Listen to Empire of the Sun’s ‘Walking on a Dream’ from True Spirit – a quirky, cool alternative dance track

Australian synthpop duo Empire of the Sun’s ‘Walking on a Dream‘ was featured on the soundtrack of the new Netflix film True Spirit this month.

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The track was released as the lead single and title track from theAussie duo’s debut album in 2008. The album came out via the Capitol record label.

Walking on a Dream‘ went on to hit #10 on the Aussie charts. It also made it high up the charts in a slew of European countries, including Belgium, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy and Sweden.

The upbeat pop song also charted at #64 on the UK Singles chart.

Interestingly Empire of the Sun’s ‘Walking on a Dream‘ did not chart in the United States, however, until almost a decade later in 2016 when it was used on a Honda commercial.

The song stood out so much it suddenly created intense interest in it in the U.S., causing ‘Walking on a Dream‘ to hit #65 on the Billboard Hot 100.

It also charted at #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart around the same time, as well as at #6 on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, and #40 on the Mainstream Top 40.

Listen to Empire of the Sun’s ‘Walking on a Dream‘ as heard on True Spirit on the band’s debut album, and in the track’s official music video.

A brightly colorful video that was filmed on the River Bund in Shanghai, and in various locations around the city.

Meanwhile on Spotify, ‘Walking on a Dream‘ continues its popularity to this day with over 653 million plays so far and counting.