Sleeping in My Car

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"Sleeping in My Car"
Single by Roxette
from the album Crash! Boom! Bang!
Released 7 March 1994
Format CD
Recorded 1994
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:47
Label EMI
Writer(s) Per Gessle
Certification Gold (Sweden)
Roxette singles chronology
"Almost Unreal"
"Sleeping in My Car"
"Crash! Boom! Bang!"
Music video
"Sleeping in My Car" on YouTube

"Sleeping in My Car", written by Per Gessle, is a song by Roxette. It is the fifth track on their 1994 album Crash! Boom! Bang! and was released as the lead single from that album. It became the duo's second #1 in Sweden, where it topped the charts for three weeks. It also achieved considerable success in Canada, reaching #2 in the RPM singles chart there. In the US it did not fare as well, reaching #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

When Roxette performed in the Workers Indoor Arena in Beijing, China in 1995, they were asked to change the suggestive lyrics of the song. "We agreed, but didn't change them in the end," says Per Gessle.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sleeping in My Car"
  2. "The Look" (MTV Unplugged)
  3. "Sleeping In My Car" (The Stockholm Demo Version)


Finnish metal band, Children of Bodom, included a cover of the song as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of the American release of their 2013 album, Halo of Blood.


Chart (1994) Peak
Swedish Singles Chart[2] 1 Gold[3]
Canada RPM Singles Chart[4] 2
Norwegian Singles Chart[5] 3
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[6] 4
Austrian Singles Chart[7] 6
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 7
German Singles Chart[9] 11
Scottish Singles Chart[10] 13
UK Singles Chart[11] 14
Australian Singles Chart[12] 18
Dutch Singles Chart[13] 19
New Zealand Singles Chart[14] 20
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[15] 50
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[15] 22
Preceded by
"Return to Innocence" by Enigma
Swedish number one single
March 18, 1994 - April 8, 1994 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Without You" by Mariah Carey

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