5 Great Songs About Pillows

Songs About Pillows
Written by Corey Morgan

Songs About Pillows

Staying up all night could either be fun or no fun, depending on what you spent the night doing if you know what I mean. Read on for a playlist of songs about pillows or any other ‘bed-related’ topic to accompany you on those long nights.

5 Songs About Pillows

1. If My Pillow Could Talk By Connie Francis

Connie Francis - If My Pillow Could Talk (1963)

Ranking first on our list of songs about pillows is “if my pillow could talk by connie francis, looks like Connie Francis is missing someone. I don’t know about you, but my pillow knows most of my secrets.

I’m very sure many people will relate to this. Basically because, well, many people reflect at night on their achievements, regrets, etc…we even dream on our pillows.

In Connie’s case, he misses a special person so much, maybe his words would fail him if he tries to express himself…if only his pillow could talk…

From the lyrics, he’s either having sleepless nights or drowning in a river of his tears. There seems to be a misunderstanding between him and this special person and things probably went sideways.

Maybe this special person thinks he’s lying or something, but if his pillow could talk, she’ll know how genuine his love is for her.

2. “Pillowtalk” by Zayn

For the most part, “Pillowtalk” is about, well, an “intimate conversation in bed,” but more specifically, it’s about all of the other incredibly intimate things he and the person he’s talking to against that pillow have done and will do.

The song “Pillowtalk” details the typical tensions that arise during a sexual encounter between the singer and his partner. The singer paints a vivid picture of their love for each other in the song’s lyrics, even as he admits that they sometimes disagree.

Light and dark, pain and pleasure, purity and filth are all contrasted in the first verse and pre-chorus to represent the various emotions that can be evoked by their closeness. He continues by saying he’s not looking for a fling, but rather enjoys waking up next to his partner and being intimate with them.

He’s aware that even though they have the potential for a wonderful romantic relationship, there will inevitably be times when they will find themselves at odds. Their bond is so strong that he is determined to accept and relish their human foibles and idiosyncrasies.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Zayn said that the song’s subject matter—sexuality—was deliberate because it is something that everyone can relate to.

3. Pillow by Bebe Rehxa

Bebe Rexha - 'Pillow' (Official Lyric Video)

The lyrics to “Pillow” reveal Bebe Rexha’s perspective on love and romance. The pressures of the entertainment industry can often be a deal breaker. Not everything about love is as simple as she had pictured it on her pillows.

Rexha devotes the first verse of “Pillow” to gushing about her lover. They keep getting closer and closer because she can’t help herself. To sum up, she has marital intentions toward him.

It’s hard to love someone. And Bebe Rexha learned this the hard way. Previously, she had the misconception that romantic relationships were the focus of cinema and television. But now that she’s an adult dealing with the world, she knows that the dreams of her preteen self weren’t entirely true.

Pillow’s second verse implies that they are unable to be together for some reason. Rexha’s focus is squarely on her music career. Perhaps he should look for employment for himself? Whichever it is, it will ultimately be their undoing because it is the source of their separation.

4. Pillow Talking By Lil Dicky

Lil Dicky - Pillow Talking feat. Brain (Official Music Video)

Lil Dicky stands out as an outlier in the realm of rap music. Because of his unique flow and knack for telling stories through his music, he has quickly become one of the most popular “funny style” rappers in the industry.

Lil Dicky goes above and beyond the norm when it comes to making exceptionally communicative music, which is to say, he uses his songs to tell stories, which is common practice for musicians of all genres. Lil Dicky is one-of-a-kind in the way he guides his audience through this clumsy process of communication, drawing from a wide range of communication-related topics and theories.

In “Pillow Talking,” Dicky and his bed partner recount their one-night stand and its many twists and turns through their conversation. That’s not your typical pillow talk because there’s talk of aliens, war, religion, and the cosmos.

The two engage in sexual activity in his bedroom for the first few minutes of the 11-minute music video, before lounging around and chatting for a while. The nightstand becomes the battlefield for aliens and soldiers, and Dicky’s mind enters the fray.

5. “Slumber Party” by Britney Spears

Britney Spears - Slumber Party ft. Tinashe (Official Video)

Las on our list of songs about pillows is “slumber party” by Britney spears. This song is not about the singer and her girlfriends spending the night together, vegging out, and engaging in “pillow fights” or any such nonsense as implied by the title. The situation is more akin to a sleepover.

To put it another way, the “slumber party” referenced in the title is merely symbolic. Instead, the lyrics emphasize the singer’s and the recipient’s steamy encounter during the night. And there’s no question in anyone’s mind that the recipient is a potential love interest.

Some expert reviewers have even gone so far as to call this song an “ode to fornication” because of its explicit subject matter. Such a description, however, is a bit of an exaggeration.

Indeed, while there is some NSFW language in the chorus, there are no overt references to sexual activity. A young child is not likely to understand that sexual content is being discussed in the song.

But as for the rest of us, by the time the chorus comes around, any responsible adult should realize that Britney is talking about spending the night with her lover, not her BFFs, despite the song’s ambiguous lyrics.

To wit: recalling the first verse, where she says her neighbors are complaining about the “commotion” her “slumber party” is causing, we now know that she means she is engaging in some wild sensual activity in her bedroom.

Plus, in the second verse, she alludes to a popular adolescent makeout game known as “seven minutes in heaven,” which will be immediately recognizable to anyone familiar with it. She insinuates that you can expect this activity at a “slumber party,” along with “pillow fights” and other similar activities.

Given that most sleepovers involve only people of the same gender, it’s safe to assume that she doesn’t mean this literally. But instead, it will suggest that the love game is played at slumber parties.

Alternatively, we can assume that she is not referring to a slumber party when she uses the “seven minutes in heaven” analogy, but rather that she and the addressee are excited adolescents.

Put another way, this is a love song with a slumber party theme. The analogy is presented in a much more subtle and effective manner than previous sex metaphors by Britney Spears.