The song peaked at no.1 in the UK, and was also an international hit. Although first released in 1992, Archer and her co-writers wrote the song in the late 1980s, but it was only when Archer got a record deal that the song saw the light of day.
Four instruments were used in the recording of "Sleeping Satellite", John Hughes and Robbie McIntosh provided the guitars in the song, and John Beck and Paul Wickens were keyboard players. The drummer was Charlie Morgan whilst Gary Maughan played Fairlight. Archer sings backing vocals on the track along with Tessa Niles and Carol Kenyon.