At one point, the woman in this song is described as "36-24-36." These very shapely measurements have often appeared in song: they were used a year earlier in the AC/DC song "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
," and The Shadows released a song called "36-24-36
" in 1961. In 1959, the movie A Private's Affair
featured a musical number where three guys sing the praises of these measurements in another song with these measurements in the title
By the '90s, at least some artists preferred a fuller figure: In "Baby Got Back
," Sir Mix-a-Lot says, "36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3."