Tush (ZZ Top song)

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"Tush"
ZZ Top Tush.jpg
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 Blues rock[1]
Length 2:15
Label London Records
Songwriter(s) Billy Gibbons
Dusty Hill
Frank Beard
Producer(s) Bill Ham
ZZ Top singles chronology
"La Grange"
(1973)
"Tush"
(1975)
"It's Only Love"
(1976)

"La Grange"
(1973)
"Tush"
(1975)
"It's Only Love"
(1976)
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]

Composition[edit]

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 it sometimes being misheard as "touch."[3]

It is one of four songs on Fandango! sung by Dusty Hill, the others being "Jailhouse Rock", "Balinese" and "Heard It on the X" (on which Hill and Billy Gibbons share lead vocals).

Chart performance[edit]

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

Chart (1975) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 19
U.S. Cash Box Top 100[4] 11

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Usage in popular culture[edit]

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References[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ "Tush by ZZ Top Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Peter Buckley, ed. (2003). The rough guide to rock. Rough Guides. p. 699. ISBN 978-1-84353-105-0.