Talking in Your Sleep (Crystal Gayle song)
|"Talking in Your Sleep"|
|Single by Crystal Gayle|
|from the album When I Dream|
|B-side||"Painting This Old Town Blue"|
|Released||January 6, 1978|
|Genre||Country pop, soft rock|
|Writer(s)||Roger Cook, Bobby Wood|
|Crystal Gayle singles chronology|
|"Talking in Your Sleep"|
|Single by Marmalade|
|B-side||"Make It Really Easy"|
|Marmalade singles chronology|
"Talking in Your Sleep" is a song written by Roger Cook and Bobby Wood, and recorded by American country music artist Crystal Gayle. It was released in January 1978 as the first single from the album When I Dream. The song became a hit on both the country and pop charts in 1978. It peaked at number one on the US Country chart, number eighteen on the US Pop chart and number three at the US Adult Contemporary chart.
In 1977, Gayle achieved international crossover Pop success for the first time with her No. 1 hit "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". Following the song's success, Gayle was recording more Pop and Adult Contemporary-styled Country tunes. This song is one of the first examples of this. "Talking in Your Sleep" was released in early 1978, and was a hit mid-year. The song proved an instant follow-up for Gayle on the Pop charts, being she hadn't had another Top 40 Pop hit since "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" the previous year.
"Talking in Your Sleep" was released on Gayle's major-selling album from that year called When I Dream. Following "Talking in Your Sleep"'s success as a crossover smash, Gayle only achieved one more Top 40 Pop hit as a solo artist, which came the next year with the song, "Half the Way".
Gordon Lightfoot wrote and recorded a different song, also entitled "Talking in Your Sleep", for his 1971 album Summer Side of Life. The song was also released as a single that year and reached #19 in Canada and #64 in the U.S.
Chart performance (Crystal Gayle version)
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||18|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||3|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||11|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks||3|
|U.K. Singles Chart||11|
- Pop/Rock » Soft Rock » Soft Rock. "Soft Rock | Significant Albums, Artists and Songs". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 131.
- Sandy Newman biography
- Information at Svensk mediedatabas
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|Billboard Hot Country Singles
(Crystal Gayle version)
August 19-August 26, 1978
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|RPM Country Tracks
September 2, 1978
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