Pearl Necklace (song)

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"Pearl Necklace"
Single by ZZ Top
from the album El Loco
Released 1981
Format 7"
Recorded 1979
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 4:01
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Billy Gibbons
Dusty Hill
Frank Beard
Producer(s) Bill Ham
ZZ Top singles chronology
"Pearl Necklace"
"Tube Snake Boogie"

"Pearl Necklace" is a song by ZZ Top from their 1981 album El Loco. The song went to No. 28 on the Billboard Rock Tracks chart in 1981.

"Pearl Necklace" was produced by Bill Ham, and recorded and mixed by Terry Manning.

Song information[edit]

The song contains double entendre lyrics which refer to a sexual act called a "pearl necklace", as intimated in the chorus: "She was gettin' bombed and I was gettin' blown away", and ultimately revealed in the final verse: "And that's not jewelry she's talkin' about - it really don't cost that much."


Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Tracks 28