Sleeping with the Light On

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"Sleeping with the Light On"
Sleeping With The Light On.jpg
Single by Busted
from the album Busted
B-side "Last Summer"
"You Said No" (live)
Released 11 August 2003 (2003-08-11)
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop rock, pop
Length 3:14
Label Universal Island
Songwriter(s) James Bourne, Matt Willis
Producer(s) Steve Robson, Graham Stewart
Busted singles chronology
"Hurra Hurra Die Schule Brennt"
(2003)
"Sleeping with the Light On"
(2003)
"Crashed the Wedding"
(2003)
"Hurra Hurra Die Schule Brennt"
(2003)
"Sleeping with the Light On"
(2003)
"Crashed the Wedding"
(2003)

"Sleeping with the Light On" is a song by English pop rock band Busted. It was the first song which band members James Bourne and Matt Willis wrote together.[1] It was recorded in 2002 for their debut album Busted, and later released on 11 August 2003 as the album's fourth British single. It reached number three on the UK Singles Chart.[2] In 2014, McBusted performed this song in an acoustic live session.

Background[edit]

"Sleeping with the Light On" was written by Busted members James Bourne and Matt Willis and produced by Steve Robson and Graham Stewart.

The song was heavily remixed for its release as a single;[3] the first chorus is more forceful than on the album version. This "New Version" was also used for the song's music video. Among the single B-sides were a non-album track, "Last Summer"; a medley of Busted's first three singles, which was previously performed on CD:UK, and a live recording of "You Said No" with 40,000 fans singing the chorus. The song was performed on Blue Peter, CD:UK, Popworld and Top of the Pops Saturday.[4]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Sleeping With The Light On" (New Version) - 3:17
  2. "Year Three School Said No" (Medley) - 5:18
  3. "Last Summer" - 3:08
  4. "Sleeping With The Light On" (Video) - 3:30
UK CD2
  1. "Sleeping With The Light On" (Live) - 3:38
  2. "What I Go To School For" (Live) - 3:57
  3. "You Said No" (Live) - 3:18
  4. "Sleeping With The Light On" (Live Video) - 3:40
UK Cassette
  1. "Sleeping With The Light On" (New Version) - 3:17
  2. "Year Three School Said No" (Medley) - 5:18
  3. "Year 3000" (Demo Version) - 2:58

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[5] 14
Iceland (Tonlist)[6] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 4
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cave, Lucie (2003). Busted Unofficial Annual 2004. London: Contender Books. p. 60. ISBN 1-84357-094-7. 
  2. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 2003-08-17" UK Singles Chart.
  3. ^ The Official Site of Busted
  4. ^ Busted Online
  5. ^ "Hits of the World - Eurochart Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 30 August 2003. p. 49. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Tonlist Top 20". DV. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  7. ^ "Chart Track: Week 33, 2003". Irish Singles Chart.
  8. ^ "Archive Chart: 2003-08-17". Scottish Singles Top 40.