Bed (J. Holiday song)

"Bed" is a song by American singer J. Holiday serving as the second single for his debut studio album, Back of My Lac'. It was released by Capitol Records as the album's second single on June 19, 2007.[1] The same artwork used for the single is also used for the Japan version for his debut album.

Single by J. Holiday
from the album Back of My Lac'
ReleasedJune 19, 2007 (2007-06-19)
Length4:26 (Album version)
3:53 (Radio edit)
J. Holiday singles chronology
"Be with Me"
Music video
"Bed" on YouTube

Chart performanceEdit

"Bed" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in the issue week of July 4, 2007 at number 89 and has peaked at number 5.[2] It was number 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for five weeks in a row. The single has also debuted on BET's 106 & Park countdown at number 9 on Tuesday July 31, 2007. On Wednesday, August 15, 2007, "Bed" hit number one on its 11th day on the countdown. This song was #70 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.[3] The video for "Bed" was ranked the #11 video of 2007 on BET: Notarized.

Live performancesEdit

On August 17, 2007, Holiday gave his first televised performance of the song on BET's 106 & Park. "Bed" was also performed on Showtime at the Apollo along with the single "Suffocate".

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Bed" was directed by Jonathan Mannion. The video starts with J. Holiday in his tour bus. Not long after he goes to a motel where he is singing the first verse. There are scenes of the woman that he is singing about though she is not present with him. The first verse also consists of a scene of Holiday singing on a brown wall. Eventually he packs his things and is walking down a deserted road and soon gets to an automobile store and buys a car. He drives to his girlfriend's (video model Jennifer also seen in Omarion's "O" Video) house and she jumps up and hugs him. Night falls and as the song states he puts her to "Bed". The camera then shows him waking up in the morning with his girlfriend still asleep.He picks up his plane tickets and leaves in a taxi, leaving the car he bought at his girlfriend's house.


The official remix features American rappers Ja Rule and Trina, and uses the instrumental from R. Kelly's song "Number One", which itself samples Kirko Bangz's "Drank In My Cup" and RUN-DMC's "Walk This Way". The second official remix features American rapper Fabolous. The Third Remix of this song came early 2018 when "Kanye West" had a "Yeezy Season 5" Fashion show in the New York City it was later released on Soundcloud for the masses to hear 17:19 minute remix rework and completely re-done song vocals are done by "The Dream"

Usage in mediaEdit

The song appears on the episode of "Stay fierce, Malik" January 23, 2009 on The Game. Part of the song was used on the trailer of the 2019 comedy film Little.



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: J. HOLIDAY NUMBER ONE BED!". Archived from the original on 2007-08-21. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
  2. ^ "J. Holiday - Bed: Chart Positions". Retrieved August 4, 2007.
  3. ^ No byline (December 11, 2007). "The 100 Best Songs of 2007" Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-12-21
  4. ^ "J. Holiday Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  5. ^ " – J. Holiday – Bed". Top 40 Singles.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  7. ^ "J. Holiday Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  8. ^ "J. Holiday Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  9. ^ "J. Holiday Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  10. ^ "J. Holiday Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  14. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2008". Billboard. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  15. ^ "American single certifications – J. Holiday – Bed". Recording Industry Association of America. February 9, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2014. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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