Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart

Alicia Keys

About Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart

"Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" is a song by American recording artist Alicia Keys. It was released as the second single (third in the UK) from her fourth studio album, The Element of Freedom (2009). The ballad has been hailed by many music critics as the best track from the album. It marks a departure in Keys' artistic production. This single was Keys' third consecutive top 10 hit from The Element of Freedom in the United Kingdom. It was also the 99th most successful song of the year 2010 in the Billboard Hot 100.  


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2010
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Even if you were a million miles away
I can still feel you in my bed
Near me, touch me, feel me

And even at the bottom of the sea
I could still hear inside my head
Telling me, touch me, feel me
And all the time, you were telling me lies

So tonight, I'm gonna find a way to make it without you
Tonight, I'm gonna find a way to make it without you
I'm gonna hold on to the times that we had
Tonight, I'm gonna find a way to make it without you

Have you ever try sleeping with a broken heart?
Well you could try sleeping in my bed
Lonely, own me, nobody ever shut it down like you

You wore the crown, you made my body feel heaven bound
Why don't you hold me, need me
I thought you told me, you'd never leave me

Looking in the sky I could see your face
Then I knew right where I fit in
Take me, make me, you know that I'll always be in love with you
Right till the end

So tonight, I'm gonna find a way to make it without you
Tonight, I'm gonna find a way to make it without you
I'm gonna hold on to the times that we had
Tonight, I'm gonna find a way to make it without you

Anybody could've told you right from the start it's 'bout to fall apart
So rather than hold on to a broken dream I'll just hold on to love
And I could find a way to make it, don't hold on too tight
I'll make it without you tonight

So tonight, I'm gonna find a way to make it without you
Tonight, I'm gonna find a way to make it without you
I'm gonna hold on to the times that we had
Tonight, I'm gonna find a way to make it without you

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. more »

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Written by: Jeff Bhasker, Alicia Augello-Cook, Patrick Reynolds

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11 facts about this song

Release Date
"Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart" by Alicia Keys was released on November 17, 2009.
Album Representation
The song is the second single from Alicia Keys' fourth studio album, "The Element of Freedom".
Chart Performance
"Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart" achieved a peak position of number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
International Recognition
The song also achieved success in international markets, reaching the top ten in Switzerland, Italy, and New Zealand.
Songwriting Background
The song was co-written by Alicia Keys, Jeff Bhasker, and Patrick Reynolds. The lyric "try sleeping with a broken heart" refers to surviving painful times.
Music Video
The music video for the song, directed by Syndrome, features Alicia Keys as a superhero in a supernatural, Charlize Theron-film "Hancock" like scenario. The video was shot in different locations in New York City.
Genre and Style
The song falls under the genre of R&B and synth-pop, showcasing Alicia Keys' versatility as an artist.
Critical Acclaim
Many critics deemed "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" as one of the standout tracks on "The Element of Freedom," praising Keys' powerful and emotional vocal delivery.
Live Performances
Alicia Keys has performed the song on various platforms; one of the most notable being the 2009 American Music Awards.
Socio-cultural Impact
The emotional depth and relatability of the song has resonated with many listeners worldwide, making it one of Alicia Keys’ most popular tracks.
Cover Versions
Various artists have covered "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart," showcasing the song's broad appeal and timeless quality.

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