I Go to Sleep

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"I Go to Sleep"
Song by Ray Davies from the album Kinda Kinks (Reissue Bonus Track)
Released 1965
Recorded 17 December 1964 - 17 February 1965 at Pye Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 2:42
Label Pye Records
Writer Ray Davies
Producer Shel Talmy

I Go to Sleep is a song by Ray Davies. It was never recorded by The Kinks, but Ray Davies's demo is included as a bonus track on the reissue of their second studio album Kinda Kinks.

Marion version[edit]

"I Think I Said Yes"
Single by Marion Maerz
B-side I Go to Sleep
Released 1967
Recorded 1967
Genre Rock
Length 3:00
Label Hansa Records
Writer(s) Ray Davies
Producer(s) Larry Page

"I Go to Sleep" was covered in 1967 by Marion (later Marion Maerz), a German singer of the '60s. The record was produced in London by Larry Page, the producer of The Troggs and manager of The Kinks. The song was released in Germany and the UK. Marion performed this song as the first and only German female singer in the famous German music program Beat Club.[1]

Pretenders version[edit]

"I Go to Sleep"
Single by The Pretenders
from the album Pretenders II
Released 1981
Recorded 1980–81
Genre Rock, soft rock, baroque pop
Length 2:55
Label Sire
Writer(s) Ray Davies
Producer(s) Chris Thomas
The Pretenders singles chronology
"The Adultress"
"I Go to Sleep"
"Louie Louie"

"I Go to Sleep" was covered in 1981 by The Pretenders and released as the fifth single from their second studio album Pretenders II. The song was later included on The Pretenders' compilation album The Singles. The song was also featured in the films Romanzo Criminale and Sweet Sixteen.[2] "The French horn in 'I Go to Sleep'…" Hynde recalled, "It's those little embellishments that capture my attention."[3]


Chart (1981) Peak
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 9
New Zealand (RIANZ)[4] 28
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[5] 7

Selective list of recorded versions[edit]


  1. ^ Uschi Nerke: 40 Jahre mein Beat-Club: Meine persönlichen Erlebnisse und Erinnerungen, Kuhle Verlag, ISBN 392369699X, p. 75–76.
  2. ^ "IMDb - The Pretenders". IMDb. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Select, July 1990
  4. ^ a b "Dutchcharts.nl - The Pretenders - I Go to Sleep". Single Top 100. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Chart Stats - The Pretenders - I Go to Sleep". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com - Sia - I Go to Sleep". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "New Release". Eager Product. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 

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