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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Sweet Dreams Eurythmics

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77 32
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Dream On Aerosmith

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71 28
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Tom Islava added The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens

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66 27
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Enter Sandman Metallica

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67 30
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I'm Only Sleeping The Beatles

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66 30
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Tom Islava added All I Have to Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers

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52 27
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Dreams Fleetwood Mac

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49 27
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Dreaming Blondie

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43 22
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Dream Weaver Gary Wright

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43 27
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In Dreams Roy Orbison

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32 17
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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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31 24
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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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25 20
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How Do You Sleep John Lennon

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24 19
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Dreaming My Dreams The Cranberries

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AmaryllisG added Bring Me to Life Evanescence

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Sleep Alone Heart

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I Go to Sleep The Pretenders

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Sleeping With the Dog Jethro Tull

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14 14
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Sleeping Bag ZZ Top

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Sleep Together Garbage

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Sleepy Hollow Roy Orbison

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Sleep Tonight The Rolling Stones

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Until It Sleeps Metallica

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Esavi added In My Dreams Dokken

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I Go to Sleep The Kinks

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Afraid to Sleep Roy Orbison

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16 19
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15 18
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Sleep Dirt Frank Zappa

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

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Talkin' World War Three Blues,... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Sleep

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I Had Too Much To Dream (Last ... is listed (or ranked) 38 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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kent787 added I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine Bob Dylan

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Walking in My Sleep Roger Daltrey

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Sleep Tonight Keith Richards

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Sleeping at the Wheel Matchbox Twenty

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Sleep Forever Cheap Trick

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8 11
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Warmer Place to Sleep John Mellencamp

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Endless Sleep Billy Idol

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Until We Sleep David Gilmour

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Sleep to Dream Fiona Apple

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Endless Sleep John Fogerty