music The Best Songs About Sleep  

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Who doesn't love sleep at the end of a long day? Here's our list of the best songs about sleep, ranked by your votes. Musicians clearly appreciate slumber as there are tons of great songs about sleeping. Many of the top songs about sleep are about catching some Zs, but some of the best sleep songs are also about dreaming. Some of these songs come from the rock genre and others are hip-hop.

Ben Gibbard sure does like sleep. His Postal Service sleep songs, “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” and “Sleeping In,” both made this list. The Barenaked Ladies on the other hand aren't worried about getting eight hours of sleep a night. They released the tune “Who Needs Sleep” in 1998.

The troubled times we live in keep the members of the Wu-Tang Clan up all night. Isaac Hayes was featured on their hit, “I Can't Go to Sleep.” Another great sleep song is “In Dreams” by Roy Orbison.

How will we ever decide which song about sleep deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving a thumbs up to your favorites.
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Sweet Dreams Eurythmics

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Dream On Aerosmith

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All I Have to Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers

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I'm Only Sleeping The Beatles

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Dreams Fleetwood Mac

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Dreaming Blondie

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In Dreams Roy Orbison

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Enter Sandman Metallica

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Dream Weaver Gary Wright

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Wake Up Little Susie Billy Joe Royal, The Everly Brothers

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Dreaming My Dreams The Cranberries

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No Sleep Till Brooklyn Beastie Boys

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How Do You Sleep John Lennon

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Sleep Tonight The Rolling Stones

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After the Gold Rush Neil Young, Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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I Go to Sleep The Pretenders

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Until It Sleeps Metallica

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Dream a Little Dream of Me k.d. lang, Tony Bennett

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Sleepy Hollow Roy Orbison

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I Go to Sleep The Kinks

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Bring Me to Life Evanescence

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Walking in My Sleep Roger Daltrey

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Sleeping Dreaming Steppenwolf

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Afraid to Sleep Roy Orbison

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Sleep Together Garbage

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Sleeping at the Wheel Matchbox Twenty

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Sleep Dirt Frank Zappa

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Sleep Tonight Keith Richards

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Sleepin' Man John Entwistle

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Deep Sleep Devo

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Sleep Alone Heart

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Call It Sleep Steve Vai

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Sleep Forever Cheap Trick

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Sleep My Chemical Romance

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Sleeping Annaleah Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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Sleeping With the Dog Jethro Tull

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Sleeping Bag ZZ Top

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Something to Sleep To Michelle Branch