The Pillows are a Japanese rock band. Hoshi no Samidare has multiple references to songs by The Pillows, including a reference to "Biscuit Hammer" in the alternative title of the series.
- Biscuit Hammer is a song from the album "Thank You, My Twilight" (2002).
- Blues Drive Monster is a song from the album "Little Busters" (1998).
- Babylon may be a reference to the song "Babylon Tenshi no Uta" (Babylon Angel's Song/Poem), from the album "Thank You, My Twilight". The song mentions flying.
- Negai Kanau Hikaru is also written as Shooting Star Arrow, which may be a reference to the song "Ride on Shooting Star", from the FLCL OST.