Sleeping Bag (song)

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"Sleeping Bag"
Sleeping Bag cover.jpg
Single by ZZ Top
from the album Afterburner
B-side "Party on the Patio"
Released 1985
Format 7"
Recorded 1985
Genre Rock
Length 4:03
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard
Producer(s) Bill Ham
ZZ Top singles chronology
"Legs"
(1984)
"Sleeping Bag"
(1985)
"Stages"
(1985)
"Legs"
(1984)
"Sleeping Bag"
(1985)
"Stages"
(1985)

"Sleeping Bag" is a song performed by the band ZZ Top from their 1985 album Afterburner. The song was released as a single in 1985 and became their most successful single, reaching #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, equaling the peak of their previous single "Legs". However, unlike "Legs", it also reached #1 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, a first for the band.

Track listing[edit]

7" single[edit]

  1. "Sleeping Bag" - 4:02
  2. "Party on the Patio" - 2:48

Music video[edit]

A music video was made to promote the song. The video revolves around a couple being chased by two wheel loaders and the Bear Foot monster truck.

The video shows the destruction of the "Eliminator" vehicle featured in the videos of the album Eliminator and introduces the space shuttle on the cover of the Afterburner album.

Actors Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and John Dye (Touched by an Angel) appear as the female and male leads.

Directed by Steve Barron. The early scenes in the video inspired the video to the Foo Fighters' "Everlong".

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Australian Kent Music Report[1] 36
Canadian RPM Top Singles[2] 18
German Singles Chart 40
Irish Singles Chart 14
New Zealand Singles Chart[3] 13
Polish Singles Chart 28
Swedish Singles Chart[3] 13
U.K. Singles Chart 27
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 41
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Tracks 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 80
U.S. Cashbox Top 100 83

Personnel[edit]

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