Songs About Sleep

Sleep is an important part of our popular culture. For centuries, people have included references to sleep in music. In order to provide a comprehensive database of ‘All Things Sleep’, ASA has provided a growing directory of songs about sleep.

The list will grow with your input. Please contact us about your favorite songs about sleep.

Songs about Sleep:


All I have to Do is Dream – The Everly Brothers

Dream, dream, dream, dream
Dream, dream, dream, dream

When I want you in my arms
When I want you and all your charms
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Dream, dream, dream, dream

Behind the Wall of Sleep – The Smithereens

Now I lie in bed and think of her,
Sometimes I even weep.
Then I dream of her, behind the wall of sleep.





Circadian – David Cook

Somebody save me now
And I’m closing my eyes cause once the sun rises
It’s out of my hands
It’s out of my hands




Daysleeper – R.E.M.

Hong Kong is present, Taipei awakes
All talk of circadian rhythm

I see today with a newsprint fray
My night is colored headache gray



Dream On – Aerosmith

Dream On Dream On Dream On
Dream until your dream comes true
Dream On Dream On Dream On
Dream until your dream comes through
Dream On Dream On Dream On
Dream On Dream On
Dream On Dream On, AHHHHHHH



Dream Weaver – Gary Wright

I have just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the Dream Weaver train
Driver take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind

Enter Sandman – Metallica

Exit, light
Enter, night
Grain of sand

Exit, light
Enter, night
Take my hand
We’re off to never-never land





Get Some Sleep – Bic Runga

From here to there to everywhere
And back to union square
Where do I get some sleep?
Anywhere the sleep dust lies
It decorates your eyes
When do I get some sleep?





I Can Sleep When I’m Dead – Jason Michael Carroll

Baby, I ain’t gonna miss a thing
Life’s too fun and I’m too young and the night ain’t over yet
Like I said I can sleep when I’m dead
Like I said
Like I said
I can sleep when I’m dead



I’m Only Sleeping – The Beatles

When I wake up early in the morning
Lift my head, I’m still yawning
When I’m in the middle of a dream
Stay in bed, float up stream



In Dreams – Roy Orbison

Let Me Sleep – Pearl Jam

Nightmares – Josh Ritter

No Sleep Till Brooklyn – Beastie Boys

Only In Dreams – Weazer

Sleep Comes Easy – Kenny Rogers

Sleep to Dream – Fiona Apple

Sound-A-Sleep – Blondie


Stay Awake – Julie Andrews

Sweet Dream (are Made of This) – The Eurythmics

Talking in Your Sleep – The Romantics


We hope that you enjoy this top list of popular songs about sleep. Please contact us with your favorite popular songs about sleep.

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