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==Critical reception==
 
==Critical reception==
 
''Forbes'' called the cover "moody and low-key"<ref>{{cite web|last=Mendelson|first=Scott|title=Lana Del Rey Covers 'Once Upon A Dream' For Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent'|url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2014/01/26/lana-del-ray-covers-once-upon-a-dream-in-new-trailer-for-angelina-jolies-malificent/|work=Forbes|accessdate=January 27, 2014|date=January 26, 2014}}</ref> while Stereogum described it as "swoony" and "spaced-out".<ref>{{cite web|last=Nelson|first=Michael|title=Lana Del Rey – “Once Upon A Dream”|url=http://www.stereogum.com/1643601/lana-del-rey-once-upon-a-dream/mp3s/|work=Stereogum|accessdate=January 27, 2014|date=January 26, 2014}}</ref> Hypable said the cover was "much darker" than the original and pointed out the "slight radio effect" over Del Rey's and called her performance of the song "haunting":<ref>{{cite web|last=Sims|first=Andrew|title=Lana Del Rey’s ‘Once Upon A Dream’ released – listen!|url=http://www.hypable.com/2014/01/26/lana-del-rey-maleficent-once-upon-a-dream/|work=Hypable.com|accessdate=January 27, 2014|date=January 26, 2014}}</ref> ''Spin'' said of the song snippet from the trailer "Smoky vocals, a bewitching come-hither delivery, and delicate piano turn the 1959 fairytale song into a haunting lullaby."<ref>{{cite web|last=McGovern|first=Kyle|title=Hear Lana Del Rey's Creepy 'Once Upon a Dream' Cover in 'Maleficent' Trailer|url=http://www.spin.com/articles/lana-del-rey-once-upon-a-dream-maleficent-trailer/|work=Spin (magazine)|accessdate=January 27, 2014}}</ref> ''Complex'' remarked that Del Rey's cover had a "somber and sinister" feel in comparison to the original.<ref>{{cite web|last=X|first=Dharmic|title=Listen to Lana Del Rey's Cover of "Once Upon A Dream" as The "Maleficent" Theme Song|url=http://www.complex.com/music/2014/01/lana-del-rey-once-upon-a-dream-maleficent-theme-song|work=Complex (magazine)|accessdate=January 27, 2014|date=January 26, 2014}}</ref>
 
''Forbes'' called the cover "moody and low-key"<ref>{{cite web|last=Mendelson|first=Scott|title=Lana Del Rey Covers 'Once Upon A Dream' For Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent'|url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2014/01/26/lana-del-ray-covers-once-upon-a-dream-in-new-trailer-for-angelina-jolies-malificent/|work=Forbes|accessdate=January 27, 2014|date=January 26, 2014}}</ref> while Stereogum described it as "swoony" and "spaced-out".<ref>{{cite web|last=Nelson|first=Michael|title=Lana Del Rey – “Once Upon A Dream”|url=http://www.stereogum.com/1643601/lana-del-rey-once-upon-a-dream/mp3s/|work=Stereogum|accessdate=January 27, 2014|date=January 26, 2014}}</ref> Hypable said the cover was "much darker" than the original and pointed out the "slight radio effect" over Del Rey's and called her performance of the song "haunting":<ref>{{cite web|last=Sims|first=Andrew|title=Lana Del Rey’s ‘Once Upon A Dream’ released – listen!|url=http://www.hypable.com/2014/01/26/lana-del-rey-maleficent-once-upon-a-dream/|work=Hypable.com|accessdate=January 27, 2014|date=January 26, 2014}}</ref> ''Spin'' said of the song snippet from the trailer "Smoky vocals, a bewitching come-hither delivery, and delicate piano turn the 1959 fairytale song into a haunting lullaby."<ref>{{cite web|last=McGovern|first=Kyle|title=Hear Lana Del Rey's Creepy 'Once Upon a Dream' Cover in 'Maleficent' Trailer|url=http://www.spin.com/articles/lana-del-rey-once-upon-a-dream-maleficent-trailer/|work=Spin (magazine)|accessdate=January 27, 2014}}</ref> ''Complex'' remarked that Del Rey's cover had a "somber and sinister" feel in comparison to the original.<ref>{{cite web|last=X|first=Dharmic|title=Listen to Lana Del Rey's Cover of "Once Upon A Dream" as The "Maleficent" Theme Song|url=http://www.complex.com/music/2014/01/lana-del-rey-once-upon-a-dream-maleficent-theme-song|work=Complex (magazine)|accessdate=January 27, 2014|date=January 26, 2014}}</ref>
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==Lyrics==
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<poem>
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I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
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I know you, that look in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
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And I know it's true that visions are seldom all they seem
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But if I know you, I know what you'll do
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You'll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream
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But if I know you, I know what you'll do
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You'll love me at once
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The way you did once upon a dream
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I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
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I know you, that gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
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And I know it's true that visions are seldom all they seem
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But if I know you, I know what you'll do
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You'll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream
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</poem>
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Jack Lawrence
Producer(s) Dan Heath
Recorded 2013
Length 3:23
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"Once Upon a Dream" was covered by American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey for the dark fantasy film Maleficent (2014), which serves as a prequel to the original Sleeping Beauty (1959). The song was released on January 26, 2014; it was made available as a free digital download during its first week of availability by the Google Play Store.[1] Angelina Jolie, who plays the film's lead role, picked Del Rey herself to perform the song.[2]

Critical reception

Forbes called the cover "moody and low-key"[3] while Stereogum described it as "swoony" and "spaced-out".[4] Hypable said the cover was "much darker" than the original and pointed out the "slight radio effect" over Del Rey's and called her performance of the song "haunting":[5] Spin said of the song snippet from the trailer "Smoky vocals, a bewitching come-hither delivery, and delicate piano turn the 1959 fairytale song into a haunting lullaby."[6] Complex remarked that Del Rey's cover had a "somber and sinister" feel in comparison to the original.[7]

Lyrics

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you, that look in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
And I know it's true that visions are seldom all they seem
But if I know you, I know what you'll do
You'll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream

But if I know you, I know what you'll do
You'll love me at once
The way you did once upon a dream

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you, that gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
And I know it's true that visions are seldom all they seem
But if I know you, I know what you'll do
You'll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream

References

  1. "Lana Del Rey’s ‘Maleficent’ Track to Debut During Grammys Read more: Lana Del Rey's 'Maleficent' Track to Debut During Grammys - Disney News by Stitch Kingdom StitchKingdom.com - The #1 unofficial source for news on Disney". Stitchkingdom.com. January 23, 2014. http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-lana-del-rey-maleficent-68709/. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  2. Charalambous, Sophia (January 27, 2014). "Lana Del Rey's rendition of Once Upon A Dream for Maleficent premieres at Grammys in 90-second sneak peek trailer". Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2546565/Lana-Del-Reys-rendition-Once-Upon-A-Dream-Maleficent-premieres-Grammys-90-second-sneak-peek-trailer.html. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  3. Mendelson, Scott (January 26, 2014). "Lana Del Rey Covers 'Once Upon A Dream' For Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent'". Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2014/01/26/lana-del-ray-covers-once-upon-a-dream-in-new-trailer-for-angelina-jolies-malificent/. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  4. Nelson, Michael (January 26, 2014). "Lana Del Rey – “Once Upon A Dream”". Stereogum. http://www.stereogum.com/1643601/lana-del-rey-once-upon-a-dream/mp3s/. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  5. Sims, Andrew (January 26, 2014). "Lana Del Rey’s ‘Once Upon A Dream’ released – listen!". Hypable.com. http://www.hypable.com/2014/01/26/lana-del-rey-maleficent-once-upon-a-dream/. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  6. McGovern, Kyle. "Hear Lana Del Rey's Creepy 'Once Upon a Dream' Cover in 'Maleficent' Trailer". Spin (magazine). http://www.spin.com/articles/lana-del-rey-once-upon-a-dream-maleficent-trailer/. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  7. X, Dharmic (January 26, 2014). "Listen to Lana Del Rey's Cover of "Once Upon A Dream" as The "Maleficent" Theme Song". Complex (magazine). http://www.complex.com/music/2014/01/lana-del-rey-once-upon-a-dream-maleficent-theme-song. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
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