The 25 Best Songs About Butts

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If we’ve discovered 1 factor throughout the course of the final 12 months or so, it’s that butts are again—and with them the resurrection of a the booty music. While some critics have commented wholesome bottom by no means actually went wherever, we respectfully disagree. To wit: There as soon as was a time when Jennifer Lopez‘s most defining characteristic was her shapely butt.

Throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s, Lopez was an enigma in a world of stick-skinny fashions and actresses, inflicting critics and the general public alike to gawk like she was some type of mystical creature whose derriere was a factor of surprise. But someplace across the mid-aughts, ultra-thin turned the norm in Hollywood once more, and it appeared that J.Lo’s booty went the way in which of Juicy tracksuits. Then in 2007 a lady named Kim Kardashian appeared on the scene, and the subject of movie star butts was as soon as once more on the forefront.

Now, a decade later, it’s at an all-time excessive, with everybody in Hollywood tripping over themselves to show that they’ve the largest, roundest, sexiest ass. Even J.Lo’s again on the butt practice, attempting semi-desperately to steal again her title, having launched a not-subtle single known as “Booty,” and promoted it with—what else?—a photograph of her personal bottom.

But there’s an extended historical past of moneymakers being idolized in music—from Queen’s 1976 hit “Fat-Bottomed Girls” to 1992’s defining ass anthem “Baby Got Back”—so we determined to do a deep-dive into  music’s huge booty-themed catalog and give you a rating of the 25 greatest songs about butts.

25. “Anaconda” Nicki Minaj

When Nicki first appeared on the music scene, her rap abilities have been bananas (for those who haven’t heard her ferocious verse in Kanye West‘s 2010 “Monster,” search it out, stat), however it’s protected to say that her lyrics have declined. Not that we don’t love lettuce reference, however “he tossed my salad so good we be calling him romaine” is possibly lower than sensible.

 

24. “U and Dat” E-40 Ft. T-Pain and Khandi 

Most of 2006 was spend tryna to get to yooouuuuuuuuuu and that booty.

 

23. “Shake That” by Eminem ft. Nate Dogg

There’s the stuff that made Eminem attention-grabbing, then there’s stuff like this. It’s a forgettable celebration observe, however it will get factors for that includes the ever-smooth Dogg (RIP.)

 

22. “Booty” Jennifer Lopez ft. Iggy Azalea

All the components for an ideal pop music: Catchy, attractive, a little bit determined.

 

21. “Salt Shaker” Ying Yang Twins Ft. Lil John and the East Side Boyz

God bless the Dirty South.

 

20. “Shake Your Rump” Beastie Boyz

If anybody doubts the inventiveness of the Beastie Boyz lyrics, Google this music.

 

19. “2 Much Booty (In da Pants),” Soundmaster T

If you have been listening to pop radio in 1994, you’ve most likely nonetheless received “DANCE! Too much booty in the pants!” in your head.

 

18. “Tush” Ghostface Killah Ft. Missy Elliot

If it sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of it was censored and performed on the radio in 2003 as “Push.” Not shocking contemplating its crowning lyrics embody “tush, tush, tush/Wanna slide within the bush, bush, bush?/I’m on prime, you want push, push, push/Keep it low like shush, shush, shush.

 

 17. “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” Trace Adkins

We notice this 2004 nation observe isn’t precisely good, per se, however we’d be remiss to not embody it merely for the truth that its ringtone alone acquired greater than 75,000 downloads and there’s a European compilation album constructed round varied mixes of the music.

 

16. “Pull Over” Trina

Early-aughts rapper Trina was deemed “as nasty as Lil’ Kim used to be” when her album “Da Baddest Bitch” dropped in 2000, and this music just about proves it. Trina may need light away after 1 album, however this jet ski-heavy video lives on.

 

15. “All About That Bass” Meghan Trainor

We know the retro-tinged earworm is about having an enormous ass, however it’s protected to say no one is aware of what being all about bass actually means. Let us assist: “You know how the bass guitar in a song is like its ‘thickness,’ the ‘bottom’? I kind of related a body to that,” Trainor informed Billboard.  We assume meaning the treble is a light-weight.

14. “Low” Flo Rida 

The music that sparked shorties in all places to get ‘dem Apple Bottom denims. And boots with the fur. And Reeboks with the strap.

 

13. “Culo” Pitbull ft. Lil John

Before Mr. Worldwide completely dressed like an additional from “Scarface,” he bopped round Miami in tank tops, bellowing “CULO!!!” Suffice it to say, you needn’t be a linguist to know what meaning.

 

12. “Bubble Butt” Major Lazer ft. 2 Chainz, Bruno Mars, Tyga and Mystic

An all-star lineup spewing a few of pop music’s most profound lyrics. Behold:

Bubble butt, bubble, bubble, bubble butt
Bubble butt, bubble, bubble, bubble butt
Turn round, stick it out, present the world what you bought a
Bubble butt, bubble, bubble, bubble butt
Bubble butt, bubble, bubble, bubble butt
Bubble butt, bubble, bubble, bubble butt
Turn round, stick it out, present the world you bought it!

 

11. “Big Ole Butt” LL Cool J

This story has the whole lot: Milkshakes, the mall, shrimp and steak at Red Lobster, bamboo earrings, pipin’ sizzling pizza, and a hoe named Tina who has a BOB.

 

10. (Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty” KC and the Sunshine Band 

This 1976 confection was thought of controversial when it got here out, due to randy lyrics that embody “shake shake shake/shake shake shake/shake your booty.” A testomony to its longevity: It’s nonetheless performed at each catering corridor marriage ceremony, ’70s theme celebration, and bar mitzvah in America.

 

9. “My Humps” The Black-Eyed Peas

Arguably the music that put Fergie’s pretty girl lumps on the map.

 

8.  “Back Dat Ass Up” Juvenile

His identify type of says all of it, however we nonetheless dig this 1998 banger.

 

7. “Bonita Applebum”  A Tribe Called Quest

Granted, this basic isn’t about butts, per se, however we’re giving it a spot due to its title. And as a result of it’s superior.

6. “Ms. Fat Booty” Mos Def

Arguably the smoothest music about butts ever written.

 

5. “Fat Bottomed Girls” Queen

Freddie Mercury and the gang made waves with their 1976 celebration of curves.

 

4. “Bootylicious” Destiny’s Child

You know the story: This music’s immense recognition causes it to be added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2004.

 

3. “Rumpshaker” Wrex-n-Effects

As quickly as folks heard that first saxophone lick (sampled from 1972’s “Darkest Light” by Lafayette Afro Rock Band) they have been hooked on 1992’s now-classic. Fun reality: The 2nd verse was written by a younger Pharrell Williams.

 

2. “Baby Got Back” Sir Mix-a-Lot

Oh. My. God Becky, we all know this music usually finally ends up at primary on lists like these, and whereas it was groundbreaking in its personal manner, there’s little doubt it’s turn out to be a parody of itself, due to a Glee cowl and an advert marketing campaign for Charmin rest room paper that showcases an animated bear rocking out to the unique music.

1. “The Thong Song” Sisqo

We herby declare this positively ridiculous music primary on our listing, due to its inventive use of strings (carried out by violinist Bruce Dukov, consider it or not), it’s early-aughts benchmarks (Sisqo’s bleached hair, stomach button tattoo, flowy all-white outfit, fingerless gloves on the seashore), agile gymnastics strikes, and the truth that the complete world was trumpeting “THONG-THA-THONG-THONG-THONG” with straight faces as we rung within the millennium.

Originally printed January 2015. Updated June 2017.

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