"Black Coffee in Bed" was the first single released from Squeeze's fifth album, Sweets from a Stranger. At the time of its release it was the longest Squeeze track ever issued, and it remains the only 7" Squeeze single over six minutes long (the 12" single version of "Last Time Forever", released in 1985, exceeds "Black Coffee in Bed" in length by 11 seconds). It peaked at #51 on the UK Singles Chart.
The video for the song implies that Chris Difford played the guitar solo, when it was in fact performed by Squeeze member (and lead singer) Glenn Tilbrook. The video also implies that the backing vocals were performed by members of Squeeze, but backing vocals on "Black Coffee in Bed" were actually performed by guests Paul Young and Elvis Costello.