Thursday, May 28, 2015
I Go to Sleep: Songs of Slumber
Last night I asked my ever-ready Facebook friends to throw me some songs about sleep, and they came through as always (boy, did they ever). First though, a few they missed:
1) "I Go to Sleep", Pretenders
Chrissie and co. released two versions of this Kinks song, on a studio LP and on the wonderful live Isle of View (get it?) concert release. Both versions blow away the original.
2) "Sleep", Azure Ray
Maria Taylor's somber, aching vocals and the tempo of the song capture perfectly the restless eternity that is a sleepless night.
3) "Can't Do A Thing to Stop Me", Chris Isaak
Scary stalker Chris is gonna dream about you, and ain't nothing you can do about it.
4) "Sleep Won't Ever Come", Best Coast
Sometimes it feels that way.
5) "Walking in My Sleep", Roger Daltrey
There are probably a million reasons I shouldn't like this song, but I always have.
And now our Facebook gang's contributions:
"Talking in Your Sleep", Romantics
"In My Dreams", Dokken
"Wall of Sleep," Black Sabbath
"Sleeping Village", Black Sabbath
"Sweet Dreams Are Made of This", Eurythmics
"Through the Long Night", Billy Joel
"Wake Up Little Susie", Everly Brothers
"Dream A Little Dream", Cass Elliot
A&H Blogger Curt Alliaume
"I'm So Tired", the Beatles
"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead", Warren Zevon
"I Need A Nap", Weird Al and Kate Winslet
"Virginia Calling", Sons of Bill
"Dream Weaver", Gary Wright
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight", the Tokens
Karen Aagesen Cerini
"Dream On", Aerosmith
"Let's Go to Bed", the Cure
"In Dreams", Roy Orbison
Billie McIntyre Dunn
"It's Raining Again", Supertramp
"Rose Darling", Steely Dan
"Sleepless", King Crimson
"Peaceful Relaxing Scene", Ann-Margret
"All I Need", Air
Anna Russomano Broskie
"Where Hides Sleep", Alison Moyet