I Go to Sleep

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"I Go to Sleep"
Single by The Applejacks
B-side "Make Up or Break Up"
Released August 1965
Genre Beat, ballad
Label Decca
Writer(s) Ray Davies
Producer(s) Mike Smith
The Applejacks singles chronology
"Bye Bye Girl"
"I Go to Sleep"
"I'm Through"
"I Go to Sleep"
Song by Ray Davies
Recorded 17 December 1964 - 17 February 1965 at Pye Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 2:42
Label Pye Records
Writer(s) Ray Davies
Producer(s) Shel Talmy

"I Go to Sleep" is a song written by Ray Davies and first released by The Applejacks. It was never recorded by The Kinks, but Ray Davies's demo can be found in reissue bonus tracks of their second studio album Kinda Kinks.

Marion version[edit]

"I Go to Sleep" was covered in 1967 by German singer Marion (de) (later known as Marion Maerz). 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 other 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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