“Dreaming” (Blondie cover)
Released May 21, 2020
by Scott Hefflon
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day has been doing his No Fun Mondays covers for a couple months now, starting with Tommy James and the Shondells’ “I Think We’re Along Now.” To quote BJ: “I figure if we have to spend this time in isolation, at least we can be alone together.”
“Dreaming” is probably not the first Blondie song that comes to most people’s minds, but the opening visual of the dog looking wistfully out the window during these Stay Home times hits the mark. Billie’s obviously got the chops and equipment in the house to pull off a great-sounding cover, and the imagery of huge crowds and backstage goofing around with your pals is as nostalgic as the song itself. The connection onstage with the fan at the end of the video is bound to choke you up. It’s a bonding moment, the kind we miss, the human connection. Go ahead, let it out. You’re in your own house. Who’s going to judge?