Booty songs are sensual and sensational. Let’s look back on all the amazing songwriters, singers, and musicians who created tracks celebrating the bounty of the human form, the seat of desire, the full twin moon of the figure, and the muse of music—we’re talking songs about butts.
1. Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen
Butts get the anthem they deserve with Fat Bottomed Girls. Can we hear a hallelujah from the choir? Fat-bottomed girls do, indeed, make the world go round. Freddie Mercury was the King of Queen, and he made straddling a bike sensual.
2. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot
Some songs allude to the bottom, and some tracks pay tribute to booty. Sir Mix-A-Lot captured the moment, the mood, and the majesty of that particular person who looks so good walking away that you get happy when they turn around.
3. Buddy Bolden Blues (Funky Butt) – Buddy Bolden
We’d like to uncover a masterpiece for your pleasure: Funky Butt. Later, the song came to be called Buddy Bolden’s Blues. But, sadly, Buddy Bolden left us too soon.
4. Rump Shaker – Wreckx-N-Effect
This work possesses the ingredients for greatness: catchy choruses, arresting rhymes, and a sassy musical backing that brings the beats. Can you feel what we’re saying?
5. Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
Bootylicious came out in 2001 on the Survivor album. Although “bootylicious” had already been employed in 1992 by Snoop Dogg in Dr. Dre’s Dre Day, it was Destiny’s Child who inspired the term to enter into the Oxford English Dictionary under the definition “(of a woman) sexually attractive.”
6. Booty – Jennifer Lopez Featuring Iggy Azalea
Jennifer Lopez or J.Lo, the ultimate diva, gave us booty. We think she’s world-class, showcasing her unique gift, whether acting, dancing, or singing. And in 2014, she released Booty on A.K.A. The tune samples Diplo & Swick’s Dat A Freak and features Iggy Azalea and Pitbull.
7. Butt Town – Iggy Pop
Butt Town isn’t afraid to call out social and racial injustice. The chorus goes: “But in butt town I’m learnin’, In butt town I’m earnin’, In butt town I’m turnin’, Into my worst nightmare.” Set loose on the world in 1990, the song’s still as fresh as the headlines on your newsfeed.
8. Shake That – Eminem Featuring Nate Dogg
For a slender white man who rocks baggy jeans and sweats with no noticeable posterior bum, Eminem, through the gift of emotional empathy and sensual appreciation, brings the artistry to Shake That.
9. Ass Clown – Ministry
Striding onto the scene in 2006, this song contains the libretto, “Ass Clown, I hate the three-ring circus, Under the big top of deceit, The circus maximus of arrogance, The circus maximus of greed.” Bodacious, big, booty call for social justice. Fans of Ministry will appreciate the passion of Ass Clown.
10. Honky Tonk Badonkadonk – Trace Adkins
Representing Honkytonkers everywhere, in this song, the artist sings for want of the love of a fine woman wearing a pair of skin-tight tight jeans and of all the goodies that fill ’em. And we quote, “It’s so hard not to stare, At that honky tonk badonkadonk, Keepin’ perfect rhythm, make ya wanna swing along, Got it goin’ on like Donkey Kong.” Makes you want to weep into your beer, doesn’t it?
11. Kiss My Irish Ass – Frank Mackey And the Keltic Cowboys
Well, we think this is a bummer. First, there’s controversy over who wrote Kiss My Irish Ass. Flogging Molly and Big Sea have both been credited with it. But it was Frank Mackey of the Keltic Cowboys who, in the late 1990s, created the song.
12. Dance (A$$) Remix – Big Sean featuring Nicki Minaj
Big Sean had his first noteworthy hit with Dance (A$$). And some say—okay, we say it—that Nicki Minaj brings street-level cred to the remix version, a bodacious booty song. And when she leans into “Wobbledy wobble, wo-wo-wobble, wobbin,” she owns the scene.
13. Ass – Badfinger
There’s something cheeky, we think, about the British rock band Badfinger putting out the Ass album on Apple Records, but we can’t quite put our finger on what it is.
14. Big Ole Butt – LL Cool J
Big Ole Butt, the third single from Walking With A Panther, came out in 1989 for Def Jam Recordings. Although it is a beautiful pairing, this track on the single’s B-side was a musical offering called One Shot At Love.
15. Bubble Butt – Major Lazer featuring 2 Chainz, Tyga, Bruno Mars, and Mystic
Celebrating the majestic asset of the human form and the grand badlands of the body, the artists present to you, Bubble Butt. The vocalists raise the roof while praising the posterior. Can’t we all get along? We believe we can get behind that.
16. Back That Azz Up – Juvenile
Sure, the radio version punked out with the user-friendly title of Back That Thang Up. The original version had lyrics such as “…won’t you back that azz up, You’s a fine motherfucker, won’t you back that azz up?” But, ladies and gentlemen and fine folks of all persuasions on the jury, we rest our case for the artist’s original vision being the pure and obvious artistic choice.
17. My Humps – The Black Eyed Peas
Bodacious female empowerment and ferocious body-positivity are displayed when Fergie takes the lead singer position on My Humps.
18. Ass Like That – Eminem
The human form has always inspired poetry throughout the ages and across cultures, and then, every blue moon, there’s something special. There is an ode like Eminem’s Ass Like That.
19. (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty – KC & the Sunshine Band
Won’t you sing along? “Shake shake shake, shake shake shake, Shake your booty, shake your booty.” Let the music take control of your soul.
20. Shake Ya Ass – Mystikal
Mystikal is all about keeping it real with lyrics from Shake Ya Ass including the sentiment that bigger is better, and he likes his “women fire like cayenne!” and a chorus of “Shake ya ass, but watch yourself, Shake ya ass, show me what you workin with, Shake ya ass.” And like that, a legend is born.
21. Ms. Fat Booty – Mos Def
Ms. Fat Booty broke out on the scene in 1999 and was put out by Rawkus Records on Black On Both Sides. The song, with production by Ayatollah, employed numerous samplings of Aretha Franklin’s One Step Ahead. It appeared on MTV’s Yo! Hip Hop Mix and 90’s Nation. There’s also a sequel called Ms. Fat Booty 2 featuring Ghostface Killah.
22. We Tapped That Ass – from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
If you listen to one tap-dancing act where the performers simultaneously lip-sync to bragging about all the weird places they’ve screwed the protagonist, such as a lot of horizontal and sturdy household surfaces.
23. Ms. New Booty – Bubba Sparxxx
Ms. New Booty hit the hot Billboard Hot 100 in February 2006, then climaxed at the number 7 spot in May. That same year, it was certified Gold, an honor won by moving over 500,000 US units. Work that thang!
24. Shake Your Rump – Beastie Boys
Paul’s Boutique, put out by the hip hop group Beastie Boys, was released in 1989 by Capitol Records. The work’s created mainly from samples. Shake Your Rump had critics excitedly calling it a seminal work from hip hop’s golden period, and the album came in on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time at a respectable number 125.
25. Ass Itch – Korn
“I hate writing shit, ain’t looking forward to it, What’s fucked-up today.” Babe, we think this is kick-butt-level philosophizing. Ass Itch all the way, dude!
26. Shave ‘em Dry – Lucille Bogan
Lucille Bogan, recorded under her name and the pseudonym Bessie Jackson, is celebrated for her two renditions of Shave ‘Em Dry. The unexpurgated alternate take is rightly infamous for its take-no-prisoners sexual references. Lyrics? “Great God, I got fat from fucking, Eh, shave ’em dry (with pleasure).”
27. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ma Rainey
Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, known as the Mother of the Blues, made over 100 recordings in five years, including Moonshine Blues and See See Rider Blues. If you think WOP’s wild, Ma Rainey had it going on almost a hundred years prior. “I want to see that dance you call the black bottom, I wanna learn that dance.”
Now, go out and shake what your mama gave you to some of the tunes on this list. And you can also send us your favorite bootylicious songs.
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