2021 SONG DRAFT- ROUND 5 PICK 3- BADFINGER20 SELECTS- ‘SLEEP WALK’- SANTO AND JOHNNY

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2021 Song Draft- Round 5 Pick 3- Badfinger20 selects- ‘Sleep Walk’- Santo and Johnny.

I have always liked and admired good instrumentals. I look at them the same way I look at the great silent movies of the early 20th century. They have to get what they want to say across without dialog. That is not easy to do but when they succeed…they are great. When I hear Sleep Walk it’s like hearing a dream set to music…haunting and beautiful at the same time. 

 Lyrics would not do this song justice…it says all it needs to say. 

I first heard it on the movie La Bamba and I never grew tired of it. Unlike other soundtrack songs…I don’t think of the movie when I listen to this one. Sleep Walk is on its own little island.

I like many instrumentals but this one is probably my favorite. It sets a mood like no other. It was written and performed by Santo and Johnny Farina in 1959. It peaked at #1 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #22 in the UK Charts.

36 responses to “2021 SONG DRAFT- ROUND 5 PICK 3- BADFINGER20 SELECTS- ‘SLEEP WALK’- SANTO AND JOHNNY

  1. Excellent tune! Didn’t recognize the name, but knew the music right away. Seems like it was made for a great movie scene… though it would fit in well with a late night listening list . Terrific guitar work.

  2. Oh wow, do you know how many years it’s been since hearing this. I loved it as a kid. Hearing it as an adult all I can think of are two people from the 50’s slow dancing. Beautiful choice, Max.

  3. Great one! It has a totally sublime, atmospheric feel. This makes me think of my parents when they were teenagers…even though I wasn’t even around yet. And it’s another instrumental. If instrumentals were a band, they would be winning the draft.

  4. More instrumentals. Love it and this pick. Jeff Beck does a cover on the ‘Porky’s Revenge’ soundtrack. Never seen the film but the soundtrack is very good. Another instrumental on that record that I think you’d like. Good stuff Max.

  5. A bit late to the party Max but love this – no words needed to convey the emotion – takes you away to some other timeless era that is soothing and contentment.

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