Insomnia (Faithless song)

Insomnia (Faithless song)

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Name = Insomnia


Caption = Original 1995 UK Cover
Artist = Faithless
from Album = Reverence
Released = November, 1995
Format = CD single
Genre = Trip hop/Dance
Length = 10:55
Label = Cheeky Records/BMG
Producer = Rollo
Chart position = * #27 UK (1995)
* #3 UK (1996)
* #1 US Dance/Club Play
* #1 Finland
* #1 Norway
* #62 US Hot 100
* #48 UK (2005)
Last single = "Salva Mea (1995)"
This single = "Insomnia
(1995)"
Next single = "Don't Leave
(1996)"
Misc = Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternative Cover #1
Background = khaki


Lower caption = 1995 European Cover
Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternative Cover #2
Background = khaki


Lower caption = 1996 Scandinavian Release
Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternative Cover #3
Background = khaki


Lower caption = 1996 Italian Release
Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternative Cover #4
Background = khaki


Lower caption = 1996 UK/European Release

"Insomnia" is a song recorded by British dance group Faithless. Released as the band's second single, it became one of their most successful. It was released in 1995 and became a hit in Dance Charts while peaking at #27 in the UK in 1995 and #3 in 1996 . The song also reached #48 in the UK chart as a re-entry in 2005 showing the song's longevity. The album version is more than ten minutes long and contains some lyrics not able to be broadcast on the radio edit due to their explicit content. It also contained some Bells chiming at the start of the song not generally known by the club going public as many people know the Monster Mix or the Monster Mix Radio Edit. The Monster Mix was the mix featured on Faithless' greatest hits album Forever Faithless. The song topped the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. It was also voted dance song of the millenniumFact|date=February 2007. The Moody Mix featured on some of the singles was also on the Reverence / Irreverence release.The song features Maxi Jazz singing as an Insomniac while he struggles to sleep ("I toss and I turn without cease, like a curse, open my eyes and rise like yeast/At least a couple of weeks since I last slept, kept takin' sleepers, but now I keep myself pepped"). The subject is resonant with fans of dance music, since stimulant use is common in club/rave culture, and insomnia a normal side-effect. The insomniac is also rather destitute ("Make my way to the refridgerator/One dry potato inside, no lie, not even bread, jam...").

Faithless have expressed their displeasure [http://www.discogs.com/release/7016] with the fact that elements of this song were reused by Sash! for their single Encore Une Fois. Ironically, Norwegian electronica artist Biosphere has claimed that Faithless sampled the bassline from his single "Novelty Waves", although the fact that they had changed one note meant that he never received royalties. [Invisible Jukebox, The Wire (magazine), Issue 270 (August 2006), p.23]

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Track listing

1995 UK Release

# Insomnia (Monster Radio Edit) - 03:34
# Insomnia (Original Radio Edit) - 03:36
# Insomnia (Monster Mix) - 08:38
# Insomnia (Moody Mix) - 10:40
# Insomnia (Tuff Mix) - 07:18

1995 European Release

# Insomnia (CEC Edit) - 04:37
# Insomnia (Monster Radio Edit) - 03:33
# Insomnia (Original Mix) - 10:55
# Insomnia (Monster Mix) - 08:38
# Insomnia (Moody Mix) - 10:42
# Insomnia (Tuff Mix) - 07:19

1996 Scandinavian Release

# Insomnia (Monster Radio Edit) - 03:36
# Insomnia (Original Radio Edit) - 03:38
# Insomnia (Monster Mix) - 08:41
# Insomnia (Moody Mix) - 10:45
# Insomnia (Tuff Mix) - 07:18

1996 Italian Release

# Insomnia (Monster Radio Edit) - 03:34
# Insomnia (Original Radio Edit) - 03:36
# Insomnia (Monster Mix) - 08:38
# Insomnia (Moody Mix) - 10:40
# Insomnia (Tuff Mix) - 07:18

1996 UK Release

# Insomnia (CEC Radio Mix) - 03:53
# Insomnia (96 Remix) - 07:16
# Insomnia (DJ Quicksilver Mix) - 07:58
# Insomnia (De Donatis Mix) - 07:38

1996 European Release

# Insomnia (CEC Radio Mix) - 03:53
# Insomnia (Original Radio Edit) - 03:37
# Insomnia (96 Remix) - 07:16
# Insomnia (DJ Quicksilver Mix) - 07:58
# Insomnia (De Donatis Mix) - 07:38
# Insomnia (Monster Mix) - 08:35

1997 US Release 1

# Insomnia (Monster Mix Radio Edit) - 03:33
# Insomnia (Armand's European Vacation Mix) - 07:56
# Insomnia (Monster Mix) - 08:34
# Insomnia (Armand's Mission To Mars Mix) - 08:49
# Insomnia (De Donatis Mix) - 07:35
# Insomnia (CEC Radio Mix) - 03:51

1997 US Release 2

# Insomnia (Monster Mix Radio Edit) - 03:33
# Insomnia (Album Version) - 08:43
# Insomnia (De Donatis Mix) - 07:23
# Reverence (Tamsin's Drum & Bass Mix) - 05:20
# Don't Leave (Floating Bass Mix) - 05:53::*The 1997 US Releases used the 1995 UK Release cover

2005 Mix

Infobox Single
Name = Insomnia


Caption = 2005 Cover
Artist = Faithless
from Album = Forever Faithless
Released = September, 2005
Format = CD single
Genre = Trip-hop/Dance
Length = 03:22
Label = Cheeky Records/BMG
Producer = Rollo
Chart position = * #17 UK
Last single = "Why Go? 2005 (2005)"
This single = "Insomnia 2005
(2005)"
Next single = "Fatty Boo
(2005)"

"Insomnia" was re-mixed and re-released in 2005 after the re-entry of the 1996 single into the UK singles chart at #48. This was partly because of Faithless releasing their Greatest Hits album. The re-mix was not used on the Greatest hits with The Monster Mix being the version which featured on the album. The re-mixed version reached #17 in the UK Chart.

CD1

# Insomnia (Blissy Vs Armand Van Helden 2005 Re-Work) - 03:22
# Insomnia (Monster Mix Radio Edit) - 03:36

CD2

# Insomnia (Blissy Vs Armand Van Helden 2005 Re-Work) - 03:22
# Insomnia (Sasha B.A Remix) - 09:52
# Insomnia (Armand's European Vacation Mix) - 08:03
# Insomnia (Monster Mix) - 08:35

Notes and references

* [http://www.faithlessweb.com/ FaithlessWeb.com]
* [http://www.tursa.franken.de/RolloBliss_discog.html Faithless / Rollo / Sister Bliss & related artists - Unofficial Discography]

External links

* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAZhxGIbRYY Youtube - Music video]


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