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The Who – Squeeze Box

September 6, 2008 | 1976, Group, The Who, Top 40

By 1975 Pete Townsend and The Who was pushing the bubble on what could be played on the radio. This song from their 1975 Album The Who By The Numbers. A squeeze box is a slang term for accordion. Although it was also a term for a sex toy. The words could be taken in a couple of different ways.

The song released as a single in 1976 reached Number 10 in the U.K. charts and Number 16 in the U.S. It was the single that stayed on the chart the longest for the group.

I know whenever I hear the song and the words, “Mama got a Squeeze Box, she wears on her chest” and “mama’s got a squeeze box daddy never sleeps at night.” It brings a thought to my mine that has nothing to do with playing an accordion.

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