Sleepless (King Crimson song)

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"Sleepless"
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)"
Released 1984
Length 5:24
Label Warner 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"
(1984)
"Sleepless"
(1984)
"String Module Error: Match not found"
(1994)
"Three of a Perfect Pair"
(1984)
"Sleepless"
(1984)
VROOOM (EP)
(1994)

"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.

Track listing[edit]

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

7" version
No. Title Length
1. "Sleepless" (single mix) 3:46
2. "Nuages (That Which Passes, Passes Like Clouds)" 4:47
Total length: 8:33
UK 12" version
No. Title Length
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
No. Title Length
1. "Sleepless" (dance mix) 7:07
2. "Sleepless" (instrumental mix) 5:45
Total length: 12:52

Personnel[edit]

King Crimson
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock 51[2]
  1. ^ "Discogs entry". Discogs. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Billboard entry". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.