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|Single by ZZ Top|
|from the album Afterburner|
|B-side||"Woke Up With Wood"|
|ZZ Top singles chronology|
A 12" version is featured on the box set Chrome, Smoke & BBQ.
The music video for "Velcro Fly" directed by Daniel Kleinman features Egyptian hieroglyphics (possibly a reference to other songs from the album such as "Sleeping Bag") and female dancers, a common theme in almost every ZZ Top music video. The video also has dance moves choreographed by pop singer Paula Abdul.
In popular culture
The song appears in Stephen King's novel, The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands, where in the series's post-apocalyptic alternate reality of Mid-World, the song's looped percussion intro, played via a large PA system in the decaying city of Lud, is referred to as "the God Drums". The city's barbaric inhabitants believe it to be sacred, and sacrifice themselves to the drumbeat. In the book, Eddie Dean asserts that the song was never released as a single in his world. In the audiobook an actual sample of Velcro Fly is used to accompany the narration.
|UK Singles Chart||54|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||35|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||43|
|U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||15|