Eddie Money confirms that his 1982 radio and MTV hit “Shakin'” includes one of George Carlin’s seven dirty words

In 1982, Eddie Money had a hit on the radio and MTV with his song “Shakin’.”

Today, most online sources cite one of the song’s lyrics as:

We did some shakin’ ’til the end of the night.

But long before the internet existed, I knew that the words were something else.

And Money recently verified to Rolling Stone magazine what I had known all along. Here’s an excerpt from their recent interview of him. (The bolding is from the original.)

In “Shakin’,” there’s an ostensibly “misheard” lyric where you sing “Her tits were shakin’,” but come on, you were definitely saying that, right?

You know what? Nobody noticed it and [my manager] Bill Graham was so, so pissed off at me because he said that could’ve been a Top Five single, and “you and your sophomoric fucking bullshit, now I can’t get it on the radio.” But when I talked to people, they go, “I loved it when you said that! Wow!”

You didn’t make a clean radio version?

No, there was never a radio version because nobody caught it til the end. Yeah, I said it and I thought it was funny, but in the long run I wish I wouldn’t have said it because that record probably would’ve went double platinum. But I thought it was funny. You know how it is, you know?

To get a song with “tits” in it played on the radio? I don’t.

I was high. I didn’t give a shit. I said it. Who cares?

Here’s the video of the song. Skip to 1:02 for the relevant part:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tcD_dVcXE4

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