (except as noted below)
  • Bill Payne – acoustic piano (2)
  • Richie Zito – additional guitar (2)
  • Michael Thompson – additional guitar (5)
  • Eddie Watkins – bass (2)
  • Art Wood – additional drums (2), additional snare drums (5)
  • Bobbye Hall – percussion (2)
  • Nona Hendryx – Oberheim DMX drum programming (10)
  • Arno Hecht – tenor sax solo (4), tenor saxophone (8)
  • Crispin Cioe – baritone saxophone (8)
  • Ernie Watts – tenor sax solo (8)
  • 'Hollywood' Paul Litteral – trumpet (8)
  • Joe Pizzulo – backing vocals (2)
  • Winston Ford – backing vocals (2)
  • Ellen Foley – backing group vocals (4, 9)
  • Frank Simms – backing group vocals (4, 6, 8, 9)
  • George Simms – backing group vocals (4, 6, 8)
  • Charlie Midnight – backing group vocals (8)


  • Producers – Dan Hartman and Jimmy Iovine
  • Engineer – Dan Hartman
  • Assistant Engineers – Shelly Yakus (all tracks); Gabe Veltri (Track 2).
  • Recorded at Multi-Level (Westport, CT).
  • Mixing – Juergen Koppers (Tracks 1, 4 & 5) Humberto Gatica (Track 2); Shelly Yakus (Tracks 3, 8 & 9); Dan Hartman (Tracks 6, 7 & 10).
  • Mix Assistants – Steve Krause (all tracks); Shelly Yakus (Track 5).
  • Mixed at Image Recording Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Precision Lacquer (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Art Direction – Vartan Kirjian
  • Photography – Jim Shea
  • Management – Robert A. Finkelstein


Chart (1984)Peak
Canadian Albums Chart[9][17]91
U.S. Billboard 200 Chart[5]55



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  1. ^'Dan Hartman – I Can Dream About You at Discogs'. Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  2. ^ abc'Memories of Dan Hartman'. Creaser.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  3. ^'Dan Hartman – I Can Dream About You (CD, Album) at Discogs'. Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  4. ^'Nona Hendryx – The Art Of Defense (CD, Album) at Discogs'. Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  5. ^ abcArtist Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. 'Dan Hartman Awards'. AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  6. ^'Dan Hartman – I Can Dream About You (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs'. Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  7. ^ abOrange Coast Magazine –. March 2003. p. 120. Retrieved 2014-01-10 – via Internet Archive. dan hartman dream about.
  8. ^'Dan Hartman – Chart history'. Billboard. 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  9. ^ ab'Results – RPM – Library and Archives Canada'. Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  10. ^'Dan Hartman – I Can Dream About You (Vinyl) at Discogs'. Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  11. ^'Dan Hartman – Name Of The Game at Discogs'. Discogs.com. 2011-04-11. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  12. ^'Dan Hartman – New Green Clear Blue at Discogs'. Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  13. ^'Memories of Dan Hartman'. Creaser.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  14. ^ abAlex Henderson. 'I Can Dream About You – Dan Hartman Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards'. AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  15. ^ abBillboard – Google Books. 1984-11-03. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  16. ^Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1958-12-15. p. 55. ISSN0006-2510. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  17. ^'Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada'. Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-01-10.

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