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Can anyone give me some good chill songs that I can fall asleep to?

Asked by mass_pike4 (2088points) May 6th, 2010

I am trying to put together a “rest” mix that I can nap/sleep to, so the songs need to be real chill. For example, I’ve got “Cortez the Killer” Neil Young, “Speak To Me/Breathe” Pink Floyd, “Intro” The XX, “Your Hand in Mine” Explosions in the Sky, and “Lenny” SRV.

I’m looking for chill instrumentals above all if anyone could point me in that direction. Otherwise, shoot…

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chels's avatar

Try La Femme d’Argent.
It’s an instrumental and very chill. Though mostly anything by Air is. :)

Aethelwine's avatar

This Mortal Coil- Another Day

mass_pike4's avatar

@chels: Wow. God stuff. I’ve never heard Air. I’m already fallen for it

lilikoi's avatar

Jack Johnson has been putting me to sleep lately. As in he’s become a monotonous pop drag. But his early stuff is good.

chels's avatar

@mass_pike4 Awesome. How about Ce Matin-Là also by Air (sorry about the lame video) and Le Voyage De Pénélope. If you YouTube them, I’m sure you can find a ton of stuff.

Randy's avatar

Anything off the album Colma(album) by Buckethead. He made the album for his mother so that she would have something to listen to while recovering from colon cancer. It has a lot of acoustic guitar and it’s oddly calming while staying energetic like most of his blistering, face melting riffs.

Vunessuh's avatar

Bird York – In the Deep
Damien Rice – 9 Crimes
Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter
Liz Durrett – Knives at the Wall
Stateless – Bloodstream
Great Northern – Low is a Height
Counting Crows – Colorblind
Norah Jones – December
Coldplay – The Scientist
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – Falling Slowly
Kings of Leon – Closer
Radiohead – How To Disappear Completely
One Republic – Goodbye Apathy
Snow Patrol – Set the Fire to the Third Bar
Snow Patrol – Open Your Eyes
Snow Patrol – Make This Go On Forever
Transister – Flow
Mazzy Star – Fade Into You

Here are some amazing instrumentals:
E.S. Posthumus – Nara
Clint Mansell – Lux Aeterna
Clint Mansell – Dead Reckoning
Debussy – Clair de lune
Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata

@DrasticDreamer Different Stars is an amazing song. GA.

bob_'s avatar

Voyager, by Daft Punk.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Ah but of course, Debussy’s Clair de Lune. The original chill song.

gemiwing's avatar

Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake (a bit overdone these days but still good), Alexi Murdoch- something beautiful

ShiningToast's avatar

Gravity Rides Everything by Modest Mouse.

I don’t know what is up with the weird-ass video though.

Kraigmo's avatar

Go to and choose Drone Zone.
Or go to and choose Sleepbot Environmental

Or get any song on the album Sea Biscuit by Spacetime Continuum

tragiclikebowie's avatar

Bach’s cello suite prelude.


Eva Cassidy.

This song.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

@Vunessuh You have some great stuff there, too.

@tragiclikebowie I love “Fields of Gold” by Eva Cassidy! :)

zophu's avatar is a good site for mixes

OliverYoung's avatar

Thomas Dybdahl is really good and really chilling. “One Day You’ll Dance For Me New York”.
Mountain Eerie is also a really good lofi band.
Köln Koncert by Keith Jarrett
and Come Away With Me by Norah Jones

Arisztid's avatar

Into the West by Annie Lennox
Liviu o Lacrima by DJRoma (it is on my fileden)
We’ve Got Tonight by Bob Seger
Matylem by Ando Drom (it is on my fileden)
Wish You Peace by the Eagles… I cannot find a video and do not have it on my fileden (too lazy to upload)
Beth by KISS
Your Man by Josh Turner (ok, when I sing this to my wife anything but sleep is on our minds)
White Bird by Its a Beautiful Day
Crazy by Patsy Cline
A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harem
Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley

Arisztid's avatar

Oh I had to add…

At Last by Etta James
Golden Earrings by Peggy Lee
The Blues are Brewing by Billie Holliday (Lady Day did a lot of good chill music)
Lindraji szi by Ando Drom

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Aaron Copeland’s Appalachian Spring and The Promise of Living do it for me.

OreetCocker's avatar

The Point by Nilsson is a great album to fall asleep to :-)

jfos's avatar

I see you listed “Cortez the Killer” by Neil Young in your question. Try the cover by Dave Matthews Band.

mass_pike4's avatar

@jfos: oh yes! I love that song, not necessarily a chill song though. Warren Haynes goes nuts on those solos!

jfos's avatar

@mass_pike4 Yes he does. I think it is chill—the solos are jamming, but very melodic, as are the vocal patterns and music.

NeroCorvo's avatar

GreenDay 21 Guns which is a bit energetic but puts me to sleep. (My usual genre is heavy rock.)

peinrikudo6's avatar

I had an Enya cd once, and I never made it past two songs before falling asleep. If you’re looking for something to sleep to, I’d definitely recommend Enya. Otherwise, for me, anything by I Am Ghost does the trick.

mass_pike4's avatar

Awesome, great lists! Thanks guys! I’ve got some for ya’ll:

Gravity – John Mayer
Aqueous Transmission – Incubus
Let You Down – Dave Matthews Band
High and Dry – Radiohead
Planet Caravan – Black Sabbath
Do You Feel Me – Anthony Hamilton
Treefingers – Radiohead


MissAnthrope's avatar

@DrasticDreamer – Glad to see there’s another Trespassers William fan here. I love them.. their music is very chill. They remind me a bit of Mazzy Star, who is also great and very chill.

@mass_pike4 – I know you’re looking for instrumentals.. I am about to walk out the door and don’t have time to look for them.. however, when I read your question, one song above all popped into my head, so I wanted to share. :)

Incubus – Aqueous Transmission

EDIT: Dang, you beat me to it. Haha.

mass_pike4's avatar

@MissAnthrope: Ha well great minds think alike and what a great song it is

janbb's avatar

Sweet Baby James or almost anything by James Taylor

ShiningToast's avatar

I Think Ur a Contra by Vampire Weekend.

The ending with the hand drums is super good.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Yes, Sabbath’s Planet Caravan is definitely a good song to just sleep to.
Electric Wizard’s Saturnine puts my mind at ease.
I also love Velvet Underground’s Sunday Morning

OliverYoung's avatar

Treefingers is great. The Extended version of it is even better for sleeping.

alexjackson's avatar….. i listen to these songs mmm daily..really good to sleep to to dream to, to just visualize…

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