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Colonel Tom Parker originally wanted the 1968 TV special Elvis to end with a Christmas song, but producer Steve Binder had a musical director W. Earl Brown write If I Can Dream for Elvis’s closing number. The instrumental track was recorded on June 20 or 21, 1968, at Western Recorders in Hollywood. Elvis’s vocal track was recorded at NBC-TV on June 29. The single was released shortly before the December 3, 1968, telecast of the special. Because of the added exposure on the program, If I Can Dream climbed to # 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and became a million-seller. It had a total stay on the chart of 13 weeks.