The current wave of insomnia is caused by fear and worries over the plague. It’s hard to sleep as the death toll mounts. A more common reason for insomnia in popular songs is breaking up, which according to Neil Sedaka is hard to do.
Today on Insomniac Theatre we present three breakup songs. We begin with one of the saddest torch songs ever recorded by Frank Sinatra. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning was written in 1955 by David Mann and Bob Hilliard. It became one of the Chairman of the Board’s signature songs and was the title track of one of his moodiest albums.
In what amounts to a neo-torch song, Tim Finn poses the eternal question: “How’m I gonna sleep without you?”
Finally, I’m not much of a crier or weeper but some of you are. We complete our breakup/insomnia song cycle with a number written by Difford and Tilbrook. It’s dedicated to everybody who’s crying in their sleep: