Australian singles chart:
(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All entered the Kent charts on 5 June 1972 and peaked at #7. It was #44 on the Australian Top 100 of 1972.
The song is on Individually & Collectively which entered the Kent album charts on 3 July 1972 and peaked at #44.
Record label of Australian release:
Tony Macaulay began work on the song while in Tokyo for the World Popular Song Festival of 1972. He recalls that due to changing time zones “I was awake all night and sleeping all day. So I just got up in the night and I wrote it”. Although he was having sleepless nights in Tokyo, it was the melody rather than the lyrics that he wrote there. The lyrics were completed after Macaulay’s return to London “in a taxi stuck in a traffic jam … in about an hour going from one side of London to another”.
The lead vocals on the 5th Dimension’s recording are performed by Marilyn McCoo.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(Last_Night)_I_Didn’t_Get_to_Sleep_at_All
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