Listen to The Pied Pipers’ ‘Dream’ from Quantum Leap, S01 E18 as Ben leaps back into the asylum

Photo: Quantum Leap, Episode 18 — Trae Patton/NBC

The 1940s American pop group The Pied Pipers’ ‘Dream‘ was played on the season finale of Quantum Leap last night — Quantum Leap, Season 1, Episode 8, “Judgment Day“.

The pop jazz track was heard as Ben gets sent back to his last crossing point, and then on into the asylum again.

The Pied Pipers’ ‘Dream‘ is one of the tracks the group released in the 1940s that saw chart success.

The song was written by the iconic lyricist and composer Johnny Mercer, and was released in 1944 and became a huge hit for the group.

Since then, the song has been covered by such luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Roy Orbison, Ringo Starr and Michael Bublé, all of which hit the American charts either as singles or on albums.

Roy Orbison’s version was even used in the Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks film You’ve Got Mail.

The Pied Pipers went on to have a dozen hit songs in the 1940s and were regularly featured on hit TV shows back in the day.

Over 70 years after the group was formed, the group is still around but, of course, without any of the original members.

Listen to the original version of the song, The Pied Pipers’ ‘Dream‘, which was played on Quantum Leap last night in the video, and on their album What is This Thing Called Love?

As for Quantum Leap, while the first season may now have ended, NBC has already greenlit the sci-fi drama for a second season.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.