Dream On is the sixteenth studio album by American keyboardist and record producer George Duke. It was released in 1982 through Epic Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Le Gonks West Studio in West Hollywood, California, except for horns on "Positive Energy" and strings, which were recorded at Westlake Recording Studios and A&M Studios respectively. It was mastered by Brian Gardner at Allen Zentz Mastering in Hollywood.
The album peaked at #48 on the Billboard 200 and at #17 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States. It spawned four singles: "Shine On", "Ride On Love", "I Will Always Be Your Friend" and "Dream On". Its lead single, "Shine On", peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Duke's third charted single after "Reach for It" (#54) from 1977 Reach for It and "Sweet Baby" (#19) from 1981 The Clarke/Duke Project. "Ride on Love" was a minor success, peaking at #83 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "I Will Always Be Your Friend" and "Dream On" weren't charted.