I liked my last Battle of the Bands, where I chose several different songs with the name “Do It Again” and asked which one you liked best, so much that I decided to do it again. So, today’s battle is between songs that share the name “Pillow Talk.”
Sylvia Robinson wrote this in 1972 and offered it to Al Green, who turned it down because of his religious values, so she decided to record it herself in 1973, and it reached #3 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Soul chart that year.
Zayn Malik is a British singer, formerly a member of One Direction. He recorded his “Pillow Talk” in 2016 and it became a #1 hit fo him in the US and UK and a Top 10 hit in most of the rest of the world.
Wild Child is an indie pop band from Austin, Texas. Their “Pillow Talk” was the title track from their 2011 album.
So, those are the contestants. You know the drill:
- Listen to all three songs.
- Decide which you like the best.
- Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
- Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:
I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner next Saturday, June 22, so be sure and get your vote in by then. Remember, you don’t need to participate in Battle of the Bands to vote.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Sylvia, Zayn, and Wild Child!