Shut Up (and Sleep with Me)

"Shut Up (and Sleep with Me)" is a song by German Eurodance artist Sin With Sebastian.[1] It was released in May 1995 as the lead single from his debut album, Golden Boy, and was co-produced by Inga Humpe and Sebastian Roth. The song was a Europe-wide hit, reaching number-one in Austria, Finland and Spain. It also reached number-one in Mexico. "Shut Up (and Sleep with Me)" was nominated to the 1996 Echo Awards for the best German dance single.[2]

"Shut Up (and Sleep with Me)"
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Single by Sin With Sebastian
from the album Golden Boy
Released1 May 1995
Recorded1995
GenreEurodance, bubblegum dance
Length3:47
LabelSing Sing
Songwriter(s)Sebastian Roth
Producer(s)
  • Inga Humpe
  • Sebastian Roth
Sin With Sebastian singles chronology
"Shut Up (and Sleep with Me)"
(1995)
"Golden Boy"
(1995)
Music video
"Shut Up (and Sleep with Me)" on YouTube
Alternative cover
CD maxi - Remixes
CD maxi - Remixes

Critical receptionEdit

Larry Flick from Billboard wrote, "Here is a novelty number for the Euro-pop twirler in all of us. The vocals are utter camp, lying somewhere between Marc Almond and Jimmy Somerville in style, and the groove is springy and fun."[3]

Chart performanceEdit

"Shut Up (and Sleep with Me)" was very successful on the charts in Europe, peaking at number-one in Austria, Finland and Spain. It reached number 2 in Belgium, where it spent four weeks at that position. The single managed to climb into the Top 10 also in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as on the Eurochart Hot 100 and MTV's European Top 20, where it hit number 10 and 3. Additionally, "Shut Up (and Sleep with Me)" was a Top 20 hit in Italy and a Top 50 hit in Scotland and the United Kingdom. In the latter, it peaked at number 44 in its first week at the UK Singles Chart, on September 10, 1995.[4] But on the UK Dance Chart, the song was a even bigger hit, reaching number 36. Outside Europe, it peaked at number-one in Mexico, number 2 on the RPM Dance Chart in Canada and number 26 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play in the United States.

Music videoEdit

A music video was made to accompany the song and it was directed by Austrian director Matthias Schweger.[5] There was also made a music video for the remix by George Morel. "Shut Up (and Sleep with Me)" was uploaded to YouTube in March 2018. By September 2020, it had more than 1,6 million views.[6]

Track listingEdit

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Echo Awards Nominations" (PDF). Music & Media. p. 5. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
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  11. ^ Danish peak
  12. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media.
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  19. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World, October 28, 1995
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  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sin with Sebastian – Shut Up (And Sleep with Me)". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 21 November 201.
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