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23 Songs To Play You To Sleep

AKA lullabies for grown-ups.

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1. Ólafur Arnalds' "Þú Ert Jörðin."

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Icelandic producer Ólafur Arnalds' gorgeous instrumental "Þú Ert Jörðin" translated is '"You Are The Earth."

2. Jon Hopkins' "Small Memory."

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Jon Hopkins is an electronica musician based in London, and his dreamy music is a staple on many-a-sleeping-playlist.

3. Agnes Obel's "Riverside."

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This Danish singer/songwriter's haunting melody will have you snoozing in seconds.

4. Erik Satie's "Gymnópedie Part One."

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The French composer's Gymnópedies are a revelation for insomniacs everywhere.

5. Ane Brun's "Daring To Love."

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This Norwegian artist's heartwarming song is the perfect accompaniment for a restful night's sleep.

6. Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune."

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The French composer's classical melody's title means "moonlight," and is the perfect song for late nights.

7. Nobuo Uematsu's "Zanarkand."

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The Japanese composer wrote this piece of Final Fantasy X.

8. Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You."

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A sleeping playlist simply wouldn't be the same without Mazzy Star's iconic, dreamy jam.

9. The Album Leaf's "The Light."

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You might recognize this as it has been featured many times on Scandal, but it's also the perfect sleep aid.

10. Eric Rigo's "Flight of The Birds"

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The progressive house music producer is damn good at making lullabies.

11. Karen O.'s "The Moon Song."

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This tranquil Oscar-nominated original was featured in Her.

12. Marconi Union's "Weightless."

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It has a steady BPM of 60 and has been touted as the most sleep-inducing song ever.

13. Paul Buchanen's "Mid Air."

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The lovely song is from the former The Blue Nile-member's first solo effort.

14. Capo Productions' "The Stars Are Dreaming."

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Ambient chords on the piano and what sounds like a glockenspiel. Now, this is a lullaby.

15. Ray LaMontagne's "Can I Stay."

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Ray LaMontagne is the king of sleepy love songs.

16. Efterklang's "Mimeo."

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The Danish indie rock group can do ambient music like none other.

17. Goldmund's "Threnody."

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Goldmund is actually American artist Keith Kenniff's post-classical piano alias. He also makes music under the name Helios.

18. James Blake's "Retrograde."

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This English musician and producer's soothing single is highlighted by his satin-smooth voice.

19. Helios' "Bless This Morning Year."

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Helios is the ambient/house effort of Keith Kenniff.

20. Stars Of The Lid's "Don't Bother They're Here."

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Drone-based ambient music making duo Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie created this subtle-yet-poignant melody.

21. Message To Bears' "Wake Me."

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Message To Bears is London-based musician Jerome Alexander and this song is punctuated with soothing nature sounds.

22. Electus' "Oliver's Lullaby."

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Electronic/dubstep music producer Electus wrote this hypnotizing piano piece.

23. Nujabes' "Imaginary Folklore."

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Nujabes was Japanese music producer Jun Seba, who passed away in 2010, but not before leaving behind a legacy of gorgeous music.

And here's an entire playlist, so hit play, and sleep tight:

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