Everyone knows that the blues is chock-full of witty, sexual innuendo. It comes in all forms, but food is a favorite, especially fruit. It can be traced back to the very beginning of the blues, when Robert Johnson sang, "you can squeeze my lemon till the juice runs down my leg" in the song "Travelling Riverside Blues". Led Zeppelin later lifted the lyric for "The Lemon Song", which is found on their second album. Of course, squeezing in song evolved to use more than just fruit, and it eventually became a way to describe sex in a clear, but non-explicit way. Eventually, slang terminology of the word "squeeze" even developed into a noun that means significant other, as in "my main squeeze". For this playlist we explore the use of the word "squeeze" in popular music. I have included 14 songs here, but there are many more.
What would you add?
1. Travelling Riverside Blues - Robert Johnson
2. The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin
3. Squeeze Box - The Who
4. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' - Journey
5. Squeeze The Fruit - The Commodores
6. Squeeze Me - Fats Waller
7. Squeeze Me, Baby - John Lee Hooker
8. Just Squeeze Me - Duke Ellington
9. (I'd Like To) Squeeze You Hold You - Deville
10. Squeeze That Thang - Rockin' Sidney
11. Squeeze Me - Kraak & Smaak
12. Lemon Squeezing Daddy - The Sultans
13. Squeeze Me - The Radiators
14. Squeeze It Dry - Mercyful Fate
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