The Romantics - Talking in Your Sleep (1983)
- 80's score: 1.7
- Genre(s): New wave
"Talking in Your Sleep" is a song by Detroit rock band The Romantics. It became the band's most successful single in the US, ...
"Talking in Your Sleep" is a song by Detroit rock band The Romantics. It became the band's most successful single in the US, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1984, and became a UK hit in August that year for British band Bucks Fizz.
The song appeared on the Romantics' 1983 album In Heat and was the Romantics' biggest chart hit, garnering substantial radio airplay and a million in US 45 RPM single sales. Nemperor Records also released an extended 12" dance mix, which was timed at 5:56.
The song reached number three – where it held for three weeks – on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1984. It also went to number one on the Dance/Disco Top 80 chart, as well as hitting the top of Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart.
In Australia, "Talking in Your Sleep" climbed to number 14 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report)
The song's music video, widely aired at the time on MTV and elsewhere, featured the band performing while surrounded by standing, but seemingly sleeping, women who were dressed in lingerie, pajamas, and other sleepwear.