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|title||Peek-A-Boo (7 inch Version) - Siouxsie and the Banshees|
|published||December 14, 2008|
|Keywords||Peek, Boo, Single|
Lyrics Creeping up the backstairs Slinking into dark stalls Shapeless and slumped in bath chairs Furtive eyes peep out of holes She has many guises She'll do what you want her to Playing dead and sweet submission Cracks the whip deadpan on cue
Peek-A-Boo -- Peek-A-Boo Peek-A-Boo -- Peek-A-Boo
Reeking like a pigsty Peeling back and gagging free Flaccid ego in your hand Chokes on dry tears, can you understand? She's jeering at the shadows Sneering behind a smile Lunge and thrust to pout and pucker Into the face of the beguiled
Peek-A-Boo -- Peek-A-Boo Golly jeepers Where'd you get those peepers? Peepshow, creepshow Where did you get those eyes?
Strobe lights pump and flicker Dry lips crack out for more "Come bite on this rag doll, baby! That's right now hit the floor" They're sneaking out the back door She gets up from all fours Rhinestone fools and silver dollars Curdle into bitter tears
Peek-A-Boo -- Peek-A-Boo Golly jeepers Where'd you get those weepers? Peepshow, creepshow Where did you get those eyes?
The song's unique instrumentation (mostly percussion and an accordion) is a result of much of the track's instrumentation being backmasked. The Banshees learned to play the song backwards and then, once recorded, the track was played back in reverse and Sioux sang her lyrics over it. "Peek-a-Boo" has become one of Siouxsie & the Banshees' most recognizable and popular singles and it also was the first time the band entered the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 53.. The song was very popular on alternative rock radio and received heavy play on MTV.
"Peek-a-Boo" became Siouxsie & the Banshees' fifth top-twenty UK hit, peaking at number sixteen in the UK singles chart. In September 1,988, Billboard magazine premiered a new Modern Rock Tracks chart which measures radio airplay on U.S. modern rock stations. "Peek-a-Boo" was the chart's first number-one song.
A minor controversy ensued after the single's release as the lines to the chorus ("...Golly jeepers / Where'd you get those peepers? / Peepshow, creepshow / Where did you get those eyes?...") were found to be too similar to the lyrics in the 1,938 song "Jeepers Creepers". To remedy the situation and to avoid legal action, Siouxsie & the Banshees gave co-songwriting credit on "Peek-a-Boo" to Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer, the creators of "Jeepers Creepers".Sir Mix-a-Lot used a sample of "Peek-a-Boo" in his song "The (Peek-a-Boo) Game" from his 1,989 album Seminar. The song also appeared briefly in the film Jeepers Creepers in 2,001.