30 Songs in 30 Days - Day 10

Day 10 - A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep

A song that makes me fall asleep is "Frère Jacques". Honestly, how could it not? The "dormez-vous" is baked right in.

No, seriously. A song that makes me fall asleep is "One For My Baby" by Frank Sinatra.

Don't get me wrong; I love this song. It used to be a karaoke go-to for me, especially if I was up late in the rotation as the show was getting ready to close. It's just that kind of song.

And that's the problem. It's a 2 a.m., few rounds under your belt, bartender's wiping down the counter kind of song. It's slow. It's languorous. And if you're not leaving until closing, it'll be 2:30 or 3 a.m. before you're home, and then you have to be up at 6:30 for work, and…

I get exhausted just thinking about it. If I'm the one singing the song, I'm fine. But if I hear it come on the radio, it's all I can do to stay awake.

By the way, another fantastic version of this song was done by Robbie Williams, on his album "Swing When You're Winning". If you haven't heard that album (Nicole Kidman. Rupert Everett. Jon Lovitz. All singing!), it's well worth the listen.

30 Songs in 30 Days

  1. Your Favourite Song - "American Pie" by Don McLean
  2. Your Least Favourite Song - "Hotel Room Service" by Pitbull
  3. A Song That Makes You Happy - "Legend of a Cowgirl" by Imani Coppola
  4. A Song That Makes You Sad - "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley
  5. A Song That Reminds You of Someone - "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga
  6. A Song That Reminds You of Somewhere - "Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads
  7. A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event - "Say it Ain't So" by Weezer
  8. A Song That You Know All the Words To - "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" by Meatloaf
  9. A Song That You Can Dance To - "Babe" by Styx
  10. A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep - "One For My Baby" by Frank Sinatra
  11. A Song From Your Favourite Band
  12. A Song From a Band You Hate
  13. A Song That is a Guilty Pleasure
  14. A Song That No One Would Expect You to Love
  15. A Song That Describes You
  16. A Song That You Used to Love But Now You Hate
  17. A Song That You Hear Often on the Radio
  18. A Song That You Wish You Heard on the Radio
  19. A Song From Your Favourite Album
  20. A Song You Listen to When You're Angry
  21. A Song You Listen to When You're Happy
  22. A Song You Listen to When You're Sad
  23. A Song You Want to Play at Your Wedding
  24. A Song You Want to Play at Your Funeral
  25. A Song That Makes you Laugh
  26. A Song That You Can Play on an Instrument
  27. A Song That Makes You Feel Guilty
  28. A Song You Wish You Could Play
  29. A Song From Your Childhood
  30. Your Favourite Song This Time Last Year