Kelly Clarkson ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ Kellyoke Cover: Watch – Billboard
Kelly Clarkson opened Monday’s (November 14) episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show with a tender cover of “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, recorded by Mama Cass With The Mamas & the Papas.
For the number, the talk show host reduced the instrumentation to just two instruments – a guitar and a piano – as she crooned, “The stars shine above you / The night breezes seem to whisper:“ I love you” / The birds are singing in the sycamores / Dream a little dream of me / Say night-night and kiss me / Just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me / While I’m alone and as blue as possible/ Dream a little dream of me. ”
Featured on The Mamas & the Papas’ 1968 self-titled album, the song charted at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also peaked at No. 2 on what is now the Adult Contemporary chart. The standard dates from 1931 and has been recorded by many artists over the decades, including an early recording by Ozzie Nelson, followed by Doris Day, Anita Harris, Henry Mancini, Erasure, Eddie Vedder, Michael Bublé, the cast of Joy and many more.
Later in the show, Garth Brooks made a surprise appearance via video link to announce that he will be heading to Las Vegas in 2023 for another residency.
Other “Kellyoke” songs Clarkson has knocked out of the proverbial park in recent weeks include “Heavy in Your Arms” by Florence + the Machine from Twilight: eclipseLaBelle’s original “Lady Marmalade”, Rihanna’s 2007 “Umbrella”, Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” and more.
Watch Clarkson’s gorgeous take on “Dream a Little Dream of Me” below.