Talking in Your Sleep (Crystal Gayle song)


Talking in Your Sleep (Crystal Gayle song)

Infobox Single
Name = Talking in Your Sleep


Caption =
Artist = Crystal Gayle
from Album = When I Dream
A-side = "Talking in Your Sleep"
B-side = "Painting This Old Town Blue"
Released = January 6, 1978
Format = Single
Recorded = 1977
Genre = Country-Pop, Adult Contemporary
Length = 03:04
Label = United Artists Records
Writer = Roger Cook, Bobby Wood
Producer = Allen Reynolds
Certification =
Chart position =
* #1 US Country
* #18 US Pop
* #3 US A.C.
Last single = "Ready for the Times to Get Better"
1978
This single = "Talking In Your Sleep"
1978
Next single = "Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For"
1978
Misc =

"Talking in Your Sleep" was the second single released by Country-Pop crossover singer, Crystal Gayle, to become a hit on both the Country and Pop charts. It was a hit in 1978. It peaked at #1 at the US Country chart, at #18 at the US Pop chart and at #3 at the US Adult Contemporary chart.

In 1977, Gayle achieved international crossover Pop success for the first time with her No. 1 hit "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". Following the song's success, Gayle was recording more Pop and Adult Contemporary-styled Country tunes, and never looked back. This song is one of the first examples of this. "Talking in Your Sleep" was released in early 1978, and was a hit mid-year. The song proved an instant follow-up for Gayle on the Pop charts, being she hadn't had another Top 40 Pop hit since "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" the previous year. The song was a major Country hit, peaking at No. 1 on "Billboard Magazine" in 1978. The song reached the Pop music Top 20, as certified by Billboard magazine, reaching No. 18 there. The song was also a Top 5 Adult Contemporary hit, reaching No. 3.

"Talking in Your Sleep" was released on Gayle's major-selling album from that year called "When I Dream". Following "Talking in Your Sleep"'s success as a crossover smash, Gayle only achieved one more Top 40 Pop hit as a solo artist, which came the next year with the song, "Half the Way".

"Talking in Your Sleep" was covered by Kikki Danielsson in 1979 on her debut album "Rock'n Yodel".


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