In Between Dreams is the third studio album by singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, released by Brushfire Records in the United States on March 1, 2005 (see 2005 in music). The album received generally mixed reviews from music critics.[11] However, the album achieved considerable commercial success. In Between Dreams has sold over 15 million copies worldwide,[12] making it one of the best-selling albums of the 21st century.

In Between Dreams
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1, 2005 (2005-03-01)
RecordedThe Mango Tree, Hawaii, October 2004
GenreFolk rock, acoustic rock
LabelBrushfire Records
B0004149-01 (LP)
B0004149-02 (CD)
ProducerMario Caldato, Jr.
Jack Johnson chronology
On and On
In Between Dreams
Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Blender2/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly(B)[3]
Mojo3/5 stars[4]
The New York Times(mixed)[5]
Q3/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[8]
The Village Voice(favorable)[10]

Album coverEdit

The album cover depicts a mango tree, referring to the Mango Tree, the studio where In Between Dreams was recorded. There is also a reference to the mango tree in "Better Together".

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Jack Johnson; all music is composed by Johnson, except where noted.

1."Better Together"3:27
2."Never Know"3:32
3."Banana Pancakes" (Steven Harang)3:12
4."Good People"3:28
5."No Other Way"3:09
6."Sitting, Waiting, Wishing"3:03
7."Staple It Together" (Jack Johnson, Merlo Podlewski)3:16
9."Crying Shame" (Jack Johnson, Adam Topol)3:06
10."If I Could"2:25
11."Breakdown" (Jack Johnson, Dan Nakamura & Paul Huston)3:32
13."Do You Remember"2:24





Chart (2005-06) Peak
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
German Albums Chart[13] 7
Canadian Albums 3
UK Albums Chart 1
U.S. Billboard 200 2
US Top Internet Albums 2


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[14] 4× Platinum 280,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[15] Gold 15,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[16] Gold 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[17] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[18] 3× Platinum 60,000^
France (SNEP)[20] Gold 119,900[19]
Ireland (IRMA)[21] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[22] Gold 35,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[23] 4× Platinum 60,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[24] Gold 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[25] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] 5× Platinum 1,500,000^
United States (RIAA)[27] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^
Europe (IFPI)[28] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Sheet musicEdit

The artist-approved sheet music of this album is available through Cherry Lane Music Company in a "Play It Like It Is" guitar folio.[29]


  1. ^ "Allmusic review".
  2. ^ "Jack Johnson, 'In Between Dreams' (Brushfire)". Blender. Alpha Media Group: 119. April 2005.
  3. ^ Browne, David (February 28, 2005). "In Between Dreams Review". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  4. ^ "Jack Johnson, 'In Between Dreams' (Brushfire)". Mojo. EMAP: 109. May 2005.
  5. ^ Pareles, Jon (March 13, 2005). "Playlist: The Sexy Sounds of Childbearing". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  6. ^ "PopMatters review".
  7. ^ "Jack Johnson, 'In Between Dreams' (Brushfire)". Q. Bauer Media Group: 122. April 2005.
  8. ^ "Rolling Stone review".
  9. ^ Gross, Joe (April 2005). "Jack Johnson, 'In Between Dreams' (Brushfire)". Spin. SPIN Media. 21 (4): 102. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  10. ^ Wood, Mikael (August 30, 2005). "Dumber Breeze". The Village Voice. Village Voice Media. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  11. ^ "In Between Dreams Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  12. ^ Terrybezer (28 July 2009). "Jack Johnson in Cornwall". Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  13. ^ "In Between Dreams". Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2016 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  15. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  16. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
  17. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams". Music Canada.
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  20. ^ "French album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  21. ^ "Irish album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams". Irish Recorded Music Association.
  22. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 26 May 2019. Enter In Between Dreams in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  23. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Select 2005年5月 on the drop-down menu
  25. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Jack Johnson; 'In Between Dreams')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  26. ^ "British album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type In Between Dreams in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  27. ^ "American album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  28. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2007". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  29. ^ "Cherry Lane Print".

External linksEdit

  • Honolulu Advertiser: "Johnson hits the road, sharing his 'Dreams'" - Inspiration behind the songs