Send Me the Pillow You Dream On

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"Send Me the Pillow You Dream On"
Song by Hank Locklin
Published 1949
Writer(s) Hank Locklin

"Send Me the Pillow You Dream On" is country song written and recorded by Hank Locklin. The song has become a standard for the Nashville sound, and has been covered by pop, country, and bluegrass artists.

Locklin first released the song in 78-disc Star 1360 in September 1949, but it didn't hit the charts.[1] Locklin re-released it in December 1957 on RCA Victor 47-7127 single, and it peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's chart of "Most Played C&W by Jockeys"[2] and crossed over to the pop charts.[1]

In the 1960s, the song was a hit for The Browns, Johnny Tillotson, and Dean Martin.

Various country artists including The Whites, Dolly Parton, Roy Rogers, and Dwight Yoakam have also done cover versions of the song.[3][4]

Chart performance[edit]

Hank Locklin[edit]

Chart (1958) Peak
position
US Billboard - C&W Best Sellers in Stores[5] 7
US Billboard - Most Played C&W by Jockeys[2] 5
US Billboard Top 100 Sides[6] 77
Netherlands[7] 4

Lydia and her Melody Strings[edit]

Chart (1959) Peak
position
Netherlands[8] 4

The Browns[edit]

Chart (1960) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot C&W Sides[9] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 56

Johnny Tillotson[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 17
US Billboard Hot C & W Sides[12] 11
US Billboard Easy Listening[13][14] 5
Norway VG-lista[15] 3
U.K. - Record Retailer[16] 21
Irish Singles Chart[17] 7
Sweden Kvällstoppen Charts 17

Dean Martin[edit]

Chart (1965) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 22
US Billboard Middle-Road Singles[19][20] 5
Canada RPM Top 40 & 5[21] 16

The Whites[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Country Singles[3] 66

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hank Locklin
  2. ^ a b "Most Played C&W by Jockeys", Billboard, May 19, 1958. p. 43. Accessed September 23, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Billboard Hot Country Singles", Billboard, July 4, 1981. p. 58. Accessed September 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "Hank Locklin". www.telegraph.co.uk. Telegraph. 9 March 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "C&W Best Sellers in Stores", Billboard, May 19, 1958. p. 43. Accessed September 23, 2016.
  6. ^ "Top 100 Sides", Billboard, June 2, 1958. p. 34. Accessed September 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Hank Locklin - Send Me the Pillow You Dream On, Dutch Charts. Accessed September 22, 2016.
  8. ^ Lydia & Her Melody Strings - Send Me the Pillow You Dream On, Dutch Charts. Accessed September 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "Hot C&W Sides", Billboard, December 31, 1960. p. 36. Accessed September 23, 2016.
  10. ^ The Browns - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed September 22, 2016.
  11. ^ Johnny Tillotson - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed September 22, 2016.
  12. ^ "Hot C & W Sides", Billboard, October 6, 1962. p. 44. Accessed September 23, 2016.
  13. ^ Johnny Tillotson - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed September 22, 2016.
  14. ^ "Easy Listening", Billboard, September 15, 1962. p. 26. Accessed September 23, 2016.
  15. ^ Johnny Tillotson - Everybody Loves Somebody, norwegiancharts.com. Accessed September 22, 2016.
  16. ^ Johnny Tillotson - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Accessed September 22, 2016.
  17. ^ Artist Search Results for "Johnny Tillotson", The Irish Charts. Accessed September 22, 2016.
  18. ^ Dean Martin - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed September 21, 2016.
  19. ^ Dean Martin - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed September 21, 2016.
  20. ^ "Middle-Road Singles", Billboard, March 13, 1965. p. 77. Accessed September 21, 2016.
  21. ^ "Top 40 & 5", RPM Weekly, Volume 3, No. 3, March 15, 1965. Accessed September 21, 2016.