Tush (ZZ Top song)

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ZZ Top Tush.jpg
Single by ZZ Top
from the album Fandango!
B-side"Blue Jean Blues"
ReleasedJuly 1975
RecordedDecember 30, 1974 – March 23, 1975
GenreBlues rock[1]
Producer(s)Bill Ham
ZZ Top singles chronology
"La Grange"
"It's Only Love"
Audio sample

"Tush" is a song by American blues rock band ZZ Top and was the only single from their fourth album Fandango!. The song was named the 67th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.[2]


The song is a twelve-bar blues in the key of G. Bassist Dusty Hill has said the song was written at a sound check in about ten minutes. The recording was produced by Bill Ham and recorded and mixed by Terry Manning. The title is a double entendre, referring both to slang for buttocks (with the connotation of "a piece of ass"), and slang for "luxurious" or "lavish", according to a 1985 interview with Dusty Hill in Spin magazine.[3][better source needed]

Chart performance[edit]

"Tush" peaked at number twenty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[4] In Chicago, "Tush" peaked at number five on WLS.[5]

Chart (1975) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report) 87
Canada RPM Top Singles[6] 14
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 20
U.S. Cash Box Top 100[8] 12



  1. ^ "Ten Great Blues-Rock Songs by Guitar Rockers". Guitar Player. NewBay Media. December 16, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2009-02-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Tush by ZZ Top Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn's Bubbling Under the Billboard Hot 100 1959-2004
  5. ^ "wls091375". Oldiesloon.com. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1975-09-13. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Bubbling Under the Billboard Hot 100 1959-2004
  8. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles" (PDF). Cash Box. Vol. 37 no. 16. September 6, 1975. p. 4.

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