Australian singles chart:
Dream Police entered the Kent Music Report on 15 October 1979 and peaked at #5. It was #33 on the Top 100 of 1979.
The song is on Dream Police which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 8 October 1979 and peaked at #7.
Record label of Australian release:
This song is about a paranoid man who is convinced that his dreams are being monitored, and it’s driving him insane. No matter what he does, the “Dream Police” are always inside his head and waiting to arrest him.
Dream Police dates back to 1976. It was one of 22 songs the band had written for their first album, and it didn’t make the cut. The song evolved as they played it live and refined it in the studio, and it was released as the title track of their fourth studio album.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/cheap-trick/dream-police
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