Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SAY WHAT?!: "Touch Me", The Doors

SAY WHAT answers the lyrical question, 'what did they just say?'


In this occasional feature we'll look at playful asides that got slipped into songs. Sometimes it'll be entendres, backwards messages, or cheeky comments. Today it's "Touch Me" by The Doors.

If you listen to the end of the song, the triumphant coda has the chant, "Stronger than dirt!"

THE DOORS -"Touch Me" (1969)

This was an in-joke about the melodic resemblance to the popular Ajax detergent TV ad of the time, with its slogan, "Stronger Than Dirt!"

"Ajax: Stronger Than Dirt" #1

The Doors' song also bears a striking rhythmic resemblence to The Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love".

© Tym Stevens

See Also:
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