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"Squeeze Box"
Single by The Who
from the album The Who By Numbers
B-side Success Story
Released October 1975
Recorded 30 May 1975 on the Shepperton Studios' soundstage using Ronnie Lane's mobile studio
Genre Rock
Length 2:42
Label Polydor Records (UK) MCA Records (U.S.)
Writer(s) Pete Townshend
Producer Glyn Johns
The Who singles chronology
"Long Live Rock" (1974) (Italy, Israel & Japan) "Squeeze Box" (1975) "Slip Kid" (1976) (US)

"Squeeze Box" is a song by The Who. "Squeezebox" is a slang term for accordions and related instruments. The song consists exclusively of sexual innuendo. Written by Pete Townshend, the song was originally intended for a Who television special planned in 1974.[1]


Cover versions

"Squeeze Box"
Single by Poison
from the album Hollyweird
Released 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Rock
Poison singles chronology
"Squeeze Box"
"Shooting Star"

Bobby Dall on The Who cover “Squeeze Box”

...Actually, that was Rikki’s idea. When we came into break the ice for the new record...before we started fightin’ and arguin’ about songs, we went through a list of covers and remakes. ...It was the song that stuck and I think it fits perfectly for our band. It has a great melody and a great vocal, but it's also kinda sparse and was kinda like an open pallet for us. [2]

Pop culture references

  • An episode of Two and a Half Men which featured a spoof version of CSI, "Stiffs", used "Squeeze Box" as the theme song, parodying the practice of the CSI franchise of using Who songs as theme songs.
  • In Austin Powers in Goldmember, the Mike Myers character "Goldmember" references "Squeezebox" in the scene where he says "farger" for the word "father."
  • On the Squeezebox Classic Squeezebox (network music player) some of the lyrics to the song appear if you hold down the left button for 5 seconds on the home menu then select "Current Settings" and press the right arrow then select "Firmware version: xxx" and press the right arrow.


  1. ^ The Hypertext Who › Liner Notes › The Who By Numbers
  2. ^ [1] Bobby Dall on The Who cover song

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