Songs 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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Dream On Aerosmith

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Sweet Dreams Eurythmics

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Tom Islava added The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens

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Enter Sandman Metallica

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Tom Islava added All I Have to Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers

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I'm Only Sleeping The Beatles

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Dream Weaver Gary Wright

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Dreams Fleetwood Mac

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BatSnacks24 added Dream a Little Dream of Me k.d. lang, Tony Bennett

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kent787 added Talking in Your Sleep The Romantics

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Dreaming Blondie

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In Dreams Roy Orbison

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Wake Up Little Susie Billy Joe Royal, The Everly Brothers

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No Sleep Till Brooklyn Beastie Boys

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How Do You Sleep John Lennon

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AmaryllisG added Bring Me to Life Evanescence

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Dreaming My Dreams The Cranberries

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Sleep Alone Heart

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I Go to Sleep The Pretenders

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Aleksey321 added Slippin' DMX

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Sleepy Hollow Roy Orbison

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Sleeping Bag ZZ Top

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Esavi added In My Dreams Dokken

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Sleeping With the Dog Jethro Tull

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Until It Sleeps Metallica

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Afraid to Sleep Roy Orbison

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Sleep Together Garbage

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I Had Too Much To Dream (Last ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Sleep
kent787 added I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) The Electric Prunes

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I Go to Sleep The Kinks

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Sleeping at the Wheel Matchbox Twenty

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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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Sleep Dirt Frank Zappa

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Another Sleep Song Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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Warmer Place to Sleep John Mellencamp

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Brinnley Spencer added Sleep My Chemical Romance

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Sleep to Dream Fiona Apple

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Walking on a Dream Empire of the Sun

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Sleep Tonight Keith Richards

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Until We Sleep David Gilmour

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Walking in My Sleep Roger Daltrey

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kent787 added I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine Bob Dylan