Sleepless (King Crimson song)

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Sleepless (1984) cover.jpg
Single by King Crimson
from the album Three of a Perfect Pair
B-side"Nuages (That Which Passes, Passes Like Clouds)"
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, and Tony Levin.
Producer(s)King Crimson
King Crimson singles chronology
"Three of a Perfect Pair"

"Sleepless" is a song by the band King Crimson, released as a single in 1984.[1] The track is best known for its distinctive opening bassline which features Tony Levin slapping on the strings to create a pulsating beat, and the music video that all four members of the band appeared.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, and Tony Levin.

7" version
1."Sleepless" (single mix)3:46
2."Nuages (That Which Passes, Passes Like Clouds)"4:47
Total length:8:33
UK 12" version
1."Sleepless" (dance mix)7:18
2."Sleepless" (instrumental mix)6:15
3."Sleepless" (single mix)3:35
Total length:17:08
US 12" version
1."Sleepless" (dance mix)7:07
2."Sleepless" (instrumental mix)5:45
Total length:12:52


King Crimson
Additional personnel


Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock 51[3]


  1. ^ "Discogs entry". Discogs. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "King Crimson Sleepless Video Full Version".
  3. ^ "Billboard entry". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.