Sleepyhead (song)

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This article is about the Passion Pit song. For other songs with the same title, see Sleepyhead (disambiguation).
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Single by Passion Pit
from the album Chunk of Change and Manners
A-side "Sleepyhead"
B-side "Better Things"
Released 8 September 2008
Format 7", CD, Digital download
Recorded 2008
Length 2:55
Label Columbia (UK)
Frenchkiss (U.S.)
Writer(s) Michael Angelakos
Producer(s) Chris Zane
Passion Pit singles chronology
"The Reeling"

"Sleepyhead" is the debut single from American electronic band Passion Pit, featured on their first EP, Chunk of Change. The single was released in September 2008. The song contains samples of "Óró Mo Bháidín" by Mary O'Hara and "San Francisco Scene (The Beat Generation)" by Jack Kerouac. ("and everything is going to the beat.")


The song was remixed by the dubstep artist Borgore as well as by producer Starsmith also featuring vocals by British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding.

The song was also remixed by Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang in the song "The Jackson Pit" for his mixtape "Xaphoon Jones Mixtape Vol. 2".

In 2016, a remix by popular DJ Jauz was released on his SoundCloud account.

The instrumental was also featured in the soundtrack for LittleBigPlanet 2.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008/2009) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 71
U.S. Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 4
U.S. Heatseekers Songs 9
Chart (2011) Peak
U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs 11

Track listing[edit]

US 7" Single
No. Title Length
1. "Sleepyhead" 2:55
2. "Better Things" 4:32
UK CD Single
No. Title Length
1. "Sleepyhead" 2:55
2. "Sleepyhead" (Little Vampires Remix) 3:56


1. This song makes an appearance in the LittleBigPlanet series.

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