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Billy Ocean – I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else’s Bed) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 10th, 2011


Billy Ocean was one of the first Caribbean singers, alongside Grace Jones, to be embraced by MTV, resulting in a string of Top Ten hits during the mid-1980’s. In 1989 Jive Records released Billy Ocean’s Greatest Hits. The album featured a new track produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange “I Sleep Much Better (in Someone Else’s Bed)” which featured a rap by The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) and Mimi. “I Sleep Much Better (in Someone Else’s Bed)” peaked at #60 on the US R&B chart and would be on of Ocean’s last charting singles.

I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else’s Bed) (Extended Version) 6:54
Rap [Featuring] – Fresh Prince, The, Mimi

I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else’s Bed) (7″ Version With Rap) 4:43
Rap [Featuring] – Fresh Prince, The, Mimi

I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else’s Bed) (7″ Version Without Rap) 4:06
I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else’s Bed) (Instrumental) 4:42

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)


Year Single Chart Position
1989 I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else’s Bed) U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #60


Label: Jive – 1311-1-JDAC
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed By – Bryan ‘Chuck’ New*
Producer – Robert John “Mutt” Lange*
Written-By – Phil Nicholas, Robert John Lange, Will Smithh

Not For Sale
Recorded and Mixed at Battery Studios, London
Zomba Enterprises Inc. ASCAP
Original version on the Jive Lp “GREATEST HITS”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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7 Responses to “Billy Ocean – I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else’s Bed) (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Spring Says:

    Thank you very much Paul! Beautiful song!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome.


  2. Dan Says:

    Excellent job on this one, Paul! I had no idea this song was even released as a single. If I’m not mistaken, “License To Chill” was also a new song for the Greatest Hits album and was a Top 40 single. I had that album until 2004 when Billy’s “Ultimate Collection” came out. I remember being upset at “Greatest Hits” because it didn’t have one of his biggest hits, “Love Is Forever” on it!


  3. ric Says:

    For me as well, never knew this was a single. Only knew about License To Chill. Despite not being a hit, Billy still had a good chart run for the second half of the 80s.
    Thanks for this “oldie” that is new to me, Paul!


  4. Woz Says:

    I love Billy Ocean 8)


  5. ra1apm Says:

    Interesante, gracias.


  6. DjPaulT Says:

    Links are fixed 🙂


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