The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite


The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite

Infobox Single |
Name = The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite


Artist = R.E.M.
from Album = Automatic for the People
Released = start date|1993|3|19
Format = CD single, 7" single, 12" single, Cassette
Recorded = 1992
Genre = Rock
Length = 4:06
Label = Warner Bros.
Producer = Scott Litt & R.E.M.
Last single = "Man on the Moon" (1992)
This single = "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" (1993)
Next single = "Everybody Hurts" (1993)

"The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" is a song by R.E.M.. It was influenced by the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", both in the title of the song and through the song's opening refrain. The band used "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" as the B-side to this song.

The song was released on the band's 1992 album "Automatic for the People" and was later released as a single in 1993, reaching 17 in the UK singles chart.

The phrase "Call me when you try to wake her (up)" is employed 32 times in the song.

The song was placed on R.E.M.'s Warner Brothers "best of" album "In Time - The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003" in 2003, although Peter Buck's personal sleevenotes on the song were not complimentary. It was one of four songs from "Automatic for the People" to make the compilation, more than from any other album.

The song's complete title is not featured in the lyrics, but there is the line, "the sidewinder sleeps in a coil" as well as the later line "the sidewinder sleeps on its back".

Track listing

All songs written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe except as noted.

US CD Single

# "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" – 4:06
# "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (Solomon Linda, Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George Weiss) – 2:41

UK "Collector's Edition" CD Single 1

# "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" – 4:06
# "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (Linda, Creatore, Peretti, Weiss) – 2:41
# "Fretless"1 – 4:51

UK "Collector's Edition" CD Single 2

# "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" – 4:06
# "Organ Song" – 3:25
# "Star Me Kitten" (demo) – 3:05

DE CD Maxi-Single

# "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" – 4:06
# "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (Linda, Creatore, Peretti, Weiss) – 2:41
# "Fretless"2 – 4:51
# "Organ Song" – 3:25

UK and DE 7" and Cassette Single

# "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" – 4:06
# "Get Up" – -:--

Notes

2 Originally released on the "Until the End of the World" soundtrack in 1991.

Charts

References

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