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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: (L-R) Dusty Hill, Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top perform on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 46th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Muse, Adele and Coldplay. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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ZZ Top: “Tush”

The Hook: Straight from their soundcheck to you.

Album: Fandango!

Year: 1975

Writers: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard

Stats: Peaked at number-20 the Billboard Hot 100.

The Background: Bassist Dusty Hill, who sings “Tush, explains how it stands out from the rest of the songs ZZ Top has written.

ZZ Top singer-bassist Dusty Hill on how they came up with “Tush” and how it differs from the rest of the songs they’ve written. OC:…that way. :14

“Some songs write themselves – like ‘Tush’ we wrote at a sound check in 10 minutes and just changed about three or four words in it and that was it. Unfortunately, that was the only one that’s ever happened exactly that way.”