"Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" is a song performed 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 began 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.
"Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" is a downtempo song written by Keys, Patrick Reynolds and Jeff Bhasker in the key of F major (pesante) with a time signature in common time and a tempo of 89 beats per minute and combines elements of R&B, 1980s power ballad and Synthpop. The vocal range spans from E3 to D5. The basic chord progression of the song is B♭, C, and F. Keys told The Sun : "I just love that song. I'm excited about that song as I just love the way it's pushing things forward. It's a great representation of where I am now. I can play it with tons of music behind me or I can play it with just the piano. Either way it touches, you get it. I'm so...