Tush (ZZ Top song)

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Single by ZZ Top
from the album Fandango!
B-side "Blue Jean Blues"
Released 1975
Format 7"
Recorded December 30, 1974 - March 23, 1975
Genre Texas blues, blues rock, hard rock
Length 2:15
Label London Records
Writer(s) Billy Gibbons
Dusty Hill
Frank Beard
Producer(s) Bill Ham
ZZ Top singles chronology
"La Grange"
"It's Only Love"
Music 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.[1]


The song is a twelve-bar blues in the key of G. 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. The word "tush" is pronounced in the song in such a way that it rhymes with the word "rush" resulting in a mondegreen that has some listeners believing the word is "touch" if they haven't read the lyrics.[2]

It is also one of the ZZ Top songs on Fandango! sung by bassist Dusty Hill, the others being "Jailhouse Rock", "Balinese" and "Heard It on the X" (on which he and guitarist Billy Gibbons trade off vocals).

Chart performance[edit]

"Tush" peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100.

Chart (1975) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 20

Other versions and covers[edit]

Usage in popular culture[edit]



  1. ^ "spreadit.org music". Retrieved February 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1243
  3. ^ Peter Buckley, ed. (2003). The rough guide to rock. Rough Guides. p. 699. ISBN 978-1-84353-105-0.