Following the success of Dan Hartman’s two disco-oriented albums Instant Replay and Relight My Fire, from 1978 and 1979 respectively, as well as their singles, Hartman had moved away from the disco scene with a more melodic pop-rock sound with the 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. I Can Dream About You was Hartman’s debut album for the MCA Records label, 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.
I Can Dream About You peaked at #55 on the Billboard 200, where it lasted 28 weeks within the chart in total.It peaked at #91 in Canada, lasting within the Top 100 for six weeks.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.The song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“We Are the Young” followed as the second single and peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, whilst also topping the Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart.
The legendary Larry Levan provided the remixes for the 12″ single release.
We Are The Young (Club Version) 6:52
We Are The Young (Instrumental Version) 6:52
We Are The Young (LP Version) 4:19