Love Shack
The B-52’s Lyrics


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If you see a faded sign at the side of the road that says
Fifteen miles to the, love shack, love shack yeah
I'm headin' down the Atlanta highway
Lookin' for the love getaway
Headed for the love getaway, love getaway
I got me a car, it's as big as a whale
And we're headin' on down to the love shack
I got me a Chrysler, it seats about twenty
So hurry up and bring your jukebox money

The love shack is a little old place where
We can get together
Love shack baby
A love shack baby
Love shack, baby love shack
Love shack, baby love shack
Love shack, baby love shack
Love shack, baby love shack

Sign says, woo, stay away fools
'Cause love rules at the love shack
Well it's set way back in the middle of a field
Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back
Glitter on the mattress
Glitter on the highway
Glitter on the front porch
Glitter on the hallway

The love shack is a little old place where
We can get together
Love shack, baby
Love shack, baby
Love shack, that's where it's at
Love shack, that's where it's at

Huggin' and a-kissin', dancin' and a-lovin'
Wearin' next to nothing 'cause it's hot as an oven
The whole shack shimmies
Yeah the whole shack shimmies
The whole shack shimmies when everybody's movin' around
And around and around and around
Everybody's movin', everybody's groovin' baby
Folks linin' up outside just to get down
Everybody's movin', everybody's groovin' baby
Funky little shack
Funky little shack

Hop in my Chrysler, it's as big as a whale
And it's about to set sail
I got me a car, it seats about twenty, so come on
And bring your jukebox money

The love shack is a little old place where
We can get together
Love shack baby
A love shack baby
Love shack, baby love shack
Love shack, baby love shack
Love shack, baby love shack (oh baby that's where it's at)
Love shack, baby love shack (baby that's where it's at)

Bang bang bang on the door baby!
Knock a little louder baby!
Bang bang bang on the door baby!
I can't hear you
Bang bang bang on the door baby!
Knock a little louder sugar!
Bang bang bang on the door baby!
I can't hear you

Bang bang bang on the door baby, knock a little louder
Bang bang on the door baby, bang bang!
On the door baby, bang bang!
On the door, bang bang!
On the door baby, bang bang!

You're what?
Tin roof
Rusted!

Love shack, baby love shack!
Love shack, baby love shack!




Love shack, baby love shack!
Love shack, baby love shack!

Overall Meaning

The B-52's song "Love Shack" is a celebratory ode to a place where love rules and everybody can come together to dance, kiss, and have fun. The song begins with the singer driving down the Atlanta highway, looking for the Love Shack, which is described as a little old place where people can get together. The Love Shack itself is set way back in the middle of a field and is a funky old shack with glitter on the mattress, highway, front porch, and hallway. The Love Shack is a place where people can come to dance, hug, kiss, and wear next to nothing because of how hot it is.


The chorus of the song is a joyful and infectious celebration of the Love Shack. The singer invites everyone to come and get down, with the whole shack shimmies and everybody moving and grooving. The song is a joyful celebration of love, dancing, and togetherness. Bang, bang, bang on the door, baby, just adds to the fun atmosphere of the Love Shack. The memorable "tin roof, rusted" line is actually an improvised part of the song but has become a notable part of its lyrics.


Line by Line Meaning

If you see a faded sign by the side of the road that says Fifteen miles to the, Love Shack, Love Shack yeah
The singer spotted a signpost pointing towards the Love Shack on the side of the road.


I'm headin' down the Atlanta highway Lookin' for the love getaway Headed for the love getaway, love getaway
The singer is on the highway and is searching for a place to have a romantic escapade.


I got me a car, it's as big as a whale And we're headin' on down to the Love Shack I got me a Chrysler, it seats about twenty So hurry up and bring your jukebox money
The singer is bringing an enormous car to take a group of friends to the Love Shack, and invites them to bring money to put songs on the jukebox.


Sign says, woo, stay away fools 'Cause love rules at the Love Shack Well it's set way back in the middle of a field Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back Glitter on the mattress Glitter on the highway Glitter on the front porch Glitter on the hallway
The sign outside the Love Shack warns people to stay away if they don't believe in the power of love. The Shack is located in a field and is decorated with glitter on the bed, the road, the front porch, and the hallway.


Huggin' and a-kissin', dancin' and a-lovin' Wearin' next to nothing 'cause it's hot as an oven The whole shack shimmies Yeah the whole shack shimmies The whole shack shimmies when everybody's movin' around And around and around and around Everybody's movin', everybody's groovin' baby Folks linin' up outside just to get down Everybody's movin', everybody's groovin' baby Funky little shack Funky little shack
Everyone in the Love Shack is dancing, kissing, and making love while wearing minimal clothing because it's hot inside. The Shack shakes and shimmies when people move and there's a long line outside with people eager to join the party.


Hop in my Chrysler, it's as big as a whale And it's about to set sail I got me a car, it seats about twenty, so come on And bring your jukebox money
The singer invites others to join them in their car, which is big enough to hold twenty, and encourages them to bring money to play music on the jukebox at the Love Shack.


Bang bang bang on the door baby! Knock a little louder baby! Bang bang bang on the door baby! I can't hear you Bang bang bang on the door baby! Knock a little louder sugar! Bang bang bang on the door baby! I can't hear you
Someone is knocking on the door of the Love Shack and the singer is encouraging them to knock louder and louder if they want to be let in.


Bang bang bang on the door baby, knock a little louder Bang bang on the door baby, bang bang! On the door baby, bang bang! On the door, bang bang! On the door baby, bang bang!
The artist continues to urge the person knocking to knock louder and faster to gain entry to the Love Shack.


You're what? Tin roof rusted!
The artist seems to have just heard something surprising or funny, which causes them to exclaim that the tin roof is rusted.


Love Shack, baby Love Shack! Love Shack, baby Love Shack! Love Shack, baby Love Shack! Love Shack, baby Love Shack!
The Love Shack is the ultimate destination for everyone in the song, and the artist is expressing their excitement and enthusiasm for it through repetition of its name.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland

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@tyradeshift6832

Hey bb....I had me a Chrysler, Dodge Monaco....it was as big as a whale and got all of my friends through the drive thru!!! "Love shack....!" My friends called my car "the big Green tank!" It was dark forest green bb! 💙💗💜❤🚘🚘🚘

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Eu também amo anos 80, ainda mais com o B-52 amos eles !!

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